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Driving sustainable change

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Recent press reports have scrutinised the role of the cement industry in reducing global CO 2 emissions. ICR speaks with Claude Lorea, cement director, and Dr Andrew Minson, concrete and sustainable construction director, of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) about the organisation’s role in reducing CO 2 emissions and driving the sector’s participation in the circular economy. Claude Lorea, cement director, GCCA ICR: We know that cement is a CO 2 -intensive pr...

HeidelbergCement has CO2 reduction targets scientifically validated to 2030

14 May 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Co is the first cement producer to receive approval for science-based CO 2 reduction targets. Having been assessed against the Science Based Targets initiative's (SBTi) criteria, HeidelbergCement's CO 2 reduction targets to 2030 have been validated. The SBTi independently assesses and validates emission reduction targets against the latest climate science. Emissions reductions currently need to fall in-line with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming below 2˚C and to...

GCC Rapid City prepares for the future

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

GCC has completed a significant upgrade of its cement plant in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA. The project increased the capacity of Kiln 6 by 0.44Mta to help satisfy regional demand growth and solidify the company’s market position, while meeting existing and future sustainability initiatives. By Steven J Post, GCC, USA. To lift production and reduce emissions, GCC expanded its Rapid City plant, South Dakota, USA GCC was founded in 1941 in Chihuahua, Mexico. It is a vertically-i...

The road to net-zero

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement, one of India's top three cement producers with a production capacity of 35Mta, has announced its commitment to set a science-based target to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help tackle climate change. The company follows two other leading Indian cement producers, Dalmia Cement and Ambuja Cement in setting science-based targets and provides "a powerful signal of change", according to global non-profit coalition We Mean Business. However, is reaching net-zero emission...

Cemex USA reveals new low-emission clinker transport

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has established a new low-emission, high-efficiency locomotive to transport clinker at its plant in Victorville, California. The locomotive is equipped with an MTU-4000 Series engine, designed to cut emissions by more than 80 per cent and fuel consumption by 25 per cent. It is expected to reduce emissions by 34t per year, according to a company press release. "Sustainability is embedded in our DNA at Cemex, and this new locomotive illustrates that," said Carlos Uruchurtu, vice pr...

GCCA replies to Guardians' 'Concrete Week' launch article

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) set out a formal reply to the Guardian newspaper's article which was posted on Monday 26 February 2019, stating that cement and concrete are part of the sustainable future. The GCCA commented, "The Guardian’s 'Concrete Week' is a great opportunity to look at a range of important issues associated with concrete, and it is right to examine some of the important challenges the world faces. However, inadequately covering the significant work a...

Exshaw plant receives funding boost for low-carbon fuels project

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Exshaw cement plant (LafargeHolcim group) will receive funding for environmental improvements from a new Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) innovations fund for industry in Alberta, Canada. The new fund is a US$70m scheme that derives from Alberta's climate leadership plan and will leverage more than US$200m in 11 provincial projects that are forecast to eliminate 5.3Mt of CO 2 leakage. Kate Strachan, plant manager for Lafarge Exshaw cement plant, said the money will help the compan...

Cementos Alfa plans doubling biomass use

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Alfa, part of the Portland Valderrivas Group, has avoided the emission of 31,000t of CO 2 at its Mataporquera plant, Cantabria, in 2018 as a result of the use of 150tpd biomass as alternative fuel. Moreover, the use of the fuel, through improved energy efficiency, is enabling the company to remain competitive. In 2019 it plans to double the amount of biomass and therefore, has applied to the Spain’s General Directorate for the Environment to extend the authorisation. Output at t...

Indian cement industry commits to a low-carbon future

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

A summit for the Indian cement industry, “Concreatech 2018 – Sustain to Gain”, was held at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, on 29 November 2018. Organised by the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA), industry leaders and over 400 delegates met to discuss the cement sector’s role in national development and commitment to low-carbon industrial development. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State of Housing and Urban Affairs, delivers the conference’s keynote address The Indian cem...

Stepping up to climate change

09 January 2019, Published under Cement News

International Cement Review caught up with Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), at the organisation’s first AGM and Symposium in London, UK, to find out how the job has been going in his first few weeks since joining from the World Coal Association. ICR catches up with Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association ICR: Moving to cement from the coal industry, are there many similarities between the challenges facing t...