Cement News tagged: Environmental

Babcock & Wilcox and Newpoint to offer CO2 solutions

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Babcock & Wilcox has announced that it has teamed with Texas-based Newpoint Gas to jointly market and supply economical and efficient CO 2 capture solutions for industrial customers in the cement, steel, food and beverage, and petrochemical industries using B&W’s patented SolveBright TM  regenerable solvent technology and Newpoint’s modular regeneration skid.   The companies have...

Taiwan Cement to diversify to reduce carbon footprint

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) expects cement to account for less than half of its sales by 2025 as the revenue from energy storage and vehicle charging businesses increase. However, cement production would remain its core business, said TCC Chairman, Nelson Chang. While the company is expanding into the green energy business in line with global efforts to curb carbon emissions, it would continu...

Votorantim Cimentos SA applies for IFC loan for Salto project

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos SA has requested a US$150m investment loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for a capex project at its Salto plant in São Paulo, Brazil. The modernisation will give the plant new co-processing capacity. Kiln W4 will be upgraded and a new residue-derived fuel (RDF) facility will be constructed for refining solid non-hazardous and hazardous waste with the...

CEMEX upgrades its UK rail network

01 June 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX UK has made a considerable investment into its UK rail network, making improvements at several of its depots across the UK. These developments support CEMEX’s efforts to increase the use of rail to move its materials, as part of its Future in Action sustainability strategy. Work was carried out at CEMEX’s Dove Holes, Selby and Bletchley depots, with a particular focus on improvin...

Finnsementti sets decarbonisation and lower carbon cement goals

Finnsementti sets decarbonisation and lower carbon cement goals

30 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Through its parent company CRH , Finnsementti is committed to the science-based emission reduction goal of limiting global warming to less than 1.5˚C. To achieve these goals, Finnsementti needs to reduce is CO 2 emissions by at least a quarter from its 2021 level by 2030. However, the company has set a 30 per cent reduction over the period as its goal. CO 2 emission reductions at F...

Holcim Beckum carbon capture project reaches first test phase

01 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Germany , thyssenkrupp Uhde and the Technical University of Berlin have started the first test phase of latest amine scrubbing technology to separate the process exhaust gas CO 2  at the Holcim cement plant in Beckum , Germany. The project cooperation was announced about a year ago and the installation of the first system module in the factory is ready.  The aim is to significan...

SIG to plant red calliandra for biomass fuel

SIG to plant red calliandra for biomass fuel

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

SIG 's Corporate Secretary, Vita Mahreyni, has explained that currently his company is increasing the use of alternative fuels as environmentally-friendly new renewable energy through the planting of more than 143,000 red calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus) trees . Red calliandra has the potential to be used as carbon-neutral biomass-based alternative energy. “Red calliandra not only h...

Holcim France accelerates decarbonisation goals

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

On the occasion of the launch of France Ciment, Holcim France has reaffirmed its ambition and plays its full part in the decarbonisation objectives of the sector . In line with its commitment to become a net zero carbon company by 2050 on a global scale, Holcim France is working, with the other members of France Ciment (formerly Syndicat français de l'Industrie Cimentière), to accelerate...

UltraTech Cement to employ Coolbrook decarbonisation technology

26 May 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd and Coolbrook, a transformational technology and engineering company, will jointly develop a project to implement Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic Heater TM (RDH) technology in one of UltraTech’s cement manufacturing units. The RDH technology uses electrification from renewable sources for the heating processes in cement production and removes the need to use fossil fuels, th...

WHR project begins at Fujairah plant

26 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Sustainable energy solutions provider Engie Solutions has announced that work has begun on its 10MW waste heat recovery (WHR) project at Lafarge Emirate Cement 's (LEC) plant in Fujairah , UAE. The WHR plant is expected to be commissioned by year-end 2023.    Last year, LEC, part of Holcim UAE, had signed a 10-year build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) contract with Engie Solutions, und...

Holcim selected to create world's first nature targets

25 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced that it is working with the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) to submit nature targets for validation in 2023, as part of a global initiative to set the world’s first standards for ambitious and measurable corporate action for nature. Holcim was selected by SBTN among the first 17 global companies and the only one in its industry, based on its advanced science-driven ...

Kyzylkum Cement participates in project 'Green land'

25 May 2023, Published under Cement News

This Spring, Kyzylkum Cement JSC (United Cement Group) has been planting 3000 saplings of elm and other ornamental trees and 200 saxaul saplings in Navoi region, Uzbekistan. This is the next stage of UCG holding's active participation in the ‘Greenland’ project aimed at greening areas of Uzbekistan, where historically industrial enterprises are placed. Previously, UCG supported the planting...

GCCA 2nd Innovandi Open Challenge attracts 70+ start-ups

23 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has received entries more than 70 start-ups   applying for its international low-carbon concrete scheme. The Innovandi Open Challenge brings together start-ups and the industry’s leading manufacturers to cut emissions and accelerate progress, as targeted in the GCCA’s Concrete Future 2050 Net Zero Roadmap.   A shortlist will now b...

Mitchell CCUS project handed US$5m funding from US DoE

22 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials North America has been selected for award negotiation to receive approximately US$5m in funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects programme.    The purpose is to study the integration of carbon capture, transport and storage at the new state-of-the-art cement plant in Mitch...

CNBM and GCCA discuss decarbonisation and environmental protection

19 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and General Manager of China National Building Materials (CNBM) Group, Li Xinhua, met with Thomas Guillot, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), on 5 May in Beijing for discussions to promote carbon emission reduction in the global cement industry and the low-carbon environmental protection transformation of the cement industry. ...

Breedon Group joins Peak Cluster project

19 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group plc has announced its involvement in the Peak Cluster project, a world-first initiative with key partners working together to create a net zero future for the cement and lime industries in the Peak District, UK. Together with the Lostock Sustainable Energy plant in Cheshire and four other cement and lime plants in the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, including s...