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Strength development of ternary cements

26 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Low-clinker ternary cements containing clinker, blastfurnace slag and calcined clay are becoming increasingly important in cement markets where decarbonisation is the key to sustainable construction. Central to the production of concrete for these construction projects is the strength development of ternary cements, which is the focus of a recent research project by VDZ. By Simone Elisabeth Schulze and Joerg Rickert, VDZ Technology GmbH, Germany. Figure 1: area of investigated cement ...

TürkCimento’s DigitalCem discusses the way to a net zero emission future

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

TürkCimento, the Turkish cement association, hosted Digitalcem from 20-21 April 2021 and covered discussions in decarbonisation in its opening session and the current state of the cement sector’s path towards net zero emissions by 2050. Koen Coppenholle, C EMBUREAU CEO, outlined the EU cement sector carbon neutrality roadmap. He advocated that the cement sector should be proud that cement is an enabler of the Green Deal. Cement will allow the construction of green wind energy and transport...

GCCA and ECRA make strategic partnership

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the European Research Academy (ECRA) announced a formal partnership agreement to foster innovation in the cement and concrete sectors across their value chain partners. The GCCA and ECRA have granted each other mutual membership for effective collaboration and ECRA's managing director will join the GCCA's Partnership Council while GCCA's cement director will join ECRA's Technical Advisory Council. "ECRA’s mission to advance innovation...

ECRA to test oxyfuel on industrial scale with two pilot projects

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Based on extensive research undertaken by the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA),
 oxyfuel technology will now be implemented in two cement plants in Europe. "The technical feasibility of oxyfuel technology can only be proven in real-scale application, but we have sufficient information from our research to believe that we will obtain a positive result after the trials," said Daniel Gauthier, chairman of ECRA. Over the past few months ECRA has examined the suitability of sites tha...

CSI and ECRA publishes new technology papers

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) have released their new "CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2017" to update the perspective of available technologies for CO2 abatement and energy efficiency in the cement sector. The publication analyses existing and future technologies with potential to increase energy efficiency and decrease CO2 emissions in cement production, and also analyses their costs in typical future cement plants, conditions and exp...

Positive signs of recovery

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU released figures this summer on the production performance of its members in the European cement sector in 2015. They reveal a modest positive annual growth rate of 0.9 per cent to 248Mt, when compared to the year before. The growth experienced by Europe's cement indsutry in 2015 reflects positive signs of recovery The annual growth registered by the European cement sector in 2015 reflects positive signs of recovery. Even with significant differences across EU member s...

Norcem signs carbon capture project with Aker Solutions, Norway

17 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions has won a contract to test and study the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas emitted by the cement industry. The award from Norcem, in cooperation with the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) marks the first time technology to capture CO2 is used at a cement plant in Norway. Aker Solutions will perform long-term testing on the actual flue gas to select optimum chemical solvent for high content CO 2 flue gas at Norcem's plant in Brevik, Norway. Tests will b...