Cement News tagged: Environmental

Cemex and WtEnergy awarded EUR4.4m grant

28 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The European Union has awarded Cemex and WtEnergy a EUR4.4m grant for the implementation of a novel waste-to-fuel technology utilising synthetic gas at its Alicante cement plant in Spain. The project has been catalogued as “the first of its kind” for the cement industry by the European Union. The Clyngas project has the potential to reduce over 400,000t of CO 2  equivalent emissions over ...

Vicat’s Montalieu plant to be CCS pilot site

27 June 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of the decarbonisation strategy of the top-50 industrial sites with the highest CO 2 emissions, Vicat ’s Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant is expected to be a carbon capture and storage (CCS) pilot site for France. “The idea is to go faster. We had a post-2030 project. We are moving it forward and aiming for implementation before 2030. We are even talking about 2027,” explains Guy Sido...

Dyckerhoff launches Blue Star white cement

26 June 2023, Published under Cement News

As it launches Dyckerhoff Weiss Blue Star, a white pozzolan cement, Dyckerhoff ( Buzzi SpA Group ) is reducing CO 2  emissions for its white cement.  It is now a question of transferring white cement to a CO 2 -efficient future.  Possible substitutes for the clinker come from the areas of natural and artificial pozzolan. Unfired limestone can also be a useful substitute, dep...

CB Green and ECOCEM announce JV for decarbonisation

27 June 2023, Published under Cement News

CB Green, a division of Groupe CB focussed on delivering low carbon and circular economy solutions for the concrete and construction industries, and Ecocem , Europe’s leading independent provider of low-carbon cement technologies, have agreed a long term cooperation agreement to establish a new joint venture which will support the scale-up of Ecocem’s low-carbon ACT technology by 2025, and C...

Lime production in Great Britain to be net zero by 2040

Lime production in Great Britain to be net zero by 2040

23 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Lime producers in Great Britain have launched an ambitious plan to accelerate decarbonisation and deliver net negative carbon emissions by 2040, reports the Mineral Products Association (MPA). Spearheaded by the industry’s trade body, MPA Lime, the Net Negative 2040 Roadmap explains how the sector can go beyond net zero a decade ahead of the UK’s overall 2050 target by deploying technologies ...

UltraTech Cement Ltd ranked No1 for Sustainability

23 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has been ranked No1 in Sustainability in the Infrastructure and Engineering sector in Sustain Labs Paris and BW Businessworld’s India's Most Sustainable Companies list for the 2022-23. UltraTech has seen an improvement in its overall position in the India’s Most Sustainable Companies ranking. From being ranked No 15 in 2021-22, the company has improved two position...

Republic Cement works with landfill company to divert waste

Republic Cement works with landfill company to divert waste

19 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Pilotage, a sanitary landfill located in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines, is adopting innovative segregation and diversion techniques to recover valuable materials, including recyclable plastics, metal and tin cans, glass bottles, and residual plastic waste, from the waste stream. This waste is then diverted to the appropriate recycling facilities or for co-processing at cement plants. In...

Architects claim first commercial use of LC3 in the UK

16 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UK architects Cairn’s latest construction project in the UK is laying calcined clay (LC3) in what is believed to be the first time it has been commercially used in the country. The undisclosed project used Cementir ’s Futurecem® product instead of ordinary Portland cement. Currently, there are no specific regulations or standards for limestone calcined clay cement in the UK. However, L...

Geocycle UK accelerates decarbonisation efforts

16 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The investment of GBP13.5M (US$17.25m/EUR15.7m) contributes to Geocycle's commitment to decarbonise the Aggregate Industries ' Cauldon cement plant ( Holcim group ) by saving up to 30,000t of CO 2 per year. At the same time the platform supports the country's efforts to find sustainable solutions for non-recyclable waste streams such as plastics, fibres and textiles. The majority of the ma...

UN General Secretary calls for action on net zero

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has issued a call to action, alongside the CEOs of major cement and concrete manufacturers, for the industry to redouble its efforts, and to work in partnership with governments, to reach net zero. The united rallying call has been made by the CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), Thomas Guillot, together wi...

Exshaw Cement progresses with 'Low-Carbon Fuel project'

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Exshaw Cement plant has announced that its 'Low-Carbon Fuel project' is advancing quickly.  Brad Kok, CEO of Lafarge Canada (West) ( Holcim Group ), and his team toured the project last week for implementation later this year. This initiative will replace 50 per cent of natural gas on our modern kiln line with low-carbon recycled materials and reduce our carbon footprint while reusing mater...

CCP expands its cement-free building block range

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UK-based CCP Building Products, the SigmaRoc-owned precast concrete manufacturer, has expanded on being the UK’s first provider of cement free ultra-low carbon concrete building blocks. Using its Greenbloc technology across the complete product portfolio, CCP’s range of concrete blocks and bricks now provides the specifier maximum choice dependent on the desired carbon saving of any given pro...

Geocycle to build new Cumberland alternative fuel facility

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Geocycle US and Allegany County Department of Economic & Community Development are excited to announce a multi-year lease agreement for a 40,000ft 2 facility in the Barton Business Park, Cumberland, Maryland, USA. The lease will allow Geocycle to establish a new state-of-the-art preprocessing facility in the Mid-Atlantic region that will serve the needs of industrial customers in the ar...

German cement producers look to decarbonise with CCfD programme

12 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Germany has announced the launch of Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfD), a 15-year subsidy programme aimed at helping companies in energy-intensive industries to invest in low-carbon production processes and technologies. According to Economy and Climate Action Minister, Robert Habeck, the budget for the new scheme is anticipated to reach the “mid double-digit billion” euro range, in l...

thyssenkrupp Polysius advise KCA representatives on alternative fuels

09 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Dr Luc Rudowski, head of innovation, and Dr Uwe Maas, head of pyroprocessing technology at thysssenkrupp Poylusis, were recently pleased to receive representatives from the Korean Cement Association (KCA) and the Korean press at the thyssenkrupp Polysius site in Neubeckum, Germany. They also visited the Phoenix Cement plant to explore the use of alternative fuels in cement production and th...

Suez Cement invests millions in sustainability targets

09 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement , part of the Heidelberg Materials Group , continues to invest heavily in its environmental sustainability efforts. According to the company, since 2010 it has spent US$60m on technology to lower dust emissions throughout its operations, resulting in an 80 per cent reduction in dust emissions by the end of 2020, compared to the company’s 2012 baseline. A further US$16m was inv...