Cement News tagged: Environmental

65% of CEOs in hard-to-abate sectors plan to use CCUS

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

A first of its kind benchmarking report on industry attitudes towards carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) has revealed that 65 per cent of executives working in hard-to-abate sectors see CCUS as ‘critical’ or ‘important’ reaching their 2030 and 2050 goals. "The Scaling up CCUS" market insights report has been published by Decarb Connect, a leading platform that connects the ha...

HyNet North West consortium chosen for CCUS funding scheme

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement) and its partners in the HyNet North West consortium have been chosen for funding under the British government’s carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster sequencing process. The announcement will result in economic benefits to the region, safeguarding existing jobs and creating around 6000 new employment opportunities. It also gives Hanson the confidence ...

Carbon Re receives GBP1m investment

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Clean Growth Fund, the UK venture capital fund, has co-led a GBP1m investment in Carbon Re, a UK climate tech start-up that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cut CO₂ emissions in the global cement industry and other hard-to-abate industrial processes.       Carbon Re's cloud-based platform, Delta Zero, utilises powerful AI tools to achieve operational efficiencies in energy in...

WCA's Annual Conference proclaims "No more words, actions are needed"

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association's (WCA) annual conference on 20-21 October 2021 called for 'a decade of action' from the cement industry starting now to keep to the targets set by the 2015 Paris Agreement of limiting global warming ideally to 1.5˚C and no more than 2˚C this century.     Keynote speaker, Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, explained that: "For the ha...

Industry report highlights emission reduction technologies for construction sector

Industry report highlights emission reduction technologies for construction sector

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Osborne Clarke has published a construction industry report 'Economist Impact', commissioned by The Economist, that highlights that there are four main technologies in the construction sector which have the potential to reduce emissions, while low carbon cement also offers one of the biggest investment opportunities.  The Economic Impact programme aims to identify how cities can achieve car...

Malabar Cements meets opposition against new mine

20 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s BJP district committee has opposed the move to open a new limestone mine in Walayar forest, Kerala, for Malabar Cements Ltd (MCL). The current mining permission for MCL will end in 2023. Therefore, moves are reportedly being made to open a new mine in nearby Pandarathumala, with MCL seeking permission from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment. However, the party has stated t...

TCL engages in low-carbon cement sales

TCL engages in low-carbon cement sales

19 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd's (Cemex group) ECO Cement brand has achieved the Cemex Vertua seal, the group’s global standard for products that offer a reduction in carbon emissions ranging from 15 to over 40 per cent during production, TCL officials state. However, TCL has a hard battle ahead to convince the construction industry to move towards low-carbon cements. The low-carbon product has act...

Titan Cement Group joins Business Ambition for 1.5°C

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group signed 'Business Ambition for 1.5˚C', a global campaign led by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition, joining a number of leading companies worldwide that are committed to keeping global warming to 1.5°C and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.   By signing Business Ambition for 1.5°C, Tit...

The PCA releases its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, an ambitious journey to carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The roadmap demonstrates how the US cement and concrete industry, along with its entire value chain, can address climate change, decrease GHGs and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress. “C...

ECOncrete Tech and LafargeHolcim US form partnership

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

ECOncrete Tech Ltd and LafargeHolcim (Holcim) in the US have joined forces to design and produce an ecologically beneficial concrete scour protection unit for offshore wind turbine foundations. The Biden Administration set the goal of creating 30GW of offshore wind by 2030 while protecting biodiversity and promoting ocean co-use , an effort which, to achieve sustainably, should use be...

GCCA accelerates global CO2 emission reduction

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers have joined forces to accelerate the shift to greener concrete by pledging to cut CO 2 emissions by a further 25 per cent by 2030, marking a decisive step in the race to ‘Net Zero’ concrete by 2050, says the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)   The move by the members of the GCCA marks the biggest global comm...

Belterra clay could replace limestone in cement production

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

In a study, funded partly by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany, and Brazil’s University of Pará, have found that CO2 emissions can be reduced during cement production by up to two-thirds by adding Belterra clay, unused overburden from bauxite mining. "This layer of clay can be up to 30 metres thick and covers the bauxite deposits in...

Titan receives its first LNG tractor for cement transport

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has acquired its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractor for cement transport within Greece, a pilot action in collaboration with BlueFuel and the Sarakakis Business Group, importer of Volvo equipment. In addition to the reduction of operating and maintenance costs, through the use of LNG in heavy vehicles, a reduction of up to 25 per cent in CO 2 emissions is achieved. ...

Cemex UK recovers pallets for circular economy initiative

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is extending its commitment to waste reduction and the circular economy with merchants by relaunching its nationwide pallet recovery service.     The Cemex pallet recovery scheme aims to reduce timber waste in the supply chain and make greater environmental efficiencies, as part of its 'Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO 2'  Climate Action Strategy.     Under the schem...

SBTi validates Cemex's 2030 global emission targets

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has validated Cemex’s 2030 global emissions targets. Cemex’s targets are in accordance with the Paris Agreement, citing global warming to well below 2˚C and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5˚C. Cemex has a net greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction target of 40 per cent by 2030 compared to its 1990 base line. Under scope 1, this mean...

Taiwan Cement Corp invests TWD22.3bn in renewable energy

05 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) has approved three major renewable energy investments, representing a total value of TWD22.3bn (US$799.4m). The company will invest TWD5.5bn on installing large storage systems at its Su’ao plant in Yilan and its Hoping unit in Hualien – resulting in the largest in Taiwan when combined. A 100MW/250MWh storage system will be built at Hoping, representing an investment...