Cement News tagged: Environmental

US DOE awards C-Crete Technologies US$950,000 for green concrete funding

12 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Energy has awarded C-Crete Technologies US$950,000 to expand the types of materials it can use to make its revolutionary cement-free concrete. The use of locally-available feedstocks will eliminate the need for long-distance shipping, allowing the company to further decrease CO 2 emissions associated with its already exceptionally eco-friendly concrete.  The DOE fundin...

C-Capture visited by UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

12 September 2023, Published under Cement News

C-Capture, UK developers of innovative, next generation carbon capture technology, welcomed a visit from the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer to their headquarters in Leeds on 8 September. Rachel Reeves MP visited the cleantech company to explore the pivotal role C-Capture’s solvent-based technology can play in mitigating climate change.   C-Capture’s proprietary solvent-based technology ...

CIMAF constructing calcined clay plant in Burkina Faso

08 September 2023, Published under Cement News

CIMAF , part of the Omnium des Industries et de la Promotion (OIP) group, is constructing a calcined clay quarry 60km northwest of the existing CIMAF Bobo Dioulasso grinding plant and installation of an additional calcined clay processing line. In 2021 the group began development of a new Corporate Sustainability Framework which includes a group decarbonisation programme with the ai...

Richmond plant achieves 100% low-carbon cement production

07 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada  ( Holcim Group )  announced its conversion to the production of 100 per cent ECOPlanet cement at its Richmond cement plant . ECOPlanet, Holcim’s brand of low-carbon cement, offers a minimum 30 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions per tonne in comparison to ordinary Portland cement. “This is a proud moment for our organisation," says Brad Kohl, president and CEO of Lafarge...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies to build green plants in Saudi Arabia

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies to build green plants in Saudi Arabia

08 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) has signed a 22-year exclusive licensing agreement with Saudi-based Shurfah Group that will see the construction of several green cement units across the kingdom.   Founded in 2014 and based in Bournezeau, western France, Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies is a designer, producer and distributor of innovative extremely low-carbon cements that presen...

Ramco Cements commissions WHRS at Kolimigundla

06 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Ramco Cements has announced the successful commissioning of its 12MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS) at its Kolimigundla plant in India. This takes the company’s total WHRS capacity to 43MW. The company also has 166MW of wind power capacity. According to Ramco, the share of green power is expected to reach 45 per cent of its total energy consumption as part of its ongoing efforts to r...

Adani Cements plans green capacity expansion

Adani Cements plans green capacity expansion

08 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The new capacity additions for Adani Cements would be only for manufacturing of green cement, as it looks to double the production of the commodity to about 140Mta by FY27-28. The two Adani Group cement companies, ACC and Ambuja Cements, would only add capacities through the organic route, which would be mainly funded through internal accruals. Green cement is manufactured by reusing industri...

Lafarge Africa installs new bag filter technology

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of its ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, Lafarge Africa Plc has installed new bag filter technology at its Ewekoro plant. “We continuously upgrade our operating models and strategy through extensive investments in research and innovation,” said Rachael Ezembakwe, head of Health, Safety and Environment, Lafarge Africa Plc. “In order to...

TITAN Group supports "The Ellinikon project"

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

TITAN Group 's state-of-the-art ready-mix concrete unit has contributed to the realisation of "The Ellinikon project" in Greece, optimising its cement and aggregates supply chain for one of Europe’s most iconic infrastructure projects.   TITAN Group is offering on-site innovative, low-carbon products and tailored solutions for the Ellinikon, along with expert advice on the use of i...

Heidelberg Materials introduces EcoCem®PLC to Delta plant

31 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials is pleased to announce that its Delta cement plant , BC, Canada, has recently switched to producing 100 per cent EcoCem ® Portland limestone cement (PLC). EcoCem ® PLC is a Portland limestone cement that contains up to 15 per cent limestone and generates approximately 10 per cent less CO₂ compared to other Portland cements. With the equivalent performance to ASTM an...

Low Carbon Materials joins CCS+ initiative

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Low Carbon Materials (LCM) has joined the CCS+ initiative. LCM is a climate technology start-up specialising in low-carbon, next-generation construction material alternatives in the race to net zero. LCM’s flagship product, OSTO, is a carbon-negative aggregate for concrete, which significantly lowers the carbon footprint. The CCS+ initiative aims to scale cutting edge climate technologies b...

Brevik plant completes stack mounting of CCS project

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Following installation of the first half of the absorber at Heidelberg Material ’s Brevik CCS plant in Norway two weeks ago, with only 1mm of leeway, the stack has now been mounted on top of it. The absorber is the heart of the carbon capture process, separating the CO 2 and preventing it from reaching the atmosphere.   Last week, Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje...

Fauji Cement plant achieves ISO certification for energy management

29 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement (FCCL) has announced that its manufacturing facility in Nizampur , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has achieved ISO 50001:2018 certification through TUV, Austria for its Energy Management System (EnMS), making it the third facility in the Pakistan cement sector to achieve this certification.     FCCL is known for producing quality cement products for the last 31 years in Pakistan...

Cemfree Masonry Mortar used in ExCel expansion

25 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemfree Masonry Mortar, an ultra-low carbon construction material, is set to be used on its first major project, the expansion of the ExCeL London, saving over 11,000kg of CO 2 e. McLaren Construction and Lyons & Annoot specified just over 100t of Cemfree Masonry Mortar for the internal blockwork. Now it is Cemfree Masonry Mortar’s largest project application yet. The UK’s first mortar e...

Cupertino site to become housing and open spaces area

23 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The former Lehigh Southwest Cement Co cement plant site in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Cupertino, USA, is likely to turn into a combination of housing and open spaces.  The site’s cement-making operations shut down over three years ago and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently solidified the plant’s permanent closure through an agreement with Lehigh and partner Hanson Per...

Lucky Cement achieves another milestone for solar energy

22 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement ’s GM Finance and Company Secretary, Faisal Mahmood, informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 21 August 2023 about the successful completion and commissioning of its 25MW captive solar power plant located at its manufacturing site in Karachi. The project was executed within the stipulated timelines and has commenced operations as of 20 August 2023. Lucky Cement’s installe...