Cement News tagged: Environmental

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

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

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...

Padeswood Cement shortlisted for BEIS Phase 2

15 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson's Padeswood cement works ( HeidelbergCement ) in Wales, UK, has been shortlisted for funding as part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Phase 2 Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Cluster sequencing process. The announcement is another step towards installing carbon capture technology at the site and establishing the UK’s first net zero cement work...

Sustainability at Loesche 2021 report released

10 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Loesche   has published its first sustainability report in July 2022. The report refers to the calendar year 2021. It informs about the company's own strategies in the areas of environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) as well as about Loesche 's innovative products and services that help the customers to achieve their sustainability goals, cement, mining and waste products are cover...

Start-up of Saipem's carbon capture pilot plant

10 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Hafslund Oslo Celsio CO 2 capture plant in Klemetsrud, Norway, has been started up with CO 2 Solutions technology provided by Saipem. This plant is the pilot of the ACCSESS project, a four-year Horizon 2020 project that aims to demonstrate technologies and produce tools and plans that aim to consolidate carbon dioxide capture and utilisation or storage (CCUS) technologies. The pilot ma...

CEMEX expands trial of zero-emission concrete mixers

09 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is further developing its global pilot of electric, zero-emission concrete mixers in Europe. Tests of these vehicles were carried out in Poland, following initial trials in Germany and France, among others. CEMEX has completed testing of the Putzmeister iONTRON e-Mixer, a fully electric ready-mix concrete truck, organised in Germany, France and Poland. This prototype vehicle is powere...

The World Economic Forum's Net-Zero Industry Tracker 2022 is released

05 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its first Net-Zero Industry Tracker 2022 report. It states that cement demand is forecast to rise 46 per cent by 2050 and suggests that US$185bn will have to be invested in CO 2 handling infrastructure and clean hydrogen production to enable low-emission cement plants. To reach the 2030 emissions intensity target, the WEF estimates that the cemen...

Zacua Ventures to receive CEMEX and CEMEX Ventures' investment

05 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and CEMEX Ventures are investing in a global early-stage venture fund, Zacua Ventures, which aims to tackle the construction industry’s biggest challenges in sustainability, productivity and urbanisation.   "As pioneers in the construction industry's transformation, we are happy to be part of this investment vehicle to seek innovative solutions that help boost productivity, sustain...