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Carbon-neutral fuel launched at COP24

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

NextFuel, a new carbon-neutral fuel that is made from elephant grass has been unveiled at the United Nation's COP24 climate summit in Poland. The fuel can be burnt at industrial facilities such as cement plants to replace fossil fuels and requires no infrastructure upgrades. Manufactured by Sweden-based NextFuel, the product of the same name is made by drying elephant grass and processing it in a sealed rotary drum where oxygen is removed before the material is densified and pressed in briq...

GCCA heads to COP24 for recarbonation talks

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) joined governments, climate groups and campaigners from around the world in Poland for the United Nations' international climate change conference – COP24. A key discussion point for the GCCA at COP24 includes recarbonation – where concrete can play a role in taking CO 2 out of the atmosphere – as well as potential important related measures for IPCC implementation. The meeting represents the first GCCA attendance at international climate...

CEMBUREAU takes stock of Low Carbon Road map 2050 objectives

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU recently hosted its 'Low Carbon Roadmap Progress towards the 2°C target' in the European Parliament, where it gave an industry update to MEPs. Five years ago the European cement industry published its Low Carbon Roadmap, outlining how CO 2 emissions could be reduced by 32 per cent (compared to 1990 levels) by 2050 with conventional technologies and potentially by 80 per cent if breakthrough technologies become widely available. C EMBUREAU has now taken stock of where the ceme...

Beyond Zero Emissions plans CO2 neutral Australian cement sector

27 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has set a plan for Australia’s cement industry to reach zero carbon emissions by the next decade. The Zero Carbon Industry plan ‘Rethinking Cement’ foresees a five point strategy to this goal with the biggest reduction coming from a switch to geopolymer cements. The organisation believes that some 50 per cent of the domestic cement market could be replaced by geopolymer cements made from reacting a solid aluminosilicate material with an alkaline solution. A seco...

HeidelbergCement and RWTH Aachen to research 'CO2MIN'

30 June 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Aachen University are setting up a three-year project to investigate absorbing CO 2 from flue gas using olivine and basalt. Funded by EUR3m from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and surpported by supported by the Potsdam Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the Dutch start-up Green Minerals, the CO2MIN project aims to turn carbonised minerals into a value-added product. Olivine and basalt are able to bind CO 2 over t...

CSI and ECRA publishes new technology papers

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) have released their new "CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2017" to update the perspective of available technologies for CO2 abatement and energy efficiency in the cement sector. The publication analyses existing and future technologies with potential to increase energy efficiency and decrease CO2 emissions in cement production, and also analyses their costs in typical future cement plants, conditions and exp...