Cement News tagged: Environmental

CRH subsidiary adopts graphene technology additives

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Beton Catalan SA ( CRH group ), has implemented graphene technology in its high performance concretes to reduce CO 2 after an agreement with Graphenano Smart Materials. The application of a graphene-based additive improves both mechanical performance and durability as well as giving "clear environmental advantages by reducing the concrete's carbon footprint," explained Beton Catalan Qualit...

Buxton plant manufactures industrial lime with hydrogen technology

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

High-quality lime has been manufactured for the first time in the UK using hydrogen technology as part of a world-first net zero trial.  The trial, led by Tarmac at its Tunstead site near Buxton, was the culmination of a project funded by the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) demonstrated the significant potential to use hydrogen as a viable fuel...

Charah Solutions seals recycled flyash contract

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Charah Solutions has been awarded a multi-year contract from a regulated utility for the marketing and sustainable recycling of fly ash in Indiana, USA. The multi-year project will begin in the 3Q22. Under the terms of the contract, Charah Solutions will be responsible for the utilisation of approximately 150,000tpa of specification grade fly ash. The fly ash will be distributed through ...

WKE pellets greener than firing coal or gas

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Solid improved recovered fuel (SIRF) pellets perform significantly better than coal and natural gas on carbon emissions, according to a new report by management consultant and waste specialist Monksleigh. The research was commissioned by waste-to-pellet company Waste Knot Energy (WKE). According to the findings, there are substantial benefits to using SIRF pellets, including that they pe...

Holcim participates in coastal clean-up programme

Holcim participates in coastal clean-up programme

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim and One Earth One Ocean have launched the Circular Explorer in Manila to be part of cleaning coastal areas in the Philippines. The first-of-its-kind 100 per cent solar powered catamaran, the Circular Explorer is designed to recover up to 4tpd of plastic waste to preserve vital marine ecosystems in a sustainable way.   In parallel, it is driving an education programme to empower...

Aggregate Industries adopt a complete environmental impact monitoring solution

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries ( Holcim group ) has become the first building materials manufacturer in the UK to install a complete monitoring solution for managing environmental impact. It has integrated the EVS Omnis system from Envirosuite into its Lafarge Cement operation in Cauldon , Staffordshire, to proactively manage noise and air quality.  EVS Omnis is a cloud-based environmental manage...

Cemex reduces European truck movements to cut CO2

Cemex reduces European truck movements to cut CO2

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s commitment to decreasing CO 2 emissions by reducing the numbers of truck movements made by its business has resulted in a marked increase in the use of more sustainable transport methods across the European region. In Poland there was a 28 per cent increase in the volume of aggregates transported by rail over the last year, with material travelling from 11 rail depots to 43 desti...

ConcreteZero launch signals net zero markets are ready for cement producers

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Helen Clarkson, Climate Group CEO, launches ConcreteZero in Canary Wharf, London, UK Helen Clarkson, CEO of Climate Group, in partnership with the World GBC and WBCSD, launched the ConcreteZero initiative in London, UK, yesterday with the aim to drive climate action fast and net zero carbon emissions for the cement and concrete sectors. “ConcreteZero will create prosperity for ...

Cemex clears beach waste in Oaxaca to produce kiln fuel

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s subsidiary Pro Ambiente participated in the clean-up of La Ventanilla beach, Oaxaca, aiming to reduce pollution on Mexico's coasts. The initiative also aims to ensure waste recycling and avoid generating emissions through the circular economy in this important ecotourism destination. Thanks to the support provided by local communities, the beach was selected to carry out the "Unit...

US$3.2m grant to support algae-grown cement

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, has received a US$3.2m grant from the US Department of Energy to support the development of algae-grown cement. The university’s Will Srubar, associate professor in civil, environmental and architectural engineering, developed a way to harvest cement material from calcifying algae that consume water-dissolved CO 2 to prod...

Titan Group donates to fire prevention programme

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan Group and the Pavlou and Alexandra Kanellopoulou Foundation (PAKF) are donating EUR1m towards the prevention and response to forest fires, the reconstruction programme of northern Evia, the elaboration of climate risk studies and the implementation of an education and awareness programmes for fire prevention. The contribution to the Reconstruction Programme of Northern Evia inc...

EcoMaterials Technologies secures fly ash deal

01 July 2022, Published under Cement News

EcoMaterials Technologies has announced an agreement with Georgia Power to harvest millions of tonnes of landfilled ash from plant Bowen , one of the largest coal-fired power plants in North America. Under the agreement, Eco Material will harvest approximately 600,000t of landfilled ash per year from the plant in Cartersville, Georgia, USA. The effort will remove and beneficially use ...

CPI EuroMix supports forestry initiative

01 July 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based dry silo mortar producer CPI EuroMix is participating in a carbon-friendly forestry initiative as part of its sustainability commitment. The company is supporting the planting and maintenance of around 30ha of woodland with 80,000 trees at Corwar foresty, Dumfries, Scotland. The scheme, which is operated in conjunction with Potanow Forestry and Tilhill Forestry, is expected to sequest...

La Malle plant to use biomass to reduce sulphur emissions

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

After investing EUR10m over the past two years to improve its environmental performance, Lafarge France ’s La Malle plant, located in Bouc Bel Air, is continuing its emissions reduction strategy by investing nearly EUR1m additional in its equipment. The objective is to welcome a new sulphur-free fuel from the circular economy as well as wood fines, and to reduce sulphur emissions by 10 per ...

Canada’s Bath plant converts to OneCem production

29 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada’ s Bath cement plant, near Kingston, Ontario, is converting its entire production of general use cement to OneCem, the company’s low-carbon Portland limestone cement. “At the Bath Plant, we are excited to increase our OneCem production and to provide our customers with this sustainable product, so that every project they build with our product can have a smaller carbon foot...

Indian event highlights role of calcined clay cement

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The best way forward is to adopt transformative technologies that help decarbonise the cement industry, according to a number of stakeholders who gathered for the 24th "trialogue 2047" hosted by Development Alternatives (DA) in New Delhi, India on 24 June 2022. The event brought together representatives from the cement industry, government, institutions, civil society and academia to discuss t...