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First Graphene successfully completes Phase 2 Trial at Breedon Cement

29 November 2023, Published under Cement News

First Graphene has successfully completed the second phase of graphene-enhanced cement trials in collaboration with Breedon Cement Ltd at the cement producer’s Hope Cement Works. The Phase Two trials used 4t of grinding aid containing PureGRAPH ® to produce an additional 600t of graphene-enhanced cement at the production scale. The focus was on the optimisation of dosing methods at an increased graphene loading level, with the resulting formulation change in the grinding aid. The stage bu...

Breedon commits to being an Armed Forces-friendly employer

14 September 2023, Published under Cement News

UK-based Breedon has signed the Armed Forces Covenant as part of its focus on becoming a truly inclusive organisation. Since signing the covenant, the cement producer has been awarded the bronze award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, demonstrating the success of its commitment to being an Armed Forces-friendly employer. Recognising the value that service leavers can bring to a business like Breedon, the group has put new policies in place to encourage former members of the ar...

UK government funds CCS trial at Breedon Cement

11 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The UK government is handing Breedon Cement GBP230,000 (US$290,338/EUR264,453) to investigate the use of carbon capture and storage facilities (CCS) in its cement production. The Derbyshire-based company said the cash injection will allow it to "significantly advance knowledge of the infrastructure" needed to push the company's lime and cement plants in Derbyshire to a "low-carbon future".  The government is paying 50 per cent of the project cost via its Industrial Energy Transformation...

CarbonRe gains valuable feedback from UK plant visit

24 April 2023, Published under Cement News

The machine learning (ML) team at CarbonRe recently visited Breedon 's Hope Cement Works in Derbyshire, UK and spent a day talking with plant operators who are working with the company’s Delta Zero product for kiln and preheater optimisation. CarbonRe found that a major theme stood out for them on their plant visit, the human side of process engineering. Each operator has their own preferences and biases in how they operate the plant which affects how each operator trusts and uses C...

Trials begin on graphene-enhanced green cement

20 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Trials on graphene-enhanced green cement are due to begin in June this year, lead by a consortium including First Graphene Ltd, Breedon Cement Ltd , Morgan Sindall Construction and The University of Manchester. The consortium first received funding for its research in February 2022 when its was awarded GBP190,034 (US$235,585) by the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. Since then, data from production sites at Breedon and First Graphene has shown that graphene-enhanced cement ...