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Dalmia Cement (Bharat) commissions 17.1MW solar power plant

03 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL) has commissioned a new 17.1MW solar in Cuttack, Odisha, India. Spread over 49 acres, the solar power plant is set to generate 25.52MU/PA, for the energy requirements at the company's Kapilas cement plant.   The 17.1MW plant aims to reduce KCMW Cuttack plant’s day-time power requirement dependency on fossil fuels by over 40 per cent, replacing it with a renewable energy source. Ganesh Jirkuntwar, national manufacturing, head of Dalmia Cement B...

Argos awarded S&P Global Gold Class Award in 2022 Sustainability Yearbook

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

For promoting and implementing excellent environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) practices and for being recognised as a world leader in sustainability in the construction materials sector by the Dow Jones Global Index, Argos , the cement company owned by Colombia-based Grupo Argos , received the Gold Class distinction in the 2022 Sustainability Yearbook awarded by S&P Global firm. This year Grupo Argos and Celsia, the group's energy business, were also recognised with g...

Argos awarded S&P Global Gold Class Award in 2022 Sustainability Yearbook

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

For promoting and implementing excellent environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) practices and for being recognised as a world leader in sustainability in the construction materials sector by the Dow Jones Global Index, Argos , the cement company owned by Colombia-based Grupo Argos , received the Gold Class distinction in the 2022 Sustainability Yearbook awarded by S&P Global firm. This year Grupo Argos and Celsia, the group's energy business, were also recognised with g...

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) petitions against plant closure orders

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL), a wholly-owned material subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Ltd has received an order dated 19 January 2022, from the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) for the closure of one of its cement plants at Kadapa , Andhra Pradesh. “DCBL has already challenged the said order by way of filing a Writ Petition before the Honourable HC of Andhra Pradesh,” the company said in a filing on Monday.

Holcim partner Eni for CO2 demonstration plant

01 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Italian oil major Eni is collaborating with Holcim to develop an innovative technology for the use of CO 2 in a perspective of circularity and decarbonisation. The technology developed by Eni is based on the carbonation of magnesium silicate minerals and the process is able to produce a material in which CO 2 is permanently fixed and can be used in the formulation of cements.  The collaboration is part of Eni’s decarbonisation strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, in which r...

AfriSam executive calls for responsible cement manufacture

01 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Hannes Meyer, cementitious executive at leading cement producer AfriSam, calls for improved an circular economy, responsible manufacturing practices and a level playing field for South African cement producers on carbon emissions. “To produce this valuable resource, we must start with mining our own deposits. We then process the ingredients through complex technologies that demand considerable financial investment and expertise,” he says.  The range of products that result must form ...

Prime Minister visits Hanson quarry to discuss HyNet North West CCS project

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Prime Minster Boris Johnson, visited Hanson’s Penmaenmawr quarry in north Wales, on 28 January, to see how the company’s recent investment in the site is allowing aggregates to be transported by rail, reducing vehicle movements and cutting CO 2 emissions. Accompanied by the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart, and local MP for Aberconwy, Robin Millar, the Prime Minister, met with Hanson CEO, Simon Willis, to discuss the importance of the minerals industry to the UK economy. The visi...

Cemex acquires urban waste treatment company

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced the acquisition of Broquers Ambiental (Broquers), a sustainable company that focusses on the separation, recovery, and treatment of urban solid waste generated in the city of Queretaro. This acquisition is part of Cemex's Future in Action programme, aimed to achieve carbon neutrality.   "With this acquisition, at Cemex we are firmly committed to the circular economy by integrating our value chain to the production of climate-friendly fuels that we use in cement produc...

Cemex acquires urban waste treatment company

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced the acquisition of Broquers Ambiental (Broquers), a sustainable company that focusses on the separation, recovery, and treatment of urban solid waste generated in the city of Queretaro. This acquisition is part of Cemex's Future in Action programme, aimed to achieve carbon neutrality.   "With this acquisition, at Cemex we are firmly committed to the circular economy by integrating our value chain to the production of climate-friendly fuels that we use in cement produc...

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....