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TCL engages in low-carbon cement sales

19 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd's (Cemex group) ECO Cement brand has achieved the Cemex Vertua seal, the group’s global standard for products that offer a reduction in carbon emissions ranging from 15 to over 40 per cent during production, TCL officials state. However, TCL has a hard battle ahead to convince the construction industry to move towards low-carbon cements. The low-carbon product has actually been on the local market since 5 June 2020. It retails at TTD43/bag (US$6.32/bag), and is ...

Titan Cement Group joins Business Ambition for 1.5°C

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group signed 'Business Ambition for 1.5˚C', a global campaign led by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition, joining a number of leading companies worldwide that are committed to keeping global warming to 1.5°C and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.   By signing Business Ambition for 1.5°C, Titan also joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) 'Race to Zero' glob...

The PCA releases its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, an ambitious journey to carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The roadmap demonstrates how the US cement and concrete industry, along with its entire value chain, can address climate change, decrease GHGs and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress. “Cement and concrete have been pivotal in building resilient, durable and sustainable communities that...

ECOncrete Tech and LafargeHolcim US form partnership

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

ECOncrete Tech Ltd and LafargeHolcim (Holcim) in the US have joined forces to design and produce an ecologically beneficial concrete scour protection unit for offshore wind turbine foundations. The Biden Administration set the goal of creating 30GW of offshore wind by 2030 while protecting biodiversity and promoting ocean co-use , an effort which, to achieve sustainably, should use best available technologies to ensure the health of marine environment and species. The scour prot...

GCCA accelerates global CO2 emission reduction

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers have joined forces to accelerate the shift to greener concrete by pledging to cut CO 2 emissions by a further 25 per cent by 2030, marking a decisive step in the race to ‘Net Zero’ concrete by 2050, says the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)   The move by the members of the GCCA marks the biggest global commitment by an industry to net zero so far – bringing together companies from the Americas, Africa, As...

Belterra clay could replace limestone in cement production

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

In a study, funded partly by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany, and Brazil’s University of Pará, have found that CO2 emissions can be reduced during cement production by up to two-thirds by adding Belterra clay, unused overburden from bauxite mining. "This layer of clay can be up to 30 metres thick and covers the bauxite deposits in the tropical regions of the earth, for example in the Amazon basin," explains Professor Herbert Pöl...

Titan receives its first LNG tractor for cement transport

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has acquired its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractor for cement transport within Greece, a pilot action in collaboration with BlueFuel and the Sarakakis Business Group, importer of Volvo equipment. In addition to the reduction of operating and maintenance costs, through the use of LNG in heavy vehicles, a reduction of up to 25 per cent in CO 2 emissions is achieved. At the same time, the emissions of sulphur oxides and microparticles are eliminated, while NO x emi...

Titan receives its first LNG tractor for cement transport

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has acquired its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractor for cement transport within Greece, a pilot action in collaboration with BlueFuel and the Sarakakis Business Group, importer of Volvo equipment. In addition to the reduction of operating and maintenance costs, through the use of LNG in heavy vehicles, a reduction of up to 25 per cent in CO 2 emissions is achieved. At the same time, the emissions of sulphur oxides and microparticles are eliminated, while NO x emi...

Cemex UK recovers pallets for circular economy initiative

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is extending its commitment to waste reduction and the circular economy with merchants by relaunching its nationwide pallet recovery service.     The Cemex pallet recovery scheme aims to reduce timber waste in the supply chain and make greater environmental efficiencies, as part of its 'Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO 2'  Climate Action Strategy.     Under the scheme, all re-usable wooden pallets are collected free of charge by ELM, Cemex's designated pallet colle...

Cemex UK recovers pallets for circular economy initiative

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is extending its commitment to waste reduction and the circular economy with merchants by relaunching its nationwide pallet recovery service.     The Cemex pallet recovery scheme aims to reduce timber waste in the supply chain and make greater environmental efficiencies, as part of its 'Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO 2'  Climate Action Strategy.     Under the scheme, all re-usable wooden pallets are collected free of charge by ELM, Cemex's designated pallet colle...