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Českomoravský Cement plans CZK300m sustainability investment into Radotín

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Czech cement producer Českomoravský Cement is preparing an investment of CZK300m (US$13.71m) to improve the environmental performance of its Radotín plant. The purchase of a new vertical mill and other environmental measures will enable the works to reduce CO 2 emissions by 12 per cent and electricity consumption by 24 per cent by 2030. The company intends to select the technology for the new mill this year and prepare project documentation for the building permit application in 2023....

FLSmidth forms partnership in Vietnam for waste plastic co-processing

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth will work with TONTOTON, a waste handling start-up company in Vietnam, to assist local cement producers in replacing fossil fuels with non-recyclable plastic waste.   Eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. As the fourth-largest contributor to marine plastic pollution globally, Vietnam wants to buck this harmful trend, which is largely caused by an ineffective waste handling infrastructure. Sustainability start-up TONTOTON will be streamlining ...

Lehigh Cement signs MoU for Edmonton CCUS project

27 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement , a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd (Lehigh) and Enbridge Inc (HeidelbergCement Group) have announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on a carbon solution for Lehigh's cement manufacturing facility in  Edmonton , Alberta, Canada. Lehigh is developing North America's first full-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) solution for the cement industry at its Edmonton plant, with the goal of capturing approximately 780,000tpa of CO 2...

Holcim and Bloomberg Media partner to explore Circular Cities

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

At Bloomberg's The Year Ahead event, Holcim and Bloomberg Media announced the first "Circular Cities Barometer,"  a new custom content collaboration that explores circular cities. The world’s economy has grown to an unprecedented US$94trn, on a trajectory to consume the resources of 2.3 planets by 2040. To make this growth work for people and the planet, circularity is key to transition our economy from a linear “take-make-waste” one to a circular “reduce-reuse-recycle” one. Cit...

Siam City Cement Group signs biodiversity MoU with IUCN

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have extended their partnership for another three years by formalising a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will support the implementation of the INSEE Sustainability Ambition 2030 plan, targeting Net Positive Impact (NPI) on biodiversity at sites where SCCC Group operates. The goal of the partnership is to avoid and minimise biodiversity loss to the maximum extent possible. Ov...

Heidelberger Beton extends EcoConcrete brand

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberger Beton (HeidelbergCement group) in Germany has extended its portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand. Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30 and 66 per cent CO 2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete compared to the reference value of the industry.  In addition, EcoCrete is available in particularly resource-saving types with at least 10 per cent of recycled content. Also part of the EcoCrete concept are the 100 per cent use of green elect...

RMIT University establishes CO2 conversion technology for hard-to-abate industries

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Australian researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonisation of the cement and steel industries.   The CO 2 utilisation technology from researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is designed to be smoothly integrated into existing industrial processes. The new technology offers a pathway to instantly convert CO 2 as it is produced and lock it permanently in a ...

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem sign power to gas agreement

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem have signed an agreement for the development of a feasibility study on the implementation of Power to Gas plants in combination with carbon capture systems at Buzzi Unicem's cement production plants.   The implementation of these technologies is aimed at promoting the decarbonisation of cement and concrete production processes   to increase environmental sustainability and facilitate the energy transition. In particular, the study will assess the possibility of p...

Cemex's restored quarries bear fruit

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex's commitment to considered and high-quality restoration of its quarries has resulted in the harvesting of olive oil, citrus fruits and grapes from locations in Croatia and Spain. In Split, Croatia, Cemex organised a volunteering activity in the olive groves located in its quarry, in cooperation with the Agricultural and Veterans' Cooperative Lintar. In a few hours, seven teams of five to six volunteers managed to break the daily harvesting record with 1162 kg of olives harveste...

Domicem wins Energy Award for solar power plant

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Domicem cement plant (Colacem group) has received the award of excellence in the Energy Rinnovabili category, for the project "Improvement in solar park control systems", in the 202 the National Award for Clean Productions, awarded by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in collaboration with other institutions of the Dominican Republic. The 1.5MW solar power plant was built on an area of 16,889m 2 and consists of 4616 photovoltaic panels of 325Wp. The solar park ann...