Cement News tagged: Environmental

Fauji Cement plant achieves ISO certification for energy management

29 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement (FCCL) has announced that its manufacturing facility in Nizampur , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has achieved ISO 50001:2018 certification through TUV, Austria for its Energy Management System (EnMS), making it the third facility in the Pakistan cement sector to achieve this certification.     FCCL is known for producing quality cement products for the last 31 years in Pakistan...

Cemfree Masonry Mortar used in ExCel expansion

25 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemfree Masonry Mortar, an ultra-low carbon construction material, is set to be used on its first major project, the expansion of the ExCeL London, saving over 11,000kg of CO 2 e. McLaren Construction and Lyons & Annoot specified just over 100t of Cemfree Masonry Mortar for the internal blockwork. Now it is Cemfree Masonry Mortar’s largest project application yet. The UK’s first mortar e...

Cupertino site to become housing and open spaces area

23 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The former Lehigh Southwest Cement Co cement plant site in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Cupertino, USA, is likely to turn into a combination of housing and open spaces.  The site’s cement-making operations shut down over three years ago and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently solidified the plant’s permanent closure through an agreement with Lehigh and partner Hanson Per...

Lucky Cement achieves another milestone for solar energy

22 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement ’s GM Finance and Company Secretary, Faisal Mahmood, informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 21 August 2023 about the successful completion and commissioning of its 25MW captive solar power plant located at its manufacturing site in Karachi. The project was executed within the stipulated timelines and has commenced operations as of 20 August 2023. Lucky Cement’s installe...

JK Cement's Aligarh plant boosts renewable energy

JK Cement's Aligarh plant boosts renewable energy

21 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Ampln Energy Transition, an energy transition platform, has begun supplying 10MWp of solar power from its 30MWp solar plant in Mishrikh, Uttar Pradesh, India, to JK Cement’s Aligarh plant. The move takes JK Cement’s renewable energy replacement at the Aligarh works to over 60 per cent of the overall energy mix, saving more than 10,780t of CO 2 each year. According to the cement producer, thi...

UK Government announces new AI funding for carbon intensive sectors

18 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The UK government has announced GBP3.75m (US$4.78m) in new funding for artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to accelerate industrial decarbonisation across the country. Twelve green AI initiatives will receive a share of GBP1m to decarbonise and boost the generation of renewable energy, contributing to the country’s net zero goal by 2050. A further GBP2.25m has been allocated to support f...

Two new recycling plants to crush cement for reuse from Turkey earthquake

Two new recycling plants to crush cement for reuse from Turkey earthquake

17 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Two state-of-the-art recycling facilities are being built in Turkey to process the 200Mt of debris produced by the earthquakes in February 2023. Japan has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for two rubble recycling plants to remove asbestos and other hazardous waste, separate out scrap metal and other recyclable materials, and crush cement from the debris ...

New Zealand's concrete industry launches its net zero roadmap

15 August 2023, Published under Cement News

New Zealand’s concrete industry has launched its roadmap to net zero carbon by 2050 - A Net Zero carbon concrete industry for Aotearoa New Zealand: Roadmap to 2050 .  Concrete New Zealand (NZ) CEO, Rob Gaimster, described the Roadmap as a pivotal moment for the concrete industry and the country’s built environment. "We must provide adaptive solutions that address and help ease the impacts ...

CEMEX updates sustainability-linked Financing Framework

16 August 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has updated its sustainability-linked Financing Framework to align with its more ambitious 2030 decarbonisation targets, announced on November 2022 and validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for alignment under its 1.5°C scenario.   CEMEX’s framework, first issued in 2021, aligns the company's financing strategy with its corporate sustainability commitments. The fra...

Fortera carbon capture plant to come on-stream at end of 2023

11 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The construction of the Fortera carbon capture unit at at CalPortland ’s Redding cement plant , should be finished this year. Fortera’s Vice President of Product Development, Dr Craig Hargis, says they should be producing ReCarb™materials in 2024. Dr Hargis says the finished, more environmentally-friendly product should not be any more expensive than conventional concrete; with the sam...

Lucky Cement awarded 20th annual environment excellence award 2023

11 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd received the environment excellence award at the 20th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2023, organised by The National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH),  recognising its commitment to sustainable development and contribution towards protecting the overall environment for a greener Pakistan.  Chief Operating Officer of Lucky Cement Ltd, Amin Ganny , said, ...

CEMEX signs waste agreement in Dominican Republic

10 August 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX ’s circular waste management business, Regenera, and DP World, a global leader in supply chain solutions, have signed an agreement for circular waste management solutions in the Dominican Republic. Under the agreement, Regenera will convert used tyres from DP World Dominicana’s logistics operations into a substitute for fossil fuels, thereby avoiding landfilling and the associated metha...

EcoPact range gains EPD status

10 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries  ( Holcim ) has further invested in its sustainability commitments by obtaining Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for its range of concrete solutions, including its low-carbon concrete ECOPact range. In a UK first for ready-mix concrete products, Aggregate Industries has invested in individual product and plant EPDs for its London Concrete business. This include...

Vanderbijlpark Slagment achieves 1.75m hours LTI

08 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Leading construction material supplier, AfriSam celebrated a significant milestone at the company’s Vanderbijlpark Slagment Operation in South Africa when it achieved 1.75m Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free hours earlier this year, demonstrating the high safety standards upheld at this plant.   This means the plant has been injury free for nine years, a significant milestone.  Due to its cement...

Solar kiln scaled to industrially-viable levels

10 August 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and Synhelion have announced a significant milestone to develop fully solar-driven cement production by scaling their technology to industrially-viable levels. This includes the continuous production of clinker, the most energy-intensive part of cement manufacturing, using only solar heat.   At the beginning of 2022, the companies announced the first-ever successful production of s...

CEMEX and Ecocem start concrete trials at Heathrow Airport

04 August 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is partnering Heathrow Airport and Ecocem on a trial to explore the viability of lower-carbon concrete at the site.  Following a series of lab and plant trials, the trial has been designed to test the concrete’s durability and longevity in a true to life airport setting.   Initially two lower carbon solutions will be tested: a Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) equivalent mix cont...