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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...

GCCA publishes its first six sustainability guidelines

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published its first six sustainability guidelines . The guidelines include a number of KPIs against which member companies must monitor and report on their sustainability performance across a number of key activities, this includes monitoring and reporting CO 2 emissions and other emissions from cement manufacturing, co-processing of fuels and materials, safety and water usage. "The Sustainability Guidelines are important as they pro...

Ecocem announces total CO2 emissions saving

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem, Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of low-carbon cement, has announced that its efforts over 16 years to encourage replacing high-carbon cement with low-carbon cement has resulted in a saving of 10Mt of carbon emissions, according to a press release. The company’s ground-granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement has a carbon footprint approximately 95 per cent lower than traditional cement at 32kg/t, and can be used as a one-to-one replacement in formulating...

Durability of composite cements with calcined clay

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Composite cements are clinker efficient and play an important role in reducing CO 2 emissions from cement manufacturing. To assure their correct application in concrete, their performance in concrete has to be demonstrated, especially with regard to durability under different concrete exposure conditions. As part of a long-term research programme, such cements made of different calcined clays were used in conventional concrete mixtures and tested for their resistance to carbonation, chlorid...