Cement News tagged: Environmental

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

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

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...

US$1.7m grant awarded for Missouri S&T CO2 capture project

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The National Science Foundation has awarded a US$1.7m grant to researchers at Missouri S&T to develop a system to capture CO 2 and use it for blended cement, ultimately contributing to the decarbonisation of the cement industry. “Our goal is to deliver an innovative, integrated and adaptable capture-and-conversion system while producing valuable cement supplements from waste CO 2 ,” s...

alcemy secures funding to help cement sector decarbonisation

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany-based developer of predictive analysis software for the cement sector, alcemy has secured EUR10m in a Series A round of funding led by Galvanize Climate Solutions. The company’s software provides precise quality predictions for mixtures and their ingredients enabling cement producers to adjust fluctuations in limestone and cement. alcemy claims it can save up to 50 per cent of CO 2 ...

Siemens and Shell collaborate on green hydrogen

16 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Shell Global Solutions International BV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop low-carbon and highly efficient energy sources to support the energy transition. The agreement will focus on projects that produce green hydrogen for industrial applications at Shell and its customers, as well as enhancing collaboration in the areas of biofuels a...

Lucky Cement to install 25.3MW captive solar power plant

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

GM Finance and Company Secretary of Lucky Cement Ltd, Faisal Mahmood, informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that following a feasibility study for a renewable energy project, the company has entered into an arrangement with Orient Energy Systems (Pvt) Ltd for the supply and installation of a 25.3MW captive solar power project at its Karachi plant .   The estimated project cost is PKR3bn...

Mexican ambassador praises climate action work at CEMEX's Rugby plant

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX welcomed HE Josefa González Blanco Ortiz Mena, Mexican ambassador to the United Kingdom, to its flagship UK cement plant, based in Rugby, Warwickshire, on Wednesday 14 September. The ambassador travelled to Rugby to find out more about the work CEMEX carries out in the UK and the materials it produces for key construction projects nationally. In particular, she wanted to understan...

Lafarge Cement signs SRF deal with Willshee's

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based Willshee’s Waste & Recycling has signed a multi-year contract to supply carbon-offset fuel to Lafarge Cement. Following Lafarge’s investment in an alternative fuel platform, operated by its waste division, Geocycle, Willshee’s will supply Lafarge Cement's Cauldon plant with around 15,000t of solid recovered fuel (SRF) each year, equivalent to three or four deliveries each day, five ...