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Titan Cement Group joins Business Ambition for 1.5°C

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group signed 'Business Ambition for 1.5˚C', a global campaign led by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition, joining a number of leading companies worldwide that are committed to keeping global warming to 1.5°C and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.   By signing Business Ambition for 1.5°C, Titan also joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) 'Race to Zero' glob...

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd plans solar investment to reduce its CO2 footprint

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, is ensuring its energy security through increasing its share of solar-based electricity in the total energy mix. The company has been sourcing solar power from a 10.1MW power plant at its premises.   During the last two fiscal years, the company consumed about 13,000MWh of green solar power, which mitigated around 10,000t of CO 2 emissions. Furthermore, in line with its Integrated Sustainable Development Policy, t...

Ribblesdale cement plant hosts first UK net-zero commercial fuel trial

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

A UK cement kiln has successfully been operated using a net zero fuel as part of a world-first demonstration using hydrogen technology.   Led by the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Hanson UK and funded by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the trial used a mix of 100 per cent net zero fuels for commercial-scale cement manufacture for the first time. The fuel mix consisted of tanker-delivered hydrogen as well as meat and bone meal (MBM) and glycerine, d...

AfriSam's Centre for Product Excellence reduces carbon footprint

21 September 2021, Published under Cement News

AfriSam’s Centre for Product Excellence (CPE) is crucial to supporting customers in their quest for a low carbon future, according to the South Africa-based cement producer. The CPE is instrumental in pursuing environmental issues related to cement and concrete use, particularly for large projects where stakeholders prioritise the carbon footprint of the materials used.   According to CPE Manager, Mike McDonald, AfriSam’s CPE, based in Roodepoort, Gauteng, is aiding AfriSam’s progress in...

LEILAC Group receives EUR15m investment

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Carbon Direct Capital Management has invested EUR15m for a 6.98 per cent equity stake in Calix subsidiary, the LEILAC Group, which is dedicated to the commercialisation and ongoing development of Calix’s LEILAC CO 2  capture technology. Calix will continue to own the remaining 93 per cent of the LEILAC Group. In addition, as part of the transaction, Calix has entered into a licence agreement with the LEILAC Group under which it will retain 30 per cent of royalties earned by the LEI...

Creating an appropriate cement industry transformation framework

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The recently published “Environmental Data of the German Cement Industry 2020” reveals how cement manufacturers in Germany aim to meet the latest environmental policy targets. The agenda is headed by three major topics: Climate neutrality by 2050, the preservation of primary raw materials and air pollution control.   The road to climate neutrality will involve the cement industry having to reduce its CO 2 emissions to an unprecedented extent. “What we urgently need now to continue on ou...

Votorantim: introducing higher cement production with lower CO2 emissions

23 July 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Brazil has been the country for a lot of developments in the cement industry. In particular, Votorantim announced it had completed its new production line in Pecem, Brazil, which also highlighted the cement sector's need to make its cement production more efficient and sustainable with lower emissions. The industry still has the larger topic of carbon pricing hanging over it and the introduction of new cement capacity will highlight the issue of some of the older plants that are n...

CEMBUREAU states concern for CBAM Fit for 55 package

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The European cement industry fully supports the objectives of the European Green Deal, says the industry association, C EMBUREAU . In its Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, the cement sector commits to CO 2 emissions reduction targets by 2030 and works towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve these objectives, establishing viable business cases that secure continued growth and employment in Europe is essential. Having the first carbon-neutral cement plant in the European Union withi...

The value of co-processing

21 May 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, the European cement association, Cembureau held an open webinar on 'A circular and carbon neutral Europe: The role of co-processing'. The webinar not only looked at how co-processing works and the use of different waste streams, but also considered key policy measures and co-processing's contribution to the wider Green Deal initiative. The Green Deal Peter Wessman, legal officer at the Directorate of Environment, European Commission (EC), argued that the central pillars of the ...

Titan reduces net CO2 emissions by 13.4 compared to 1990 levels

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

In 2020 Titan Cement continued to actively engage in the global collective effort toward a carbon-neutral future, endorsing the vision of the European Green Deal and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) Climate Ambition to deliver society with carbon-neutral concrete by 2050.   Net CO₂ emissions reached 674kgCO₂/t cementitious product in 2020, declining by 13.4 per cent compared to 1990 levels. New processing lines for alternative fuels were inaugurated in Florida, USA, and ...