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Crown Cement to purchase Matarbari fly ash

21 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh-based Crown Cement plc will buy fly ash from the Matarbari 2x600MW ultra supercritical coal-fired power plant as raw material for cement production, according to the Daily Star. The company is expected to sign a joint venture agreement with the power plant, according to Md Mozharul Islam, Crown Cement’s company secretary. The fly ash supply will enable Crown Cement to be less reliant on imported fly ash and reduce transport costs.

Holcim invests in Coomtech

10 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim invests in Coomtech, a cleantech start-up that offers an innovative low-emission kinetic drying technology for raw materials. Coomtech's technology combines low-carbon and circular benefits to emits up to 75 per cent less CO 2  than traditional drying methods, enabling the use of recycled materials in cement and concrete that would otherwise require a high amount of energy to dry. The investment builds on Holcim and Coomtech’s current collaboration to develop a new low-carbon cement...

Dalmia Cement and Vedanta Aluminium team up to produce low-carbon cement

16 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Vedanta Aluminium has entered into a long-term partnership with Dalmia Cement  (Bharat) for the supply of industrial wastes such as fly ash and spent pot lining (SPL) to produce low-carbon cement. Under the agreement, Vedanta’s large aluminium smelter at Jharsuguda will transport around 20 rakes of fly ash per month for five years to Dalmia’s cement plants in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya and Assam, as well as supply SPL to Dalmia’s Rajgangpur plant in Odisha for three years.   Ever...

Can alternative raw material usage be better implemented?

27 January 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU's recent webinar on '2050 ambitions and the role of secondary materials in the European cement sector' indicated how challenging it will be to meet the CEMBUREAU 2050 Carbon Neutrality Map decarbonising targets through an increased uptake of alternative raw materials (ARMs). While Europe has clear sustainable and net zero ambitions, enshrined in its Green Deal legislation, obtaining these goals has several barriers regarding the availability of materials, political challenges or so...

CEMEX sets "most ambitious" decarbonisation goals in the industry

17 November 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has a “promising medium term outlook”, according to Fernando A González, chief executive officer. Speaking at the company’s 2022 CEMEX Day on 16 November, Mr González said the markets in which the company operates are seeing strong demographics and urbanisation trends, along with “pressing needs for more resilient and sustainable infrastructure, buildings and homes”. With 10Mta of cement capacity additions in the pipeline, 4.4Mta of which is being rolled out in 2022-23 in Mexico, ...

Cementos Molins introduces waste raw materials to production line

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins has invested in a new dispenser for one of its raw mills that allows the use of 95,000tpa of alternative raw materials with an equivalent saving of materials from quarries. Thanks to the new alternative raw materials manufactured by sister company Promsa, Cementos Molins can take advantage of non-hazardous waste from other industrial activities while reduce its consumption of natural resources in the manufacture of cement.  The Spanish cement producer did not detail at whi...

Sludge co-processing progress and prospects

16 August 2022, Published under Cement News

China has significant potential for the development of cement kiln co-processing technologies of municipal sludge and other solid wastes. In this article, a dry sludge disposal project at a cement plant in Guangdong, China, provides an example of the impact of kiln co-processing on plant operations and air emissions, and puts forward the development direction of this technology in the country.  By Hui Li, Jiazhuang Hui and Liang Zhao, Tianjin Cement Industry Design and Research Institute Co ...

Green growth avenues

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

While decarbonising the cement and concrete industry will play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, producers in these sectors cannot go it alone. By outlining green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem, McKinsey & Company explains why collaboration across the value chain is vital to decarbonising the built environment – and that it needs to start today. By Thomas Czigler, Eddie Elizondo, Sebastian Reiter and Patrick Schulze, McKinsey & Co. Figure 1: with decarbonisation bec...

Philippine government urges cement producers to use plastic waste

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To help reduce the country’s solid waste generation by at least 40 per cent Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has requested cement producers to explore ways to use plastic waste as a raw material, reports The Manila Times. "When all these cement plants will participate, we can dramatically reduce the volume of plastic waste which will be now regarded as raw materials of the cement plants in their current processing," said DENR-EMB Director William Cuñado, ci...

New material research aims to reduce the environmental impact of cement and steel industries

22 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield are developing processes and technologies for the sustainable manufacture of cement, by incorporating iron-rich by-products from the steel industry.   The research programme, which starts in June 2022, will be known as 'FeRICH: developing iron-rich cement for the valorisation and upcycling of steel slags'. It will look at ways to upcycle the by-products of the steel industry, leading to the pr...