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Lindner’s shredding technology at work in Mexico

17 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Regenera, a CEMEX subsidiary, has committed itself to collecting and recovering waste and has established more than 10 waste collection centres throughout Mexico. However, the focus is not only on collecting but also on expertly recovering waste. While some types of waste can be successfully recycled, non-recyclables are used to produce high-quality refuse-derived fuel (RDF). At its flagship plant, the Monterrey waste recovery facility, Regenera relies on the experience of recycling pionee...

CEMEX releases a new logo

16 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemex has unveiled an updated brand in line with its ongoing evolution to help the world reach the next frontier of sustainable living, by becoming a more agile, innovative and approachable company. Cemex’s logo, changing for the first time in over 30 years, presents a fresher, closer, and more dynamic visual identity while maintaining key elements of the company’s legacy and storied 117-year trajectory. It reflects several transformative changes that the company has undergone in recent y...

Holcim Maya plant: achieving next level operational performance

13 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Last year, Holcim El Salvador completed the modernisation and reactivation of its Maya cement works. Equipped with Industry 4.0 technology, it has become one of the first facilities to benefit from Holcim’s ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ initiative. Juan Romero, director of Industrial Operations, Holcim El Salvador, explains what it means for Maya to be a digital showcase site, a leader in performance excellence, and a pioneer in Industry 4.0 technologies developed by an expert team of innovators. ...

FLSmidth achieves waste heat bypass record at Cement Panam

01 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement Panam ’s greenfield cement plant in the Dominican Republic set a new record for FLSmidth for the 300m distance covered for a waste heat bypass system from the clinker cooler to the finish mill.  FLSmidth used modelling to engineer a suitable system for such a long waste heat recovery system. “We had to main concerns: heat loss and velocity,” explains Srdan Nisic, FLSmidth’s sales manager - Projects & Retrofits.  “We used CFD modelling and other simulation tools to work out the ...

CEMEX España enters CCU agreement with ETFuels

27 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX España has signed an agreement with the green fuel producer ETFuels to transform CO 2 from the CEMEX cement plant in Alicante , Spain, into green fuels. Under the agreement, ETFuels will combine up to 450,000tpa of captured CO 2 with green hydrogen to produce more sustainable fuels in the form of green methanol (e-methanol).  “Our goal of reaching zero net CO 2 emissions is achievable, and will be driven by collaboration and innovation,” said Fernando González-Olivieri, CEO, ...

Corporacion Moctezuma 2022 net profit slips 3%

27 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Corporación Moctezuma posted a 14.5 per cent YoY growth in revenues to MXN4368.7m (US$237.3m) in the fourth quarter of 2022. The company reported EBITDA of MXN1677.8m in the 4Q22, representing a YoY increase of 17.5 per cent from MXN1427.6m. Net profit in the 4Q22 advanced 11.3 per cent YoY to MCN1099.1m from MXN987.1m in the equivalent period of the previous year. The volatility of the Mexican peso-US dollar exchange rate impacted the results with the peso appreciating against the doll...

El Salvador sees increase in Portland cement price

16 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Average bagged cement prices in El Salvador saw YoY increases in January 2023, according to the country’s construction chamber, CASALCO. The price of a 42.5kg bag of Portland cement for ex-works delivery  increased 6.1 per cent US$8.58 in January 2023 from US$8.09 in January 2022. At retail level, the price of the same bag increased by 3.7 per cent YoY to US$9.16 from US$8.83 in January 2022.

CEMEX links ARS programmes to sustainability goals

09 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced that all its accounts receivable securitisation (ARS) programmes are now linked to CEMEX’s sustainability-linked financing framework, which is aligned to the company’s ambitious sustainability goals within its Future in Action programme.   The framework references three climate action KPIs: net CO 2 emissions per ton of cementitious material; power consumption from clean energy sources in cement; and alternative fuels rate. The annual performance in these metrics...

Holcim and Geocycle accelerate green growth

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Geocycle and Holcim have been paving the way for using low-carbon alternative fuels to reduce carbon emissions and divert industrial by-product waste from landfill. The US and Canada, in particular, have seen major developments from recent new investment by Holcim and Geocycle. In 2022 Geocycle LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Holcim (US) Inc, claims that it prevented approximately 1.7Mt of waste in the USA going to landfill. It has targeted the provision of finding sustainable solutions...

GCC reports 7% EBITDA increase in 2022

01 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) reported net sales of US$289.7m in the October-December 2022 period, representing an increase of 12.3 per cent when compared with the 4Q21,  according to the company’s filing to the Mexican stock exchange, BMV. It also posted EBITDA of US$91.3m in 4Q22, up 12.7 per cent YoY. Net profit increased by 70.4 per cent to US$51.3m in the 4Q22 when compared with the 4Q21. The cement producer attributed the increase to a rise in cement and concrete prices of 16.2...