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No back tracking on Europe's Green Deal

14 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The introduction of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), energy price rises and implementation of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) across Europe have heightened fears that the Green Deal may become harder to see out for EU countries. Discussions may well move some of the pricing for taxes and levies, but the European Commission is clear that there will be no backtracking on its environmental commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 203...

Holcim partners with TotalEnergies to fully decarbonise Obourg plant

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TotalEnergies to work together to fully decarbonise the cement producer’s Obourg plant in Belgium. In a bid to create the first carbon-free cement plant in Belgium, various energies and technologies will be assessed for the efficient capture, utilisation, and sequestration (CCUS) of around 1.3Mt of CO 2 emitted by the facility every year. Technologies include an innovative new air-oxyfuel switchable kiln, to facilitate the capt...

Holcim Belgium joins Fluxys CO2 network

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Belgium is joining forces with Fluxys to meet the cement producer's carbon neutral objectives as part of its Go4Zero programme. The first phase of Go4Zero is the construction of a dry-process clinker kiln at Holcim’s Obourg site, replacing the two current wet-process kilns. Once completed, the kiln will be capable of producing 6000tpd of clinker, making it the largest in Europe. Due to be operational in 2026, the project represents an investment of over EUR400m.  Once the new ...

Holcim to acquire building solutions provider Cantillana

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has entered into an agreement to acquire Cantillana, a key Belgium-based specialty building solutions provider. With estimated net sales of EUR80m in 2022, Cantillana’s extensive experience in façade construction systems and external thermal insulation composite systems will further strengthen Holcim’s position in building renovation and energy efficiency solutions. It follows recent acquisitions of PRB Group in France, PTB-Compaktuna in Belgium and Izolbet in Poland. Cantillana has...

Construction product study to reduce global warming released

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of European and global trade bodies have published a peer-reviewed study entitled 'Carbon Accounting for Building Materials – An assessment of Global Warming Potential of biobased construction products' undertaken by LBP SIGHT. Achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 is one of the key objectives of the European Green Deal. The study provides an assessment of the science base behind the conditions of carbon neutrality of bio-based construction products, their substitutio...

CCB Beton receives new wheel loaders

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

In 2020, Compagnie des Ciments Belges Beton (CCB Beton), part of the Cementir group , launched an investment plan for the replacement of its fleet of wheel loaders. Since then, four Volvo loaders have already been replaced and three more are scheduled to arrive at CCB Beton. With this replacement CCB Beton claims it will achieve a doubly positive impact. This includes guaranteed service to its customers and a reduction in the company’s CO 2   emissions CCB Beton has also decide...

Holcim's "GO4Zero' project sees public inquiry open

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim 's new "GO4ZERO" kiln project in Obourg, Belgium, will   undergoing a public inquiry, from 25 April to 25 May  to give the inhabitants of the municipalities of Mons, Soignies, Le Roeulx and Jurbise the opportunity to express any observations about the project to construct a new 1.68Mta clinker kiln and its ancillary facilities on the Obourg site , as well as to the anticipated renovation of the cement grinding facilities.  The Walloon administration notified the cement manufactur...

Buzzi Unicem records strong growth in Italy in 2021

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has announced its consolidated financial results of 2021 which saw cement and clinker sales rise by 6.7 per cent to 31.2Mt from 29.25Mt in 2020. EBITDA reached EUR795m and EBIT stood at EUR546m, an improvement of about four per cent at constant exchange rates. Group ready-mix sales totalled 12.141Mm 3 in 2021, up from 11.743Mm 3 in 2020, a rise of 3.4 per cent. Net sales totalled EUR3.446m, up 6.9 per cent from EUR3.222m in 2020. Consolidated net profit reached EU...

Cementir records strong regional results in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir 's regional markets results for 2021 produced increasing revenues in all markets. The highest revenues outside of Italy were recorded in Belgium and France. Norway and Sweden In 2021 sales revenues in Norway and Sweden amounted to EUR193.6m (EUR176.4m in 2020) while EBITDA recorded 22 per cent growth to EUR 21.2m (EUR 17.4m in 2020).   In Norway ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased by around four per cent compared to the previous year with a more favourable trend i...

Cementir expands FUTURECEM distribution

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since 1 January 2022, Cementir Group , through its subsidiary CCB , has been distributing FUTURECEM ™ in the French and Benelux markets, following the strategic roll-out of this technology as part of the Cementir Group ambitious sustainable roadmap towards 2030 and beyond. This new and more sustainable cement technology developed by Cementir Group has been already warmly welcomed by the Danish market in 2021 with sales development in line with plans. Cementir Group claims that th...