Cement News tagged: Environmental

Pakistan incurs huge losses due to flooding

31 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan government has initially estimated a loss of at least US$10bn caused by weeks of torrential rains and subsequent floods, which destroyed many houses and infrastructures across the country. A research house estimated a major requirement of cement, steel and other construction material to rehabilitate masses affected due to flooding. Speaking to the media, Finance Minister, Mifta...

ECOCEM launches Superfine

31 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has launched Superfine, a low-carbon, super high-grade ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) for specialist applications onto the European market. Ecocem Superfine is a finer GGBS designed to be used as a specialist additive in binders, industrial mortars, UHPC and precast concrete. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, the use of Superfine can improve rheology, strength a...

Project to target CO2 emissions from refractories

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

A research project, funded by the European Union, could help lower CO 2 emissions in the refractory industry by up to 800,000tpa. The initiative is known as the ReSoURCE project and involves eight research partners, led by RHI Magnesita. “On average, 60 per cent of all spent refractories, generated by refractory-consuming industries, go to landfill, while only 30 per cent is recycled. With...

Origen shortlisted for UK government CCUS funding

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The UK government has named ZerCaL250, a collaboration using Origen's zero-carbon tech and Singleton Birch’s lime production know-how, as one of 13 projects shortlisted nationally for the second phase of its carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster process.  It is also one of eight industrial carbon capture (ICC) projects in the government’s East Coast Cluster, supported by zero carb...

Cem'In'Eu to launch new pozzolan cement in 2023

Cem'In'Eu to launch new pozzolan cement in 2023

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'Eu is developing a new low-carbon cement based on pozzolan, a natural raw material extracted locally.  The French cement producer aims to greatly reducing the share of clinker and therefore the carbon footprint of the cement. The use of pozzolan represents a considerable leverage effect for reducing the overall carbon footprint of the cements produced by Cem'In'Eu, both in bulk and i...

CEMEX to install hydrogen technology at San Pedro De Macoris plant

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is implementing hydrogen technology at its San Pedro De Macoris cement plant in the Dominican Republic. Fernando A González, CEO of CEMEX, was at the project's inauguration, which is part of the company's Future in Action programme that seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. "Through projects like this, we reiterate our commitment to leveraging innovation to meet our ambitiou...

Argos buys 200 mixer trucks in USA

Argos buys 200 mixer trucks in USA

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Grupo Argos' Cement Co ) is renewing its fleet of trucks in the USA by purchasing 200 mixer trucks with state-of-the-art technology.   These trucks, representing nearly US$40m in investment, will be incorporated in stage one of a comprehensive fleet expansion and replacement plan spanning the next five years. The company estimates new additions at the beginning of the 2Q23 as part ...

Summit Material's Hannibal plant converts fully to PLC production

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc is celebrating that its Hannibal plant in Missouri, operated by Continental Cement Co LLC   has converted 100 per cent of its production to Portland limestone cement (PLC). It is expected that the blended cement will result in a reduction of the carbon footprint by 10 per cent on average. The Hannibal plant is the company’s second conversion to PLC in 2022. C...

Holcim joins water coalitions

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has joined the 50L Home Coalition and the Water Resilience Coalition. Through the 50L Home Coalition, Holcim will expand its reach in addressing urban water crises around the world. As a member of the Water Resilience Coalition, Holcim will ensure its water-positive impact methodology aligns with the Coalition’s Net Positive Water Impact concept, then share its methodology for use by ...

Shredder converts waste into RDF for Colombia's cement industry

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

An UNTHA CR2000 shredder is set to drive forward Geofuturo’s energy-from-waste (EfW) operations in Colombia, converting the country’s waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) for the cement industry. The equipment will be processing approximately 2200tpm of materials at the firm’s new EfW plant, Geoparque, in Cartagena. The materials, which include waste wood, textiles, plastics and leather, wo...

Devki Group plans 60MW wind energy plant

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Kenya's Devki Group ( National Cement ) plans to develop a wind power plant in Kenya to try and mitigate electricity costs . The cement, steel and power group said in a disclosure to the National Environment Management Authority that it plans to develop a 60MW plant in Samburu, Kwale County which is in Kinango Sub County.   The power generated will be used for the firm’s own consumption...

WCA focus on MENA region decarbonisation

23 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has held its first CEO-exclusive, pre-conference webinar, in which participants concluded that cement producers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) can halve carbon emissions with zero or low capital expenditure. The webinar brought together thirty CEOs representing cement-producing companies from Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey among othe...

Hanson UK receives Ketton and Ribblesdale EVs

23 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement group ) has taken delivery of two fully electric vans, which are the first step towards meeting its sustainability commitment to its van fleet being fully electric or hybrid by 2025.   The move follows the completion of successful trials last year and the new vehicles will be site-based at our Ketton and Ribblesdale cement works. Christopher Sharman, wo...

Nesher Cement fined for breaking Clean Air Law

22 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises ( Clal Industries ), Israel’s only producer of cement, has been fined nearly ILS6m (US$1.9m) for violations of the Clean Air Law, the Environmental Protection Ministry said on Sunday. The fine is for exceeding the permitted level of pollution on numerous occasions, including “exceeding the emissions values for particulates, mercury and mercury compounds,” ...

Lucky Cement wins environmental award

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has won the Environment Excellence Award at the 19th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2022, organised by The National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH). Lucky Cement received the award in recognition to its commitment towards sustainable development and contribution towards protecting the overall environment for a greener Pakistan.

Lafarge Canada opens first EV charging station

16 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada (Holcim group) has announced the opening of the company’s first four electric vehicle charging stations in Canada at its Kent Ave ready-mixed concrete plant in Vancouver, British Columbia. The project was initiated in March 2022 by Lafarge’s Vancouver team with support from Lafarge Canada for secured funding of CAD50,000 (US$38,669) and an additional CAD20,000 from the Clea...