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Cemtech and CO2

05 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark particularly enjoyed the Cemtech Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur in June and also the three-day technical training workshop that immediately followed the main event. However, preparations for the workshop and readings on other industries call into question where things are leading with regard to CO2 emissions. Sustainability and CO2 emissions were some of the key issues discussed during the Cemtech Asia 2014 conference. Pictured: Numpol Limprasert of Siam Cement explains h...

Holcim launches its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report

23 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim today released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report detailing the Group’s ongoing activities in sustainable development and disclosing data on a number of key sustainability performance indicators. A panel of independent external experts has contributed to the report by reviewing and confirming the sustainability topics covered. These experts have furthermore made recommendations to Holcim which are included in the report. Bernard Fontana, Holcim ??CEO, comments: “Reflecting our...

New low-carbon cement type receives funding

05 June 2014, Published under Cement News

An EPFL-led consortium which is developing a new blend of cement that promises to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 40 per cent has received financial backing from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to scale up its efforts. Elaborated with partners from the Indian Institutes of Technology and from universities in Cuba and Brazil, this new blend substitutes up to half of the usual Portland cement used to make concrete with highly abundant clay and limeston...

USA EPA: cement CO2 emission rose 9.4% in 2012

17 April 2014, Published under Cement News

CO 2 emissions from US cement plants increased 9.4 per cent to 35.051Mt in 2012 from 32.010Mt the previous year, according to the ‘Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Sinks, 1990-2012, published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 15 April 2014. Clinker production rose some 10 per cent YoY to 67.784Mt during the period. However, all US cement plants operated at below-capacity levels and two works were formally closed. The cement industry is the second-largest source...

Heidelberg updates on sustainability efforts

18 September 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has released its 2011/2012 Sustainability Report, highlighting topics and challenges for the German cement major in its drive for sustainable development. The new report, entitled "Foundations" also details the company's continous efforts and achievements such as reducing specific net CO2 emissions by 21 per cent and increasing its alternative fuels rate  to 21.7 per cent. Sustainable business practices form an integral of the business activities “Sustainable business pr...

CCS in the EU cement industry

10 September 2013, Published under Cement News

On 1 July 2013, the EU Zero Emissions Technology Platform (ZEP) – founded by the European Commission in 2005 to advise on research, policy and regulation for the promotion of carbon capture and storage (CCS) – published “CCS in EU energy-intensive industries”, a report on CCS in industries beyond the power sector. Emissions from the non-power sector made up 25 per cent of EU carbon emissions in 2010. CCS is for many of those industries the only available technology to cut emissions. The repo...

The devil is in the detail

04 September 2013, Published under Cement News

This year sees the start of Phase III of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, which will run until 2020. The best-practice benchmark set for CO2 emissions has generated plenty of discussion. Cement industry expert Phil Kerton looks at some of the detail. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme’s Phase III and its benchmarks have generated much debate Some recent discussions on internet forums have taken up the question of best-practice benchmarks, in particular the EU Emissions Trading Sche...

Reducing India's CO2 footprint

19 June 2013, Published under Cement News

India’s rapidly-expanding cement industry can reduce its carbon emissions by nearly half by 2050, according to the technology roadmap published by the International Energy Agency and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. However, reducing the sector’s carbon footprint will require many varied steps and a joint effort by its stakeholders. India’s cement industry can be considered, by some measures, one of the most efficient in the world and it has made great stride...

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, ...