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ANRAV CCUS project funding signing completed

24 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU Innovation Fund Grant Agreement for Heidelberg Materials ’ pioneering CCUS project ANRAV has been officially signed in Brussels. ANRAV aims to be the first full-chain CCUS project in eastern Europe, eventually covering all steps from CO 2 capture, transport and geological CO₂ storage to CO₂ reuse. The EU Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon technologies, will support Heidelberg Materials and PetroCeltic with around EUR190m, complem...

Work starts on dismantling Hranice cement’s cooler

24 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Alicem sro has started dismantling work for the clinker cooler modernisation project at the Hranice cement plant   ( Buzzi Unicem group ) in the Czech Republic. In one day Alicem dismantled 110t of technology, specifically the complete dust settling chamber and part of the kiln hood.  

Holcim receives EUR328m funding for CCUS projects

20 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim  has received EUR328m (US$355.36m) in funding from the European Union's Innovation Fund for two carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects. The schemes in Poland and Germany are part of Holcim's net-zero roadmap, including over 50 CCUS projects worldwide, and put the company one step closer to creating one of the world’s first climate-neutral cement plants. Miljan Gutovic, region head Europe at Holcim, said, “As a global leader in building solutions, Holcim is on a m...

Ministry ready to act on cement and clinker price rises

16 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The Turkish Ministry of Commerce stated that measures will be taken in Ankara, Anatolia region, to prevent cement and clinker price increases and to relieve domestic supply. The following statements were made in the written statement made by the Ministry: “These products were added to the 'List of Goods for Exports' on 4 September 2021, in order to closely monitor the exports of cement and clinker, which are used extensively in the construction industry, primarily to meet the domestic dem...

Belarus to increase peat shipments for cement mill operations

28 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Peat industry enterprises intend to increase shipments of peat fuel to Belarusian cement mills by 20 per cent in 2023, the Energy Ministry told BelTA. The volumes of deliveries of peat briquettes and dried milled peat in 2023 were agreed as a result of a working conference at premises of the Belarusian fuel and gasification industrial group Beltopgaz.  Plans were made to increase peat fuel shipments to Belarusian cement mills by 20 per cent to 435,000t in 2023. Cement industry enterprises...

Holcim Azerbaijan launches first green cement

20 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Azerbijan has launched ECOPlanet, its first environmentally friendly cement, under the brand names of Optimal and Inshaatchi. The latest additions to the company’s product base are limestone-based cements. "We are committed to introducing new sustainable construction methods in the construction sector. Through Inshaatchi and Optimal, we contribute to reducing CO 2 emissions and using alternative raw materials. Holcim Azerbaijan is the first company in the Caucasus to offer soluti...

Holcim divests business in Russia

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed an agreement to sell its business in Russia to the local management team. With the new owners, the business will operate independently under a different brand, said the company in a statement. Closing of the transaction will be subject to regulatory approvals. “This divestment completes Holcim’s market exit from Russia in line with the company’s values to operate in the most responsible manner,” added the company. The Russian business has been deconsolidated since March 2...

Akcansa Cimento appoints new general manager

01 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Akçansa Cimento , a joint venture between Sabancı Holding and Heidelberg Materials , has appointed Vecih Yılmaz as its new general manager. Mr Yılmaz replaces Mehmet Zeki Kanadikirik, effective from 1 December 2022.  “As of today, we are experiencing a change of flag at Akçansa, which sets a model for its industry, inspires its stakeholders and puts the bright future of our country ahead of all its goals. Vecih Yılmaz, who has many years of experience in our group and has implemented ma...

European construction outlook revised down for 2023

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The outlook for Europe in 2023 remains challenging and unpredictable after a better than expected 2022, according to CIC Market Solutions. Citing recent data from Euroconstruct, the materials, construction and infrastructure sector in the EU-15 plus four Eastern European countries is now expected to expand by just 0.2 per cent next year, but this has been revised down from growth of 2.3 per cent forecast in June 2022. The UK market is expected to be particularly hit with a decline of 0.4 per...

Cement imports from Belarus threaten Russian production

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Rising imports from Belarus may hit cement production in Russia, according to the real estate office of the RIA Novosti agency. Cement imports from Belarus have increased by 61 per cent YoY in September-October 2022 to 434,000t. By the end of 2022, total cement imports to Russia are forecast to reach 2.2Mt, of which 1.5Mt will originate from Belarus. Eurocement believes that imports from Belarus could rise to 2.5Mt in 2023, taking total cement imports to Russia to more than 5Mta.  “As a r...