Cement News tagged: Environmental

Electric Hydrogen targets cement sector decarbonisation

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Boston-based climate tech company Electric Hydrogen (EH2) has ambitious plans to decarbonise the heavy manufacturing industry, including the cement sector. EH2's high-throughput electrolyser systems are made for continuous, high-volume production required for not only cement production but other crucial sectors like freight transportation and ocean shipping.

Cemex to develop lightweight concrete for windfarm platforms

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced that it is part of a consortium that has received a grant from the European Commission to build a full-scale prototype of a floating offshore windmill with a concrete foundation. The company will design and produce a high-performance and lightweight concrete for an optimised low-carbon foundation structure for offshore windfarms. CEMEX has agreed to provide its experti...

Norway's EA approves full-scale CCUS plant at Brevik

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Norwegian environmental agency, Miljødirektoratet, has approved Norcem ’s plan for a full-scale CO 2 capture plant at the company’s Brevik plant. The environment agency has amended the pollution permit for Norcem Brevik in Porsgrunn municipality, based on an application and consultation process. The new permit enables the Heidelberg Materials -owned company to reduce its CO 2 emissions...

Holcim supports waste recycling in Philippines

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc and its waste management unit, Geocycle, pledged to support the municipalities of Binangonan, Cainta and Taytay in Rizal in managing their waste sustainably by converting it into low-carbon alternative fuels for cement production. The company has agreed with the three municipalities that the latter will transport up to 650tpa of non-hazardous and non-recyclable resid...

Sagar Cements' Bayyavaram plant scoops energy awards

Sagar Cements' Bayyavaram plant scoops energy awards

28 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cements ’ Bayyavaram grinding plant has been recognised as an Excellent Energy Efficient Unit by the Confederation of Indian Industry at this year’s Energy Management Excellence Awards. The facility also scooped the confederation’s GreenCo Star Performer Award. The 1.5Mta plant, located in Andhra Pradesh, has 120kW solar power installed, along with 8.30MW hydropower and 8.42MW capt...

Ibstock and Earth Friendly Concrete form partnership

28 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Ibstock, a UK leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products, and Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) have entered into a new partnership to create ultra-low carbon concrete products. This partnership supports Ibstock’s ambitious ESG targets. Having recently launched its ESG Strategy to 2030, Ibstock is committed to ‘Manufacture Materials for Life’ and improving the environmental per...

GCCA partners The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS

GCCA partners The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS

27 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS (CEMCCUS) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have agreed to scale up the deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) throughout the cement and concrete industry, in a move to stimulate innovation, investment and increase the pace of decarbonisation efforts. Central to the agreement will be exploring incentives, policy fra...

TITAN Group's H2CEM wins IPCEI accreditation

27 September 2022, Published under Cement News

TITAN Group ’s H2CEM project for the production and use of green hydrogen in the cement industry is included in the second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) “Hy2Use".   H2CEM, with a total budget of EUR60m, is currently the only project in the second IPCEI that concerns the use of hydrogen as a climate-neutral fuel for cement production. The project will contribute to T...

Shree Cement adds 7MW solar power plant to Panipat factory

26 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Gensol Engineering has commissioned a 6.7MWp solar project for Shree Cement Ltd at its Panipat Cement plant, Haryana. The solar power plant is estimated to save approximately 9192tpa equivalent of CO 2 emissions. 

Votorantim Cimentos Maroc signs JV for industrial waste pre-treatment platform

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos Maroc and Veolia Group have signed a joint venture shareholding agreement for the implementation of an industrial waste pre-treatment platform.    This action is part of Votorantim Cimentos Maroc’s efforts to decarbonise the sector, aligned with United Nations commitments that align with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.  This platform will allow the African ceme...

Holcim launches world's first 1.5°C science-based framework

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced the launch of the world’s first 1.5°C science-based framework to decarbonise the cement industry, following its partnership with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The framework was independently developed by the SBTi, in collaboration with an expert advisory group representing academia, civil society and industry, to decarbonise cement in a rigorous and scienc...

Cementos Molins introduces waste raw materials to production line

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins has invested in a new dispenser for one of its raw mills that allows the use of 95,000tpa of alternative raw materials with an equivalent saving of materials from quarries. Thanks to the new alternative raw materials manufactured by sister company Promsa, Cementos Molins can take advantage of non-hazardous waste from other industrial activities while reduce its consumption o...

Lack of standards is a barrier to sustainability drive, says RICS

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Although progress is being seen in some aspects of the built environment on the drive to be more sustainable, the rate of advancement needs to accelerate significantly and become more widespread, according to the latest annual sustainability report by the UK-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The 2022 RICS Sustainability Report, which collated sentiment from almost 4000 ...

PFA replacement for CEM II cements launched

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Innovative Ash Solutions (IAS) has launched a new environmentally-friendly replacement for pulverised fly ash (PFA) ingredient in cement production. The UK company is a 50/50 joint venture between Levenseat and Organic Innovative Solutions Ltd that has developed a new process that transforms air pollution control residues from municipal and wood biomass incinerators, to create its new PFA r...

UN special advisor pleads 'decarbonise now!'

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Selwin Hart, special advisor to the UN Secretary General on Climate Action and Just Transition, said: "Despite being well behind the eight ball the window to reduce global warming to 1.5˚C is still open. We have the technologies and financial tools to make the best of this opportunity, we can still limit the general increase to 1.5˚C but we need to act now. This is my central message – 2050 is...

CEMEX sees Alicante quarry expansion approved

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Ministry of Economy has extended CEMEX’ s licence to expand the Serreta Larga quarry in Alicante, Spain. The quarry supplies limestone and marl to the San Vicente del Raspeig cement plant and will now be able to operate for a further 30 years. The approval marks the end of a 12-year licence application process. The delimited perimeter of the quarry has approximately 15.5Mt of rese...