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MPA UK Concrete releases framework for net negative emissions roadmap

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

MPA UK Concrete, the group representing the UK concrete industry, has developed a framework to help inform the delivery of an ambitious roadmap for the UK concrete and cement sector to achieve net negative emissions by 2050. The roadmap will also be used to inform net zero strategies for other mineral products, including aggregates, asphalt, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand, says the Mineral Products Association (MPA). UK Concrete is exploring the use of existing and emerging t...

New Zealand's concrete sector on track for CO2 reduction target

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Concrete New Zealand has reported that a sustainability study by Australia-based independent consultants Thinkstep has confirmed that New Zealand's cement and concrete industry is on track to meet climate change commitments as made under the Paris Agreement. Thinkstep's report states that the New Zealand concrete sector is half way to its goal of 30 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions by 2030, having cut CO 2 emissions from cement production by 15 per cent between 2005-18. Rob Gaimster, ...

CEMBUREAU's Carbon Neutrality Roadmap to reduce CO2 to net zero by 2050

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU's Carbon Neutrality Roadmap (CNR) looks at how the European cement industry can reduce its carbon emissions by 2050, and align with the objectives of the European Green Deal. It demonstrates that reaching net zero emissions along the cement and concrete value chain is achievable by 2050. Experts from the European cement industry have looked in detail at the role of key technologies in reducing emissions at each stage of the cement and concrete value chain. CO 2 emissions can inde...

MPA wins GBP6.02m from BEIS for CO2 reduction trials

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded the Mineral Products Association (MPA) GBP6.02m (EUR7.24m)  for ground-breaking demonstrations of hydrogen and plasma technology to reduce CO 2 from cement and lime production. The cement trials will take place at sites operated by Tarmac and Hanson Cement in the UK. The cement production trial comprises two demonstrations, one of electrical plasma energy and biomass fuel and the other of hydrogen and biomas...

CDP raises Cemex rating on climate change leadership

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

CDP has raised its rating of Cemex from B in 2018 to A- in 2019 for the company's commitment to climate protection. The rating covers Cemex's improvement in governance, risk management, CO 2 emissions reduction initiatives, low carbon products and value chain engagement. "We are very pleased not only that our CDP score has improved, but also that it reflects our company's continued effort to achieve a robust climate change strategy, which is helping us to reduce our operations' CO 2 footp...

M25 uses low-carbon cement

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

For the first time, ultra-low carbon Cemfree concrete has been used on a UK highways project in an attempt to lower CO 2 usage at the Woodford West Viaduct on the M25 in the UK. Working on behalf of Connect Plus, a team from Jackson, DB Group and Axtell have achieved a 77 per cent reduction in CO 2 . The project required 52m 3 of concrete, leading to a saving of 9.4t of CO 2 , when compared to using a conventional mix, greatly reducing the environmental impact. Tony Sheridan, DB Group’s ...

COP25 talks target carbon neutrality

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Four leading experts explored the pathway to carbon neutrality in the cement and concrete industry at a side event to COP25 in Madrid, Spain. The panel discussion entitled 'Cement and concrete: the path to carbon neutrality by 2050' was moderated by Galo Gutierrez, general director of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, and featured: •    Koen Coppenholle, CEO of CEMBUREAU, the European cement association •    Claude Lorea, cement director of the Global Cement and Concrete ...