Cement News tagged: Environmental

All of SIG’s cement plants now operate on alternative fuels

09 February 2021, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SMGR) has released a goal of getting all of its cement plants to operate on alternative fuel. This effort will also support the government’s aim of reducing Indonesia’s use of coal. "We want to provide a long-term solution in overcoming the problem of domestic waste that can have a positive impact on the environment and society at large," said SMGR Director, Hendi ...

Cementos Argos wins the silver medal in the sustainability marathon

09 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Thanks to its good social, environmental, and corporate governance practices, Argos, Grupo Argos’ cement company, received the Silver Class distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2021, for having been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.     "Being included for the eighth year in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook encourages us to maintain our high sustainability...

Lehigh Hanson releases EcoCem®PLUS

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson has launched EcoCem®PLUS at its Edmonton cement plant in Alberta, Canada. EcoCem ® PLUS is an innovative blended Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) available in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.    "The motivation behind the EcoCem brand of products is to reduce the embodied carbon of cement and concrete," said Shawn McMillan, vice president cement for Lehigh Hanson’s Canada reg...

Svante Inc secures US$75m funding for carbon capture projects

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc has announced that it has successfully closed US$75m of Series D equity financing, the largest private investment into point source carbon capture globally to date.   The financing was led by Temasek and includes strategic investors Chart Industries, Carbon Direct and Export Development Canada (EDC). Existing investors OGCI Climate Investments, BDC Cleantech Practice, Chevron...

Hanover cement plant to scale-up  LEILAC 2 pilot project

Hanover cement plant to scale-up LEILAC 2 pilot project

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is starting the further development and scaling-up of the LEILAC technology (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) together with the Australian technology company Calix and a European consortium. After examining different locations, it has been decided to build the LEILAC 2 demonstration installation for carbon capture at the HeidelbergCement cement plant in Hanover, Germa...

Gorazdze Cement signs 10-year solar power deal

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Gorazdze Cement (HeidelbergCement group) is being supplied solar electricity from BayWa r.e. for the next decade. The 64.6MWp Witnica solar park is due to come on-stream in July 2021 between Poznan and Berlin and will be the largest solar park in Poland.  Andrzej Reclik, Gorazdze Cement management board president, said: "The 10-year PPA agreement for Witnica is a great achievement for t...

LafargeHolcim joins the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

LafargeHolcim joins the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has joined the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) as a founding member, representing the building materials industry, to accelerate climate action through innovation. The company joins a range of influential other sector leaders to work with MIT’s world-class research teams to develop scalable solutions to tackle climate change.   Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim C...

LafargeHolcim to hosts European open innovation day

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Council (EIC) and LafargeHolcim are launching a joint EIC Corporate Day dedicated to sustainable construction. With both organisations committed to building a 'net zero' future, they are gathering some of the most innovative start-ups in Europe in their first digital forum together. LafargeHolcim partners with hundreds of start-ups around the world in a unique open inno...

Lehigh Hanson reaches next step in Edmonton CCS project

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) is taking the next step in its joint carbon capture and storage   (CCS) feasibility study with the International CCS Knowledge Centre. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be moving forward with the engineering design for the study on the Edmonton cement plant, Canada. "This CCS feasibility study is essential for understanding how our industry can cont...

GCCA announces new biodiversity policy

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The global cement and concrete industry (GCCA) has launched a new biodiversity policy document which outlines steps that GCCA members will commit towards the achievement of Net Positive Impact in cement, concrete and aggregates operations. The biodiversity policy outlines four specific actions fore ecosystems to flourish: • Formulating and executing effective and progressive quarry reha...

Lafarge Canada's Richmond plant completes phase II of Project CO2MENT

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc (LafargeHoldim group), Svante Inc and Total SA have reached a major milestone of project CO 2 MENT , a first of its kind partnership to capture industrial levels of CO 2 emissions from a cement plant.   The multi-phase project celebrates the completion of phase II, construction to have the technology to capture and filter the CO 2 from the flue gas. This is a cruci...

Tarmac signs SRF agreement with Eco-Power Environmental

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Eco-Power Environmental has agreed a deal to provide solid recovered fuel (SRF) pellets to Tarmac's Tunstead cement kiln in Derbyshire, UK. Eco-Power Environmental has become the first fully-operational, commercial-scale SRF pellet production facility in the UK, following a GBP15M investment in its 125,000tpa facility in Humberside. SRF pellets are manufactured using the non-recyclable resi...

Raysut Cement Co begins construction of 9MW WHR system

21 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement Co has begun construction of a new 9MW waste heat recovery (WHR) system at its plant in Salalah. The project is expected to contribute to the company’s ambitious sustainability targets, which include reducing power consumption capacity by 25-30 per cent, lowering CO 2 emissions and cutting water consumption by more than 50 per cent. The producer has contracted Sinom...

Nuvoco Vistas Corp launch InstaMix Xpress in Bhutan

21 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd of India has released its InstaMix Xpress product in Bhutan. InstaMix Xpress is   a pre-mixed, ready-to-use, bagged, dry concrete supply. The premium-quality bagged concrete is easy to use and can be supplied anytime anywhere regardless of the desired quantity, claims Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd.    Nuvoco Vistas Ltd has supplied Instamix Xpress to Kolkata Telecom Suppor...

CCB Cement is awarded Concrete Sustainability Council's Silver certification

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding announces that CCB Cement, its Belgian subsidiary, has been awarded the Concrete Sustainability Council’s Silver certification. Cementir says, this recognition proves the strong commitment in achieving the ambitious Cementir Holding’s sustainability roadmap towards 2030 and represents the progress made in complementing the company's other new innovative solutions for climate c...

Holcim Philippines to invest PHP121.5m in AF resources

15 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has allocated PHP121.5m (US$2.5m) of funds to improve its alternative fuels processing facility at its plant in Norzagaray, Bulacan, by 2022. The investment will be used to improve the efficiency of its shredding operations, establish new equipment, and upgrade storage and feeding facilities at the plant. "This investment ensures we can continue being a reliable partne...