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Capsol Technologies awarded Schwenk Latvia CCUS project

12 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Capsol Technologies has been awarded a feasibility study for the CapsolEoP® (end-of-pipe) carbon capture technology at Schwenk’s Building Material Group’s Brocēni cement plant in Latvia. The plan is to capture 750,000tpa of CO 2 .   Schwenk Latvia is part of the CCS Baltic Consortium that was included in the provisional sixth list of Projects of Common Interest by the European Commission in November 2023, aiming to transport captured CO 2 from Lithuania and Latvia to permanent storage ...

IPIAC to build LC3 plant in Oman

12 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Kaolin Group International, together with its local partners in Oman, Middle East Calcined Clay (Me-CC), has awarded IPIAC the contract to manufacture and supply the first LC2/LC3 cementplant in Oman. IPIAC is introducing this innovative technology in Oman, which will be the first country in the Middle East region to use calcined clays to reduce its clinker factor (to mitigate CO 2 emissions up to 40 per cent) in its cement and concrete production. This project will also be the first one ...

CEMEX reopens Czech concrete plant

11 January 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has reopened a concrete plant that forms a key part of its portfolio in the Czech Republic, following a comprehensive development programme. The original concrete plant, located in Prague-Libuš, was opened in the late 1990s and was closed in 2018 to undergo necessary reconstruction. It has been completely renovated. The site can now process five types of cements and admixtures, including CEMEX’s more sustainable range of Vertua® concretes, and is also prepared for the use of recyc...

Rohrdorfer Zement launches clay pilot plant

10 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer Zement is beginning a pilot project with its net zero emission team to investigate the process-integrated production of tempered clays. The project includes the development and construction of a pilot plant in the cement plant in Rohrdorf, which is to be integrated into the plant’s operations. The aim is to develop a process that can be transferred to other cement plants and adapted by the entire cement industry. According to the cement producer, the project is funded 50 per cen...

CRH and Caterpillar agreement to accelerate use of sustainable vehicles

10 January 2024, Published under Cement News

CRH and Caterpillar have signed a strategic agreement to develop and deploy electric off-road vehicles and charging solutions. The agreement is focussed on accelerating the deployment of Caterpillar’s 70 to 100t-class battery electric off-road truck with CRH testing and validating the units at its operations in North America. The collaboration will advance the use of sustainable equipment in CRH’s operations and provide valuable real-world insights to Caterpillar in areas including safe...

UltraTech enables green mobility for clinker with electric trucks

09 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Giving a significant boost to ‘green mobility’, UltraTech Cement Ltd , India’s largest cement and ready-mix concrete company, has introduced five electric trucks for transport of clinker from its integrated cement manufacturing unit Dhar Cement Works, located in Madhya Pradesh, to its grinding unit Dhule Cement factory, located in Maharashtra.  To ensure reliable transportation, UltraTech has also set up three charging stations, one at each of the units and one en-route. The transpor...

Cosmos Cement expects more sustainable cement but no change in production output

08 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The Cosmos Cement Co ( Votorantim Cementos ) in Toral de los Vados expects its pending data production for 2023, to be in line with the previous year when almost 500,000t of clinker and 600,000t of cement were reached. Cosmos Cement has targeted more sustainable production. Director of the factory, Jaime Santoalla, said the use of raw materials such as ashes or thermal gypsum has prevented the arrival of 50,000t of rubbish to landfills in addition to avoiding, with the use of alternativ...

SID completes alternative fuel project for Prism Cement

04 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement has announced the completion and hand over of another milestone project for the company in India. The joint efforts of SID SA of Switzerland and India have successfully completed the alternative fuel project at the cement plant. This project will reduce carbon consumption in cement production while using processed alternative fuel. Prism Cement operates a 5.6Mta plant in Satna , India.

Adbri reached cementitious materials supply agreement

03 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd, trading as Adbri Cement, has entered into an agreement with Independent Cement and Lime Pty Ltd (ICL) for the supply and distribution of cementitious materials. ICL is a 50:50 joint venture between Adbri and the Barro Group. The interim agreement will took effect on 1 January 2024 following expiry of the current arrangement and continues for two months, coinciding with the timing of the process and exclusivi...

Environmental threat as fly ash cargo sinks

02 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry saw disappointing news about the wastage of imported raw materials from India for the industry. The local lighter vessel carried 1422t of fly ash from India to a cement factory in the Ghorashal area of Bangladesh, sank in the Sibsa River near the Sundarbans on 29 December in Southern Bangladesh. All 12 crew members on board managed to swim ashore safely, but the cargo was wasted in the river,   The "MV Garohera" lifted anchor from Haldia port in India and was ...