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Norcem signs carbon capture project with Aker Solutions, Norway

17 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions has won a contract to test and study the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas emitted by the cement industry. The award from Norcem, in cooperation with the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) marks the first time technology to capture CO2 is used at a cement plant in Norway. Aker Solutions will perform long-term testing on the actual flue gas to select optimum chemical solvent for high content CO 2 flue gas at Norcem's plant in Brevik, Norway. Tests will b...

Cement at the heart of Europe

13 May 2013, Published under Cement News

A recent study by the Boston Consulting Group for CEMBUREAU claims that the cement industry has a key role to play in helping Europe achieve its goals of developing a sustainable, resource efficient and innovative society. ICR looks at the current challenges facing the region’s cement producers and what action its policymakers can take to help them remain competitive. Putting cement at the heart of Europe: the application of green concrete at the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen, ...

Lafarge Canada Inc in multi-partner initiative to invest $8m in low carbon fuels

06 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc, Natural Resources Canada, the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and Carbon Management Canada announced in a statement that they are joining forces and investing more than $8m to develop innovative solutions to power Lafarge Canada's cement plant in Bath, Ontario, by re-using local surplus materials as low carbon fuels. This multi-partner initiative intends to produce low emission, low carbon fuels from local supplies such as construction and demolit...

ABB wins energy optimisation contract from CRH

01 February 2013, Published under Cement News

ABB has recently won a contract with CRH Europe Materials to provide process optimisation solutions for 12 of its plants in Europe and the US. CRH is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative. As such, the company has committed to a set of objectives covering issues such as CO2 and climate protection, emission protection and lower use of fuels and raw materials. Currently the data collection for calculating the required k...

Holcim Liban’s emission reduction efforts, Lebanon

28 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Liban has reduced emissions significantly over the past three years, according to company officials. The Daily Star (Lebanon) reports that does emissions from Holcim’s Lebanon division have been cut by 82 per cent, while other dust emissions have been reduced by 22 per cent. Overall CO2 emissions per tonne of cement have been brought down by five per cent, according to the company’s latest environmental report.

EU ETS: 2011 cement update

19 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Cashing in on the lucrative EU emissions trading scheme has been a welcome safety net to many European cement producers during recent years of recession. However, the changes that will occur in Phase III of the scheme may see a drop in CO2 permit allocations by up to 15 per cent. Figure 1: share of EU surplus accumulated by company, 2008-11 Prices for permits for carbon dioxide (CO2) emission dropped by around 60 per cent in the 12 months up to mid-2012, at one stage passing be...

A victim of success

09 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada’s paper on CO2 emissions reductions in the cement sector earned the company its latest accolade, winning the first prize at the 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Here John Kline and Laurent Barcelo of Lafarge Canada revisit the topic exclusively for ICR. Figure 1: the levers and their levels of magnitude in the Cement Technology Roadmap (WBCSD, 2009). Note CCS is Carbon Capture and Sequestration In 2010, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issu...

From flue gas to green growth

02 April 2012, Published under Cement News

While cement producers such as Lafarge have made the commitment to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions, if higher reductions are to be obtained, the industry must find new, non-traditional ways of cutting back levels. The Lafarge Research Center has investigated the conversion of flue gas CO2 into micro-algae biomass. Figure 1: the PBR used in the trial is composed of five ranks of glass tubes. The photograph shows one side of the PBR with 15 loops identified for each of the fiv...