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RMIT University establishes CO2 conversion technology for hard-to-abate industries

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Australian researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonisation of the cement and steel industries.   The CO 2 utilisation technology from researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is designed to be smoothly integrated into existing industrial processes. The new technology offers a pathway to instantly convert CO 2 as it is produced and lock it permanently in a ...

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem sign power to gas agreement

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem have signed an agreement for the development of a feasibility study on the implementation of Power to Gas plants in combination with carbon capture systems at Buzzi Unicem's cement production plants.   The implementation of these technologies is aimed at promoting the decarbonisation of cement and concrete production processes   to increase environmental sustainability and facilitate the energy transition. In particular, the study will assess the possibility of p...

Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow pour first ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow have conducted their first pour of Exegy® ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK. Developed over four years by Ecocem and VINCI Construction, Ecocem Ultra forms part of VINCI Construction’s Exegy ® ultra-low carbon concrete range, and is already being used on a pilot site of the Grand Paris Express and in the construction of the Athletes’ Village in Paris for summer 2024. Significantly reducing the CO 2 footprint of any project on which it is used, E...

Siam Cement to spend THB70bn on CO2 reduction measures

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) has vowed to spend THB70bn (US$2.08bn) on technological innovations to cut CO 2 emissions from its manufacturing by 20 per cent by 2030. The new investment is in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Thai government's bio-, circular and green (BCG) economic model and environmental, social and governance standards (ESG), said Roongrote Rangsiyopash, president and chief executive of SCG. Once it hits the 2030 goal, SCG will continue to move ...

CarbonBuilt joins World Cement Association

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

CarbonBuilt has joined the World Cement Association (WCA) as an associate corporate member. The US based firm has developed ReversaTM technology that directly embeds CO₂ from industrial and direct air capture sources into proprietary low-cost and low-carbon concrete formulations. The technology reduces overall CO₂ emissions by more than 60 per cent while delivering products that meet existing industry specifications and drive greater profit for concrete producers, according to a WCA state...

Vicat to invest EUR800m to meet 2030 climate targets

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Vicat held a meeting at L'Isle d'Abeau on the company's climate strategy. The French producer has been describing how it will meet its 2030 and 2050 emission targets throughout its value chain in building materials. Vicat reports that just to meet its 2030 objectives it will need to invest an estimated EUR800m. Capex investment of this magnitude will be shared with clinker factor and activated clay investment accounting for 30 per cent of the budget, fuel substitution representi...

CASE to supply Cemex with low-carbon vehicles across Europe

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has confirmed a partnership with CASE Construction Equipment to introduce lower-carbon vehicles that offer reduced fuel consumption into multiple markets across Europe.   This is the latest company development to be announced in line with Cemex’s global sustainability strategy ‘Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO 2 ’. The selected vehicles (which are both wheel and backhoe loaders) will be used in Cemex materials businesses in several countries, including France, Spa...

Holcim and Cemex among founding members of First Movers Coalition

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim and Cemex are among the companies that have joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) as founding members at COP26 to drive green demand and carbon technologies to advance climate goals. The initiative aims to accelerate innovation and the development of early-stage decarbonisation technologies by leveraging their combined purchasing power. The coalition will work across the eight key hard-to-abate industries of cement, steel, aluminium, chemicals, shipping aviation and trucking, a...

Cemex Ventures invests in Voyage Control start-up

25 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures and Taronga Venture are investing in Voyage Control, a UK-based start-up for a digital platform to facilitate construction logistics and on-site coordination. Voyage Control’s platform reduces delays, waste and cost overruns in construction material delivery processes through optimised scheduling of deliveries and real-time transactions. The platform also supports CO 2 reduction in transportation of materials. “The investment from Cemex Ventures aims to integrate ...

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...