Cement News tagged: Environmental

LafargeHolcim secures top spot in sector for Sustainalytics' ESG ratings

27 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Sustainalytics, a global leader in environmental, social and governance risks (ESG) and Corporate Governance research and ratings, published its latest LafargeHolcim ESG Risk Rating. Of all 101 construction materials companies analysed, LafargeHolcim rated first. The company was also in the top 20 per cent of all 12,000 companies assessed across all sectors.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainabi...

LafargeHolcim strengthens partnership with Solidia Technologies

21 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has strengthened its partnership with Solidia Technologies to reduce CO 2 across its value chain. With this announcement the collaboration with the US-based cement and concrete technology company, which began in 2013, is formally agreed until 2025, with an option to extend.   Together the two companies' solutions not only emit up to 30 per cent less CO 2 during cement productio...

LafargeHolcim's CEO targets low-carbon and sustainable recovery

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's CEO, Jan Jenisch, has updated customers on the company's low-carbon cement initiatives and preparing for the gradual pick-up in business as the world tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. "As markets are gradually reopening around the world, we are ramping up our production to best support our customers and help the world economy recover as quickly as possible," said Mr...

CEMBUREAU's Carbon Neutrality Roadmap to reduce CO2 to net zero by 2050

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU's Carbon Neutrality Roadmap (CNR) looks at how the European cement industry can reduce its carbon emissions by 2050, and align with the objectives of the European Green Deal. It demonstrates that reaching net zero emissions along the cement and concrete value chain is achievable by 2050. Experts from the European cement industry have looked in detail at the role of key technologies ...

GCC signs wind power agreement with Black Hills Energy

GCC signs wind power agreement with Black Hills Energy

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) has signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) with Black Hills Energy to supply GCC’s Rapid City cement plant with half of its power requirements in the next 15 years. By choosing low-cost renewable energy resources to power our business, we’re able to advance our business goals and sustainability objectives while also supporting the expansion of affordable, re...

GCCA publishes biodiversity guidelines for quarries

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry's quarries. The guidelines support the Association’s Sustainability Charter implementation. Member companies will use the guidelines to implement agreed good practices as well as a framework for reporting progress against key performance indic...

ScanTogo and CimBénin donate EUR39,636 to biosphere reserve

ScanTogo and CimBénin donate EUR39,636 to biosphere reserve

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

ScanTogo and CimBénin (HeidelbergCement group) have donated EUR39,636 to support a project for the Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in the Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, on the border of Benin and Togo. The two cement producers hope the donations helps to safeguard the reserve having launched the project to raise funds on 10 February 2020. "The biological diversity of the Mono...

Aker Solutions' carbon capture technology approved by DNV GL

30 April 2020, Published under Cement News

DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has approved as qualified, technology for a full-scale demonstration project in Norway to remove carbon emissions at the Brevik cement plant. Gassnova, the Norwegian state’s agency for implementation of carbon capture and storage projects, initiated the project that will apply carbon capture technology developed by Aker Solutions at ...

First sustainable credit to the Mexican cement industry agreed

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

BBVA Mexico has formalised a sustainable credit for MXN2.2bn (US$88.7m) over a five-year term to Cooperativa La Cruz Azul. According to the bank, it is the first sustainable credit in the Mexican cement industry and also the first of this year. The producer is expected to use the funds to modernise its production plants in Hidalgo and Oaxaca to reduce energy and water consumption, thereby m...

GCP Applied Technologies releases 2020 sustainability vision

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Additive producer GCP Applied Technologies has released its vision on a sustainable future. As a leading manufacturer of construction technology products, GCP Applied Technologies states that it has a responsibility to make the building process more sustainable. In response to this the company has detailed three core sections for its 2020 sustainability vision. • Products: GCP product develop...

Tyre burning project for Caribbean Cement put on hold

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The coronavirus pandemic has halted a key project for Caribbean Cement Co to remove and incinerate between 1.5-2m tyres from the Riverton City landfill. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the country's government and Caribbean Cement was signed last July to see the removal of the environmentally-hazardous tyres from the landfill. During the pilot stage last December 6000 tyres were...

Roanoke Cement awarded gold certification for zero waste efforts

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Roanoke Cement Co (Titan America) has been awarded Gold certification by Green Business Certification for its zero waste efforts at its Troutville plant. "In order to elevate our TRUE Zero Waste certification, we ramped up our zero-waste policy to include, for example, physical audits of waste and improving recycling practices on-site," says Lindsey Layman, environmental engineer a...

Switzerland prepares to lower NOx limits

09 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Swiss Federal Department of the Environment has published a review of the country’s air protection ordinance, in which it plans to lower the limit values for NO x by more than half – from 500 to 200mg/m 3 . The revision of the legislation is in consultation until 20 August 2020. The step will require the country’s cement plants to adapt their emission control process to meet the new legi...

Spanish importers voice concerns over EU carbon border tax plans

08 April 2020, Published under Cement News

A Spanish importer of clinker has submitted feedback to the European Commission regarding the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), stating that, if implemented, the EU must ensure that importers are not paying more for carbon in comparison to local manufacturers. "If the CBAM is to be introduced alongside the EU ETS then it must be adjusted so the total price of carbon per tonne is not...

Asia Cement Corp partners with RWE for offshore energy project

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s third-largest renewables group, RWE, is partnering with Taiwan’s Asia Cement Corp to set up an offshore wind project. The Chu Feng project would have an installed capacity of 448MW and be located off the northwest coast, near Hsinchu City. "The Chu Feng project will enable us to enter this growing market with a strong local partner at our side, whose local expertise complements our g...

Georgia Power announces coal ash reuse project

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

USA-based Georgia Power today announced a new beneficial reuse project for coal ash stored at Plant Mitchell, a retired coal-fired power station near Albany. Starting this year, approximately 2Mt of stored coal ash will be removed from the existing ash ponds for reuse in Portland cement manufacture. "As part of our ash pond closure efforts, Georgia Power is always looking for opportunities ...