Cement News tagged: Environmental

Argos to allocate US$130m for investments to combat climate change

20 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Between 2022 and 2030 Argos has committed to allocate about US$130m in long-term assets (capex) for structuring and implementing initiatives associated with climate change mitigation and adaptation. The focus of these projects will be on the use of lower carbon footprint raw materials, fuel optimisation, the use of alternative fuels (such as urban solid and other industries waste) and ene...

GeZero CCUS project selected for EU Innovation funding

17 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon technologies, has selected Heidelberg Materials ’ pioneering GeZero Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project for Grant Agreement Preparation.     As part of the project, a completely new concept and operational design will be implemented in the company's German cement plant in Geseke . GeZer...

Ecocem to collaborate with Point.P on low-carbon building solutions

17 July 2023, Published under Cement News

POINT.P, part of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution France, and Ecocem have reinforced their long history of commercial collaboration with a partnership announcement to develop and market low-carbon solutions for binders, concretes and mortars.    This partnership will support POINT.P’s ambition to meet its target of reducing cement-related carbon emissions (ready-mix concrete, concret...

IFESTOS CCUS project to receive EU commission grant

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU Commission has selected IFESTOS for grant agreement preparation for the third call for large-scale projects under the EU Innovation Fund. IFESTOS is TITAN Group’s groundbreaking Carbon Capture project in Greece. Marcel Cobuz, chairman of the Group Executive Committee of TITAN Group, stated: "We are truly excited that the Commission has chosen to support our large-scale, highly inno...

Brimstone cement certified as ASTM C150

Brimstone cement certified as ASTM C150

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Brimstone, the US-based industrial decarbonisation start-up, has received third-party certification that its cement meets or exceeds ASTM C150 standards for ordinary Portland cement (OPC), becoming the first ultra-low carbon, carbon-neutral or carbon-negative cement to meet this critical and universally-accepted industry requirement. "At Brimstone, we believe decarbonising cement relie...

Ultra High Materials shortlisted for GCCA's 2nd Innovandi Open Challenge

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Ultra High Materials of Reston, VA and Washington, USA, is one of 15 start-ups, shortlisted by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), from a global list of applications, for its pioneering Innovandi Open Challenge scheme, to work on developing low-carbon concrete for the world.  The GCCA’s Innovandi Open Challenge brings together start-ups and the industry’s leading manufacturer...

Capsol Technologies awarded feasibility study for its end-of-pipe carbon capture technology

Capsol Technologies awarded feasibility study for its end-of-pipe carbon capture technology

13 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Norway-based carbon capture technology provider, Capsol Technologies, has been awarded a feasibility study for its CapsolEoP ® (end-of-pipe) carbon capture technology at a cement plant in northern Europe. The study is for a plant aiming to capture more than 1Mta of CO 2 . The award is Capsol Technologies’ first paid engineering study on a cement plant. The company is seeing an increasing volu...

China United Qingzhou Co launches China's largest CCUS project

12 July 2023, Published under Cement News

On 28 June 2023, the China United Qingzhou Co Ltd’s 200,000tpa Carbon Dioxide Full Oxygen Combustion Enrichment and Purification Demonstration Project was successfully launched. This project is currently the largest carbon capture and utilisation project in the China cement industry, the first of its kind in Shandong province, and the first cement sector carbon capture and utilisation project ...

CEMEX participates in UK Government’s Net Zero Council Meeting

12 July 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX represented the cement and concrete sector at the latest meeting of the UK Government's high-level Net Zero Council, which took place at Artillery House in Whitehall on 10 July 2023. This group brings together government ministers, the investment community and real-economy company representatives from a range of sectors, to look at industry roadmaps to net zero and how to deliver them....

CEMEX's conservation programmes gain WHC certification

11 July 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX programmes across ten locations worldwide have earned the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Conservation Certification. The recognitions were unveiled during the WHC Conservation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Each year, the WHC Awards recognise programmes and projects demonstrating excellence in corporate conservation. Special recognition was given to CEMEX’s El Carmen Nature Re...

Cem'In'Eu launches Fusiocim low-carbon cement

10 July 2023, Published under Cement News

After adopting a low-carbon supply chain, Cem'In'Eu continues to decarbonise its products with the launch of Fusiocim, the latest addition to its line of waterproof bags. Cem'In'Eu projects for its new low-carbon offer (bulk and bag) an objective of 45 per cent of sales within three years. As a result Cem'In'Eu's clinker factor will decrease from 82 per cent in 2019 to 66 per cent in 2026...

Rohrdorfer Zement and Bayernets plan CO2 network

04 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Germany-based Rohrdorfer Group has been working on a feasibility study with transmission system operator Bayernets, who wants to build a pipeline to connect CO 2 sources with industrial sites for material use and possible storage sites in the region. According to the project’s concept, an island network between the cement plant in Rohrdorf and the Bavarian chemical triangle of Burghausen,...

World's first near-zero-carbon, 3D-printed homes

04 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Eco Material Technologies, North America’s leading provider of sustainable cement alternatives, and building company HIVE 3D have announced the world’s first near-zero-carbon, 3D-printed homes in Round Top, Texas, USA. The homes have been constructed using an eco-friendly, near-zero carbon cement mixture called PozzoCEM Vite ® , which offers 92 per cent lower emissions than traditional concret...

GCCA shortlists 15 start-ups for Innovandi Open Challenge

03 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Fifteen start-ups have been shortlisted by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), from a global list of applications, for its pioneering Innovandi Open Challenge scheme, to work on developing low-carbon concrete. The Innovandi Open Challenge brings together start-ups and the industry’s leading manufacturers to work together on innovative ways to cut emissions and accelerate progre...

Enviva expands biomass capacity to meet renewable energy demand

30 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Enviva Inc, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has broken ground on its new Epes plant, which is under construction in Sumter County, Alabama, USA. Enviva acquired over 300 acres in the Epes Industrial Park in 2000 to build its largest wood pellet production plant. The new facility will have a production capacity of 1.1Mta and is expected to begin production by mid-2024....

Michigan plant to install 25MW solar farm

28 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim US is going to install a 25MW solar farm at its Michigan cement plant that will generate more than 30 per cent of the plant’s power and 75 per cent of its electric power needs. Holcim has pledged to power all of its US operations with 100 per cent clean energy by 2030 and its latest move sees solar developer NorthStar Clean Energy installing an onsite solar farm on 100 acres at H...