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CEMEX supports EC's Carbon Management Strategy

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The European Commission has presented its Carbon Management Strategy in an announcement this week that details the EU’s policy approach to industrial carbon management for the coming decades. CEMEX firmly welcomes this outline of upcoming initiatives and policies, and stands ready to support the European institutions in the design and implementation of the announced actions. In line with the EU's 'Fit for 55' aspirations, CEMEX has already reduced the CO 2 intensity in its European cemen...

Votorantim Cimentos earns CDP recognition for sustainability transparency

07 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos was recognised for its leadership in corporate transparency and climate change performance by CDP. Based on data reported through the CDP Climate Change 2023 Questionnaire, Votorantim Cimentos earned an A score, placing the company among a small number of organisations that are ranked at the top of the list and exemplify best practices in the market. “Earning the highest score from CDP is something we are very proud of. We work daily to achieve our goals in line with...

Heidelberg Materials submits Butte du Romont Quarry redevelopment permit

05 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials ' Lixhe cement plant (formerly CBR) is submitting a request for review of its permit relating to the redevelopment of the Butte du Romont Quarry, Belgium. This concerns the modification of the relief of the ground but also the drilling of a water intake to the north of the site to water the tracks in the event of dry weather. A public inquiry will be held from 29 January 29 to 14 February 2024 at the Bassenge Urban Planning Department. Since the opening of the quarry...

China Cement Association and GCCA sign low-carbon future agreement

02 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The two leading representative bodies of the global cement industry have signed a milestone agreement to help accelerate decarbonisation of the sector across the world. China Cement Association (CCA), which represents more than 50 per cent of the world’s cement production and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), whose members account for 80 per cent of cement production capacity outside of China, have signed a historic partnership pledge. The pledge includes an agreement to wor...

SaltX Technology EU patent for calcium-looping solution

01 February 2024, Published under Cement News

SaltX Technology, based in Sweden, has been granted an EU patent for an electrified 'calcium looping' carbon capture solution where the company's patented Electric Arc Calciner (EAC) forms a central role.     The method means that CO 2 is captured from an emitter and bound with the help of lime and then transported to a central facility where the CO 2 is separated using the EAC technology. As a result, industries do not need to make a significant investment of their own for CO 2 separa...

TITAN acquires pozzolana quarry

31 January 2024, Published under Cement News

TITAN Cement International (TCI) has acquired concession rights in Vezirhan Pozzolana Quarry, in East Marmara, Turkey. The acquisition will expand the portfolio of low-carbon cementitious products available to its customers.     This reinforces TITAN's 2026 growth strategy, which focusses on doubling the volume of green cements and expediting the market launch of new green products and cementitious solutions. The current acquisition follows the one of a participation in Aegean Pe...

Holcim US collaborates on membrane CC technology

26 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim US, Ohio State University and GTI Energy are joining forces to design, build and test a cost-effective membrane carbon capture technology, funded in part by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) with cost share contributions from Holcim. Groundbreaking membrane technology from Ohio State will be employed in the project, targeting the capture of 95-99 per cent of CO 2 from cement kiln gas with a purity exceeding 95 per cent and lower ener...

Geocycle Egypt completes new SRF platform

25 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Geocycle Egypt has launched its SRF hub, giving it precise control over the quantity and premium quality of alternative fuel at 15MJ/t RDF, adhering to our specifications and standards. According to Operations Manage Mina George, the platform will decrease Geocycle’s carbon footprint by 350,000t CO 2 in 2024. Using the CHF10m (US$115.8m)   investment in the state-of-the-art platform with a production capacity of 250,000t SRF in addition to the other seven alternative fuel streams.  P...

Concrete4Change technology gains recognition

24 January 2024, Published under Cement News

UK-based startup Concrete4Change (C4C) has been nominated for The Earthshot Prize 2024, a global initiative spearheaded by the Prince of Wales to recognise and support innovative solutions to reduce global emissions. C4C aims to decarbonise the concrete industry by mineralising CO 2 in concrete, turning concrete into the safest form of CO 2 sink in the world. The technology involves a concrete additive material that acts as a carrier for CO 2 . The carrier is injected with CO 2 capture...

LafargeHolcim Morocco inaugurates Sustainable Construction Lab

22 January 2024, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Morocco has inaugurated  its sustainable Construction Lab (SCL), its research and innovation centre, in the presence of several personalities from the construction sector. With an indoor and outdoor space, the showroom aims to present in an innovative and attractive way the latest products and construction solutions developed by LafargeHolcim Morocco and its partners. This will allow visitors to enjoy an immersive experience and to project themselves into the diversity of ...