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UltraTech commissions solar plant at Dalla

24 February 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement inaugurated a 9.50MWp DC solar power plant at its Dalla plant as part of drive to source its energy from 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2050. The total power consumption of the plant is currently approximately 27MW and the new solar power plant accounts for around a third of this demand, according to Dalla’s plant manager, Rahul Saighal. It is expected that the 1MW reduction of coal-based power consumption will lower CO2 emissions by 820kg.

Dangote donates bags for agro-waste and alternative fuel payback

30 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement’s   Ibese plant has donated 25,000 of 100kg capacity bags for management of agro-waste in communities across Nigeria. Being burned or left rotten on the fields by farmers once, agriculture waste, known as agro-waste, has turned into the best alternative fuel for industries. As an eco-friendly initiative, industries have started using agro-waste briquettes along with coal or other non-renewable sources of fuel. Green activists saw increased usage of agro-waste for indus...

N+P French Subcoal® plant obtains environmental and construction permits

29 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The N+P Group, industry’s decarbonising expert, successfully obtained the environmental and construction permits for its new Subcoal ® Production facility at the industrial platform Isbergues (62) in Hauts-de-France, France. The total lead time of the permit process from application preparation to permit granting has been limited to little more than a year thanks to the contributions and efforts of the project partners North France Invest, ENTIME environmental consultant and VDDT architects...

Golden Bay Cement launches EcoSure®

20 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Golden Bay Cement , part of Fletcher Building, has launched EcoSure®, a general purpose cement with lower embodied carbon of just 699kg CO 2 e/t of cement, which is said to perform as strongly as its predecessor EverSure ® . Gian Raffainer, general manager at Golden Bay, says, “Due to the very high temperature in the kiln, no smoke, odour or visible emissions result from the process and because leftover tyre, steel and ashes are incorporated into the final product, there is no waste or...

Indian cement's fuel strategy alters

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

While the Ukraine-Russian war rages on, the impact on fuel prices can clearly be seen across the globe. Indian cement manufacturers are having to reconsider their strategies for energy consumption and fuel sourcing. Changes in imports have already started to see Indian cement producers seek higher volumes of petcoke imports and cheaper trade routes for thermal coal. Much of the petcoke that Indian cement manufacturers have imported recently has come from Venezuela for the first time, accord...

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 Holcim has been co-processing disused tyres and industrial waste, that share falls to four per cent...

Holcim Maroc inaugurates Agadir plant

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has opened its 1.6Mta Agadir-Souss plant in southern Morocco. Built in 2021, the company invested MAD3bn (US$299m) in the plant, which includes automation and artificial intelligence to optimise the production process.   In terms of sustainable operation, the Agadir-Souss facility will be powered using wind power from 2023 onward and will also use alternative fuels. In addition, the works generated 1400 temporary jobs during construction and 200 direct jobs since its opening. F...

Cemex inaugurates Climafuel facility at Rugby works

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s cement plant in Rugby, UK, will operate fully on alternative fuels (AF) following the inauguration of its new Climafuel facility. This significant investment aims to enable the plant to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, producing carbon savings equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 135,000 cars. Climafuel is a waste-derived fuel made using residual and commercial waste that would otherwise go to landfill. Rugby is the first Cemex plant to achieve this 100 per cent AF mil...

Serbian cement industry faces fuel challenge

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Serbia’s cement industry is being considerably impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war as the sector depends on high-calorie coal imports from both Russia and Ukraine for more than 50 per cent of its fuel requirement. Moreover, the alternative fuels used by the industry are insufficient to safeguard business continuity, particularly in the currently expanding market. The supply chains from Russia and Ukraine have almost stopped, presenting a serious challenge to the industry, according to Associ...

Holcim Argentina warns of gas shortage stopping kilns over winter

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina’s CEO, Christian Dedeu, has warned that clinker production at its plants could come to a halt as he has no guarantee that there will be gas to fire the kilns this coming winter (June-August 2022). “We do not have guaranteed gas for the winter, which puts cement production at risk. The impact can be very strong for the construction activity,” said Mr Dedeu. Moreover, gas prices remain sky-high and the rise in production costs is difficult to offset. However, the company is ...