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Carbon mineralisation: the next step in decarbonisation

10 May 2024, Published under Cement News

As the cement and concrete industry grapples with government regulations and growing demand for greener materials, carbon mineralisation is the next logical step toward a decarbonised sector. By CarbonCure Technologies, USA A ready-mix concrete plant retrofitted with a CarbonCure carbon mineralisation system (© CarbonCure Technologies) T he concrete and cement industry has been applying carbon reduction best practices and technologies for some time. However, today’s most w...

Continental Cement – bigger and better storage

29 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Continental Cement Co addressed limited cement storage c apacity on land and replaced some of its river storage with a new dome silo supplied by Dome Technology. As a result, the cement producer was able to save costs while maintaining the quality of its end product. By Rebecca Long Pyper, Dome Technology, USA. The 113,398t new dome at its Davenport facility helps Continental Cement serve its growing number of customers in the Iowa market (© Dome Technology) Continental ...

The ins and outs of silo construction

24 April 2024, Published under Cement News

To keep up with increasing demands for materials, as well as manage expenses, nearly all cement manufacturing plants have the capacity for onsite bulk materials storage. Each type of storage structure has different advantages and construction requirements, the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of which are outlined below. By Dennis Blauser, US Silo Service, USA. Figure 1: 38.1m (125ft) tall x f54.9m (180ft) cement storage dome (© US Silo Service) When it comes to cement storage, protecti...

Emissions and impacts of waste at disposal sites

23 April 2024, Published under Cement News

With population increase comes greater waste generation. This results in a series of environmental, climate and health impacts at disposal sites, such as leachate and gas emissions. The study presented below describes the main harmful compounds generated from buried waste as well as the sustainable actions to eliminate the sources of these emissions, including waste co-processing in cement kilns. By Enrique De Hoyos, CEMEX, Mexico, Gabriela Ortiz, Debanhy Olvera, Diana Ángeles, Rodolfo de l...

CEMEX reveals strategy for EBITDA growth

22 March 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has outlined its strategy to achieve high single-digit EBITDA growth in the medium term. According to the company, since 2020 it has focussed on rebalancing its portfolio towards the US, increasing its percentage of EBITDA contribution from 24 to 29 per cent. CEMEX now intends to increase this to 40 per cent by expanding its growth capex and investing divestment proceeds to the region.  Speaking at an investor day in New York, Fernando A González, CEO at CEMEX, said that the focus...

Cemtech returns

15 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Americas was successfully held at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Florida, on 7-10 December 2015, marking the first Cemtech event in North America since 2008. Delegates enjoyed a highly topical speaker programme, site visit to American Cement Co’s Sumterville plant, vendor exhibition and full hospitality programme. Welcome back Cemtech! Cemtech – back in the USA, leading with key presentations from Cary Cohrs, president and CEO of American Cement Co; Michael McSweeney, president ...