Cement News tagged: Environmental

Holcim Philippines releases a new dry mortar

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc has developed a new multipurpose mortar product that is a dry-mix solution for high-quality   walls, floors and tile building projects.  Called Holcim Multifix, the product combines sand and cement enhanced with polymer that can be activated by adding water. Multifix is produced in the company's dry-mix plant, removing the need for masons to combine materials on site. ...

Solidia Technologies is named as a Global Cleantech 100 company

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cleantech Group has named Solidia Technologies ® as a 2021 Global Cleantech 100 company for the fourth year in a row. The Global Cleantech 100 list recognises companies that are best positioned to contribute to a more digitised, decarbonised and resource-efficient future. "We are thrilled to be recognised as a Global Cleantech 100 Company for a fourth year as we continue bringing one of...

Caspian Cement fined for dust emissions

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan's Caspian Cement LLP (HeidelbergCement group) has been fined KZT39m (US$92,689) for kiln dust emissions in the Mangistau region, according to the press service of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan (EGNR). "The company made emissions into the environment without having a permit and a positive conclusion of the state ecological expertise. The organi...

Spain’s cement sector targets 43% emissions reduction by 2030

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by 43 per cent throughout its entire value chain by 2030 when compared with the 1990 baseline, according the sector’s “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry to achieve climate neutrality in 2050”. The target sets an intermediate objective to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. To date the sector has reduced carbon e...

UNTHA waste shredder in operation for Geocycle Argentina

UNTHA waste shredder in operation for Geocycle Argentina

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

An UNTHA XR3000C mobile shredder is now in operation at Geocycle’s co-processing facility in Córdoba, Argentina. Geocycle (LafargeHolcim group) is now transforming 100tpd of waste into a high-grade alternative fuel for use within the company’s cement kiln only 5km away. Plans are already underway to double fuel production volumes by the end of the 1Q21. The single shaft UNTHA XR is ha...

GE Renewable Energy and Veolia sign turbine blade recycle agreement

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

GE Renewable Energy has signed a multi-year agreement with Veolia North America (VNA) to recycle blades removed from its US-based onshore wind turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. Through this agreement, GE plans to recycle the majority of blades that are replaced during repowering efforts. Veolia will process the blades for use as a raw material for cement, utilising a cement kil...

MIIT raises old-capacity elimination levels in China to enable new capacity projects

MIIT raises old-capacity elimination levels in China to enable new capacity projects

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

China has unveiled stricter draft rules for new cement plants, increasing the amount of old capacity that producers need to retire as they propose new capacity. The tougher regulations intensify a three-year-old programme intended to reduce CO 2 emissions. Under the new rules, cement producers must retire at least 2t of outdated capacity for every tonne of new capacity in areas classifie...

Cementir Holding NV is awarded B rating from Carbon Disclosure Project

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding NV has been awarded a ‘B’ rating from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), recognising its actions to mitigate climate change and its significant commitment to a low-carbon economy. This result represents a strong improvement from previous ‘F’ rating and puts Cementir amongst the top players in the cement industry and much better than the average company, considering a CDP Europe...

Brevik plant's CCS investment approved by Norwegian parliament

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian parliament has approved the investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility at the HeidelbergCement Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway. The Brevik  carbon capture and storage  (CCS) project will enable the capture of 400,000t of CO 2 per year and the transportation for permanent storage, making it the first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant in the world...

LafargeHolcim accelerates impact on UN's Sustainability Development Goals

17 December 2020, Published under Cement News

With 10 years remaining to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), LafargeHolcim is committed to accelerating its impact across the SDGs and to transparently disclosing its progress. LafargeHolcim was recognised as a global climate leader this year, entering the CDP’s prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change, among only two companies in its industry to rank ‘A’ for cl...

Cementir launches FUTURECEM™ with up to 30% lower carbon emissions

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

On 1 January 2021, Cementir will begin distributing the cement of the future, named F UTURECEM ™, which has a carbon footprint that is up to 30 per cent lower compared to regular cement. Cementir herlads the launch of the patented F UTURECEM ™ technology as a significant contribution to both the green transition of Cementir Group and the construction industry in general.   F UTURECEM ™ is ...

CDP maintains HeidelbergCement's A list emissions rating

09 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The global environmental non-profit organisation CDP has once again recognised the activities of HeidelbergCement as one of the world’s leading companies in cutting emissions, mitigating climate risks and developing the low-carbon economy. HeidelbergCement could maintain its position on the CDP Climate Change A List from the previous year and remains leading in the cement sector.  "The s...

Cemex launches Vertua® in Mexico

09 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that its Vertua ® low-carbon and net-zero products are now available in Mexico after a successful introduction in Europe. The Vertua ® range of products has been developed by Cemex's Research and Development Centre in Switzerland and is part of the company's components to reach net-zero CO 2 concrete for all products and geographies by 2050. Since 1 December...

CAC supports Ontario's plan to phase out coal use

09 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has applauded the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, for prioritising support of Ontario industries' efforts to reduce and phase out the use of coal as part of the government's Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. "Our industry has consistently advocated regulato...

Cemex's climate action strategy

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex hosted its Climate Action webinar on Thursday 3 December 2020. It included an outline of how Cemex was looking to achieve its 2030 roadmap to reduce CO 2 emissions and the company's 2050 ambition to deliver net-zero concrete globally. The panel discussion is the first of several such forums the company aims to host as it commits to the challenge of taking on climate action. "In Septe...

VDZ releases new decarbonisation 2050 roadmap for German cement sector

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

VDZ has released a new   study, "Decarbonising cement and concrete: A CO 2 roadmap for the German cement industry.” The study shows possible ways of mastering this transformation by the year 2050. It advocates a completely new approach to the production of cement and its use in concrete is needed to achieve full climate neutrality.  "We are well aware of our responsibility, and the indust...