Cement News tagged: Environmental

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd plans solar investment to reduce its CO2 footprint

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, is ensuring its energy security through increasing its share of solar-based electricity in the total energy mix. The company has been sourcing solar power from a 10.1MW power plant at its premises.   During the last two fiscal years, the company consumed about 13,000MWh of green solar power, which mitigated around 10...

Cimpor to install solar plants at its Portugal works

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Portugal’s Cimpor has announced that it will install a photovoltaic plant at each of its three production units in the country. The project is part of an investment package that could exceed EUR130m over the next decade. It will see the installation of 1MW of power for self-consumption at each plant, with the conclusion of the installation expected by the end of the year. An estimated expan...

Ribblesdale cement plant hosts first UK net-zero commercial fuel trial

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

A UK cement kiln has successfully been operated using a net zero fuel as part of a world-first demonstration using hydrogen technology.   Led by the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Hanson UK and funded by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the trial used a mix of 100 per cent net zero fuels for commercial-scale cement manufacture for the first time. The ...

GCCA becomes an accelerator of the UN backed Race to Zero campaign

27 September 2021, Published under Cement News

As part of New York Climate Week, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) will become an accelerator of the United Nations (UN) backed Race to Zero campaign, which calls for accelerating the halving of global emissions by 2030 and pledging to reach net zero by 2050. The GCCA, which represents 80 per cent of the international concrete and cement industry outside China and some o...

California enacts legislation to reduce cement industry emissions

California enacts legislation to reduce cement industry emissions

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed key legislation to eliminate carbon pollution from cement used, according to NRDC. Senate Bill 596 directs the California Air Resources Board to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions associated with cement within California by 2045 at the latest, as well as to establish interim targets. The bill fol...

Titan forms joint venture with Terna Energy

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group and Terna Energy, in a joint venture, will participate in the public tender process for the PPPs of the Mechanical & Biological Waste Treatment (MBT) plants in Attica and Central Macedonia. On 22 September the joint venture submitted letters of interest to participate in the first phase of the tender process for the MBTs of the Central Circular Economy Park in Attica and ...

UltraTech Cement targets 100% renewables for electricity by 2050

UltraTech Cement targets 100% renewables for electricity by 2050

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced its commitment to Climate Group’s RE100 initiative at Climate Week NYC 2021. As part of this commitment, UltraTech targets to meet 100 per cent of its electricity requirement through renewables sources by 2050.   RE100, led by Climate Group in partnership with CDP, brings together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100 per cent renewabl...

Cementa applies for an emergency mining permit

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementa has submitted an application for an emergency permit for limestone mining in Slite, Sweden. The permit aims to secure the cement supply in Sweden for the next three years and includes a volume of limestone which, with the phasing out of exports and adjustments in operations, lasts for about one year in ordinary operation. However, Cementa's application extends further than this. ...

Lehigh Cement launches new EcoCemPlC™ bag

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) has released a new bag design for Lehigh Cement’s EcoCemPLC ™ , marketed as the greener alternative to ordinary Portland cement.   The redesign comes as part of Lehigh Hanson's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and offering more sustainable options for its cement products, which are typically used in mortars, grout, precast and r...

Cemtech's Decarbonising the Cement Industry event begins

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemtech’s virtual event, Decarbonising the Cement Industry, opened on Monday, 20 September 2021 with around 2000 attendees from over 120 countries – a clear indication of the challenge facing producers to respond to new rules and regulations regarding decarbonisation, whilst also meeting stakeholder expectations. Magali Anderson, chief sustainability and innovation officer, Holcim Ltd, opene...

AfriSam's Centre for Product Excellence reduces carbon footprint

21 September 2021, Published under Cement News

AfriSam’s Centre for Product Excellence (CPE) is crucial to supporting customers in their quest for a low carbon future, according to the South Africa-based cement producer. The CPE is instrumental in pursuing environmental issues related to cement and concrete use, particularly for large projects where stakeholders prioritise the carbon footprint of the materials used.   According to CPE ...

HeidelbergCement to pilot eastern European CCUS project

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Project ACCSESS will see a consortium of 18 industry partners and research organisations, including HeidelbergCement, collaborate in a range of activities to speed up deployment of CCUS and link CO 2 emitters from mainland Europe to the storage fields in the Nordics.   Project coordinator, Sintef Energi AS from Norway, has officially presented the EUR18m ACCSESS   project, which has b...

Helwan Cement to install WHR system

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), owned by Heidelberg Cement group, has announced an investment of around US$20m to build a waste heat recivery system (WHR) at its Helwan cement factory in Egypt. The new facility will be using the latest technologies to ensure an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient production process, and significantly reduce CO 2 emissions produced from ...

Vicat announces methanol production at Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In partnership with Hynamics, a subsidiary of the EDF Group specialising in hydrogen production, Vicat is developing an integrated solution for capturing CO 2   and producing carbon-free methanol.  The Hynovi project aims to create the first production sector for decarbonised methanol in France and is in line with the  French government's objectives in terms of decarbonisation of industr...

LEILAC Group receives EUR15m investment

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Carbon Direct Capital Management has invested EUR15m for a 6.98 per cent equity stake in Calix subsidiary, the LEILAC Group, which is dedicated to the commercialisation and ongoing development of Calix’s LEILAC CO 2  capture technology. Calix will continue to own the remaining 93 per cent of the LEILAC Group. In addition, as part of the transaction, Calix has entered into a licence a...

Hanson UK delivers 10,000th Regen GGBS to Hinkley Point C

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The 10,000 th load of Hanson’s Regen ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) has been delivered to the Hinkley Point C (HPC) new nuclear power station construction site in Somerset, UK. The material is helping to enhance the project’s low-carbon credentials before it begins operations to supply some 6m homes with low-carbon electricity.     Regen GGBS is a replacement product for some o...