Cement News tagged: Environmental

Indian event highlights role of calcined clay cement

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The best way forward is to adopt transformative technologies that help decarbonise the cement industry, according to a number of stakeholders who gathered for the 24th "trialogue 2047" hosted by Development Alternatives (DA) in New Delhi, India on 24 June 2022. The event brought together representatives from the cement industry, government, institutions, civil society and academia to discuss t...

HeidelbergCement supports circular city project

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement   is to be a partner for the 'Circular City - Building Material Registry for the City of Heidelberg' project, alongside Drees & Sommer SE and the materials platform Madaster.   Heidelberg is the first city in Europe to apply the principle of urban mining, in which construction and demolition waste is to be reused in new construction projects in the sense of circular e...

Report highlights countries prioritising green public procurement

22 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Economic Forum and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), have released a Mission Possible Partnership report which identifies the nations that are prioritising green public procurement: The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, and select US states. The report titled, 'Low-Carbon Concrete and Construction - ...

Holcim launches world-first 100% recycled clinker

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has produced the world’s first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals at its plant in Altkirch, France. Making clinker from recycled material is a key breakthrough in driving circular construction. The recycled clinker is fully compliant with European standards and will be used to produce 100 per cent recycled cement. By mixing the 100 per cent recycled cement with recycled water,...

LafargeHolcim Spain to participate in Horizon 2020

LafargeHolcim Spain to participate in Horizon 2020

23 June 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Spain will participate in a new project "Horizon 2020” . The project will involve research into pyrolysis, which is a promising technology for recycling unsorted heterogeneous plastic waste. This technology consists of the thermal degradation of plastic waste in the absence of oxygen. The project will be carried out in two stages: first, adapting and testing a full-scale...

Aalborg Portland plans to reduce CO2 emissions by DKK1.6Mt in 2030

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Aalborg Portland ( Cementir group ) claims it has significantly increased its climate ambitions with a new roadmap that sets a ceiling on emissions in 2030. The new plan will ensure CO 2  reductions of 1.6Mt in 2030. The new target is a total emission of no more than 600,000t by 2030, which means that almost 1.6Mt of CO 2  emissions must be cut. Aalborg Portland's new clim...

Holcim invests in Blue Planet Systems Corp

Holcim invests in Blue Planet Systems Corp

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its financial investment in Blue Planet Systems Corporation, a US-based start-up whose patented mineralisation technology is a unique scalable method for capturing and permanently sequestering millions of tonnes of CO 2 .  Blue Planet claims its technology permanently locks up to 440kg of CO 2 into every tonne of synthetic aggregate it produces, opening the ...

Cemex chooses green fuels for French material transport

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex France is strongly encouraging its regular carriers to favour 'green' fuels  such as biogas and biofuel, or electricity for the transport of materials. Since the spring of 2022 in France, the Cemex vehicles used (dump truck, mixer truck or even electric semi-trailer) in this initative have been marked with specific markings. “One of our transporters in Ile-de-France also uses a se...

Holcim’s Martes-Tolosane plant increases waste treatment facility

16 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim's Martes-Tolosane plant in France has doubled its waste treatment capacity with the recent modernisation of the kiln with the help of Geocycle. The enhanced capacity will allow the plant to recycle 100,000t of waste (versus an earlier capacity of 40,000t) from 2022. The recycling of the waste, mainly solid recovered fuels (SRF), will not only reduce the reliance on natural re...

Cementa wants climate-positive cement for National Transport Plan

22 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementa has responded to the National Transport Plan of Sweden until 2033, recently announced by  Tomas Eneroth, Minister of Infrastructure, arguing that new infrastructure should be built with climate-positive cement. Karin ComStedt Webb, VP of HeidelbergCement Sweden, said, “Until now, I believe that we in Sweden have often taken cement and concrete for granted and that it should always...

Ecocem questions UK Government's CO2 regulations for new homes and buildings

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has questioned whether the new UK Government regulations (15 June 2022) for new homes and buildings in England to produce significantly less CO 2 go far enough? Ecocem advises that embodied carbon, meaning the CO 2 emissions released over the whole lifecycle of a building, should be adopted alongside carbon emissions for building materials. According to the World Green Building Cou...

Lucky Cement plans Karachi renewable energy project

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that the Board of Directors of Lucky cement, in its emergent meeting on 11 June 2022, has authorised the management of the company to undertake a feasibility study for a renewable energy project at its cement plant in Karachi, including wind and solar power. General Manager Finance and Company Secretary of Lucky Cement, Faisa...

Holcim Croatia joins virtual power plant group

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim’s Komoračno cement plant is contributing to the integration of renewable energy in Croatia by joining KOER, a virtual power plant aggregator that adjusts electricity consumption on demand. Holcim’ s plant in Komoračno on Croatia’s Istria peninsula has long been working on resource efficiency solutions. More than 20 years ago it started using ash and gypsum from the nearby Plomin c...

dy-pack wins EUROSAC Gold Award

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

After two years of social distancing, the members of EUROSAC got together for a physical congress on 20 May in Bilbao, Spain. Under the theme 'Paper sacks on the move!', around 130 participants discussed recent developments for the fastdeveloping paper sack and sack kraft paper industry. In the focus of discourse were challenges and opportunities of paper sack recycling in Europe. As one hig...

Polysius wins CI4C order for oxyfuel system at Mergelstetten

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The research company CI4C (Cement Innovation for Climate), founded by the four cement manufacturers  Dyckerhoff GmbH  ( Buzzi Unicem SpA ),  HeidelbergCement AG ,  Schwenk Zement GmbH & Co KG  and  Vicat SA , has commissioned thyssenkrupp's Polysius business unit to build a polysius ®  pure oxyfuel kiln system on the site of Schwenk Zement's Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. ...

Construction product study to reduce global warming released

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of European and global trade bodies have published a peer-reviewed study entitled 'Carbon Accounting for Building Materials – An assessment of Global Warming Potential of biobased construction products' undertaken by LBP SIGHT. Achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 is one of the key objectives of the European Green Deal. The study provides an assessment of the science b...