Cement News tagged: Environmental

UltraTech Cement invests in wind power company

04 August 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has entered a Share Subscription and Shareholders Agreement and Energy Offtake Agreement with VEH Radiant Energy Pvt Ltd for the purpose of acquiring 26 per cent equity shares of VEH Radiant. VEH Radiant is engaged in generation and transmission of renewable wind power energy. The cost of the share price will not exceed INR151m (US$0.181m). VEH Energy has a registere...

Taiheiyo Cement joins Japanese CCS value chain study

03 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp has joined six other companies in a feasibility study into the use of advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Japan. The study forms part of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s goal to harness CCS, particularly in hard-to-abate industries, to help reach the government’s targets of a 46 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to FY13) b...

MIT study uses cement to produce supercapacitor

01 August 2023, Published under Cement News

A study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that combining cement and carbon black, which resembles very fine charcoal, may form the basis for a novel, low-cost energy storage system. The technology could facilitate the use of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and tidal power by allowing energy networks to remain stable despite fluctuations in renewable ene...

Carbon Upcycling raises US$26m funding for CCUS projects

01 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Carbontech startup Carbon Upcycling has raised US$26m, with proceeds from the Series A funding round supporting the first commercial-scale carbon capture and utilisation deployments at cement plants in North America and Europe. Founded in 2014, Calgary-based Carbon Upcycling delivers solutions aimed at decarbonising hard-to-abate industries. The company’s all-electric solution mineralises C...

Qena Cement undergoes assessment for alternative fuel project

Qena Cement undergoes assessment for alternative fuel project

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of Misr Cement Group’s commitment to its strategy to "positively impact on the environment”, the Qena cement plant has submitted an environmental impact assessment study for an alternative fuel project. The project is entitled “Using different types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste as an alternative fuel". The company aims to reduce its thermal energy use by harnessin...

Joint venture announces raw clay low-carbon cement plant

28 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Only a few months after its creation, the Borda Occitanie joint venture of Vicat and Materrup has announced the start of a project to build a low-carbon cement plant based on raw clays in Carbonne in Haute-Garonne, southwest France, to produce 60,000tpa of cement named MCC1.     The raw clay used comes from the circular economy with the recovery of quarry co-products. Developed by Materru...

BGF invests GBP3.4m in Nuada CCUS technology

BGF invests GBP3.4m in Nuada CCUS technology

27 July 2023, Published under Cement News

BGF, one of the largest and most experienced growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland, has invested GBP3.4m (US$4.37m/EUR3.76m) in Nuada (formerly MOF Technologies), a UK-based company that is redefining the capture of CO 2 from foundational and hard-to-abate industries.  Nuada is working with leading cement manufacturers ( Buzzi SpA , Heidelberg Materials and Cementir Holding...

Lafarge Richmond plant switches to ECOPlanet production

26 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada ( Holcim Group) has announced its conversion to the production of 100 per cent ECOPlanet cement at its Richmond Cement plant in British Columbia (BC), Canada. ECOPlanet, Holcim’s brand of low-carbon cement, offers a minimum 30 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions per tonne in comparison to ordinary Portland cement. “This is a proud moment for our organisation," says ...

New kiln bag filter at Cauldon

27 July 2023, Published under Cement News

A new kiln bag filter system currently being installed at the Cauldon cement plant of Holcim-owned Aggregate Industries is expected to be operational by early 2024 A new multi-million-pound system is currently being built at Aggregate Industries ' Cauldon cement plant, UK, to reduce emissions at the site and improve performance. The GBP8.7m (US$11.2m) kiln bag filter system ...

Heidelberg Materials and partners launch GOCO2

27 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has announced its GOCO 2 (Grand Ouest CO 2 ) project with   jointly partners Elengy, Lafarge France , Heidelberg Materials France, GRT gas, Lhoist and Total Energies. The project aims to capture and store up to 2.6Mta of CO 2 in western France. The project assumes that by 2050 as much as 4Mta of CO 2 will be stored. The project will involve Lafarge Cements  Sa...

GCCA and LeadIT release Green Cement tracker

21 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have launched a new decarbonisation tracker, to help policymakers, industry experts, academics and the public monitor worldwide decarbonisation efforts in the cement industry. The Green Cement Technology Tracker was unveiled at an international inter-governmental meeting focused on clea...

UltraTech Cement Ltd releases its FY22-23 Sustainability Report

21 July 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has released its Annual Sustainability Report for the FY22-23. Achieving a net CO 2 intensity of 557kg  CO 2 /t of cementitious products in FY22-23, UtraTech Cement’s net CO 2 intensity has decreased by 12 per cent against the commitment of 27 per cent reduction by 2032 from the base year of 2017.  The company achieved this while increasing YoY volume growth of 14 p...

Imperial College London awarded GBP1m CCUS additive funding

20 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Imperial College London (ICL) researchers have been awarded GBP1m funding to develop a carbon negative cement additive. The funding comes from the Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage (CCUS) Innovation 2.0 competition, part of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s (DESNZ) GBP1bn (US$1.28bn/EUR1.23bn) Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP).   Imperial researchers are transforming magnes...

Captured CO2 to be recycled into Adidas trainers

19 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Oco, a subsidiary of carbon capture utilisation and storage specialist Carbon Upcycling, has formed a major partnership with Adidas. The sports shoe manufacturer will use an ink-based product embedded with captured CO 2 in a new range of trainers. Carbon Upcycling is using its patented technology to capture CO 2 at heavy industrial sites such as the cement sector, but its Oco company will e...

C-Crete Technologies completes debut pour of cement-free concrete

18 July 2023, Published under Cement News

US-based C-Crete Technologies has announced the inaugural pour of its breakthrough cement-free, ready-mix concrete in Seattle. According to the company, the concrete is essentially CO 2 -free and actually absorbs CO 2 from the air over time, with each tonne of C-Crete binder that replaces Portland cement preventing approximately 1t of CO 2 emissions. Around 60t of the new cement-free concret...

Brimstone carbon-negative cement meets ASTM standard

18 July 2023, Published under Cement News

US-based climate technology company Brimstone has gained third-party certification of its carbon-negative cement, which the company says marks the first carbon-neutral or carbon-negative cement to meet one of the most commonly-used standards in the construction industry - ASTM C150.  Instead of baking limestone, Brimstone has developed an alternative method for producing cement, starting ...