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Lafarge Canada targets energy reductions in Edmonton

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc has participated in three Edmonton City initiatives, d emonstrating how local community and businesses can underpin an energy transition. The three initiatives are:  Corporate Climate Leaders, Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator Rebate, and Energy Benchmarking. As a part of the endeavour, Lafarge measured the energy consumption (natural gas and electricity) of its participating buildings with over 400 local buildings. From there, and with the help of a rebate from the B...

Cemex signs decarbonisation MoU with bp

14 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will work together on accelerating the progress of its 2050 ambition to deliver net-zero CO 2 concrete globally by teaming up with oil giant bp.     The two companies have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop solutions to decarbonise the cement production process and transportation. These potential solutions may include low-carbon power, low-carbon transport, energy efficiency, natural carbon offsets, and carbon capture utilisation and storage technologies. ...

OPGC sends fly ash to Star Cement

13 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based Odisha Power Generation Corp (OPGC) has begun dispatching fly ash to Star Cement’s plant in Assam, with around 4000t sent from its thermal power station yesterday. OPGC has three dry fly ash silos with a capacity of 2300t each and has the potential to dispatch around 90000tpm of ash, which could be further increased in months to come.

Sinoma to expand Lucky Cement's WHR capacity

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has signed an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation for the expansion of its two waste heat recovery (WHR) units in Pezu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The capacity of the two plants is expected to advance by around 4MW. The companies have worked together since 2008 on the original WHR lines at Pezu with a generating capacity of 10MW each, as well as the 15MW Karachi EFG power plant project and a waste heat boiler extension in Karachi.

Titan recycles landfilled fly ash

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Separation Technologies (ST), a fully-owned Titan Cement Group US-based subsidiary, has introduced a new process to recycle fly ash from landfills. The recycled fly ash is then used to reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete products of Titan and ST’s clients. Launched by Titan and branded in the US as ProAsh and EcoTherm, these products can be used as sustainable raw materials in cement, concrete and power generation.   "This breakthrough achievement represents Titan Ameri...

HeidelbergCement opens Quarry Life Award

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has launched the fifth edition of the Quarry Life Award, its nature-based competition involving more than 20 countries worldwide. Researchers, students, local communities, NGOs and nature lovers from around the world can pitch their ideas for sustainable quarry management, with prizes up to EUR30,000 for the most innovative projects. The Quarry Life Award supports HeidelbergCement and its partners, such as BirdLife International, in raising awareness of biodiversity in gene...

UltraTech Cement has CO2 reduction targets validated

11 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated UltraTech’s carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions reduction targets. In July 2020 the company had committed to set ‘science-based targets’ to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. UltraTech has also committed to reduce Scope 1 GHG intensity by 27 per cent by 2032 from the base year of 2017 and Scope 2 GHG intensity by 69 per cent within the same time frame. The SBTi has validated UltraTech’s GHG reduction targets which covers the tar...

Ecocem Materials announces EUR22.5m equity investment

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem Materials has announced an EUR22.5m equity investment by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe. BEV will also nominate a director to the company’s board. The investment will enable Ecocem to bring new ultra-low-carbon cements to the market over the coming years, which will draw on its deep knowledge of slag-based cements and incorporate new materials and technologies developed by the company, according to a press release. "Everyone at E...

Zuari Cement cleared to resume operations

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

After being issued with a closure order by the Pollution Control Board last month, India’s Zuari Cement has filed a challenge to the Andhra Pradesh High Court. After hearing the petition, the court dismissed the closure order but noted that the company would still need to implement the board’s instructions by the end of May.

LafargeHolcim reaches settlement with NY state

04 May 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has reached a settlement after resolving alleged environmental violations at its Ravena cement plant in New York, USA. The company will therefore pay an US$850,000 civic penalty, half of which will go to the New York state, and includes US$212,000 for a local project that would reduce pollution in the Hudson River. The company will also be required to comply with its water pollution control permit, implement updated water pollution best practices, submit a revised solid wast...