Cement News tagged: Environmental

Argos receives the Gold Class distinction in the RobecoSAM Yearbook

04 February 2020, Published under Cement News

After being recognised as one of the most sustainable cement companies in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, thanks to its best practices in social, environmental and economic initiatives, Cementos Argos was honoured by RobecoSAM, an international investment company with a specific focus on sustainability investments, with the Gold Class award in its 2020 Sustainability Yearbook....

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua joins SBTi

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced that it has joined the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as part of its commitment to set science-based emission reduction targets, according to a press release. "By joining the SBTi, GCC will ensure that the company's low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science and is a further reflection of our unwavering commitme...

Corporate clean energy surges in 2019

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The world witnessed a surge in corporate sustainability commitment in 2019 as corporations purchased a record amount of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs), which were up by 40 per cent from the previous year’s record. A total of 19.5GW of clean energy contracts were signed by more than 100 companies in 23 different countries in 2019, according to ‘1H 2020 Corporate Energy ...

CDP raises Cemex rating on climate change leadership

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

CDP has raised its rating of Cemex from B in 2018 to A- in 2019 for the company's commitment to climate protection. The rating covers Cemex's improvement in governance, risk management, CO 2 emissions reduction initiatives, low carbon products and value chain engagement. "We are very pleased not only that our CDP score has improved, but also that it reflects our company's continued effort to...

Hoffmann Green granted US patent

Hoffmann Green granted US patent

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has been granted a patent for its H-P2A technology in the USA. H-P2A (High-Performance Alkaline Activation) is a geopolymer technology enabling low-carbon cements to be formulated, based on the use of co-products produced by industry, according to a press release. "The granting of this patent for our H-P2A technology in the United States is f...

Cement prices may rise steeply with decarbonisation

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Redburn Research House has downgraded HeidelbergCement and LafargeHolcim having assessed that cement producers will be faced with escalating production costs when having to decarbonise in the middle of the decade. The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is predicted by Redburn to initially benefit European cement manufacturers by encouraging production discipline and industry cons...

M25 uses low-carbon cement

M25 uses low-carbon cement

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

For the first time, ultra-low carbon Cemfree concrete has been used on a UK highways project in an attempt to lower CO 2 usage at the Woodford West Viaduct on the M25 in the UK. Working on behalf of Connect Plus, a team from Jackson, DB Group and Axtell have achieved a 77 per cent reduction in CO 2 . The project required 52m 3 of concrete, leading to a saving of 9.4t of CO 2 , when compared...

San Miguel Corp makes roads from plastic waste

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

San Miguel Corp and Aboitz Equity Ventures Inc are using old plastic shopping bags, sachet wrappers and plastic packaging in their asphalt road mix to meet the Philippines' need for its US$157bn ‘Build, Build, Build’ infrastructure programme. The companies' new road surface material was developed with Dow Chemical and was first laid in November 2019, when 900kg of plastic was incorporated to ...

Vassiliko Cement may take RDF waste

22 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Vassiliko Cement is being viewed as an option for RDF waste disposal by the Pentakomo waste treatment plant in Cyprus. The waste treatment plant is currently sending RDF to landfill as it has not been able to find a buyer for the product. Technical experts at Jasper, a technical assistance group that supports countries applying for co-funded projects to the EU, have been called in to find a s...

CDP gives top Climate Change A grade to HeidelbergCement

23 January 2020, Published under Cement News

CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) has recognised HeidelbergCement with a place on the "Climate Change A-List 2019" as one of the leading companies worldwide for its commitment to climate action. HeidelbergCement has improved its rating in the area of climate protection from A- in the previous year to the top grade A, and therefore, leads the cement sector. In 2019 around 8000 companie...

MPA releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Mineral Products Associatin (MPA) Cement has published its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, based on data provided by MPA Cement's five member companies who together supplied 78 per cent of the cement consumed in the UK in 2018. Aligned with the seven MPA strategic priorities, the report highlights activity in: health and safety, communicating Industry value, people, resource use, clima...

CEMBUREAU to seek carbon neutrality along cement's value chain by 2050

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a reassessment of the targets set out in its 2050 Low Carbon Roadmap (2013/18)  the Association of the European cement industry (CEMBUREAU) will make a decisive contribution to the European Green Deal, striving for carbon neutrality along the cement and concrete value chain by 2050, said the organisation in a statement. CEMBUREAU will publish a revised low-carbon roadmap setting ...

Two Argos plants receive Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification

15 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos' (Grupo Argos) Atlanta and Newberry cement plants have achieved the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification. The company had to demonstrate that they have a meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programme, provide third-party credibility, produce an aggregated metric for reporting and demonstrate a long-term commitment to managing quality h...

Sesco Cement reportedly faces lawsuit

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Texas-based Sesco Cement is reportedly facing a lawsuit filed by Harris County Attorney, Vince Ryan, for violating the Texas Clean Air Act, Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act and the Texas Water Code, according to the Houston Business Journal. The Attorney’s Office has stated that several inspections were conducted over the past 12 months, in which cement was found to have hardened inside storm...

Carbon capture project to operate at LafargeHolcim's Florence plant

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental) and Total have formed a joint study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA.   The study will evaluate the cost of the facility designed to capture up to 725,000tpa of CO 2 directly from the ...

Pakistan installs captive solar power

24 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL), Pakistan, recently installed a 12.5MW captive solar power project at its Attock plant. Plant located at Distt Attock, Pakistan. The project, which was successfully commissioned in May  2019, is the largest captive solar power project in Pakistan’s industrial sector and makes FCCL leader in renewable energy in the country’s cement sector.  Completed in four mon...