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Cemex makes key EMEAA investments at the start of 2021

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has started 2021 by investing for growth and its climate action strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEAA). It has made seven bolt-on investments that are aligned to its key priorities of climate action, sustainable construction and EBITDA growth, representing advances in fossil fuel reduction, lower-CO 2 products, circular economy, recycling and products that demonstrate life cycle CO 2 and energy consumption advantages for buildings. The investments include a new, low...

Cementir Holding NV is awarded B rating from Carbon Disclosure Project

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding NV has been awarded a ‘B’ rating from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), recognising its actions to mitigate climate change and its significant commitment to a low-carbon economy. This result represents a strong improvement from previous ‘F’ rating and puts Cementir amongst the top players in the cement industry and much better than the average company, considering a CDP European and Global average rating of ‘C’. "We are proud to be recognised for our efforts to address ...

Cemex's climate action strategy

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex hosted its Climate Action webinar on Thursday 3 December 2020. It included an outline of how Cemex was looking to achieve its 2030 roadmap to reduce CO 2 emissions and the company's 2050 ambition to deliver net-zero concrete globally. The panel discussion is the first of several such forums the company aims to host as it commits to the challenge of taking on climate action. "In September 2020, Cemex launched its medium term strategy 'Operation Resilience' in which sustainability as...

VDZ releases new decarbonisation 2050 roadmap for German cement sector

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

VDZ has released a new   study, "Decarbonising cement and concrete: A CO 2 roadmap for the German cement industry.” The study shows possible ways of mastering this transformation by the year 2050. It advocates a completely new approach to the production of cement and its use in concrete is needed to achieve full climate neutrality.  "We are well aware of our responsibility, and the industry in Germany is willing to make its contribution towards achieving climate neutrality in the future...

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...