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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...

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...