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Cemex seeks to offset inflationary pressures with price hikes

08 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Fernando A Gonzalez, CEO, opened yesterday's Cemex Day - Part II event with a look at some of the surprises of the last year. Not only has Cemex seen a 'V-shaped' recovery since the pandemic, it has also reported remarkable growth with EBITDA advancing in the 1H21 by 20.7 per cent YoY. However, inflation has become the main challenge going forward, particularly due to price rise for marine transportation and fuel, which the company has responded to with a robust pricing strategy and the post...

CO2 to biofuels at Argos

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

To address the urgency of the climate crisis, a wide range of CCUS technology pathways are being explored by the cement industry. One of these options is the use of microalgae to capture CO 2 and transform it into valuable products. Over the past 10 years, Argos has been researching and scaling up the use of microalgae. Recently, the company has been testing a group of technologies to capture CO 2 directly from the cement plant smokestack using photobioreactors (PBRs) and transform the res...

HeidelbergCement to pilot eastern European CCUS project

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Project ACCSESS will see a consortium of 18 industry partners and research organisations, including HeidelbergCement, collaborate in a range of activities to speed up deployment of CCUS and link CO 2 emitters from mainland Europe to the storage fields in the Nordics.   Project coordinator, Sintef Energi AS from Norway, has officially presented the EUR18m ACCSESS   project, which has been rewarded EUR15m out of the EU Horizon 2020 budget.     "As part of our participation in ACC...

Vicat announces methanol production at Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In partnership with Hynamics, a subsidiary of the EDF Group specialising in hydrogen production, Vicat is developing an integrated solution for capturing CO 2   and producing carbon-free methanol.  The Hynovi project aims to create the first production sector for decarbonised methanol in France and is in line with the  French government's objectives in terms of decarbonisation of industry and energy independence, of which synthetic fuels constitute one of the main levers.  The pro...

The WCA welcomes Baker Hughes as associate corporate member

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that global energy technology company, Baker Hughes, has become the latest addition to its international community, joining as an associate corporate member. Baker Hughes operates in over 120 countries, designing, manufacturing and deploying innovative technologies and services that help make energy safer, cleaner and more efficient. Specialist capabilities include areas such as emissions management, hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and...

Swiss cement industry targets carbon neutrality by 2050

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Swiss cement industry aims to become climate neutral by 2050. To achieve this, the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse, has published its “Roadmap 2050: Klimaneutraler Zement as Ziel” [Climate-neutral cement as a goal] report. A key pathway would be the availability of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) systems. While Cemsuisse members were already involved “in various projects in different stages of development”, the industry association said that “However, none of our memb...

California Nevada Cement Association describes pathways to net zero carbon operation

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA) envisions three major pathways for the industry to attain net zero carbon operation by 2045. The roadmap required reducing production process emissions, reducing combustion emissions through fuel switching and increasing distributed electricity generation.   "Releasing this industry-wide roadmap is an exciting and critical step toward carbon neutrality," says CNCA Executive Director, Tom Tietz. "However, we cannot get to net zero alone and t...

HeidelbergCement to partner in world's first low-carbon industrial cluster

03 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's British subsidiary Hanson UK has become a partner in the HyNet North West consortium, which aims to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster in the region of northwest England. The proposed hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will play a critical role in the UK’s transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and the fight against climate change.  "Our involvement in HyNet North West is the next step in HeidelbergCement's path...

International Energy Day sees Cemex focus on sustainable energy use towards net zero CO2

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

On International Energy Day (14 February 2021), Cemex UK highlighted its drive to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting the use of renewable and sustainable energy sources and the reduction of fossil fuels. While setting energy reduction targets is important, consistently improving energy resource management and lowering energy consumption to achieve them is key. However, this will require Cemex to invest, research and collaborate with other industry participants in many areas rather than...

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy explore CCS

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy will explore the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The two companies will study the feasibility of capturing carbon from two LafargeHolcim cement plants, based in Europe and North America, using Schlumberger’s carbon sequestration technologies.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer of LafargeHolcim: "Today’s announcement is further proof of LafargeHolcim’s environmental leadership and commitment to pioneer new s...