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Lafarge Canada and Hyperion collaborate on carbon recycling

12 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada and Canadian carbon technology innovator Hyperion Global Energy Corp have announced the launch of Hyperion’s patented Tandem Carbon Recycling System © pilot. This pioneering process advances circularity by capturing and transforming carbon emissions into high-performance mineral components used to make sustainable building solutions such as low-carbon concrete and other materials.  The pilot project, currently in operation at Lafarge’s Bath cement plant in Ontario, inv...

Heidelberg Materials introduces new line of recycled concrete aggregates

05 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials North America has expanded its portfolio with the introduction of Revolve TM recycled concrete aggregates. It is also assigning specialists within the company to partner directly with departments of transportation and other agencies so that team-wide knowledge and engineering capacity can be developed. The move follows legislation passed by the state of Washington encouraging the use of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) in the state’s roadways. Both the Washingt...

CEMEX supplies Miami's Okan Tower

31 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has supplied the concrete for the massive foundation pour for Okan Tower, a 70-storey mixed-use tower that will be one of Miami's tallest buildings. The foundation pour required 1200 concrete trucks, approximately 10,000yd 3  of concrete, a crew of 300 working 36 hours straight and 160 drivers. Designed by Behar Font & Partners, Okan tower will have a hotel, residences, office space, and a curved silhouette inspired by a tulip. It will offer panoramic views of the city and the ba...

Cementir's 1Q24 regional market update

13 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementir's results for the 1Q24 were overall in line with management's expectations despite the decline in revenues and EBITDA compared to the first quarter of the previous year. The company reported regional growth in Turkish cement sales and Belgian ready-mix sales. Turkey Cement sales volumes increased by 22 per cent compared to the 1Q23 in the domestic market, where the most significant growth was recorded in the Elazig and Kars regions of Eastern Anatolia, supported by post-earthq...

Carbon Upcycling makes milestone fly ash delivery

24 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Canada-based Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a leader in circular decarbonisation solutions for hard-to-abate sectors including cement, steel and mining, has made its first delivery in 2024 of 200t of CO 2 -enhanced fly ash to construction materials company BURNCO Rock Products, as part of an initiative to deploy low-carbon concrete in the City of Calgary. This delivery marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between Carbon Upcycling and BURNCO, made possible by the CAD4.4m (U...

PozPyro exceeds expectations as a SCM

15 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Canada-based Progressive Planet Solutions Inc, a leading developer of CleanTech solutions, has announced the results of its seven-day compressive strength tests recently completed on PozPyro, a revolutionary new cement alternative. Designed in collaboration with Pyrogenesis Canada, PozPyro aims to provide a partial replacement alternative for Portland cement. PozPyro, a supplementary cementitious material (SCM), was developed using plasma technology to transform quartz silica, a widel...

Holcim Philippines Inc supports coral reef start-up

15 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc is supporting Swiss social and environmental impact start-up rrreefs in helping restore coastal areas in southern Philippines using artificial coral reefs.  Holcim provides its low-carbon cement ECOPlanet to make concrete bases for 500 units modular artificial reefs by rrreefs. Designed for corals to regenerate and fish to thrive, the modules enable a reef ecosystem to regenerate without further maintenance. Holcim also provided five units made with marine bioacti...

Betolar scoops Finnish innovation award

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Betolar has won the Finnish Chemical Society’s Circular Economy Innovation Award in recognition of its chemistry business idea that offers both environmental and economic benefits.  Betolar's method, industrial waste and side streams can be converted into low-carbon building materials for the needs of mining and construction. This geopolymer-based building material can reduce the carbon footprint by using standardised industrial side streams, such as fly ash and blastfurnace slag. Produc...

Accelerated carbonation of concrete to sequester CO2

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

This month Arthur Harrisson looks at the phenomenon of accelerated carbonation, its effects in concrete and carbonation methods. Figure 1: hydrated concrete – optical microscopy (©  A Harrisson) In a recent issue of ‘Concrete’, Davies and Ho 1 discussed the possibilities for carbon storage in concrete through accelerated carbonation. The methods proposed were the use of a chamber to force CO 2 into precast concrete or to include a CO 2 -bearing mineral in the cement to cause c...

Boral to acquire Booyal Quarries

08 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Boral Ltd has agreed to acquire Booyal Quarries in the Wide Bay region in Queensland, Australia. The strategic acquisition will secure the supply of quarry materials to Boral customers and the company's integrated operations in Wide Bay. The Wide Bay region is a high-growth market underpinned by various large-scale infrastructure projects. "Booyal Quarries’ is a high-quality business with significant approved quarry reserves" claims Boral. It will secure a 20-year supply to Boral's integr...