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WBA claims few science-based biodiversity assessments are carried out

06 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Benchmarking Alliance’s (WBA) new Nature Benchmark has analysed around 400 companies on their operations impact on nature and biodiversity, including many from the construction and mining sector.   The top 10 construction material companies have been ranked 1-10 for their reduced impact on nature and biodiversity: 1. Holcim , 2. CEMEX , 3. Siam Cement Group , 4. Owens Corning, 5. CRH , 6. Cementos Argos , 7. Heidelberg Materials , 8. Saint-Gobain , 9. Asia Cement Corp ,...

Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd win sustainable waste award

06 December 2022, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements , part of the Adani Group , have scooped the Platinum Award at the 12th International Conference & IPLA Global Forum 2022 in Sustainable Waste Management & Circular Economy (IconSWM-CE). The companies were recognised for their pre-processing and co-processing facilities at the Ambujanagar and Wadi cement plants with Wadi ranked platinum in two out of the eight categories and Ambujanagar ranked platinum in four out of eight categories. Both companies offe...

WCA's CEO responds to WWF EU ETS free allocation analysis

05 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Ian Riley, CEO of the World Cement Association, has responded to recent analysis from the World Wildlife Fund on the  EU ETS emissions over the examined period (2013-21), when more than half of the emissions (53 per cent) were handed out to polluters for free through the so-called ‘free allocation’ scheme. These free permits to pollute were worth EUR98.5, more than all the revenue that EU countries earned through selling regular allowances, stated the WWF. The WWF argues that while th...

Votorantim Cimentos announces stricter emissions target

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has revised its decarbonisation target to 475kg of CO 2  per tonne of cement by 2030. The company’s new global target is 8.7 per cent lower than the target of 520kg of CO 2 per tonne of cement previously announced as part of its 2030 Sustainability Commitments. The new Scope 1 target, which refers to CO 2 emissions generated directly by company operations, was approved by the SBTi (Science Based Target initiative) and represents a reduction of 24.8 per cent compar...

Geminor enters the Spanish recycling and recovery market

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Geminor plans to expand its operations in 2023 by focussing on the Spanish market. In addition to France, Spain can play a key role in securing a balance in the material recycling and energy recovery markets in Europe, says Senior Business Development Manager at Geminor, Kai Schöpwinkel. From offices in Bordeaux in France, Kai Schöpwinkel will lead Geminor’s move into Spain, as well as a planned expansion of operations in France. Both the recycling and energy recovery markets are growin...

Fauji Cement opens 8.8MW solar power plant

01 December 2022, Published under Cement News

In its quest to obtain self-sufficiency in power generation, and with the objective of using clean and green energy,  Fauji Cement  has held an inauguration ceremony at its  Wah cement plant , Pakistan. The company's MD, Qamar Haris Manzoor, inaugurated the company's new 8.8MW solar power plant. This will reduce 10,000t of CO 2 emissions, which is equivalent to planting 15,000 trees, claims the cement company. The Wah cement plant will now be producing 60 per cent of its total power need...

Ambuja Cements and ACC lead the way on water positivity

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC are leading the way in water positivity, according to a report in Business Standard. Over the last 20 years both companies have put initiatives in place to not only address water conservation in their production processes but also tackle water scarcity across India. Globally, Ambuja Cements is the only cement producer that has been recognised for its leadership in water security in CDP 2021 with the best ‘A’ score, while both companies have scooped numerous awar...

SigmaRoc to install Aqualung carbon capture unit

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

SigmaRoc has signed an agreement with Aqualung Carbon Capture AS, a leading membrane carbon capture and separation technology provider, to install SigmaRoc’s first carbon capture facility in the first quarter of 2023. The agreement will allow for the installation of a carbon capture membrane technology solution across all SigmaRoc’s operational kilns following initial installation at one kiln in Nordkalk, Finland. The technology is modular, tested and scalable, allowing for a phased and s...

Ecocem launches breakthrough technology ACT

29 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem is launching ACT, a breakthrough cement technology, which combines a range of technical innovations with the use of widely available low-carbon materials to decarbonise the production of cement by as much as 70 per cent, while enhancing the strength and durability of the concrete it is used to manufacture. ACT is fully scalable and can be deployed globally. It can be produced within existing cement plants without significant investment or modifications and can be deployed rapidly an...

Yutong and SCG Cement Group sign MoU

29 November 2022, Published under Cement News

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Thailand’s first 5G+ autonomous driving smart green mine project has been signed between Chinese vehicle company, Yutong Mining Equipment, and SCG Cement of Thailand.   The signing of the first green smart mine project in southeast Asia is an important achievement for Yutong Mining Equipment in the overseas market. Under the terms of the MoU, Yutong Mining Equipment will provide high-quality products and strong service support, joining hands with...