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Closing in on Canada’s carbon

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Canada has a well-established cement market and is home to several leading multinationals who dominate the sector. The main concerns of the industry are becoming more focussed on stricter environmental compliance with CO 2 taxes being implemented and more efficient grinding to improve plant performance. Canadian cement consumption is forecast to reach 9.4Mt in 2019 and is particularly high in metropolitan areas such as Edmonton, Alberta The recent Canadian elections on 21 Oc...

Lehigh Cement announces CCS feasibility study at Edmonton plant

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Cement, and the International CCS Knowledge Centre have announced a feasibility study for a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The project would seek to capture the majority of the CO 2 emissions from the flue gas of Lehigh’s Edmonton plant in Alberta, Canada.  "This is a North American first in the cement industry to examine the feasibility of full-scale CCS as a definitive solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions," ...

LafargeHolcim plans to reduce carbon footprint of European business

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim intends to reduce its annual CO 2 emissions in Europe by 15 per cent (3Mt) like-for-like by 2022. The plans are expected to be achieved through a CHF160m (US$160.87m) investment for equipment and technologies to increase the usage of low-carbon fuels and recycled materials in the company’s processes and products, according to a press release. "We are cognisant of our impact on the environment and will remain at the forefront of efforts to mitigate climate change. With this in...

Holcim Argentina to replace 35% of energy with wind power

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has signed a contract with YPF Luz to replace 35 per cent of its conventionally-sourced energy with wind power. This translates to 142,000Mwh per annum of demand, which YPF Luz will supply from its 30MW Los Teros wind farm. The wind farm is currently being constructed in Azul, Buenos Aires, and will begin delivering power to the Argentine Interconnected System in February 2020. "It is a pleasure to present this agreement. It is a sign of Holcim’s commitment to sustainabilit...

Dalmia Cement responds to 'net zero' emissions call

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement is among 28 companies that have agreed to set up a firm commitment to targets that are aligned with limiting global temperature rises below 1.5˚C and to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. The announcement comes in response to the call-to-action campaign ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019. In recent days, shareholders of CRH, LafargeHolcim, HeidelbergCement and Saint-Gobain have also written letters to these cement companies to cut carbo...

HeidelbergCement: strong builder of carbon neutrality

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement recently announced its intent to become a carbon-neutral cement producer by 2050. To achieve this ambitious objective, the company has not only developed its Vision 2050 programme but has also formulated a strategy and operational portfolio to match its aspirations. By Jan Theulen, HeidelbergCement, Germany. Figure 1: HeidelbergCement’s Vision 2050 is key to the company’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 Society at global, regional and national levels...

Decarbonisation quick wins

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Different world regions present different challenges to the cement industry. While in the fast-growing economies of Asia and Africa building capacity and security of supply are key, cement plant operations in other regions are more affected by the need to reduce CO 2 emissions as their economies aim for decarbonisation. There is good news for both sides: the use of a new clean fuel can make a decisive contribution to tackling either challenge. By Wolfgang Moser, NextFuel AB, Sweden. ...

Solar to the rescue

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark looks at how concentrated solar energy could help the cement industry move closer to carbon neutrality. Furthermore, the latest solar technology could make other carbon-reduction strategies more viable. Concentrated solar energy could make carbon capture and storage more economically viable All readers will be well aware of the CO 2 emissions challenge currently facing the cement industry. The share of man-made CO 2 emissions created by the cement industry is often qu...

Lafarge Hungary announces plant investment

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Hungary has announced that it will invest HUF2bn (US$6.99m) for upgrades at its plant in Királyegyháza, southwest Hungary, by the first half of next year. The investment will boost the share of secondary fuel used at the plant from 60 to 80 per cent and reduce CO 2 emissions by 10 per cent. Last year, the company generated a revenue of around HUF19bn.

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 16.2 per cent YoY to 211,340,478t in 2018, according to its latest Environmental, Social and Governance report. Over the same period, its sulphur dioxide emissions declined by 43.2 per cent to 19,674t, while its self-produced hazardous solid waste fell by 52.7 per cent to 2024t. The amount of self-produced solid waste disposed of by the company came in at 236,994t last year, giving a disposal rate of 100 per cen...