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MPA response to government 2050 Carbon Reduction Roadmap for the cement sector

26 March 2015, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) responded to the publication of the Government’s 2050 carbon reduction roadmap for the UK cement sector.  The report, commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and prepared by Parsons Brinckerhoff and DNV GL, in collaboration with those Departments and industry, sets out potential pathways for carbon reductions under a range of scenarios, including with and without car...

Solidia Technologies signs partnership agreement with Linde Group

15 August 2014, Published under Cement News

The US start-up Solidia Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with the Linde Group, a gases and engineering company, that includes the development, demonstration and commercialisation of Solidia’s CO 2 -based concrete curing technology. Germany-based Linde will collaborate with Solidia to demonstrate the feasibility of commercial-scale production. The two companies will also work together to promote the technology as a solution for the precast concrete sector. “Linde will bri...

Guangdong to launch carbon permits market

29 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Guangdong, a heavily industrialised province in China, plans to launch a carbon emission trading scheme next month, which will be the world's second largest after the EU. The scheme to be launched in Guangdong, China's most populous province, will cap CO2 emissions from 202 companies at 350Mt for this year, the provincial Development and Reform Commission said on its website. At total of 97 percent of the permits will be handed out free on December 10, but the local government will also...

Lafarge and Solidia Technologies announce partnership

08 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has signed a partnership agreement with the US start-up Solidia Technologies® to industrialise an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete. The technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process, and involves the capture of CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing. Overall, CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 70 per cent. As part of the agreement, Lafarge will work with Solidia to demonstrate feasibility of comme...

CSI reports encouraging carbon reduction data

16 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has published the latest update to the ‘Getting the Numbers Right’ database, which shows significant CO2 emissions reductions and improved efficiency.   As the cement industry’s global database of CO 2 emissions and performance, the latest ‘Getting the Numbers Right’ (GNR) data for 2011 shows that the industry has reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cementitious product ...

Lafarge Canada Inc in multi-partner initiative to invest $8m in low carbon fuels

06 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc, Natural Resources Canada, the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and Carbon Management Canada announced in a statement that they are joining forces and investing more than $8m to develop innovative solutions to power Lafarge Canada's cement plant in Bath, Ontario, by re-using local surplus materials as low carbon fuels. This multi-partner initiative intends to produce low emission, low carbon fuels from local supplies such as construction and demolit...

Lafarge completes trials for new generation low-carbon cement

17 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has successfully completed an industrial trial for Aether®, its new-generation clinker formulated for lower-carbon cements. The trial mobilised a team of around 100 people over a 10-day period at the Group's plant in Le Teil, France. It allowed the production of 10,000t of Aether® clinker, confirming the feasibility of industrial-scale production using traditional raw materials. The launch of the first Aether® products is planned for 2014. Aether®, a new clinker formulation to red...

CEMBUREAU: competitiveness and legal predictability are key to EU carbon market

15 November 2012, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, said it will further reflect and analyse the European Commission’s report on the state of the European carbon market in 2012 so it can help to ensure that the cement industry can continue to plan long-term investment in Europe, within a stable, consistent and predictable legal environment. The European Commission is taking two key steps to address a growing demand-supply imbalance in the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). It proposes to delay...

Lafarge awarded Carbon Trust Standard recertification

11 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge, has joined an elite set of ‘green' firms to achieve recertification of the Carbon Trust Standard. Only a third of companies have succeeded in regaining the Standard - the world's first carbon reduction award for organisations taking action on climate change.   Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK, based in Syston, Leicestershire, obtained recertification thanks to ever evolving energy saving initiatives which have slashed carbon emissions by 16 per cent over the last five years.   The ...