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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...

Dominican Republic cement industry targets 33% carbon reduction by 2030

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in the Dominican Republic will target a 33 per cent reduction of its carbon emissions by 2030 as it continues the implementation of best practices available for the mitigation of greenhouse gases impacts. The Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers (ADOCEM) has published its Cement Roadmap, which presents an action plan to lower the sector’s carbon footprint by 2030. The cement industry’s reduction potential in terms of industrial processes and energy use, ...

Determining the cost

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark considers how to reduce electricity costs by looking at how much is consumed and ways to lower the price of energy. While this is less of an issue in countries with low electricity costs, the lack of incentive to reduce costs could be a different kind of problem. Figure 1: the electricity cost of cement grinding The cost of something is a function of the price paid and the amount purchased or consumed. It is obvious, but there ar...

Mizu’s modernisation moves

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Mizu Cimentos Especiais, Brazil’s fourth-largest cement producer, continues to invest in its production base employing sustainable production technologies. Part of the country’s business conglomerate Polimix, the cement producer also forges partnerships with other Polimix subsidiaries to support the production of durable concrete. By Mizu Cimentos Especiais, Brazil. Mizu Cimentos Especiais operates 7Mta of cement production capacity in Brazil Mizu Cimentos Especiais has 7Mta of ...

LafargeHolcim launches first sustainability-linked bond for EUR850m

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim priced a EUR850m sustainability-linked bond on 17 November, with a coupon of 0.5 per cent maturing in 2031. This is the first bond of its kind in the building materials industry.    Géraldine Picaud, CFO, said, "We are proud to be the first in our industry to launch a sustainability-linked bond. The order book of EUR2.6bn demonstrates the confidence of investors in the company’s financial strength, strategy and ability to deliver on its sustainability targets." In addi...

Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact to the Canadian market

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Following its launch in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction. ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, with 30-70 per cent less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Future product expansion in the coming months will allow up to 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Where regulatory conditions allo...

LafargeHolcim and Carbon Clean to develop large-scale CCUS plant

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean announced today that it has signed an agreement in Spain with LafargeHolcim, ECCO2, and Sistemas de Calor to develop a large-scale carbon capture and utilisation plant.   The project, based in LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras, Almeria, cement plant in Spain will aim to capture CO 2 emitted through the cement production process to be further transformed, cleaned and reused locally. The CO 2 will be captured from the cement plant’s flue gas and will be recycled for agricu...

Cemex launches carbon-free Virtua® concrete

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that its first net-zero carbon concrete called Vertua ® will soon be available worldwide. Vertua ® is a family of low-carbon products and the first net-zero CO 2 concrete will be used in several European countries in flagship infrastructure projects. Virtua ® has been developed with an innovative geoploymer binder solution created by Cemex's Research and Development Centre in Switzerland. This solution has a reduced carbon footprint of   70 per cent with...

Ibstock highlights industry collaboration for carbon reduction

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A culture of collaboration and innovation will accelerate the UK concrete and cement sector's pathway to ‘Beyond Net Zero’ emissions, says leading building products manufacturer, Ibstock Concrete. Following the recent launch of the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero by UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Ibstock Concrete has reiterated the need for greater focus on product innovation if the sector is to achieve its goals.  The industry-w...

PCA promotes Portland-limestone cement

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has launched a new initiative promoting the sustainable benefits of Portland-limestone cement (PLC). Manufactured with more limestone than OPC Type I, PLC emits 10 per cent less greenhouse gases than OPC to manufacture. "PLC is another example of the cement industry evolving over the years, continuing to innovate and sustainably producing the high-quality cement that is needed to help keep America's infrastructure strong and resilient," said PCA Presid...