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Lafarge France invests EUR46m to reduce carbon emissions

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To produce cements with a reduced carbon impact in its plants in Saint-Pierre-la-Cour (Mayenne) and Bouc-Bel-Air (Bouches-du-Rhône), Lafarge France (Holcim group) will invest EUR46m. These investments are part of the group-wide strategy to accelerate green growth. By 2025, 25 per cent of sales of ready-to-use concrete will have to come from the ‘EcoPAct’ range, launched three years ago around so-called ‘low-carbon’ products.

STAS Engineering to work on Bursa Cimento upgrade project

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

STAS Engineering and Erk Proje will help Bursa Çimento Fabrikasi AS to decrease carbon emission rates while increasing its production capacity with a new raw meal silo, preheater tower, rotary kiln, clinker cooler and clinker silos. The main technology supplier is FLSmith from Denmark and CETA Makina is the contractor. The work on the Turkish cement plant is due to be completed in the first months of 2022.  

Norcem to invest in alternative fuel technology to lower CO2 emissions

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Norcem is investing NOK80m (US$9.53m) at its Kjøpsvik cement plant to help reduce CO 2  emissions. Norcem's owners announce that the funds will be invested in the factory by 2023.   Plant manager, Trond Kaasa, says the investment testifies that the owners are satisfied with the production facility. "This shows without a doubt that our owners believe and bet on us. The investments will go to a number of different measures at the factory, which overall reduce the CO 2  footprint. Techni...

Argos commits to new 2030 CO2 emission targets

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

On 25 October 2021 Argos held a climate change webinar in which it committed to reduce its CO 2 emissions by 29 per cent in its cement plants by 2030. In just over the last decade, the company has already reduced its CO 2 emissiosn by 14 per cent from its baseline. By 2050, Argos will offer carbon-neutral concrete, aligned with the Net Zero ambition plan of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA).  The Colombia-based cement producer will achieve its new targets by maximising w...

Tarmac sets its 2030 goals

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH group) is building on its sustainability strategy to set out ambitious goals for the company to achieve by 2030, and beyond.  The 2030 goals build on the company's long-term strategy which, over the last six years, has seen it successfully cut CO 2  by 24 per cent per tonne of product (against a 1990 baseline), and recover, recycle and reuse over 50Mt of waste from other sectors, for use as a fuel or as a constituent material, in the manufacture of its products.  Aligned t...

SBTi validates Cemex's 2030 global emission targets

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has validated Cemex’s 2030 global emissions targets. Cemex’s targets are in accordance with the Paris Agreement, citing global warming to well below 2˚C and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5˚C. Cemex has a net greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction target of 40 per cent by 2030 compared to its 1990 base line. Under scope 1, this means a reduction in direct GHG emissions of 20 per cent per tonne of cementitious materials by 2030 fr...

California enacts legislation to reduce cement industry emissions

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed key legislation to eliminate carbon pollution from cement used, according to NRDC. Senate Bill 596 directs the California Air Resources Board to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions associated with cement within California by 2045 at the latest, as well as to establish interim targets. The bill follows a pledge by the California Nevada Cement Association to achieve carbon neutrality for the state...

Holcim deploys digital logistics platform

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim is deploying its industry-leading Transport Analytics Center (TAC) globally to optimise its logistics for enhanced efficiency, safety and sustainability. TAC is currently active across 50 markets worldwide, covering 1.4bn km each year, with tracking systems in more than 60,000 trucks. This state-of-the-art digital platform contributes to the company’s net zero journey by reducing its Scope 3 emissions, in line with its industry-first target.
 TAC optimises logistics in a data-driven...

Carbon8 makes new appointment to the Board

27 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon8 Systems has appointed Paul Collins to the Board of Directors. Carbon8 is a UK-based company that invented and owns a process that combines industrial waste and residues with captured CO₂ emissions to produce high-value construction aggregate. Paul joins Carbon8 Systems after 12 years at BWB Group, the multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy. His arrival at Carbon8 Systems, to drive the company’s financial evolution, coincides with the company’s first commer...

The GCCA participates in UN Secretary-General's Climate Action roundtable

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)  participated in the UN Secretary-General’s high-level roundtable on climate action, joining world leaders as a part of the 75 th session of the UN General Assembly. As the climate crisis continues to impact on the world, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has convened a roundtable of around 20 global leaders from government, business and finance and civil society, to discuss the bold climate actions they are taking and their ambit...