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Aker Carbon Capture and Man Energy Services agree CCS and waste heat agreement

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Aker Carbon Capture and Man Energy Services have signed an agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications with heat recovery.     With CCS, captured CO 2  is compressed before being liquefied and transported to a permanent storage location. The two companies aim to develop carbon capture solutions that require less energy. The transfer of heat is key for CO 2 -capture plants' improved, overall power-consumption with...

Climeworks' Orca project upscales to explore direct air capture for CO2 reduction

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Climeworks' Orca project to create direct air capture (DAC) in Iceland has reached the next level where the DAC technology is combined with Carbfix's underground storage of carbon dioxide, capturing 4000t of CO 2 per year when completed. The cement industry may need to explore such technology to improve its capabilities of reducing CO 2 emissions. By scaling up its direct air capture and storage technology, Climeworks is making a permanent CO 2 removal solution more easily attainable ...

EP100 companies avoid release of 328Mt of CO2

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Climate Group’s  EP100 Progress and Insights Report 2020 tracks the rapid progress of energy-smart member companies improving their energy and productivity. It reveals that by using the latest technologies, improving processes, and digitising use, just 33 EP100 companies have avoided 328Mt of CO 2 equivalent (CO 2 e) to date – more than the annual emissions of France. The transition is also good news for business, with a total of US$200m in savings saved annually by the 22 companie...

Votorantim Cimentos sets CO2 emissions goal at 520kg/t cement by 2030

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has announced its 2030 sustainability commitments. The objective is to align the company’s worldwide operations to current and future needs of society, thereby creating a positive impact on the entire value chain and in the communities where the company operates. The commitments are divided into seven pillars: ethics and integrity; health, safety and well-being; diversity and inclusion; innovation; environmental footprint; circular economy; and shared value. Votoran...

Two cement CEOs discuss CO2 reduction

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

This week the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) held a plenary session with invited guests Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO, Mahendra Singhi, CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, and Daniel Balthasar, Norges Bank’s senior portfolio manager and head of Basic Industries & Utilities. Moderated by journalist and broadcaster Gavin Esler, their discussion centred on how cement companies were responding to climate change and how they had managed to engage their staff, stakeholders and custo...

Cemex to trial solar cement plant

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex and Synhelion SA have developed a groundbreaking technology designed to fully decarbonise the cement manufacturing process based on solar energy.  The new approach is based on replacing the use of fossil fuels in cement plants with high-temperature solar heat, and capturing 100 per cent of the carbon emissions, enabling cement manufacturing to achieve net-zero level. This is made possible by the unprecedented temperature levels of solar heat provided by Synhelion's technology and it...

Cemex has decarbonisation roadmap validated by Carbon Trust

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex announces that the Carbon Trust has validated its roadmap to decarbonise global operations in line with the Sectoral Decarbonisation Approach (SDA) 2-degree scenario (2DS) developed by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The validated roadmap would enable the company to achieve a 35 per cent reduction of net carbon emissions by 2030.   The validation scope included Cemex’s worldwide cement operations, with a detailed analysis of plants expected to contribute at least 80 per cent ...

Freightliner wins Tarmac train haulage contract

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Freightliner has announced that it has been awarded a new contract with Tarmac to haul trains from Tarmac’s Tunstead site, Derbyshire, and services from Tarmac’s West Country quarries. Deliveries will be made to Wales, Somerset and Herefordshire. The new contract will see Freightliner run an average of 50 trains a week, taking bulk materials, including aggregates and cement, for use in regional and national projects.   "We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract with T...

Cemex's targets 55% fall in CO2 emissions in Europe by 2030

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that it is the first company in the cement sector to target a CO 2 reduction in its European operations of at least 55 per cent by 2030. Cemex welcomes the recent commitment from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s landmark State of the Union address and is pleased to align with the new European Union (EU) aspirations and targets.  Cemex's European operations expect to reach the target of a 35 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from ceme...

Cemtech highlights latest advances in clinker reduction, ARM and new binder concepts

23 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The second day's afternoon session of Cemtech 'Decarbonising the cement industry' virtual conference presented four innovative technology papers on clinker reduction, alternative raw materials and new binder concepts. FLSmidth’s Global Process Line Manager, Steven Miller, outlined why clay calcination is crucial for the cement industry to reduce is carbon footprint. "These projects have a lower capital investment than a new clinker line and produce a 'greener' product," said Steven M...