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CRH and Caterpillar agreement to accelerate use of sustainable vehicles

10 January 2024, Published under Cement News

CRH and Caterpillar have signed a strategic agreement to develop and deploy electric off-road vehicles and charging solutions. The agreement is focussed on accelerating the deployment of Caterpillar’s 70 to 100t-class battery electric off-road truck with CRH testing and validating the units at its operations in North America. The collaboration will advance the use of sustainable equipment in CRH’s operations and provide valuable real-world insights to Caterpillar in areas including safe...

JSW Cement begins EV pilot project

04 October 2023, Published under Cement News

India-based JSW Cement has acquired five electric trucks from the Murugappa Group as part of a pilot project to transition to the use of EV trucks. According to JSW Cement, the trial is being carried out on the route of manufacturing operations in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. “JSW Cement has procured the current EV trucks from Murugappa Group. Upon successful completion of the pilot project, the company aims to transition to EV trucks to support its in-bound and out-bound logistics op...

CEMEX receives first Putzmeister iONTRON ready-mix trucks

13 September 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX will start delivering ready-mixed concrete to German construction sites with zero exhaust emissions during the start of September 2023. CEMEX has received two all-electric iONTRON mixer trucks at the site of construction equipment manufacturer Putzmeister in Wandlitz, Brandenburg, in Germany.   The two vehicles are the first from the manufacturer Putzmeister to be delivered to CEMEXglobally. They will be used in the ready-mix concrete plants in Spandau and Hohenschönhausen. "We a...

Cement Australia extends use of battery electric vehicles

31 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement Australia has been granted funding to lease 24 batteries and convert six diesel prime movers in its Melbourne fleet to electric drivetrain. Backed by the Commercial Sector Innovation Fund, Cement Australia will also install swap-out charging infrastructure with a minimum of three charging units, according to Prime Mover Magazine. The company will complete a trial/demonstration stage for 12 months, which will include the testing and observation of performance of battery electric veh...

Holcim to deploy 1000 Volvo electric trucks

23 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim will deploy up to 1000 electric trucks from Volvo by 2030. Delivery for the first trucks will start in the 4Q23. It is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks. The deal is part of a wider partnership between Holcim and Volvo Group to deploy electric trucks across Holcim’s operations in Europe between now and 2030. Replacing diesel trucks with electric ones will reduce CO 2 emissions from road transport by up to 50 per cent per year.  Both companies are found...

Siam Cement Group invests THB100bn in environmental performance

16 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group has laid out its investment plans for the next five years, showing a strong emphasis on environmental issues and moving towards establishing circular economies.
 The company announced that it will invest THB100bn (US$2.89bn) through the end of 2027 in areas such as renewable energy, while also continuing efforts to decarbonise its main building materials and chemicals businesses.
 SCG plans to strengthen its position in manufacturing materials for solar power generation...

Cement Australia debuts first electric cement truck

08 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement Australia has made its first delivery in New South Wales using its new Janus JE410 truck, which is believed to be the first fully manufactured electric Class A truck in Australia. The truck was originally purchased as a Kenworth T410 Glider but was converted by Janus Electric into a battery electric vehicle. The fuel tanks have been replaced by exchangeable batteries, which provide 620kWh in total, along with an electric blower discharge that works off the battery. According to Bl...

Taking a different route

14 November 2022, Published under Cement News

A modal shift in the transport of raw materials and finished product alike can bring significant benefits in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions for cement producers. CEMEX explains how and why it is in part leaving the roads in favour of rail and water. By Matt Wild, CEMEX EMEA, UK. Through a modal shift from trucks to rail CEMEX is able to take many trucks off the road and significantly reduce its CO 2 emissions When cement manufacturers and other companies in the c...

Increasing scope 3 emission reduction investments

26 August 2022, Published under Cement News

This week, Hanson UK reported on its investment in electric vehicles (EV). The need for more clean energy transport in the cement sector is expected to rise substantially as companies look to meet lower emission targets by 2030. Replacing conventional diesel and petrol vehicles with EV, gas or hydrogen technology is a simple way of reducing scope 3 emissions. The cement sector emits most of its CO 2 directly in scope 1 emissions from the cement stack from pyroprocessing and scope 2 indir...

Hanson UK receives Ketton and Ribblesdale EVs

23 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement group ) has taken delivery of two fully electric vans, which are the first step towards meeting its sustainability commitment to its van fleet being fully electric or hybrid by 2025.   The move follows the completion of successful trials last year and the new vehicles will be site-based at our Ketton and Ribblesdale cement works. Christopher Sharman, workshop manager at Ketton, was the first to drive around the site in one of the electric vans highlig...