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Let noble thoughts come

28 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd is one of India’s leading cement producers. ICR speaks with the CEO, Mahendra Singhi, about the company’s ambitions and its drive to develop a sustainable business. Mahendra Singhi, CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Ltd, is a major cement group in India with an installed cement production capacity of 27Mta at 11 plants across India. In the next few years, the company aims to increase this output...

China's carbon trading passes CNY6bn

26 November 2018, Published under Cement News

China's seven pilot carbon trading schemes reached CNY6bn (US$863.9m) at the end of October, rising from CNY4.7bn at the end of 2017, reported the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. China's pilot CO 2 trading schemes cover the cities of Beijing, Tianjan, Shanghai, Chongqing and Shenzhen, and the provinces of Guangdong and Hebei. The schemes were introduced in 2013 and include the cement and other carbon-emitting industries. A total of 250Mt of carbon dioxide changed hands on the exchang...

The European Climate Foundation releases CO2 emissions report

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

There is a significant saving potential of up to 80 per cent of CO 2 emissions in the cement sector by making use of efficiency measures along the whole value chain, without carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. These CO 2 savings could be achieved for a relatively-low financial cost and even with financial savings in some cases. If combining this with CCS, a-close-to carbon-neutral cement and concrete sector is feasible by 2050.   This is the main finding of “ A sustainable futur...

Into the future

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

There is no way we can imagine the world without cement and concrete. From 30 years ago, when International Cement Review was first published, until today, cement production on the planet has quadrupled. Depending on regional developments this volume may more or less stabilise going forward or even exhibit further growth. In any case, the cement industry will continue to lower the CO 2 footprint of cement and concrete. By Dr Martin Schneider, VDZ, Germany. Figure 1: cements containin...

New report predicts rising pressure on producers to cut emissions

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

A new report by Moody’s Investors Service suggests that the cement industry could face demand growth of 12-23 per cent by 2050, resulting in a challenge to meet this demand and still make large-scale carbon emissions cuts. "Regulation of the industry is likely to increase and a rise in carbon prices under the EU-ETS combined with a reduction in allowances to the cement sector would have a significant impact on the cash flow of EU cement producers, in the event cement makers were unable to p...

Bringing on the substitutes

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

As part of its drive to reduce its CO 2 emissions, Votorantim Cimentos is using a range of clinker substitutes to lower its clinker-to-cement ratio. As a result, around 86 per cent of its product portfolio in Brazil has a reduced carbon footprint, lowering its impact on the environment. By Silvia R S S Vieira, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. The use of substitute materials such as acidic slags (pictured: maganese slag) and calcined clay is key to reducing a cement plant’s carbon foot...

LC3: a promising alternative

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The drive for a sustainable construction industry has triggered the development of a range of building materials that serve as sustainable alternatives to Portland cement. The development of limestone calcined clay cements (LC 3 ) offers a glimpse into the future of building materials. By Karen Scrivener, Franco Zunino, François Avet and Wilasinee Hangpongpun, EPFL STI IMX LMC, Switzerland, and Anne Dekeukelaere and Laurent Grimmeissen, Cementis Consulting, Switzerland. Figure 1: SE m...

Materials & quality: 30 years on

10 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The development of new cement types and demands on fuels as well as changes in process requirements have led to key changes in cement production over the last three decades. New raw materials and alternative fuels have given rise to new cement standards. Alternative raw materials increasingly reduce the need for virgin materials The cement Industry in 2018 has been through a long period of soul searching and reorganisation which has involved multiple changes in ownership and adj...

Sustainability 2050

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has proactively identified, analysed and managed the key issues at stake for the sector. By developing global Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), common reporting methodologies and guidance documents, the CSI has enabled the global cement industry to rapidly enhance its sustainability performance. In this report, the CSI presents the revised 2018 technology roadmap setting out an action plan for the industry to 2050....

2048 predicted

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The 30th anniversary of the first publication of International Cement Review (ICR) in July 1988 has arrived. While last month’s Technical Forum considered the major changes in the world cement industry over the past 30 years of ICR, this issue will look at what changes might be anticipated over the next 30 years. There is no alternative to cement for constructing the world’s required infrastructure Last month’s review of the last 30 years of ICR was based around three threads. T...