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Oficemen and ANESE sign collaborative agreement

13 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The general director of Oficemen (Spanish Cement Manufacturers Group), Aniceto Zaragoza Ramírez, and the general director of ANESE (National Association of Energy Services Companies), Carlos Ballesteros Barrado, have signed a collaboration agreement tohighlight the commitment of both organisations to contribute to the development of the economy following criteria of energy efficiency, sustainability and respect for the environment. This agreement contemplates the implementation of joint a...

US DoT announces funding for slag in cement research

13 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has announced a US$5m funding opportunity for a research initiative on the use of steel slag in cement and concrete. The funding will support a partnership between the US DoT, in conjunction with a producer of steel in the US, and an accredited research university of higher education to reduce carbon emissions associated with extracting and manufacturing construction materials.  At this year’s Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, US Tr...

CEMEX secures CDP 'A' rating for environmental stewardship

12 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has been recognised by CDP, a by the global non-profit environmental organisation, securing a place on its annual ‘A List’, for environmental leadership and transparency in climate action. Based on data reported through CDP’s 2023 Climate Change questionnaire, CEMEX is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’ out of over 21,000 companies scored. Since the launch of its Future in Action program in 2020, Cemex has reduced its CO2 emissions by 13 per cent, a reduction ...

Schaeffler secures CDP 'A' rating for environmental management

12 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Schaeffler has been awarded an “A” score in the climate change category for 2023 by the global non-profit environmental organisation CDP for its commitment to corporate transparency and performance. In the water category, the score was “A-”. Based on data obtained from the CDP questionnaire on climate change, Schaeffler is one of the few companies assessed in 2023, numbering in excess of 21,000, to achieve an “A” score. “This confirmation of Schaeffler’s “A” rating in the area of climate ch...

Ecocem's ACT technology obtains ETA

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Ecocem ’s ACT technology has obtained an ETA (European Technical Assessment) from EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Assessment) for a new eco-efficient cement. This independent assessment is a critical step towards CE marking and will enable the introduction of this new low-carbon cement throughout Europe.  "The ETA provides Ecocem with a route to full commercialisation for its ACT technology by 2026 and creates the opportunity for the cement and concrete industries to do the same,...

CEMEX UK tackles shipping emissions

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Work will begin in April this year on a new demonstrator of a smart shore power system at CEMEX ’s wharf in Shoreham, UK. Working in partnership with University of Warwick and advanced system integrator, iconsys, CEMEX is developing an intelligently-managed shore power system demonstrator, specifically tailored to understand fluctuations in electricity demand of self-discharging commercial vessels. The UK Department of Transport has awarded the project a grant of nearly GBP1.7m (US$2.15m...

Titan achieves top ‘A' CDP score for climate leadership

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

For the second consecutive year, Titan has earned a place on the globally-recognised 'A' List of the carbon disclosure non-profit organisation CDP, in recognition of its leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change. Furthermore, the company has achieved an 'A-' score for water security management. Titan is one of only three companies in its sector to attain top scores in both categories. Since 2020, Titan has reduced its net specific CO 2 emissions by almost 1...

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...