Cement News tagged: Environmental

LafargeHolcim and IBM join forces to develop ORIS

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is exploring varied ways of expanding its digital portfolio, not just in cement and its 'Plants of Tomorrow' initiative, but also through its portfolio of building materials. LafargeHolcim will work with IBM Services to further develop the first digital platform for road design optimisation called ORIS. ORIS can reduce road project costs by up to one-third and carbon emission...

Japanese cement producers help reduce plastic waste

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan's cement companies are investing to use more plastic waste as fuel to produce cement. Taiheiyo Cement plans to employ new technology for efficiently making coal from plastic and deploy dedicated equipment at nine works in Japan. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Osaka Cement is pouring CNY10bn (US$93.6m) into environmental efforts, including handling plastic waste, by FY22. Japan shipped 1.5M...

Cemex launches Vertua® low-carbon concrete

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has launched Vertua® a low-carbon concrete range of products designed to offset residual CO 2 and provide a CarbonNeutral® concrete product. Vertuar achieves a 70 per cent reduction in embodied carbon emissions, claims Cemex. The range offers concrete solutions for foundations, floors and walls of buildings. "Vertua® is part of our ambition to deliver net-zero CO 2 concrete globally ...

LafargeHolcim launch ECOPact concrete to more territories

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched ECOPact, the industry's broadest range of green concrete, delivering high-performing, sustainable and circular benefits, the company claims. After a successful market adoption in Europe, ECOPact is now available in the US with plans to expand into the UK, Canada, Latin America and other markets worldwide in the coming months. This introduction is an essential comp...

LafargeHolcim Richmond plant secures biosolids fuel supply

LafargeHolcim Richmond plant secures biosolids fuel supply

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has signed a long-term contract with CRD to provide a reliable, steady and safe supply of biosolids to use as fuel in the company's cement manufacturing at the Richmond plant, Canada. Supported by the Government of BC's CleanBC Industry Fund, LafargeHolcim's Western Canadian Geocycle team received CAD753,000 (US$562.7) in funding for the capital investment in a silo designed to ...

Norwegian CCS project is awarded EUR2.1bn

21 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Norway has been awarded EUR2.1bn from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority (ESA). By supporting the project, the Norwegian government aims to scale up CCS and share its knowledge and experience. The approved project will allow for the establishment of carbon capture facilities at Norcem's (HeidelbergCement...

Cemex to help take FastCarb to the industrial level

Cemex to help take FastCarb to the industrial level

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the IREX-administered FastCarb project that will capture CO 2 in concrete, which is then used in aggregate. The scheme will improve the quality of this type of recycled aggregate by plugging the porosity and leading to a greater understanding of the accelerated carbonisation mechanism for recycled concrete aggregates. Started in 2016, FastCarb works to design and im...

Vicat signs decarbonisation agreement with Carbon8 Systems

20 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon8 Systems, the UK company that invented and owns a process that combines industrial waste residues or byproducts with captured CO₂ emissions to produce high-value, lightweight construction aggregates, has signed a commercial agreement with Vicat Group. Carbon8 Systems will deploy its award-winning technology at Vicat's Montalieu cement plant in southern France next month. It is Carbon8 ...

SRF factory planned at Volos

16 July 2020, Published under Cement News

A new solid recovery fuel (SRF) plant is, under discussion in Volos, Greece. The new facility would supply RDF to the cement industry, but the plans face local opposition over pollution concerns. The Volos cement factory is owned by Heracles Cement (LafargeHolcim) and with a capacity of 4.9Mta is one of Europe's largest cement plants. The cement plant already coprocesses municipal waste and h...

New waste treatment plant to supply RDF in UAE

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The construction of a solid waste treatment plant in Umm Al Qaiwain, UAE, is nearing completion. One operational, the facility will process waste from the nearby region and supply RDF to cement plants. The AED132m (US$36m) unit is expected to process 1500t of waste every day to produce 300,000tpa of alternative fuel, according to Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and E...

Henan to hike water and electricity fees

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Chinese province of Henan will increase water and electricity tariffs for cement and steel producers that have failed to meet ultra-low emissions standards, said the provincial environmental regulator. Henan is home to six of the country’s 20 most-polluted cities, reports Reuters. To address the emissions, companies that do not meet emissions treatment or clean transportation requirement...

Nesher Cement receives approval for AF use

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry has approved Nesher Cement’s revised emissions permit, which will see the company replace some of its raw materials with waste. It will also use waste as fuel to reduce its dependence on petcoke. The approval comes despite protests from environmental advocacy organisation Adam Teva V’Din, which alleged that the request for permit changes reflected n...

PPC Zimbabwe to establish 32MW solar plant

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe has found an investor for its project to establish a 32MW solar plant at its Colleen Bawn plant in Matabeleland South province. Half of the plant’s output will be used for the company’s cement manufacturing operations, while the other half will be supplied to the national power grid. The construction of the project is expected to last around 18 months.

Pan-United signs MoU to reduce Singapore's CO2 emissions

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Pan-United, Keppel Data Centres, Chevron and Surbana Jurong, with the support of the National Research Foundation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to harness their combined resources and jointly develop the first end-to-end decarbonisation process in Singapore. This collaboration is aimed at accelerating the development of a highly-integrated clean and energy effic...

Argos makes top 5 in FTSE4Good World Index for corporate governance in construction sector

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos has been chosen as one of the top five companies in the world in the construction materials sector with the best corporate governance, environmental and social management practices, by the FTSE4Good World Index. "We are very proud to receive this recognition that highlights our teamwork and the great achievements we have obtained as a company in managing sustainability and creating valu...

Cemex Ventures to recycle plastic to produce concrete and aggregates via Arqlite

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures is investing in US-based Arqlite SPC, a start-up that produces light recycled aggregates from plastic waste. The product benefits from a low CO 2 footprint and a greater durability for drainage, precast and lightweight concrete systems for non-structural use. Arqlite SPC began its research and development process in Argentina in 2016. It has developed an innovative technology...