Cement News tagged: Environmental

Carbon market falling back as energy complex goes lower, reflects COP26 disappointment

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

By Frank O. Brannvoll, Brannvoll ApS, Denmark For once there were no new record highs. The carbon market was in the shadow of coal and gas markets, and reflected speculators liquidating long positions and seeing a fall below support at €60. In addition, it is also reflecting a lack of specific carbon news and an overall disappointment in terms of the pledges made at COP26. EUA front-...

Sinoma to build WHR plant for Philippine producer

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Board of Investment (BoI) has approved Sinoma Energy Conservation (Cebu) Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) Co Inc as the new operator of a 4.5MW WHR plant in Naga City, Cebu province. "Under a Power Supply Agreement, the WHR power generating plant will provide significant support to a specific cement company in Cebu by capturing and using the waste heat of the cement plant to genera...

St Marys Cement seeks low CO2 fuel switch

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement (Votorantim group) intends to apply to Ontario's provincial government to use a different fuel mix at its St Marys Cement plant, Canada.  The company wants to use alternative low-carbon fuels (ALCF) to supplement the regular fuel mix of coal, natural gas and petcoke. The ALCF's "typically include wood and paper or plastics that cannot be recycled and are not odorous to pa...

Cementa obtains 1-year mining permit

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Sweden’s government has given Cementa (HeidelbergCement) permission to continue its limestone mining for another year after the previous permit expired on 31 October 2021. The new permit is valid until and including December 2022 and was granted to avoid the risk of acute cement shortage in Sweden. “It is positive that the government has considered the application and given Cementa a tempora...

Titan America LLC boosts Portland Limestone Production

Titan America LLC boosts Portland Limestone Production

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan America LLC reports that its low-carbon Portland limestone cement production has reached 50 per cent of its total cement output.   "We are proud of this remarkable accomplishment," says Bill Zarkalis, president and CEO of Titan America. "Ramping up the actual production and sales of Portland Limestone Cement beyond 50 per cent of our total production capacity enables a substantial ...

Holcim commits to 40 per cent sustainable financing by 2024

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim announces its commitment to reach at le ast 40 per cent of sustainable financing by 2024, putting climate action, water preservation and safety at the heart of its strategy. The company has accelerated this commitment with two new sustainability-linked financing transactions worth above CHF3bn (US$3.28bn).   Holcim has joined the UNGC CFO Taskforce, alongside 60 companies repres...

UltraTech Cement commits to GCCA 2050 Roadmap

UltraTech Cement commits to GCCA 2050 Roadmap

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd, has announced its commitment to the GCCA 2050 Cement and Concrete Industry Roadmap for Net Zero Concrete.   UltraTech has made this commitment as a founding member of the GCCA and is among 40 of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers to affirm their commitment to net zero concrete by 2050 and agree to an ambitious intermediate goal of preventing 5bnt of...

Ecocem wins Olympic Athletes' village and Grand Paris Express orders

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Ecocem is set to provide its new ultra-low carbon cement for two major Paris projects, the Athletes’ Village for summer 2024 and the Grand Paris Express.  Ecocem Ultra is an alternative to traditional cement and will significantly reduce the CO 2 footprint of both projects, claims Ecocem. For summer 2024, organisers are aiming to halve the emissions arising in relation to the Olympic Game...

WCA CEO will call for government action to cut CO2 emissions at COP26

09 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Urgent action in three key areas could save around 900Mta of CO 2 annually by 2030, says Ian Riley, World Cement Association CEO. Ian Riley will speak at the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), part of COP26, to outline three key actions governments around the world can take right now that will significantly accelerate the cement and concrete industry’s progress towards net zero and beyond...

HeidelbergCement sets 2030 CCUS targets

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, has set out HeidelbergCement’s 2030 targets for carbon capture and storage utilisation (CCUS) during a state visit by the German Federal President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to Norway on 4-5 November 2021.   Dr Dominik von Achten said: “We target CO 2 -reductions of up to 10Mt with several CCUS projects already un...

Prince of Wales visits Renfrew CCUS project

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Prince of Wales visited the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture technology, pioneered by Carbon Clean, at a site visit in Renfrew, Glasgow, during COP26. The Prince of Wales champions the development and adoption of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) solutions through a CCUS Task Force within the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), which he launched in 2020 at the World Eco...

Holcim and Cemex among founding members of First Movers Coalition

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim and Cemex are among the companies that have joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) as founding members at COP26 to drive green demand and carbon technologies to advance climate goals. The initiative aims to accelerate innovation and the development of early-stage decarbonisation technologies by leveraging their combined purchasing power. The coalition will work across the eight key ...

GCCA looks to Roadmap implementation at COP26

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

At the COP26 meeting yesterday, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) held a webinar session entitled ‘From Global Commitment to Local Action – Implementing the Cement and Concrete Net Zero Roadmap’.   Introduced by Thomas Guillot, GCCA Executive Chief, the webinar aimed to see how the industry could move forward with the global roadmap to reduce CO 2 emissions. He stressed ho...

Holcim and Volvo Autonomous Solutions collaborate on autonomous dumper trial

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Switzerland and Volvo Autonomous Solutions have entered into a collaboration to jointly test and further develop the use of autonomous electric dumpers in a limestone quarry.  Holcim Switzerland and Volvo Autonomous Solutions will jointly test and further develop the use of autonomous electric dumpers at Holcim's Gabenchopf quarry in Siggenthal, Switzerlandt. The battery-electric ...

Cemex USA honoured by Texan to Nature 20

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has announced that for the third consecutive year the company has been named to the Texan by Nature 20, the official ranking by the Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by Former First Lady Laura Bush, recognising its commitment to conservation and leadership in sustainability. “Sustainability and conservation are integrated into our operations across Cemex, and we work to ...

Cemex invests in Synhelion and solar technology

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex and Cemex Ventures have announced their investment in Synhelion which aims to decarbonise the cement manufacturing process based on solar technology. “Synhellion’s technology has enormous potential, not only does it close the fuel carbon cycle but it also facilitates a carbon-free cement industry. This investment is another example of the innovative projects and technologies we develo...