Cement News tagged: Environmental

CEMEX orders 200 low-carbon trucks

04 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has added nearly 200 lower-carbon natural gas-powered trucks as part of a comprehensive strategy seeking to decarbonise its global fleet. This initiative is part of the company’s flagship Future in Action programme to become a net-zero CO 2 company by 2050. The investment in these 200 new vehicles consist mostly of concrete mixer trucks powered by low emission compressed natural gas ...

India's carbon trading market to be announced this month

03 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Anticipation is building that India is about to start a carbon trading market for major emitters in the energy, steel and cement industries. The clean energy initiative is expected to be announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Independence Day celebrations on 15 August, according local sources. It has been in the works since March, according to Reuters. It is thought that the marke...

RECODEH2020 carbon capture demonstration project at Kamari plant

04 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Greece’s first carbon capture project in a cement plant has begun with RECODEH2020 partners successfully launching the demonstration unit at TITAN Cement Group’s Kamari plant . Using ionic liquids (bare or amine-functionalised) as CO 2 adsorbents, the project reached CO 2 purity above 99 per cent during initial operation. Part of the captured CO 2 is converted to nanocalcite and other che...

Materials Processing Institute leads GBP6.5m zero emission project

28 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The Materials Processing Institute (MPI) is leading a major GBP6.5m (US$7.83m) project to develop the world’s first zero emission cement on an industrial scale. The Cement 2 Zero project will focus on the technical and commercial aspects of this breakthrough development, which will bolster green steelmaking, while eliminating the carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of clinker in c...

UltraTech Cement decreases CO2 intensity by 9% in FY2021-2022

UltraTech Cement decreases CO2 intensity by 9% in FY2021-2022

27 July 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement ( Aditya Birla group ) has released its 2021-22 Sustainability Report. The company claims that in FY2021-2022 it decreased its CO 2 intensity by 9.1 per cent at 551.86kg CO 2 /t of cementitious materials produced. This resulted in achieving   15.1 per cent of Scope 1 intensity target against the target of 27 per cent reduction target by 2032 from the 2017 baseline. Greenhou...

CEMEX Ventures invests in 3D printing company COBOD

26 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures (Cemex Group) is investing in COBOD, a global leader in construction-grade 3D printers. CEMEX and COBOD have been working together over the last year to innovate in the 3D printing space. Through this partnership, they recently introduced the first-ever 3D printing solution that utilises conventional ready-mix concrete in the building process. The solution can deliver signific...

TCC introduces World's first UHPC cabinet energy storage system

TCC introduces World's first UHPC cabinet energy storage system

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) joined 7-11 to unveil its 10,000th store in Asia and introduced the “New Energy Convenience Store”. TCC combines the company’s strength in green energy, energy storage, battery and cement to build an energy storage system (ESS) to provide stable electricity and reduce carbon emissions.     7-11’s 10,000th store in Asia is Taiwan’s first convenience store to ins...

Limak Cement Group has carbon footprint report independently verified

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Limak Cement Group ’s Anka plant broke new ground in the Turkish cement industry and became the first cement factory with a verified carbon footprint report.   The cement factory in Anka , Turkey, has been awarded a certificate as the first cement factory whose 14064-1:2018 carbon footprint report has been verified by Emicert and QSI, which are accredited in the cement industry.

Lafarge Exshaw plant receives carbon capture funding

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada ’s Exshaw Cement plant is one of 11 recipients to receive funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) CAD40m (US$31m) investment to kickstart CAD$20bn in carbon capture projects in Alberta. This investment could position Exshaw to be Canada’s first net zero cement plant. The Exshaw plant will receive CAD5m ERA funding towards its CAD10m CCUS project costs.  The pr...

GCCA and FICEM accelerate Latin American progress towards net zero

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and, regional affiliate, FICEM have co-hosted an event on 'Latin American cement and concrete industry – Towards Net Zero' in the Dominican Republic. The meeting highlighted the progress made in decarbonising the industry in the region and future pathways to reaching net zero concrete. Claude Loréa, executive cement director of the GCCA, com...

Holcim secures EU investment in CCUS projects

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has secured investment from the European Union Innovation Fund in its carbon capture, utlisation and storage (CCUS) projects in Germany and Poland. The funding will support Carbon2Business, part of the Westküste 100 project in Germany, where carbon is captured from the  Lägerdorf cement plant before being converted into synthetic fuel. The EU is also investing in Holcim's Go4ECOPlanet ...

Holcim Argentina to set up household waste processing plant in Mendoza

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Argentina) SA will set up a household waste processing plant in Las Heras, Mendoza province, Argentina, to process waste into an alternative fuel for Holcim’s cement plants. The project represents an investment of around US$10m. Commissioning is expected in 2023. Holcim currently uses on average 15 per cent alternative fuels to run its kilns in Argentina. However, in Mendoza, where...

UK scientists look to develop zero-emissions cement

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, UK, have been replacing lime flux with used cement paste for steel recycling.   The resulting slag could, in turn, create a zero-emissions cement in a closed-loop process. ‘If the electric arc furnace [for steel recycling] is powered by non-emitting electricity, the only significant emissions in today’s steel recycling come from making the lim...

Union Bridge plant to transition to EcoCem®PLC production

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson ’s ( HeidelbergCement group) Union Bridge plant will fully transition from producing ordinary Portland cement (OPC) to EcoCem ® PLC as its primary product by no later than January 2023. The Union Bridge plant is currently the company’s largest cement plan in North America.   EcoCem ® PLC is a Portland limestone cement (PLC) produced using innovative technology to increas...

European Innovation Funding awarded for decarbonisation projects

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Fund (EU Environment and Climate) has agreed funding for several cement and lime sector projects, with Holcim and Lhoist among the companies that will receive funding. Holcim Germany has received funding approval from the European Union for the Carbon2Business project in Lägerdorf in Schleswig-Holstein from the EU Innovation Fund. The funding is aimed at the con...

Aggregate Industries and Coomtech receive grant to advance pfa plans

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Aggregrate Industries has partnered with clean technology firm Coomtech as it creates a road map to net zero by 2030. The construction materials supplier has received a grant from the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The grant allows Aggregate Industries to use Coomtech’s innovative Kinetic Drying technology and the reclamation of pulverised fuel ash (...