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Cemex clears beach waste in Oaxaca to produce kiln fuel

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s subsidiary Pro Ambiente participated in the clean-up of La Ventanilla beach, Oaxaca, aiming to reduce pollution on Mexico's coasts. The initiative also aims to ensure waste recycling and avoid generating emissions through the circular economy in this important ecotourism destination. Thanks to the support provided by local communities, the beach was selected to carry out the "United for the Mexican beaches" programme.     During June, beach clean-up activities were carried ou...

US$3.2m grant to support algae-grown cement

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, has received a US$3.2m grant from the US Department of Energy to support the development of algae-grown cement. The university’s Will Srubar, associate professor in civil, environmental and architectural engineering, developed a way to harvest cement material from calcifying algae that consume water-dissolved CO 2 to produce limestone by photosynthesis. Algae-grown cement is carbon neutral because the same amount of C...

Titan Group donates to fire prevention programme

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan Group and the Pavlou and Alexandra Kanellopoulou Foundation (PAKF) are donating EUR1m towards the prevention and response to forest fires, the reconstruction programme of northern Evia, the elaboration of climate risk studies and the implementation of an education and awareness programmes for fire prevention. The contribution to the Reconstruction Programme of Northern Evia includes the allocation of two special vehicles of firefighting and civil protection for the region...

EcoMaterials Technologies secures fly ash deal

01 July 2022, Published under Cement News

EcoMaterials Technologies has announced an agreement with Georgia Power to harvest millions of tonnes of landfilled ash from plant Bowen , one of the largest coal-fired power plants in North America. Under the agreement, Eco Material will harvest approximately 600,000t of landfilled ash per year from the plant in Cartersville, Georgia, USA. The effort will remove and beneficially use more than 9 Mt . There is also the potential to expand operations to a second location and double ...

CPI EuroMix supports forestry initiative

01 July 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based dry silo mortar producer CPI EuroMix is participating in a carbon-friendly forestry initiative as part of its sustainability commitment. The company is supporting the planting and maintenance of around 30ha of woodland with 80,000 trees at Corwar foresty, Dumfries, Scotland. The scheme, which is operated in conjunction with Potanow Forestry and Tilhill Forestry, is expected to sequester an estimated 5000t of carbon over the next 40 years – equivalent to more than one year's deliveri...

La Malle plant to use biomass to reduce sulphur emissions

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

After investing EUR10m over the past two years to improve its environmental performance, Lafarge France ’s La Malle plant, located in Bouc Bel Air, is continuing its emissions reduction strategy by investing nearly EUR1m additional in its equipment. The objective is to welcome a new sulphur-free fuel from the circular economy as well as wood fines, and to reduce sulphur emissions by 10 per cent through the use of alternative fuels. La Malle plant ( Holcim group ) agreed on 29 April to ...

Canada’s Bath plant converts to OneCem production

29 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada’ s Bath cement plant, near Kingston, Ontario, is converting its entire production of general use cement to OneCem, the company’s low-carbon Portland limestone cement. “At the Bath Plant, we are excited to increase our OneCem production and to provide our customers with this sustainable product, so that every project they build with our product can have a smaller carbon footprint,” said Bath cement plant manager, Ignacio Arroyo, in a statement. Since 2011 Lafarge Canada, ...

Indian event highlights role of calcined clay cement

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The best way forward is to adopt transformative technologies that help decarbonise the cement industry, according to a number of stakeholders who gathered for the 24th "trialogue 2047" hosted by Development Alternatives (DA) in New Delhi, India on 24 June 2022. The event brought together representatives from the cement industry, government, institutions, civil society and academia to discuss the urgent need for decarbonisation. Limestone calcined clay cement (LC3) is seen as a major innov...

HeidelbergCement supports circular city project

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement   is to be a partner for the 'Circular City - Building Material Registry for the City of Heidelberg' project, alongside Drees & Sommer SE and the materials platform Madaster.   Heidelberg is the first city in Europe to apply the principle of urban mining, in which construction and demolition waste is to be reused in new construction projects in the sense of circular economy.   “Full circular economy and sustainable construction are central elements of our clim...

Report highlights countries prioritising green public procurement

22 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Economic Forum and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), have released a Mission Possible Partnership report which identifies the nations that are prioritising green public procurement: The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, and select US states. The report titled, 'Low-Carbon Concrete and Construction - A Review of Green Public Procurement Programmes', identifies a framework for how these six countries...