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Holcim, thyssenkrupp and Berlin University participate in amine scrubbing project

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Uhde, Holcim and the Technische Universität Berlin have partnered up in a joint project to investigate the use of a novel amine scrubbing technology for carbon capture. The goal is to significantly reduce CO 2  emissions from existing cement plants and at the same time utilise the captured CO 2  for other applications. In concrete terms, this includes the development of new mass transfer process equipment that is more efficient and resilient to contaminations. The project is be...

Lafarge's Richmond plant to focus solely on OneCem production

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Marking a big shift in helping to reduce CO 2 emissions in construction across western Canada, Lafarge (Holcim group) has announced that its Richmond plant will manufacture only OneCem, the company's lower carbon Portland limestone cement for use in materials across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Lafarge has converted the entire facility to OneCem, ensuring that all cement produced there maximises reductions. "OneCem is one of our many answers to building sustainably," share...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering and Tokuyama Corp to start carbon capture project

30 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Ltd (MHIE), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tokuyama Corp for the implementation of a CO 2 capture demonstration testing programme at its cement plant. This project will take place for a period of nine months commencing in June 2022, and will be the first time MHIE performs a demonstration test at an operating cement plant. A mobile CO 2 capture test unit manufactured...

Malawi launches calcined clay project

29 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Malawi's State Vice President, Dr Saulosi Klaus Chilima, has officially launched the country’s Limestone Calcined Clay Cement project at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.  The aim of the project is to strengthen the building   material sector in the country by focussing on two building material areas, walling materials and cement. The project will use locally-sourced resources such as limestone, gypsum and other industrial minerals. Malawi’s Minister of Mining, Dr Albert Mbawala, said...

Mannok Cement hosts research team from Denmark

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Mannok Cement has hosted a team of six senior student researchers from the Technical University of Denmark. The students are part of a project, which also includes FLSmidth and Rockwool, to make cement production more sustainable by reducing the use of fossil fuels as well as CO 2 and NO x emissions at the cement plant. Led by FLSmidth’s research and development specialist and project manager, Lars Skaarup Jensen, the students collected data and analysed their newly-developed technolog...

HeidelbergCement and Calix reach LEILAC-2 milestone

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement and Calix announced that the Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement 2 (LEILAC-2) carbon capture project has passed its Financial Investment Decision (FID) milestone and can go on to the implementation phase at HeidelbergCement's Hanover cement plant, Germany. The LEILAC-2 project has been awarded EUR16m funding by the EU Horizon programme and aims to separate 20 per cent of Hanover cement plant’s CO 2 emissions or around 100,000t of CO 2 per year. This will...

Cemex Poland receives Environmental Product Declaration certification

21 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex Poland has obtained Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificates for cement and selected concrete products. The Building Research Institute-issued documents confirm the enhanced properties of products in the area of their environmental impact. Globally, it is the first time that Cemex has been awarded such certificates in line with the company’s climate goals and its Future in Action strategy.     The EPD provides a detailed description of the environmental impact...

Cemex Poland receives Environmental Product Declaration certification

21 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex Poland has obtained Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificates for cement and selected concrete products. The Building Research Institute-issued documents confirm the enhanced properties of products in the area of their environmental impact. Globally, it is the first time that Cemex has been awarded such certificates in line with the company’s climate goals and its Future in Action strategy.     The EPD provides a detailed description of the environmental impact...

Buzzi Union USA Inc and Alamo Cement to transition to Portland limestone cement

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In keeping with their commitment to the environment and the Portland Cement Association's Roadmap to carbon neutrality, Massimo Toso, President and CEO of Buzzi Unicem USA Inc and President and CEO of Alamo Cement Company , has announced that the companies will transition to Portland limestone cement. Type IL (PLC) cement can reduce the CO 2 emissions up to 15 per cent in comparison with traditional cement. By the end of 2022, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Company will implement...

Cementos Molins Industrial invests EUR2.2m in environmental improvements

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins Industrial 's long history of commitment to the protection of the natural and environmental surroundings has been made clear in 2021 through an investment of EUR2.2m in different facilities at the Sant Vicenç dels Horts factory, Spain. The main actions related to sustainable development and continuous improvement have been aimed at increasing energy efficiency, applying circular economy practices and controlling emissions into the atmosphere. In addition to the completion...