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Argos transitions to PLC production at three US terminals

15 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos is announcing that its Roberta plant in Alabama, USA as well as its Wilmington, Statesville, and Durham terminals in North Carolina will transition their production and distribution to Portland limestone cement (PLC) by the end of the 2Q22. This transition to PLC, a lower CO 2 -intensive cement is part of the group’s overall sustainability strategy to produce this type of cement at all its plants in 2023. Argos PLC Type IL is a high-quality blended cement, engineered to deliver a ...

Argos transitions to PLC production at three US terminals

15 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos is announcing that its Roberta plant in Alabama, USA as well as its Wilmington, Statesville, and Durham terminals in North Carolina will transition their production and distribution to Portland limestone cement (PLC) by the end of the 2Q22. This transition to PLC, a lower CO 2 -intensive cement is part of the group’s overall sustainability strategy to produce this type of cement at all its plants in 2023. Argos PLC Type IL is a high-quality blended cement, engineered to deliver a ...

Adbri signs supply contract with OZ Minerals

15 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd has made an announce an agreement with OZ Minerals Ltd, through their respective subsidiaries, for the supply of cementitious materials to the OZ Minerals Carrapateena mine in South Australia. The contract value is around AUD10m (US$7.12m) over a three-year term, with options to extend to 2027.   In addition to the supply of cement, Adbri will also supply aggregate and sand from the company’s hard rock and sand quarries in South Australia, as well as providing supporting l...

Santa Clara County consider acquiring Santa Clara Quarry

14 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement’s (HeidelbergCement group) Santa Clara Quarry could be purchased and shut down by Santa Clara County, under a plan made public last week. Santa Clara County Supervisor, Joe Simitian, announced a proposal to require Santa Clara County officials to issue a report in 90 days spelling out options for purchasing the Lehigh Hanson property, including negotiating with its owners or seizing the land by eminent domain. “It’s an opportunity to conserve the land,” Mr Simitian s...

Lafarge Canada Inc orders wind power plant for Exshaw works

10 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc (Holcim group) has entered into a purchase power agreement (PPA) with Calgary-based electricity company, TransAlta Corp (TransAlta) for a   100GWh/year of wind power (electricity only) at Exshaw cement plant . "We are proud to have partnered with TransAlta to deliver wind energy to the Exshaw cement plant. Cement manufacturing is an energy-intensive process, and we are considering all levers available to supply our operations with power from renewable sources of ene...

Heriot-Watt University accelerates efforts to decarbonise the cement industry

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

A ground-breaking project led by Heriot-Watt University is accelerating efforts to decarbonise the energy-intensive cement industry. The innovative government, industry and academic collaboration has unveiled a series of ambitious targets for the sector, leading to net zero emissions across the UAE by 2040 before being rolled out globally.   The research, which is being led by the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC) based at the University’s Dubai campus, will focus on fou...

High interest remains in Norcem's Brevik CCS project

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Norcem's (HeidelbergCement group) carbon capture project in Brevik has been ongoing since January last year with demolition and preparations to receive the capture plant. Tor Gautestad, project manager at Brevik CCS, says the interest is beyond all expectations. During this first year, Norcem has carried out over 100 activities with a focus on knowledge sharing from the project and learning about carbon capture and storage. The project will see CO 2  emissions from the cement fac...

Holcim-ENGIE-INSA Lyon form partnership for energy storage solution

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is developing a breakthrough energy storage technology together with INSA Lyon and ENGIE's Corporate Research Center, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, to serve as an alternative to batteries . The solution is based on cement hydration, storing heat as energy and releasing it when needed in an infinitely repeatable cycle. This next-generation approach offers an alternative to conventional batteries that is local, safe, affordable and recyclable, claims Holcim. Edelio Bermejo, head of global...

Cypriot MPs told few imported waste tyres are legally scrapped

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cypriot MPs were told by the Audit Office last week that about 35 per cent of scrap tyres imported into Cyprus every year pass through the port in Limassol without being subject to an environmental fee. Moreover, not all these waste tyres are properly disposed of. Approximately 12,000t of imported tyres end up at the cement factory in Vassiliko where they are burned and used as fuel. However, thousands of them end up in illegal landfills. MPs also heard that significant gaps in the c...

Geminor announce significant growth in material recycling in 2021

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Resource management company Geminor handled over 1.73Mt of waste in Europe in 2021. The recycling of waste wood, waste paper and plastics increased sharply, and the handling of feedstock for material recycling went up by 38 per cent last year.   With a total volume of 1,731,066t, Geminor consolidates its position as one of Europe's leading waste management companies in 2021. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) still account for around two-thirds of the total volume ...