Cement News tagged: Environmental

Carboneras Cement creates CO2 capture joint venture

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Spain (Holcim group) will capture CO 2 emissions at its Carboneras plant. Together with Carbon Clean and Sistemas de Calor, the company has created the ECO02 joint venture which since the end of 2020 has been assessing the scheme’s technical viability and benefits.

 The plan is for the plant to be capturing CO 2 by early 2023. The CO 2 will be used in the area’s greenhouse...

Qassim Cement Co plans 30MW solar power plant

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia's Qassim Cement Co will mandate a consulting firm to help with the preparations for a 30MW solar plant at its site in Buraydah city. Qassim Cement produces about 4Mta of cement. The company will invest SAR152m (US$40.53m) to build a cement mill at its plant in Buraydah with a capacity of 300tph.

Orient Cement sees start-up of new solar plant

30 December 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based Orient Cement will receive 50 per cent of its annual energy needs at its Maharashtra cement plant thanks to the start-up of a new solar plant. The 13.5MW solar power project was commissioned by Amp Energy India, who operates an open-access facility in Gurgaon village, Osmanabad district. Orient Cement has signed a power purchase agreement with Amp Energy India for the purchase of...

Caribbean Cement Co provides solution for Riverton waste tyres

30 December 2021, Published under Cement News

More than 2m used tyres will be removed from the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew, Jamaica, as part of a 10-year project, which is expected to be expanded to other refuse disposal sites across the island. The tyres will provide fuel for the kilns of the Caribbean Cement Co Ltd as part of the National Programme for the Environmentally Sound Management of End-of-Life Pneumatic Tyres, a...

Dalmia Bharat launches electric truck initiative

Dalmia Bharat launches electric truck initiative

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat, India, has launched an electric truck initiative, which will see the first two high capacity electric trucks deployed out of a proposed fleet of 22 vehicles to be launched within the fiscal year.   The company has commissioned two charging stations at its Rajgangpur Unit in the Sundergargh district of Odisha and three more such facilities will be set up by March next year. T...

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd wins the Greentech sustainability Award 2021

27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, has won the Greentech Sustainability Award 2021 under the 'Excellence in Affordable & Clean Energy' category. The company won the award after increasing the share of its renewable energy by more than 50 per cent in the total power mix. UCWL prioritised solar and WHR-based power plants over any short-term gains that might ...

Hon Chong plant wins 2021 Energy Efficiency Industry prize

Hon Chong plant wins 2021 Energy Efficiency Industry prize

27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement's Hon Chong plant is honoured to be the only construction material manufacturer to receive Vietnam’s Energy Efficiency in Industry Award 2021.   During the past 23 years, the INSEE Hon Chong plant in Binh An Ward, Kien Luong district, Kien Giang province has made constant progress in cement production and waste co-processing along with responsibility for sustainable developmen...

CEMEX joins the UN CFO Taskforce to promote sustainability goals

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMEX SA de CV has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Company CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as the company continues to align its financial strategy to its leadership in addressing climate change, the company announced. The CFO Taskforce for the SDGs has three main goals: to engage the global CFO community, to integrate the SDGs into strategy, financing, and in...

MPA to model carbonation of concrete

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A UK Government-backed project to calculate and measure the carbon dioxide emissions that are naturally absorbed by concrete used in UK buildings and infrastructure, is set to commence.  When implemented, the UK will have the first national greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory in the world to include a robust scientific model (Tier 2- intermediate models) to calculate the emissions sink benefi...

GCCA releases updated EPD tool

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the global verification of its Environmental Product Declaration   (EPD) 3.1 tool, which will help cement and concrete manufacturers better understand the environmental impact of their products and processes. Ultimately enabling designers to design the lowest whole-life carbon buildings and infrastructure.  EPDs are independen...

Titan to take CDP leadership role in fighting climate change

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has been recognised by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) as a global climate leader for its transparency and actions to mitigate climate change and transition to a net zero economy.   With an ‘A-‘ score, Titan Cement Group ranks in the top 15 per cent of publicly disclosing companies globally and is one of only five cement sector companies (out of 27) to achi...

Udaipur Cement Works introduces CNG-truck distribution

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, has initiated the concept of “Green Mobility” for its product dispatch. The Whole-time Director of the company, Naveen Kumar Sharma, flagged off the first set of compressed natural gas (CNG)-based trucks going to customers. UCWL becomes the first cement company in the southern Rajasthan region to introduce CNG-based truc...

Siam Cement to spend THB70bn on CO2 reduction measures

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) has vowed to spend THB70bn (US$2.08bn) on technological innovations to cut CO 2 emissions from its manufacturing by 20 per cent by 2030. The new investment is in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Thai government's bio-, circular and green (BCG) economic model and environmental, social and governance standards (ESG), said Roongrote Rangsiyop...

Statkraft to supply wind power to Opterra

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Renewable energy producer Statkraft has signed a power purchase agreement with Opterra for the supply of green electricity from onshore wind farms to three of the cement producer’s plants in Germany. Statkraft plans to supply around 30mkWh of wind power annually to Opterra’s cement works in Karsdorf (Saxony-Anhalt), Wössingen (Baden-Württemberg) and Sötenich (North Rhine-Westphalia) between 2...

Cemex to work with Carbon8 Systems on CCUS

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will work with Carbon8 Systems to evaluate the company’s patented carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technology and how CO 2 captured during the cement production process can be used to develop low-carbon construction products, such as alternative aggregates.   Both Cemex and Carbon8 Systems recognise the benefit of mineralisation as a carbon sink. Therefore, they may...

Cementir receives A- Climate Change CDP rating

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding NV has been awarded an 'A-' rating for Climate Change from CDP,   improving from last year 'B' rating and placing Cementir above the cement and concrete sector average (B), the European average (B) and the Global average (B-). Francesco Caltagirone jr, CEO and chairman of Cementir Holding NV, said: "This achievement is a further recognition of our efforts to make ou...