Cement News tagged: Environmental

Votorantim Cimentos sets CO2 emissions goal at 520kg/t cement by 2030

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has announced its 2030 sustainability commitments. The objective is to align the company’s worldwide operations to current and future needs of society, thereby creating a positive impact on the entire value chain and in the communities where the company operates. The commitments are divided into seven pillars: ethics and integrity; health, safety and well-being; diversity ...

Evonik wins PCA's 2020 Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named Evonik as its 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards winner. PCA awarded the company’s innovative P84 ® HT polyimide fibre second place as the Ultimate Filter for cement kiln baghouses. P84 ® HT fibres feature a unique multilobal design that provides the largest surface area available in the market, claims the Evonik. Due to th...

Cemex awarded grant for carbon capture project at Balcones plant

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has been awarded a grant to research and develop carbon capture technology at its Balcones cement plant in Texas, USA. Cemex is partnering with Membrane Technology & Research Inc in an 18-month study that will trial a new membrane technology to capture CO 2 . "At Cemex, sustainability is embedded in our operations, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce our carbon f...

Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact to the Canadian market

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Following its launch in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction. ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, with 30-70 per cent less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Future product expansion in the coming months will allow up to 100 pe...

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signs environmental MoUs

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signs environmental MoUs

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Ministry of Environment and the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka to support the government’s sustainability agenda. INSEE Cement, under the patronage of Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Environment, has formalised two private-public partnership (PPP) projects supporting the government’s susta...

Cemex and Carbon Upcycling to increase industrial waste use

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has signed an agreement with Carbon Upcycling Technologies to improve processing of residue or byproducts from industrial processes and to capture CO 2 to produce nanomaterials and low-CO 2 concretes. Cemex Ventures will work with Carbon Upcycling Technologies  to increase the 3Mta of industrial residue that Cemex uses for cement and concrete additions, and therefore...

LafargeHolcim to build first CC facility at Carboneras plant

LafargeHolcim to build first CC facility at Carboneras plant

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will begin to build the first carbon capture facility at its Carboneras plant in Almería, Spain, at the end of the year. It will use British Carbon Clean technology and the captured carbon will be used to improve the agricultural performance of the greenhouses in the province. The installation will initially capture 10 per cent of the 700,000t of CO2 emissions by the plant, but ...

LafargeHolcim and Carbon Clean to develop large-scale CCUS plant

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean announced today that it has signed an agreement in Spain with LafargeHolcim, ECCO2, and Sistemas de Calor to develop a large-scale carbon capture and utilisation plant.   The project, based in LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras, Almeria, cement plant in Spain will aim to capture CO 2 emitted through the cement production process to be further transformed, cleaned and reused loca...

Titan America's Pennsuco plant earns TRUE Platinum certification

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan America's Pennsuco plant in Medley, Florida, USA, is the first cement plant in the world to earn the highest level of certification possible under the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) rating system for zero waste. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities around the world define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource...

Cemex launches carbon-free Virtua® concrete

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that its first net-zero carbon concrete called Vertua ® will soon be available worldwide. Vertua ® is a family of low-carbon products and the first net-zero CO 2 concrete will be used in several European countries in flagship infrastructure projects. Virtua ® has been developed with an innovative geoploymer binder solution created by Cemex's Research and De...

EcoLabel launched by LafargeHolcim

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched its EcoLabel to transparently communicate the environmental benefits of its green building solutions. The label will apply to all its products that comply with its green criteria, including lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. Building on LafargeHolcim's net zero pledge, this EcoLabel supports the company's ambition to accelerate green construction with t...

Ibstock highlights industry collaboration for carbon reduction

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A culture of collaboration and innovation will accelerate the UK concrete and cement sector's pathway to ‘Beyond Net Zero’ emissions, says leading building products manufacturer, Ibstock Concrete. Following the recent launch of the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero by UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Ibstock Concrete has reiterated the...

LafargeHolcim awarded US$1.5m grant for Florence carbon capture project

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has received a US$1.5m grant from the US Department of Energy to research and develop a system to capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions at its cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA. The Swiss-based company is partnering with Svante Inc and other firms. Jamie Gentoso, the CEO of US Cement at LafargeHolcim, said the company worked with Svante to build a pilot carbo...

San Miguel looks to increase plastic waste consumption

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based San Miguel Corp (SMC) is reportedly buying more plastic wastes to fuel its cement plants. "It's a more environment-friendly and sustainable alternative to using traditional fuels," said Ramon Ang, president and COO of SMC, in a statement. The initiative comes after the company’s launch of a series of sustainability efforts, which include discontinuing its plastic bottle...

New Cuban facility begins production of green cement

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

After several months of tests, a new plant installed at the Marta Abreu University in Las Villas, Cuba, has begun the production of low-carbon cement (LC3). The main components of the cement are clinker, calcined clay, limestone and gypsum. At present, the plant produces around 4tpd of LC3, but production is expected to double once the new facility is fully operational.

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto partner for circular economy project

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto, North America’s only primary aluminium producer, are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. The circular economy project aims to reduce the need to extract new raw materials and create more value from waste. Geocycle Canada, part of Lafarge Canada, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product, Alextra, ...