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Boral and Calix join forces on carbon capture project

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Boral is partnering with Calix on a new carbon capture project designed to capture up to 100,000tpa of carbon emissions from Boral’s Southern Highlands plant in New South Wales, Australia. Backed by AUD30m (US$21.1m) in funding from the federal government’s carbon capture and technologies hub, Calix’s low emissions intensity lime and cement (LEILAC) technology will be installed at the plant. According to a report in The Australian, the initial feasibility study stage of the project will...

Adbri announces new net zero targets

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd has released its Net Zero Emissions Roadmap for 2050, outlining three new medium-term 2030 emissions reduction targets for cement, lime and electricity. The roadmap builds upon the company’s 32 per cent reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions since 2010.    The first new target focuses on cement. Adbri’s cement emissions intensity in FY20 was 557kg CO2/t cement. The new medium-term target aims to reduce this to 446kg CO2/t cement, representing a potential 47 per cent...

FLSmidth wins Gladstone Ports Corp's shiploader order

17 March 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has been awarded the contract to build Gladstone Ports Corp’s (GPC) new shiploader 1 on site in Queensland, Australia. The contract also includes the decommissioning of the old shiploader, which will be carried out in a safe and sustainable manner. The deal has been booked in the 1Q22 and is valued at approximately DKK225m (US$33.2m). The new shiploader will replace GPC’s existing shiploader 1, which has loaded bulk material onto ships for 43 years. As part of the contract, FL...

AdBri makes positive revenue and environmental progress in 2021

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week AdBri announced earnings of AUD1569.2m (US$1135m) in 2021 and might have performed even better had it not been for variable demand, due to temporary Australian government COVID-19- related lockdowns. Bringing capex projects online and accelerating its decarbonisation programme will now be major goals for the group in 2022. AdBri has been transforming its operations to be more resilient during the COVID-19 period. Cement sales performed better in 2021 than in 2020, rising by 12 per...

AdBri records revenues of AUD1569m in 2021

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

AdBri reported revenue of AUD1569.2m (US$1135m) compared to AUD1454.2m in 2020 with increased sales volumes experienced for all products other than lime. Strong sales demand was seen across all market segments, including residential, commercial, infrastructure and mining.   Reported net profit after tax (NPAT) attributable to members increased from AUD93.7m to AUD116.7m. Net debt increased by AUD65.3m to AUD437.4m at 31 December 2021, representing a leverage ratio of 1.6 times under...

Adbri signs supply contract with OZ Minerals

15 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd has made an announce an agreement with OZ Minerals Ltd, through their respective subsidiaries, for the supply of cementitious materials to the OZ Minerals Carrapateena mine in South Australia. The contract value is around AUD10m (US$7.12m) over a three-year term, with options to extend to 2027.   In addition to the supply of cement, Adbri will also supply aggregate and sand from the company’s hard rock and sand quarries in South Australia, as well as providing supporting l...

PA Technologies exports flap valve order to Australian cement plant

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

From its French workshops, PA Technologies oversaw the departure of two new flap valves under cyclone DN800 to equip a cement plant in Australia. "Assembly under the last cyclones of the preheating tower will regulate the rise of hot gases while guaranteeing the performance of the installation (maintenance, lifetime, no blockages)," said PA Technologies.

RMIT University establishes CO2 conversion technology for hard-to-abate industries

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Australian researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonisation of the cement and steel industries.   The CO 2 utilisation technology from researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is designed to be smoothly integrated into existing industrial processes. The new technology offers a pathway to instantly convert CO 2 as it is produced and lock it permanently in a ...

Alcoa to extend quicklime supply to Cockburn Cement Ltd

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cockburn Cement Ltd (CCL), an Adbri company, is looking forward to continuing to work with Alcoa around the supply of quicklime to its operations in Western Australia.   Adbri announced that CCL has reached an agreement with Alcoa for the supply of quicklime until 31 January 2023, when the existing arrangement ends on 31 January 2022. Adbri said, “The extension reinforces CCL’s position as a reliable and high quality supplier of lime through our local manufacturing and distribution...

Boral sells US fly ash business for US$755m

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Boral has called time in the US after more than 40 years with the sale of its fly ash business to Eco Material Technologies for US$755m, as it focuses on its construction materials business back in Australia. Chief executive Zlatko Todorcevski says the group’s ongoing divestment programme has now “unlocked substantial value”. “Together with the sale of the North American Building Products business and our stake in Meridian Brick … we will have divested the North American busines...