Cement News tagged: Environmental

FLSmidth signs CCS agreement with Chart Industries Inc

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed an agreement with Chart Industries Inc (Chart) to implement advanced carbon capture technology. The new collaboration between FLSmidth and Chart joins the two companies’ efforts to adapt and commercialise Chart’s Cryogenic Carbon Capture ™ (CCC) for customers in the cement industry.     CCC is an advanced post-combustion technology developed by Sustainable Energy ...

Boral to shift electricity supply to green renewables by 2025

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Boral is targeting 100 per cent renewable and hydrocarbon energy supply by 2025 as part of its net-zero emissions by 2050 commitment. The company is ‘exploring all options’ it said to Renew Economy which will cover Boral's energy needs outside of its Berrima kiln, which is set on a separate decarbonisation pathway. CO 2 emissions at the company's Berrima plant will focus on alternative fue...

Turboden to participate in HEATLEAP waste heat initiative

07 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Today, the European Union (EU)-funded HEATLEAP project is being officially launched and presented to the public. The project aims to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of waste heat recovery systems in energy-intensive industries. Currently, it is difficult to capture and use low-grade (<70˚C) waste heat with conventional technologies. Paolo Bertuzzi, CEO of Turboden...

Holcim announces biodiversity and water strategy

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its strategy to become nature-positive by restoring and preserving biodiversity and water while bringing more nature into cities. The positive impact on biodiversity will be based on transformative rehabilitation plans and measured by a science-based methodology developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), according to a statemen...

Sephaku Cement is saving water for itself and the local community

Sephaku Cement is saving water for itself and the local community

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Sephaku Cement (Dangote group) has prioritised water management by monitoring its use and implementing water balancing programmes such as storm water management at its cement plants in South Africa. The Aganang cement plant, situated 40km west of Lichtenburg, is located in the North West province, which is a water-stressed region of the world. The flagship integrated plant was designed t...

UAE’s cement sector is integral in building circular economies

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The second UAE Circular Economy Council meeting reviewed progress in implementing the country’s 2021-31 Circular Economy Policy and underlined the growing role of the cement sector in achieving its goals.  Mohammed Al Jawi, senior manager of environmental and waste management at Emirates Global Aluminium, stressed that the company’s policy of zero processed waste being sent to landfill had ...

AfriSam innovates its products to respond to climate change

AfriSam innovates its products to respond to climate change

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

AfriSam is ensuring its cements are fit for purpose while reducing its environmental footprint and responding to climate change in South Africa. The drive for quality is closely linked to being fit-for-purpose, says Richard Tomes, sales and marketing executive at construction materials leader AfriSam, by ensuring that a range of cements is available for defined applications.     Therefore...

Swedish Supreme Court does not grant Cementa leave to appeal

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Sweden's Supreme Court announced that Cementa will not be granted leave to appeal against the decision by the Supreme land and Environmental Court on 6 July when it rejected the cement producer's application to extend its limestone quarry in Slite from 1 November. "It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court does not grant leave to appeal, but we have also been prepared for this outcome. The an...

Geocycle begins Ravena waste fuel study

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle is starting a new waste fuel project at Holcim’s Ravena cement plant in New York, USA. The project is a is a government-funded study to see how the cement plant can use construction waste from the US Army Corps as potential fuel for cement kilns. Geocycle will also look at ways they can recycle the waste into new cement. The US Army Corps Engineer's Engineer Research and De...

Baumit invests in new clinker cooler

25 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Baumit's Wopfing cement plant in Piestingtal, Austria, has invested EUR5.6m in the modernisation of the plant's clinker cooler. "The new clinker cooler uses an innovative cooling system that saves us almost 20mkWh of energy per year in the cement works – 90 per cent of which is thermal energy and 10 per cent electrical energy," explains Manfred Tisch, technical director of Baumit GmbH. "...

Former limestone quarry faces opposition as recycling facility

25 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Dozens of people have objected to plans for a waste recycling and processing facility at a disused Carmarthenshire quarry in Wales, which had formerly been operated by a cement producer.   Objections centered around the worry that dust and noise from Cilyrychen Quarry could harm the local ecology and damage water levels at the ‘Blue Lagoon’. This has prompted an investigation by environmen...

Lafarge delivers the first ECOPact Zero concrete in eastern Canada

24 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's Kingston ready-mix plant has produced and delivered the first ECOPact Zero concrete in eastern Canada, utilising ECOPlanet cement in the mix for the first time as well. The project is utilising the technology to supply concrete for the footing, walls and floors of a 4-plex project in Kingston, Ontario. Lafarge is working with Habitat for Humanity on this project and will be donati...

MPA responds to UK Hydrogen Strategy

19 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The UK's Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the government's proposals to accelerate the development of a low-carbon hydrogen economy but has warned that the costs of production, transmission and distribution need to be shared by the whole UK economy. The UK Hydrogen Strategy sets out how progress will be made over the next decade to deliver 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen production ...

Argos North America Corp signs ESG-linked loan

16 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos North America Corp (Grupo Argos) entered into a new loan for US$300m, in which the interest rate is linked to CO 2 emission reduction indicators and an increase in the share of women in leadership positions.  Grupo Argos continues to demonstrate its concrete commitment in implementing positive Environmental Social Governance (ESG) practices with this initiative.  Cementos Argos ...

ACC sets out 2030 sustainability targets

13 August 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC has become the first company in the Indian construction sector to sign the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” commitment with 2030 intermediate targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), according to a press release. ACC has committed to reducing scope 1 GHG emissions/t of cementitious material by 21.3 per cent and scope 2 GHG emissions/t by 48.4 per cent by 2030, compar...

Cross Carbon Ventures targets carbon capture in heavy industries

10 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc, Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC and OTS Ltd, have entered into a commercial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes Cross Carbon Ventures (CCV), an independent carbon capture development partnership.   CCV will explore commercial opportunities in North America to develop, build, own and operate carbon capture projects for carbon intensive industries seekin...