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New Sandbag report claims ETS is not working

21 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Sandbag, a UK-based think tank, has released a report about the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and argues that the ETS has actually led to an extra 15Mt of CO 2 being released and that if the scheme had never existed emissions would be lower. The report claims that it is “perverse” companies in the cement sector have collectively received more than GBP1bn worth of spare EU allowances (EUAs) for free between 2008-14. While, emissions are down overall, this is said to be due to reduce...

Spain: Cemex Lloseta sees 13,730t CO2 reduction

29 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s Lloseta plant in Spain reduced its CO 2 emissions by 13,730t in 2015, the company announced on the occasion of the UN World Day for Carbon Emissions Reduction, which took place on 28 January 2015. Reducing the impact of industrial activities on the environment is one of the main commitments made by Cemex, according to the company. It has an environmental policy strategy to achieve “a low-carbon industry and an efficient use of resources". The three main objectives of Cemex to c...

HeidelbergCement

05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Joule, pioneers in the production of liquid fuels from re-cycled CO 2 , have formed a joint subsidiary to exploit Joule’s technology to mitigate carbon emissions during cement manufacture. This process effectively re-cycles waste into CO 2 and then back into fuel. In a separate development, HeidelbergCement is currently reported to be in negotiation to acquire a 35.9 per cent interest in the Uzbekistan cement producer Kyzylkumcement JSC from Uzstroymaterialy JSC, lea...

2015: year in review

24 December 2015, Published under Cement News

As the final week of 2015 approaches, we take a look back at some of the most talked-about topics of the year across the global cement arena. In terms of worldwide cement consumption trends, demand is expected to have contracted in 2015 in the low-single digit range, marking the first reduction since 1990. Excluding China, which accounts for over 70 per cent of global consumption, demand is anticipated to have risen by 2.1 per cent, according to forecasts by HSBC soon to be presented in th...

Cementos Argos

23 December 2015, Published under Cement News

In recognition of the company’s role in promoting climate protection, Cementos Argos was invited to address those attending the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) earlier this month. During one of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda’s (LPAA) thematic days at the event, Jorge Mario Velásquez, president of Cementos Argos, spoke on behalf of the cement industry, outlining the actions taken by the company to reduce CO 2 and support green initiatives. According to Mr Velásquez, Cementos Argos pro...

Joule and HeidelbergCement announce partnership

15 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Joule, pioneers in the production of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, and HeidelbergCement have announced a partnership designed to explore application of Joule's technology to mitigate carbon emissions in cement manufacturing. As part of the agreement, emissions (or offtake gas) from various HeidelbergCement factories could provide Joule with the waste CO 2 required to feed its advanced Helioculture platform that effectively recycles CO 2 back into fuel. "We've been focussed on l...

PCA: "Clean Power Plan" will impact all segments of US economy

05 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Yesterday, President Obama authorised new US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on emissions of CO2 from power plants. "These unprecedented regulations will have enormous impact," said James Toscas, president and CEO of the Portland Cement Association (PCA). "Everybody, including EPA, agrees that they will boost the cost of electricity, which in turn will increase the cost of making and using nearly everything.  Higher costs hurt every American's pocketbook, and mean fewer...

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...