Cement News tagged: Environmental

ACC Ltd releases ACC Gold Water Shield

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd  ( Holcim Group ) has developed ACC Gold Water Shield, which is the country’s first specially-formulated cement with high-quality water-repelling properties. The product ensures that structures made with it are durable and protected from dampness or seepage. ACC Gold Water Shield is specially formulated cement with high-quality water-repellent properties. With water repellence engine...

Cemex inaugurates Climafuel facility at Rugby works

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s cement plant in Rugby, UK, will operate fully on alternative fuels (AF) following the inauguration of its new Climafuel facility. This significant investment aims to enable the plant to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, producing carbon savings equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 135,000 cars. Climafuel is a waste-derived fuel made using residual and commercial waste tha...

C-Capture on trial at Ketton plant

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson ’s Ketton cement plant in Rutland, UK, is part of a new carbon capture project funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which aims to provide a low-cost solution to decarbonisation. The multi-industry initiative will see C-Capture’s carbon capture technology, which uses a solvent to selectively capture CO 2 , installed at a number of sites across the ...

HeidelbergCement steps up Slite CCS project

01 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Following positive results from a pre-feasibility study, HeidelbergCement and its Swedish subsidiary Cementa are taking their carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Slite cement plant in Sweden to the next stage. The installation on the Swedish island of Gotland will now be scaled up to capture up to 1.8Mta of CO 2 , equal to the plant’s total emissions and equivalent to three per cen...

Cembureau unveils 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap for quarries

Cembureau unveils 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap for quarries

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cembureau has released its 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap, setting out its vision for biodiversity in and around quarries over the coming years. Through the roadmap, the European cement industry aims to help put a stop to biodiversity loss during the lifecycle of a quarry using rehabilitation processes. According to the association, going above and beyond legal requirements can ensure that new habi...

Converge tackles decarbonisation through AI

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Specialist decarbonisation investor OGCI Climate Investments (OGCI CI) has led an investment round of over GBP15m (US$18.9m) for UK-based technology company Converge. Converge uses AI and reality capture devices to make construction more efficient, safe and sustainable. Its flagship AI platform – ConstructionDNA – is powered by real-time data from reality capture devices embedded throughout th...

Taiwan Cement shifts focus to green energy and waste

Taiwan Cement shifts focus to green energy and waste

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) saw its cement revenue on mainland China fall by 7.8 per cent YoY in the opening quarter of 2022 with the sales volume over the same period contracting by 24.1 per cent, according to Nelson Chang, chairman of TCC, speaking at the company’s annual general meeting on 26 May, 2022. Cement prices in the 1Q22 improved by 18 per cent, but this did little to offset the 195 ...

Sinoma Overseas Development completes SCR project

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Sinoma Overseas Development’s selective catalytic reduction ( SCR) denitrification project with Lanfeng No2 cement production line in Sichuan, China, has been successfully completed.   This ultra-low emission renovation project for air pollutants of cement kiln contracted by Sinoma Overseas passed the performance test before being transferred to the owner, with all indicators reachin...

Solidia Technologies® receives US DoE grant for CCUS and SCM research

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Solidia Technologies ® has unveiled plans to widen applications of low-carbon manufacturing technologies for building materials, with support of a US$2.1m grant from the US Department of Energy (DoE). The New Jersey-based firm wants to use its new funds to develop processes for producing synthetic supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) through direct capture and the utilisation of ...

Consultation set for Shoreham Cement Works redevelopment

25 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), UK, is launching an eight-week public consultation on how West Sussex’s largest brownfield site, the former Shoreham Cement Works, is redeveloped. SDNPA has drawn up an 'Area Action Plan' for the cement works, which is privately owned by an aggregate company, called the Dudman group. South Downs MP, Andrew Griffith, who has called for the ...

Cementos Molins to implement an energy management system

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins Indusrials’ strategy in favours sustainability and the fight against climate change has recently entered a new stage with the decision to implement an Energy Management System (SGEn), according to the requirements and guidelines established in the UNE-EN standard. ISO50001:2018.  The decision, a direct consequence of the energy policy that the company has just approved,...

Kolos Cement launches 'Retourn to Plastik' campaign

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Kolos Cement in Mauritius  has launched its   'Retourn to Plastik' campaign in the presence of officers from the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change. Kolos has launched the palletless system, a first in the Indian Ocean region in terms of packaging technology that will rethink its modes of operations and measure the impact of the company’s actions for sust...

Cemex and Coolbrook to work on electric cement kiln

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it expects to work with Coolbrook to test their patented technology that uses electricity in place of fossil fuels in the heating process of cement production. The companies have reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combine their expertise to develop optimal electric process heating solutions that can be applied in the cement manufacturing process. Coolbroo...

HeidelbergCement’s ReConcrete-360˚ wins award

18 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s ReConcrete-360˚ concept has scooped the German Innovation Award for Climate and Environment (IKU) in the category ‘Process Innovations for Climate Protection’. ReConcrete-360˚ involves crushing demolished concrete using novel processes and selectively separating it into its components, including sand and gravel, and hardened cement paste. These can then be reused as a low-ca...

Lafarge Egypt and Lumika sign US$93m solar power pact

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim-owned Lafarge Egypt has signed a US$93m long-term agreement with Lumika Renewables Egypt, part of the AP Moller Egypt, to generate 140GWh of solar energy annually, according to Mist News. The two companies will establish a new 50MW power plant – the first plant owned by Lumika in Egypt. The plant will enable Lafarge to use clean energy for 50 per cent of its cement works’ energy consu...

FICEM reaffirms commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

FICEM has joined forces with the UN-backed Race to Zero initiative, the American Concrete Institute (ACI), ASTM International and the International Finance Corp (IFC) to achieve cement and concrete carbon neutrality by 2050 in Latin America, including the Caribbean. Hosted by the University of Miami, the Latin American cement association gathered key industry figures on 5 May 2022 to promote...