Cement News tagged: Environmental

Waste Knot Energy to reduce carbon emissions with new SIRF pellet range

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Waste Knot Energy has developed a new range of pellets made from non-recyclable waste, designed specifically for energy-intensive industries looking to reduce their carbon footprint. These include producers of cement and steel, as well as power stations. The Solid Improved Recovered Fuel pellets (SIRF) are made from dry commercial and industrial waste materials such as wood, card, paper ...

Fiji producers issued prohibition notices

24 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Fiji’s Pacific Cement Ltd and Tengy Cement Co have reportedly been issued prohibition notices by the country’s Department of Environment to cease activities, after it was allegedly found the two companies had breached earlier notices regarding emission levels, according to the Fiji Sun. "Unless the problem has been rectified, the prohibition notice does not lift up. If there is any particula...

Decarbonising concrete report released

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ClimateWorks Foundation in collaboration with Northwestern University has announced new research for reducing emissions in concrete. The report entitled 'Decarbonizing Concrete: Deep decarbonization pathways for the cement and concrete cycle in the United States and China'  shows in greater detail than ever before multiple ways to drive the cement industry toward net-zero emissions by mid-ce...

Hanson set to begin working on carbon capture and storage

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HyNet North West has secured GBP72m of funding to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster, through its development of a hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in northwest England. As a consortium partner, Hanson can now carry out a CCS feasibility study at its Padeswood facility near Mold, Flintshire, according to a press release. The study will provide a desi...

Titan Cement Group sets new ESG targets for 2025

Titan Cement Group sets new ESG targets for 2025

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has released its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets for 2025 and beyond. The targets include an updated, more ambitious, CO 2 reduction goal for 2030, aligned with the vision of the European Green Deal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.  "We are building on our strong track record on sustainability and aspire to increase our positive impact on people,...

LafargeHolcim appoints Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announces the expansion of Magali Anderson's role to Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, effective March 2021, putting sustainability at the core of its innovation pipeline. She has been a member of the Group Executive Committee since October 2019, when she was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer. In this expanded position, Anderson takes on the leadership and develo...

Blue Planet joins the WCA

Blue Planet joins the WCA

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming Blue Planet as an Associate Corporate Member. Blue Planet is a Silicon Valley company that has developed a novel carbon capture and utilisation system. The system provides a cost-effective and permanent way to remove CO 2 from the air. Its technology uses CO 2 as a raw mate...

Cemex to develop a carbon-neutral alliance in Germany

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV is developing a carbon-neutral alliance in Germany as part of its ‘Future Action programme’ to test and accelerate technologies to reach carbon neutrality at its Rüdersdorf plant. Cemex is joining pioneering industrial consortiums to develop industrial-scale demonstration projects using ground-breaking technologies to form this alliance, which aspires to achieve carbon ne...

Argos launches Soluciones Verdes

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos officially launched its Green Solutions portfolio 'Soluciones Verdes' following a webinar on 17 March. The Colombian cement producer outlined how it will produce more environmentally-friendly products and services building towards a more sustainable future. The initiative aims to provide actions, products and services to reduce carbon emissions, adapting to natural phenomena, contributin...

Titan Cement to install new precalciner at Kamari plant

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement is investing EUR25m at its Kamari cement plant, Viotia, Greece. The project will see a new precalciner in operation by 2022.   The modernisation will  reduce CO 2  emissions, contribute to the waste management solutions in Attiki, and increase the plant’s competitiveness. Specifically, this upgrade will significantly increase the Kamari plant’s capacity for using alternative...

Tarmac introduces a fully-recyclable hybrid bag

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH Group) has moved to using 50 per cent recycled plastic in its packaging, with the release of new all-weather, fully-recyclable hybrid bag.  Manufacturing facilities in Scotland and Wales are all now in production with the new bag, which offers rip, tear and puncture resistance, as well as providing essential protection against rain and water damage. Other sites currently produci...

Charah Solutions Inc releases its first ESG report

16 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Charah ® Solutions Inc has announced the publication of its first annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, prepared using internationally-recognised Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reporting.   The report provides information on the company's ESG performance in 2020, its response to the global pandemic, key is...

SBTi validates UltraTech’s CO2 emissions reduction targets

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, the largest manufacturer of grey cement, white cement and ready-mix concrete in India, has announced the validation of its CO 2 emissions reduction targets by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). In July 2020 the company committed to set 'science-based targets' to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. UltraTech Cement Ltd commits to reduce Scope 1 GHG ...

Lehigh Hanson partners with Fortera to reduce carbon emissions

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

North America's Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement) and Fortera Inc have announced a collaboration project to reduce emissions from Portland cement production. The two companies will work together to construct and operate a small commercial plant at Lehigh's cement facility in northern California. The plant will capture CO 2 from the kiln exhaust and convert it into a cementitious material. Th...

Research company CI4C to investigate use of polysius® pure oxyfuel

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The four European cement manufacturers Buzzi Unicem-Dyckerhoff, HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat plan to investigate the industrial-scale use of Oxyfuel carbon capture technology in cement production in a demonstration plant. Hence, the research company "CI4C - Cement Innovation for Climate" was established. The aim is to capture 100 per cent of the CO 2 and use it with the ...

Vecoplan AG joins the RETech Partnership

11 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Vecoplan AG is now a member of the German RETech Partnership, a network of German companies and institutions from the recycling and waste management industry. The network works closely with national and international ministries, authorities, institutes and business associations. Among other advantages, Vecoplan will receive support in exporting its recycling and waste management technologie...