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Ecocem appoints Ghizlane Ruf as chief of staff

12 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based Ecocem has announced the appointment of Ghizlane Ruf as its Chief of Staff. Ms Ruf will play a pivotal role in driving Ecocem’s growth by working with its senior executives to prioritise strategic business decisions and enhance team efficiency.   She extensive experience within the cement and concrete industries, following her previous role at Lafarge Cement.   Reporting to Conor O’Riain, European MD, Ms Ruf is responsible for ensuring that senior executives are supported in th...

Ecocem supports Irish government's 30% target for clinker reduction

30 May 2024, Published under Cement News

The Irish government has announced that it will provide specific guidance for the use and procurement of low-carbon cement and concrete in public sector projects. Cement accounts for almost five per cent of Ireland’s total emissions. Specifically, the government has formally mandated a 30 per cent target for clinker reduction and Ireland is the first country in Europe to do this. Since clinker is the source of over 90 per cent of emissions from cement and cement in Ireland currently averages...

Ecocem appoints new UK and Ireland MD

09 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Sally Anne Sherry is appointed Ecocem's new managing director for UK and Ireland business Ecocem has appointed Sally Anne Sherry as managing director for its UK and Ireland business operations. In this position, she will play a pivotal role in driving Ecocem’s growth and sustainability initiatives, and market presence in the UK and Ireland.   Ms Sherry brings almost two decades of experience in the property industry and expertise from several positions as a non-executive d...

Ecocem announces plans to expand production in The Netherlands

28 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Ecocem agrees deal with Overslagbedrijf Moerdijk to expand production and storage capacity in The Netherlands (© Ecocem) Europe’s leading provider of low-carbon cement technologies, Ecocem , has reportedly negotiated a deal with Overslagbedrijf Moerdijk (OBM) to expand production and storage capacities in The Netherlands. The deal is a part of Ecocem’s plans to make its ‘ACT technology’ commercially available by 2026.  ACT is a breakthrough cement technology that comb...

ACT selected for The Buildings and Climate Global Farm event

28 February 2024, Published under Cement News

ACT, Ecocem' s groundbreaking low-carbon cement technology, has been selected to showcase at 'The Buildings and Climate Global Farm', that will build on the progress made at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28). Ecocem’s ACT has already received a European Technical Assessment. This confirms ACT as a safe, high performance, scalable, low-carbon, and energy efficient alternative to traditional cement, claims Ecocem. It opens a route to full commercialisation for the t...

Ecocem's ACT technology obtains ETA

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Ecocem ’s ACT technology has obtained an ETA (European Technical Assessment) from EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Assessment) for a new eco-efficient cement. This independent assessment is a critical step towards CE marking and will enable the introduction of this new low-carbon cement throughout Europe.  "The ETA provides Ecocem with a route to full commercialisation for its ACT technology by 2026 and creates the opportunity for the cement and concrete industries to do the same,...

Materials scientists call for wider adoption of low-carbon cement

15 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Convening at a symposium in Paris hosted by Ecocem , Europe’s leading low-carbon cement technology business, scientists shared latest research papers on low-carbon cement technologies, and focussed on ideas and materials which can accelerate decarbonisation of the sector. The meeting called for the cement and construction sectors to urgently adopt low-carbon cement technologies to radically reduce CO 2 emissions.   The scientists concluded that adopting the latest developments in low-c...

Implications of EU's call to ban climate-neutral offsetting

06 October 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU institutions finalised a new law on 19 September 2023 to enact a sweeping ban to combat erroneous claims of sustainability. Companies will be prevented from 'greenwashing', a term used to describe the practice of making misleading claims about a product's climate friendliness. Gilles Dufrasane, policy lead at Carbon Market Watch, says: "The EU is sending a powerful signal to the voluntary carbon market: the era of offsetting is over." What does this mean for the cement sector? For ...

Heidelberg Materials introduces EcoCem®PLC to Delta plant

31 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials is pleased to announce that its Delta cement plant , BC, Canada, has recently switched to producing 100 per cent EcoCem ® Portland limestone cement (PLC). EcoCem ® PLC is a Portland limestone cement that contains up to 15 per cent limestone and generates approximately 10 per cent less CO₂ compared to other Portland cements. With the equivalent performance to ASTM and CSA standards for Type I/II Portland cement in strength and durability, EcoCem ® PLC can be used i...

Ecocem to build limestone filler plant in Dunkirk

09 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Ecocem France and Carrières du Boulonnais (CB Green group) have created a joint venture to build a filler grinding unit.   The new plant will produce 600,000tpa of limestone filler that will partly replace clinker in the composition of cement to decarbonise its product line. The unit will be built near the Ecocem site at Port l'Ouest, Dunkirk. The joint venture is gradually expected to invest over EUR60m in the project. The current site produces cement from Arcelor Mittal's steel sla...