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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.
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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 The fuel tanks have been replaced by exchangeable batteries, which provide 620kWh in total, along with an electric blower discharge that works off the battery.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...

CEMEX expands trial of zero-emission concrete mixers

09 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is further developing its global pilot of electric, zero-emission concrete mixers in Europe. Tests of these vehicles were carried out in Poland, following initial trials in Germany and France, among others. CEMEX has completed testing of the Putzmeister iONTRON e-Mixer, a fully electric ready-mix concrete truck, organised in Germany, France and Poland. This prototype vehicle is powered solely by electricity so the manufacturer provided a mobile charging station for use during the tr...

Cemex chooses green fuels for French material transport

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex France is strongly encouraging its regular carriers to favour 'green' fuels  such as biogas and biofuel, or electricity for the transport of materials. Since the spring of 2022 in France, the Cemex vehicles used (dump truck, mixer truck or even electric semi-trailer) in this initative have been marked with specific markings. “One of our transporters in Ile-de-France also uses a semi-trailer running on natural gas and equipped with an independent 12m 3 tank, 100 per cent electri...

Holcim orders 10 Hyliion Hypertrucks

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim US announced it is working with Hyliion Holdings to leverage the company's innovative electrified powertrain truck platform to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate its commitment to put sustainability at the core of its overall strategy.   Each Hyliion electric vehicle is estimated to reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 89 per cent when using renewable natural gas (RNG). "This agreement with Hyliion underscores the direction Holcim is tak...

Cemex to introduce electric ready-mix trucks

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is the first building materials company to complete a large-scale, multi-country pilot using fully electric ready-mix concrete trucks.   In 2021 Cemex joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) and committed to accelerate the innovation and development of decarbonisation technologies in heavy-duty on-road trucking services. An initial, successful trial was carried out in Germany, followed by a further trial in France that was also a success. Cemex expects to gr...

Dalmia Bharat launches electric truck initiative

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat, India, has launched an electric truck initiative, which will see the first two high capacity electric trucks deployed out of a proposed fleet of 22 vehicles to be launched within the fiscal year.   The company has commissioned two charging stations at its Rajgangpur Unit in the Sundergargh district of Odisha and three more such facilities will be set up by March next year. The move is aimed at accelerating the company's sustainability goal of lowering carbon emissions, as ...