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CEMEX validates its new 2030 decarbonisation goals

11 November 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has validated its 2030 decarbonisation goals through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for alignment under their new 1.5ºC scenario, the most ambitious pathway defined for the industry.  The company now has 2030 scope 1 goals  of 47 per cent less of CO 2  per tonne of cementitious material than its 1990 baseline and 35 per cent less of carbon content in concrete. For scope 2 goals, by 2030 Cemex is targeting 65 per cent in clean electricity consumption .   Th...

Heidelberg Materials submits CO2 reduction targets to SBTi

13 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has reconfirmed its 2030 carbon reduction targets, submitting them to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) for validation in line with the recently announced 1.5°C scenario. Heidelberg Materials has actively contributed to the development of the new 1.5°C framework and, in 2019 was the first company in the cement sector to have its then targets endorsed by the SBTi.    “We have been actively supporting SBTi’s efforts to develop a 1.5°C roadmap and impactfu...

UN special advisor pleads 'decarbonise now!'

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Selwin Hart, special advisor to the UN Secretary General on Climate Action and Just Transition, said: "Despite being well behind the eight ball the window to reduce global warming to 1.5˚C is still open. We have the technologies and financial tools to make the best of this opportunity, we can still limit the general increase to 1.5˚C but we need to act now. This is my central message – 2050 is fine – a good milestone but what matters is what we do now and the actions taken now." Mr Hart w...

Secil launches Concrete Verdi Zero

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Secil has launched Concrete Verdi Zero, the first concrete with zero CO₂ emissions in Portugal, an innovative and sustainable product that meets the objectives of achieving carbon neutrality in the cement industry by 2050 and the necessary decarbonisation of the construction sector.     “With the launch of Verdi Zero concrete, Secil takes a step forward in the construction of a more sustainable future, with buildings and infrastructures that are less carbon-intensive and have less im...

Union Bridge plant to transition to EcoCem®PLC production

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson ’s ( HeidelbergCement group) Union Bridge plant will fully transition from producing ordinary Portland cement (OPC) to EcoCem ® PLC as its primary product by no later than January 2023. The Union Bridge plant is currently the company’s largest cement plan in North America.   EcoCem ® PLC is a Portland limestone cement (PLC) produced using innovative technology to increase the amount of limestone and decrease the amount of clinker used. This reduces both the energy requ...

Buxton plant manufactures industrial lime with hydrogen technology

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

High-quality lime has been manufactured for the first time in the UK using hydrogen technology as part of a world-first net zero trial.  The trial, led by Tarmac at its Tunstead site near Buxton, was the culmination of a project funded by the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) demonstrated the significant potential to use hydrogen as a viable fuel alternative to natural gas for commercial-scale production of lime. A number of trials were con...

Cemex Ventures increases its investment in Carbon Clean

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that Cemex Ventures, its corporate venture capital and open innovation unit, is increasing its investment in Carbon Clean. Cemex Ventures has been an early-stage investor in Carbon Clean and used the opportunity of the latest Series C funding round to increase its investment further.  "We are happy to increase our investment in Carbon Clean, recognising its significant contribution to scaling carbon capture technology and the decarbonisation of our industry. Its re...

CCB Beton receives new wheel loaders

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

In 2020, Compagnie des Ciments Belges Beton (CCB Beton), part of the Cementir group , launched an investment plan for the replacement of its fleet of wheel loaders. Since then, four Volvo loaders have already been replaced and three more are scheduled to arrive at CCB Beton. With this replacement CCB Beton claims it will achieve a doubly positive impact. This includes guaranteed service to its customers and a reduction in the company’s CO 2   emissions CCB Beton has also decide...

Cemex successfully converts kiln flue gases into nanomaterials

26 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has successfully tested a process that converts flue gases emitted by the cement kiln into carbon nanomaterials, thereby transforming ‘bad’ carbon into ‘good’ carbon. Due to their unique mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties, carbon nanomaterials have several potential applications in a wide array of industries, from construction to biomedicine. This technology was born out of Smart Innovation, Cemex’s internal open innovation platform. Ceme...

Cemex Rüdersdorf to help produce aviation fuel

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex is joining forces with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company E NERTRAG in a milestone project that will combine CO 2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.     The consortium will source green hydrogen generated exclusively from wind and solar energy from E NERTRAG . The CO 2 will be supplied by Cemex's Rüdersdorf cement plant in Germany, which will provide 100tpd of CO 2 in the project’s initial stages. Sasol ecoFT wil...