Cement News tagged: Environmental

LafargeHolcim's Mannersdorf plant set for carbon capture project

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Austria’s energy and petrochemicals company OMV and polymers firm Borealis have signed a memorandum of understanding with Verbund and LafargeHolcim to jointly develop the “Carbon2ProductAustria” (C2PAT) project, which aims to capture almost 100 per cent of the 700,000tpa of CO 2 emitted from LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Mannersdorf. The CO 2 is expected to be transformed to renewable-b...

HeidelbergCement highlights achievements and plans in 2019 sustainability report

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement reiterated its sustainability focus on climate protection in its newly-published 2019 sustainability report. By 2030 the company plans to reduce its specific net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement by 30 per cent compared with 1990. It was the first cement producer to have Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)-verified CO 2 reduction targets. Progress to date has seen these...

Cemex's climate strategy still on track

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it will be continuing to move ahead with its climate action strategy, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In February the company announced it had set a target for a 35 per cent reduction of its net specific CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement compared with its 1990 baseline. "Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and we believe t...

RHI Magnesita launches new brick at Mannersdorf plant

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita’s new ANKRAL LC series of refractory bricks has had its first usage in a pilot project at LafargeHolcim’s Mannersdorf facility in Austria. The bricks reuse secondary recycled materials from rotary cement kilns, without compromising the technical requirements and specifications required from the material. The materials were previously considered unsuitable for further use in th...

LafargeHolcim, GE Renewable Energy, COBOD develop wind turbine towers with 3D-printed concrete bases

LafargeHolcim, GE Renewable Energy, COBOD develop wind turbine towers with 3D-printed concrete bases

18 June 2020, Published under Cement News

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim announced today that they will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimised 3D-printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200m. The three partners will undertake a multi-year collaboration to develop this solution, which will increase renewable energy production while lowering the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) and optimising const...

Aker Solutions signs CO2 capture agreement with Norcem

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions and HeidelbergCement-owned Norcem have signed an agreement towards the engineering, procurement and construction of a CO 2 capture, liquification and intermediate storage plant at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway. The carbon capture plant in Brevik is part of the Norwegian carbon capture demonstration project to be funded by the Norwegian government. Parliament is expe...

MPA UK Concrete releases framework for net negative emissions roadmap

MPA UK Concrete releases framework for net negative emissions roadmap

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

MPA UK Concrete, the group representing the UK concrete industry, has developed a framework to help inform the delivery of an ambitious roadmap for the UK concrete and cement sector to achieve net negative emissions by 2050. The roadmap will also be used to inform net zero strategies for other mineral products, including aggregates, asphalt, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand, says ...

MPA calls for reform of mineral planning system

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published a policy paper calling for reform of the mineral planning system to ensure future supply to support housing and infrastructure construction, manufacturing and other key strategic sectors of the UK economy. Coming ahead of the UK Government's anticipated Planning White Paper, the MPA paper highlights the essential role of mineral products an...

South Korean producers sign agreeement to reduce NOx emissions

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s nine cement producers have agreed to work with the Ministry of Environment to lower NO x emissions, according to The Korea Times. Representatives of companies including Sungshin Cement and Hanil Cement, alongside officials from the ministry and the National Institute of Environmental Research, gathered at Ssangyong Cement's factory in Donghae, Gangwon Province, to sign the partn...

New Zealand's concrete sector on track for CO2 reduction target

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Concrete New Zealand has reported that a sustainability study by Australia-based independent consultants Thinkstep has confirmed that New Zealand's cement and concrete industry is on track to meet climate change commitments as made under the Paris Agreement. Thinkstep's report states that the New Zealand concrete sector is half way to its goal of 30 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions by 20...

Cementos Cosmos to burn tyres at Toral de los Vados

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Toral de los Vados cement works, operated by Cementos Cosmos, will be able to use waste tyres as alternative fuel following the granting of an Integrated Environmental Authorisation. The plant will be able to replace 30 per cent of its current petcoke fuel usage with waste tyres. The step will result in lower energy costs as well as reduced CO2 emissions. Cementos Cosmos applied for th...

Solar power plant approved for Arabian Cement

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Egyptian Electricity Utilities Regulatory and Consumer Protection Agency (EgyptERA) has approved the construction of a 7.5MW solar power plant for Arabian Cement Co. The approval request was submitted by SolarizEgypt, following an agreement signed with Arabian Cement more than a year ago. SolarizEgypt will construct the solar power plant on an area of approximately 96,000m² and sell ...

Nuvoco Vistas Corp sets water and energy consumption goals

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, managing director of Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd, announces new sustainability goals for the company on World Environment Day On the occasion of 'World Environment Day', Friday 5 June 2020, and considering Nuvoco's long term commitment to sustainability and environment care, Nuvoco Vistas Corporation Ltd reports that it has set a new goal in reducing it...

Dominican producers use ashes from power generation

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Ashes produced at the Punta Catalina coal power generation complex in Bani, Dominican Republic, are now being used by cement companies in the country, according to Jaime Aristy Escuder, administrator at the facility. In addition, international companies have also expressed an interest in using the ashes. The material is currently stored in facilities specifically designed, built and managed ...

Report calls for co-processing of wind turbine blades to be scaled up

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement sector's cooperation is expected to be required to ease the challenge of recycling decommissioned wind turbines, according to a new report from WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council and the European Composites Industry Association. While 85-90 per cent of wind turbines can be recycled, the blades are a relatively small volume of the total composite waste and are a 's...

New Group Head of Sustainability appointed at Breedon

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has appointed Donna Hunt as its first Group Head of Sustainability. In the newly-created role, Donna will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective sustainability strategy to shape the group's practices and performance, ultimately improving the sustainability of Breedon’s operations, products and services. Donna brings over 20 years' knowledge and experien...