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India’s National Green Tribunal halts environmental clearances for Babarkot limestone mining

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in India has stopped environmental clearances for two limestone mining sites in Babarkat village, Jafrabad, Amreli. The step results in a significant delay for UltraTech Cement Ltd , which is part of the Aditya Birla Group .   The special bench of NGT ruled that the project fell under category A and was beyond the purview of the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) to award environment clearances.The said mines dropped under cluster minin...

Cementir expands FUTURECEM distribution

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since 1 January 2022, Cementir Group , through its subsidiary CCB , has been distributing FUTURECEM ™ in the French and Benelux markets, following the strategic roll-out of this technology as part of the Cementir Group ambitious sustainable roadmap towards 2030 and beyond. This new and more sustainable cement technology developed by Cementir Group has been already warmly welcomed by the Danish market in 2021 with sales development in line with plans. Cementir Group claims that th...

Cemex USA introduces Portland limestone cements to southeast US plants

25 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has announced as part of its efforts to cut CO 2  emissions, the company has successfully introduced environmentally friendly Portland limestone cement (PLC) manufactured at its plants in  Brooksville , Florida, and  Demopolis , Alabama, across the southeastern United States.   Cemex USA increased production of Portland limestone cement at its Brooksville and Demopolis plants over the last year, and currently, the low-carbon building material accounts for more than 50 and mor...

Secil and Cimpor to participate in green hydrogen cluster project

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of Portuguese companies will invest more than EUR100m in the country's central region in a project to decarbonise the industry through the use of green hydrogen. the project is scheduled to start next year. The project, entitled 'Green Hydrogen Valley of Nazaré’, covers a group of companies representing around 10 per cent of total emissions from the national industry. The industrial consortium is led by Rega Energy, a Portugal-based independent producer of renewable gas,...

Buzzi Unicem launched CGreen in Germany and Italy

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has launched the new product line called CGreen, a family of CO 2 efficient cements, on the Italian and German markets.  CGreen marks the natural evolution of Buzzi Unicem's hydraulic binders, continuing in the footsteps of a long tradition of high-quality, high-performance products. The CGreen line was developed by selecting suitable active additions, partially replacing clinker, optimising grinding and mixing conditions and using new generation additives, at the same ...

First Graphene receives UK grant to develop graphene-enhanced cement

21 February 2022, Published under Cement News

First Graphene-led   consortium of partners has been awarded a UK government grant to develop high-performance graphene-enhanced cement.  The GBP190,034 grant was awarded by the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to the consortium, which includes construction materials group Breedon Cement Ltd , construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd, and the University of Manchester’s Department of Mechanical, Civil and Aerospace Engineerin...

Hanson UK acquires waste removal company

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement group ) has acquired Manchester-based A1 Services as part of its strategy to conserve the use of natural resources and its commitment to the circular economy. A1 Services specialises in waste removal and recycling of soil, concrete hardcore and general waste from building, construction and civil engineering projects. The acquisition will boost Hanson’s presence in the key Manchester market and broaden its portfolio of recycled products.   “A1 Servi...

BMH Technology Oy wins MSW to RDF project order in Vietnam

17 February 2022, Published under Cement News

BMH Technology Oy will supply a Tyrannosaurus ®  waste-to-fuel plant to TTCL Vietnam Corp Ltd as the main EPC Contractor in Bắc Ninh province, Vietnam. The line will process municipal solid waste (MSW) collected in Bắc Ninh province, separate recyclables and refine the rejects into RDF. The delivery by BMH will be part of a waste-to-energy power plant that is being built for Thang Long Energy Environment JSC. The plant is designed to handle a total of 600tpd of fresh MSW and indu...

Spanish environmental cement projects to receive accelerated start-up advice

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The carbon capture plant of LafargeHolcim España 's   Carboneras (Almería) factory and the development of the new facilities for the recovery of non-hazardous waste from Grupo Cementos Portland Valderrivas Alcalá de Guadaíra plant (Seville) are being approved by the Governing Council of the Junta de Andalucía as two of 10 projects that are to receive individualised advice from a project manager on the necessary procedures for the effective start-up and execution.  The 10 project...

Consortium call for government action on cross-border industrial cluster strategy

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement , Holcim , Kalk Vielseitig Faszinierend Wetroll, Shell, Total, Lhoist and VDZ   are among a collaboration of companies and private stakeholders that have signed an open letter for the national and regional governments of The Netherlands, Belgium, Flanders, Wallonia and North Rhine-Westphalia to accelerate and deepen collaboration on industrial transformation planning.   The cross-border nature of some of these industries calls for cross-border government efforts to de...