Cement News tagged: Environmental

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signs environmental MoUs

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Ministry of Environment and the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka to support the government’s sustainability agenda. INSEE Cement, under the patronage of Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Environment, has formalised two private-public partnership (PPP) projects supporting the government’s susta...

Cemex and Carbon Upcycling to increase industrial waste use

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has signed an agreement with Carbon Upcycling Technologies to improve processing of residue or byproducts from industrial processes and to capture CO 2 to produce nanomaterials and low-CO 2 concretes. Cemex Ventures will work with Carbon Upcycling Technologies  to increase the 3Mta of industrial residue that Cemex uses for cement and concrete additions, and therefore...

LafargeHolcim to build first CC facility at Carboneras plant

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will begin to build the first carbon capture facility at its Carboneras plant in Almería, Spain, at the end of the year. It will use British Carbon Clean technology and the captured carbon will be used to improve the agricultural performance of the greenhouses in the province. The installation will initially capture 10 per cent of the 700,000t of CO2 emissions by the plant, but ...

LafargeHolcim and Carbon Clean to develop large-scale CCUS plant

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean announced today that it has signed an agreement in Spain with LafargeHolcim, ECCO2, and Sistemas de Calor to develop a large-scale carbon capture and utilisation plant.   The project, based in LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras, Almeria, cement plant in Spain will aim to capture CO 2 emitted through the cement production process to be further transformed, cleaned and reused loca...

Titan America's Pennsuco plant earns TRUE Platinum certification

Titan America's Pennsuco plant earns TRUE Platinum certification

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan America's Pennsuco plant in Medley, Florida, USA, is the first cement plant in the world to earn the highest level of certification possible under the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) rating system for zero waste. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities around the world define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource...

Cemex launches carbon-free Virtua® concrete

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that its first net-zero carbon concrete called Vertua ® will soon be available worldwide. Vertua ® is a family of low-carbon products and the first net-zero CO 2 concrete will be used in several European countries in flagship infrastructure projects. Virtua ® has been developed with an innovative geoploymer binder solution created by Cemex's Research and De...

EcoLabel launched by LafargeHolcim

EcoLabel launched by LafargeHolcim

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched its EcoLabel to transparently communicate the environmental benefits of its green building solutions. The label will apply to all its products that comply with its green criteria, including lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. Building on LafargeHolcim's net zero pledge, this EcoLabel supports the company's ambition to accelerate green construction with t...

Ibstock highlights industry collaboration for carbon reduction

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A culture of collaboration and innovation will accelerate the UK concrete and cement sector's pathway to ‘Beyond Net Zero’ emissions, says leading building products manufacturer, Ibstock Concrete. Following the recent launch of the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero by UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Ibstock Concrete has reiterated the...

LafargeHolcim awarded US$1.5m grant for Florence carbon capture project

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has received a US$1.5m grant from the US Department of Energy to research and develop a system to capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions at its cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA. The Swiss-based company is partnering with Svante Inc and other firms. Jamie Gentoso, the CEO of US Cement at LafargeHolcim, said the company worked with Svante to build a pilot carbo...

San Miguel looks to increase plastic waste consumption

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based San Miguel Corp (SMC) is reportedly buying more plastic wastes to fuel its cement plants. "It's a more environment-friendly and sustainable alternative to using traditional fuels," said Ramon Ang, president and COO of SMC, in a statement. The initiative comes after the company’s launch of a series of sustainability efforts, which include discontinuing its plastic bottle...

New Cuban facility begins production of green cement

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

After several months of tests, a new plant installed at the Marta Abreu University in Las Villas, Cuba, has begun the production of low-carbon cement (LC3). The main components of the cement are clinker, calcined clay, limestone and gypsum. At present, the plant produces around 4tpd of LC3, but production is expected to double once the new facility is fully operational.

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto partner for circular economy project

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto, North America’s only primary aluminium producer, are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. The circular economy project aims to reduce the need to extract new raw materials and create more value from waste. Geocycle Canada, part of Lafarge Canada, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product, Alextra, ...

LafargeHolcim Maroc voted Top Performers for CSR

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc was named Top Performers for Corporate Social Rrsponsibility (CSR) 2020 by Vigeo Eiris, the independent rating agency in the areas of environment, social and governance. Vigeo honoured LafargeHolcim Morocco for its performance in terms of environmental strategy and protection of biodiversity, continuous improvement of health and safety conditions at work, prevention o...

Cembureau welcomes European Commission's Renovation Wave

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cembureau, the European Cement Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission's Renovation Wave. "The renovation wave provides the EU with a unique opportunity to make a difference in citizens' lives, and the cement industry is fully ready to play its role" said Koen Coppenholle, CEO of Cembureau.  "By focussing on life-cycle approaches, circularity and ambitious b...

LafargeHolcim expands carbon capture projects

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's portfolio of carbon capture projects was strengthened with the US Department of Energy's national Energy Laboratory Technology’s (DOE-NETL) announcement that it will support the LafargeHolcim CO 2 MENT Colorado project.  LafargeHolcim has gathered a consortium of partners that include Svante Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC  and Total to complete a study to assess the viabil...

No more plastic cement packaging in Tunisia

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines has repealed its joint order with the Ministry of Commerce that authorises the packaging of cement in plastic bags. The decision has been submitted to the Presidency of Governmnet for publication in the Official Journal of the Republic of Tunisia.