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Top start-ups in construction ecosystem of 2019 listed

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures, Boston Consulting Group and Tracxn have announced their list of 50 most promising start-ups in the construction ecosystem of 2019. The alliance of the three companies aims to explore and promote new solutions in the global construction industry. The leading solutions encompass: • project design and engineering, optimisation, digitalisation and project planning, plus techniques to maximise efficiency and quality • project jobsite management, productivity improvement, efficien...

Malaga Ports new conveyor has restored clinker exports

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Malaga Port has ended the year having exported in excess of 230,000t of clinker. Thanks to the partnership between Servimad Global and the Finance and Mining Company, Malaga Port has restarted cement exports that had been paralysed since December 2018. Cement exports were restarted in 2019 when Servimad decided to solve the issue of dust emissions by commissioning a conveyor belt specifically designed for Malaga Port, that minimises environmental pollution by 100 per cent. The new conv...

Cement Innovation for Climate research initiative created

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

On 6 December 2019, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group), HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat founded the joint research corporation CI4C – Cement Innovation for Climate – which is currently waiting for final approval from the antitrust authorities. The aim of the corporation is to realise the joint research project catch4climate, which will investigate the practical applicability of the oxyfuel carbon capture technology in the cement production process. In the frame of the catch4cl...

Cement Innovation for Climate research initiative created

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

On 6 December 2019, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group), HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat founded the joint research corporation CI4C – Cement Innovation for Climate – which is currently waiting for final approval from the antitrust authorities. The aim of the corporation is to realise the joint research project catch4climate, which will investigate the practical applicability of the oxyfuel carbon capture technology in the cement production process. In the frame of the catch4cl...

NuCycle ramps up AF production for Cemex

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based NuCycle Energy has launched a facility in Plant City, Florida, to make alternative fuels, primarily as a coal substitute, exclusively for Cemex. The plant, which came online in April, is now fully operational and ramping up to process 150,000tpa of post-industrial materials, primarily process and packaging residuals. While the facility was built to support Cemex, plans are to build more facilities in Miami, Greater Atlanta and Massachusetts in the near future, according to Jim La...

Lehigh plans upgrades following alleged violations of Clean Air Act

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In a settlement to resolve the alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Lehigh Cement Co and Lehigh White Cement Co have agreed to invest approximately US$12m in pollution control technology at their 11 Portland cement manufacturing plants, announced the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This settlement with Lehigh and Lehigh White will significantly reduce harmful air emissions at their cement plants nationwide," said Bruce Gelber, deputy assistant atto...

Cement companies targeted with an all-India RDF tender

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The North Delhi Municipal Corp is targeting cement companies with an all-India tender inviting industrial units to utilise the RDF recovered from biomining of the Bhalswa Landfill located in the city, according to the Hindustan Times. The Solid Waste Management rules established in 2016 state that RDF should form at least five per cent of the fuel mix of units that have a landfill within 100km. "We have a pre-bid meeting for it tomorrow (Tuesday) and will see how many companies from acros...

Bhutan considers coal alternatives

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Bhutan is looking at options to reduce its carbon emissions. Given that the country generates 215t of municipal waste (MW) every day, about 50t of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) could be produced from sorted waste. In Bhutan, the three integrated cement plants, Dungsam Cement, Penden Cement, and Lhaki Cement produce clinker using rotary kilns with dry-process and consume an average of 500tpd of coal. Generally, energy costs of fuel and electricity represent 40 per cent of cement manufacturing...

LafargeHolcim plans second Malawi Durabric factory

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is trying to make housing more affordable to Malawi citizens and is planning to set up a second Durabric production plant. Durabric is made from soil, sand, cement and water and does not require firing like commonly-used clay bricks. LafargeHolcim is working in a joint venture with UK state-owned development financier CDC Group on a second production plant in Malawi. The joint venture – called “14Trees” after the number of trees it says can be saved for each house built – is ...

Lehigh Cement announces CCS feasibility study at Edmonton plant

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Cement, and the International CCS Knowledge Centre have announced a feasibility study for a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The project would seek to capture the majority of the CO 2 emissions from the flue gas of Lehigh’s Edmonton plant in Alberta, Canada.  "This is a North American first in the cement industry to examine the feasibility of full-scale CCS as a definitive solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions," ...