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Collaboration and circular economy building

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced that it was collaborating in a new consortium of manufacturers called the 'Advancement of Excellence in Industry' to advance decarbonisation, the circular economy, the factory of the future and the digital transition. To this end, it will construct a regional campus in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. A key insight behind the initiative is that building circular economies can only succeed through collaboration, therefore more partnerships will need to be formed to achieve n...

CEMEX Dominicana and Nestlé® Dominicana sign sustainability agreement

07 December 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Dominicana and Nestlé ® Dominicana have signed a sustainability agreement where both companies reaffirm their commitment to lead their respective industries in climate action. The alliance will reduce the use of conventional fossil fuels by co-processing, under high environmental, health, and safety standards at CEMEX facilities, non-recyclable solid waste with a high calorific level from Nestlé ® industrial processes. "This agreement with Nestlé ® allows us to continue promoti...

Geminor enters the Spanish recycling and recovery market

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Geminor plans to expand its operations in 2023 by focussing on the Spanish market. In addition to France, Spain can play a key role in securing a balance in the material recycling and energy recovery markets in Europe, says Senior Business Development Manager at Geminor, Kai Schöpwinkel. From offices in Bordeaux in France, Kai Schöpwinkel will lead Geminor’s move into Spain, as well as a planned expansion of operations in France. Both the recycling and energy recovery markets are growin...

Gasification technology for shredded solid waste

21 November 2022, Published under Cement News

More than two years ago Taiheiyo Engineering Corp commercialised technology and equipment for mixing and drying hot meal and sewage sludge with its Taiheiyo Thermal Reactor (TTR®).1,2 A new application of the TTR is now being introduced for gasifying shredded solid waste (SSW) for effective use as calciner fuel.  By Yasushi Yamamoto, Taiheiyo Engineering Corp, Japan. Figure 1: Taiheiyo Thermal Reactor (TRR®) The development of the technology for the gasification of shredded soli...

Airvault modernisation underway

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The first stone of the Ciments Calcia cement plant modernisation project at Airvault , France, was officially laid on 5 October 2022 in the presence of Jon Morrish, general manager of parent company HeidelbergMaterials ’ western and Southern Europe, Bruno Pillon, president of HeidelbergCement France, Emmanuelle Dubée, prefect of Deux-Sèvres and many local personalities. The Airvault 2025 project represents an investment of EUR285m and will see the replacement of two semi-dry kiln lines...

Portland Valderrivas to invest EUR6m in Sevilla plant

17 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Portland Valderrivas expects to invest EUR6m in the construction of a non-hazardous waste processing plant and the renovation of its mining concession in Alcalá de Guardaira , Sevilla, Spain. The project will enable the plant to significantly reduce its energy costs and carbon footprint as the alternative fuel will replace petcoke. It will also allow for the elimination of waste that is currently destined for landfill. In addition, the project will enable the company to study t...

UAE climate change ministry signs AF deal with cement companies

14 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Emirates RDF have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with four cement companies – Fujairah Cement Industries , JSW Cement , Lafarge Emirates Cement and Star Cement – that will enable the cement producers to use alternative fuel (AF)  generated from municipal solid waste (MSW) treated by Emirates RDF. A joint venture between Besix, Griffin Refineries and Tech Group Eco, Emirates RDF operates a plant in Umm Al Qaiwain, the fi...

Saxlund Group announces east European distribution agreement

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Saxlund Group has signed signing of an official agency agreement to promote Saxlund products and services in Romania with Bucharest-based Room industrial Solutions, one of the leading suppliers of industrial engineering and bulk materials handling solutions. “Expanding and strengthening our distribution network into European markets is another important growth step for Saxlund Group,” explains Stefan Wallerman, CEO of Saxlund Group AB. “Partnering with Rocom – an acknowledged leader in it...

Holcim supports waste recycling in Philippines

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc and its waste management unit, Geocycle, pledged to support the municipalities of Binangonan, Cainta and Taytay in Rizal in managing their waste sustainably by converting it into low-carbon alternative fuels for cement production. The company has agreed with the three municipalities that the latter will transport up to 650tpa of non-hazardous and non-recyclable residual wastes (including plastics, laminates, textiles and rubber) to Holcim’s Bulacan plant for pre- a...

Oman Cement commissions WTE plant

26 September 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of efforts to reduce its reliance on natural gas, Oman Cement plans to commission a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, using shredded scrap tyres. The plant is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022. According to Oman Daily Observer, the plant is part of a fuel diversification strategy adopted by the cement company, which is 51 per cent owned by Oman Investment Authority (OIA), to enable access to a mix of alternative, sustainable energy sources. Two years ago, Oman Environmen...