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Department of Energy announces further funding for carbon capture project

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Energy has announced additional funding for the carbon capture research and development project at LafargeHolcim’s plant in Florence, Colorado. The US$1.5m fund supports the initial engineering analysis and advancement of the LH CO 2 MENT Colorado Project. The project is being deployed in partnership with Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV) and Total. The first phase of the project included a feasibility stud...

UltraTech Cement Ltd commits to GCCA's 2050 Climate Ambition

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd, as a founding member of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), has committed to the ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ announced by GCCA on behalf of all its member companies. The GCCA’s ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ is the member companies’ commitment to drive down the CO 2 footprint of their operations and products, and their collective aspiration to deliver society with carbon-neutral concrete by 2050. The industry is coming together to outline this important am...

LafargeHolcim joins SBTi and sets new 2030 CO2 targets

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) “Business Ambition for 1.5°C,” becoming the first global building materials company to sign the pledge with intermediate targets for 2030, validated by SBTi.  In its 2030 goals LafargeHolcim is further lowering its target for CO 2  intensity in cement to 475kg net CO 2  per tonne of cementitious material (net CO 2 /t cem ). Europe is on track to become the first region to reach this net zero ambition, buildin...

Elemental analysis to reduce cement’s carbon footprint

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Despite increasing market demand for cement in recent decades, the cement industry is required to reduce its carbon footprint. Elemental analysis can make a key contribution to this drive to lower CO 2 emissions from cement plants worldwide. By Ivo Nemetz, Elementar, Germany. The cement industry is facing the challenge of reducing its CO 2 emissions despite the need for increased cement production As the global cement industry moves forward as a 21st-century enterprise, it ...

Solar power to Piedras Azules

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of its drive to include renewable and flexible energy sources in its cement production, Argos recently opened a 10.6MW solar farm to supply power to its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The project is the latest in Argos’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its cement operations. By Argos, Honduras. More than 32,000 solar panels supply the power required for the nearby Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras Argos, a cement company ...

GCC signs wind power agreement with Black Hills Energy

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) has signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) with Black Hills Energy to supply GCC’s Rapid City cement plant with half of its power requirements in the next 15 years. By choosing low-cost renewable energy resources to power our business, we’re able to advance our business goals and sustainability objectives while also supporting the expansion of affordable, renewable energy development in the region,” said Ron Henley, GCC’s US division president. “Clean ener...

MissionZero: climate change in the cement industry

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

In November 2019 FLSmidth announced its sustainability ambition for 2030 entitled ‘MissionZero’ which aligns with some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to address climate change. Thomas Schulz, CEO of FLSmidth, explains the programme’s objectives and goals as the company focusses on helping its cement industry customers on their journey towards zero environmental impact from production. Thomas Schulz, CEO of FLSmidth, speaks with ICR about MissionZero ICR: W...

LafargeHolcim obtains SBTi validation for its CO2 reduction targets

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated LafargeHolcim's targets to reduce its global carbon emissions. According to SBTi, LafargeHolcim’s targets are adequate and consistent with the global effort to keep temperatures below the '2°C' threshold as agreed at the COP21 world climate conference in Paris. The SBTi has approved LafargeHolcim’s commitment to reduce scope 1 GHG emissions by 10 per cent per tonne of cementitious materials by 2030 from a 2018 base year. LafargeHol...

Creating a new vision

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Raoul de Parisot, president of CEMBUREAU, talks to ICR about his expectations for the future of the European cement industry, including risks posed by the EU Emissions Trading System, and sets out the sector’s vision for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Raoul de Parisot, president of cembureau: “One of the most important aspects of my new position is to establish a level playing field for our industry to maintain its capacity to innovate and invest in Europe, to create jobs ...

LafargeHolcim plans to reduce carbon footprint of European business

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim intends to reduce its annual CO 2 emissions in Europe by 15 per cent (3Mt) like-for-like by 2022. The plans are expected to be achieved through a CHF160m (US$160.87m) investment for equipment and technologies to increase the usage of low-carbon fuels and recycled materials in the company’s processes and products, according to a press release. "We are cognisant of our impact on the environment and will remain at the forefront of efforts to mitigate climate change. With this in...