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Puerto Rico’s cement market expands 8% in January

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales increased 7.7 per cent to 539,034t (1.189m bags of 42.5kg) in January 2024 from 500,286t (1.103m bags) in January 2023, according to the Puerto Rican statistics agency. However, domestic production fell by 14.4 per cent YoY to 291,770t (643,352 bags) in January 2024 from 340,739t (751,329 bags). Domestic consumption 6,670,252t, or 14.708m bags, in 2023, representing a 1.3 per cent increase when compared with 2022, when demand stood at 6,586,678t (14.524m bags) acco...

Enhancing productivity dominates construction start-ups, reports CEMEX

26 January 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures, the corporate venture capital and open innovation unit of CEMEX, has released its list of the most promising construction technology (Contech) start-ups of 2024. The list reveals the most disruptive start-ups that are redefining the construction industry according to the corporate venture capital’s four strategic focus areas: green construction (sustainability), enhanced productivity (efficiency), construction supply chain (agility), and future of construction (disruption)....

CEMEX joins CCS+ Initiative

19 January 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is the first company in the cement industry to join the CCS+ Initiative, a multi-stakeholder platform developing a comprehensive carbon accounting framework for certifying industrial carbon projects. This framework aims to encompass solutions for carbon capture, utilisation, storage, and removal, contributing to the decarbonisation of industrial value chains.  The CCS+ Initiative aims to scale cutting-edge climate technologies by developing a robust carbon accounting infrastructure ...

US cement market contracts by 4% in October

12 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico declined by 3.6 per cent YoY to 10.1Mt in October 2023, reports the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total blended cement volume, 5.6Mt, or 99 per cent, was estimated to be Portland limestone cement. The main markets for these types of cement were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which accounted for 36.9 per cent of shipments. The leading producing states were Missouri, Texas, Califo...

Cementos Cienfuegos reports progress rehabilitation programme

29 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cienfuegos SA, the largest cement factory in Cuba, is making progress in its rehabilitation, the plant's management reports. The plant currently runs at 30 per cent of its 1.6Mta nominal capacity but modernisation is under way. The first results of a foreign currency raising programme are starting to be seen, according to National Television News, with Cienfuegos Financial Manager, Angel García de León, saying that the first shipment took place in November. The plant is planning...

CEMEX supports zero emission hydrogen start-up

21 December 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX’s corporate venture capital and open innovation unit, has increased its stake in HiiROC, a UK-based start-up that produces cost-competitive and zero-emission hydrogen through its proprietary process of thermal plasma electrolysis. While hydrogen is becoming an increasingly promising alternative energy source and feedstock for a wide and diverse set of industrial processes, existing solutions are traditionally either high emission or high cost. Alternatively, HiiROC...

US and Puerto Rican markets contract 8% in September

18 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Total cement shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico fell 7.7 per cent to 9.5Mt in September 2023 when compared with the year-ago period, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total blended volume 5.3Mt, or 98 per cent, was estimated to be Portland limestone cement (PLC). The leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia – accounted for 37.2 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states for Portland and b...

thyssenkrupp to supply new line to GCC Odessa plant

07 December 2023, Published under Cement News

GCC America  has commissioned thyssenkrupp Polysius North America to build a 3000tpd clinker production line, which can be expanded to 3500tpd, at its Odessa plant in Texas.  The GCC Odessa plant currently supplements its market demand by importing cement from their other plants. With the significant expansion of production capacity in Odessa, coupled with the recent Polysius award increasing production in GCC’s Samalayuca plant, GCC will be well situated to participate in the upcomi...

CEMEX launches first fully electric, zero-emissions RMC truck

06 December 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has unveiled the first fully electric, zero-emissions ready-mix truck in the Middle East. According to the company, the truck is fully operational and has the capacity to transport a full load of concrete. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art 350kWh battery which allows it to complete an average full workday with a single recharge.  CEMEX is collaborating with partners and manufactures to discover, pilot, learn, and scale the long-term solutions needed for hybrid and zero-emiss...

Domicem inaugurates second line

24 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Domicem inaugurates the second production line at its Sabana Grande de Palenque plant in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic. The new line will increase the plant's production capacity to 3Mta as well as enable the country to be self-sufficient in terms of clinker production. The new line includes new crushing facilities, raw materials warehouse, Loesche vertical mill, five-stage precalcining preheater and kiln with a state-of-the-art bag filter.   Adriano Brunetti, MD of Domicem, said: “T...