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dy-pack wins EUROSAC Gold Award

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

After two years of social distancing, the members of EUROSAC got together for a physical congress on 20 May in Bilbao, Spain. Under the theme 'Paper sacks on the move!', around 130 participants discussed recent developments for the fastdeveloping paper sack and sack kraft paper industry. In the focus of discourse were challenges and opportunities of paper sack recycling in Europe. As one highlight of the congress, the industry’s most remarkable innovations from the past year were presented...

Polysius wins CI4C order for oxyfuel system at Mergelstetten

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The research company CI4C (Cement Innovation for Climate), founded by the four cement manufacturers  Dyckerhoff GmbH  ( Buzzi Unicem SpA ),  HeidelbergCement AG ,  Schwenk Zement GmbH & Co KG  and  Vicat SA , has commissioned thyssenkrupp's Polysius business unit to build a polysius ®  pure oxyfuel kiln system on the site of Schwenk Zement's Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. The polysius ®  pure oxyfuel process is a new type of clinker production process in which the other...

Construction product study to reduce global warming released

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of European and global trade bodies have published a peer-reviewed study entitled 'Carbon Accounting for Building Materials – An assessment of Global Warming Potential of biobased construction products' undertaken by LBP SIGHT. Achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 is one of the key objectives of the European Green Deal. The study provides an assessment of the science base behind the conditions of carbon neutrality of bio-based construction products, their substitutio...

Tarmac trials fuel conditioner innovation

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The board of the directors of Tarmac ( CRH group ) is commencing a significant trial of the SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioner. The ground-breaking fuel conditioner is being trialled as part of Tarmac’s ongoing corporate commitment to reduce emissions across its nationwide fleet of heavy goods vehicles. Working with fuel technology specialist partner SulNOx Group Plc, the business is using an innovative fuel additive on selected vehicles over a three-month period while carefully monitoring fuel ...

ACC Ltd releases ACC Gold Water Shield

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd  ( Holcim Group ) has developed ACC Gold Water Shield, which is the country’s first specially-formulated cement with high-quality water-repelling properties. The product ensures that structures made with it are durable and protected from dampness or seepage. ACC Gold Water Shield is specially formulated cement with high-quality water-repellent properties. With water repellence engineered at a particle level, it reduces the capillary action thus shielding homes from dampness and see...

Cemex inaugurates Climafuel facility at Rugby works

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s cement plant in Rugby, UK, will operate fully on alternative fuels (AF) following the inauguration of its new Climafuel facility. This significant investment aims to enable the plant to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, producing carbon savings equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 135,000 cars. Climafuel is a waste-derived fuel made using residual and commercial waste that would otherwise go to landfill. Rugby is the first Cemex plant to achieve this 100 per cent AF mil...

C-Capture on trial at Ketton plant

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson ’s Ketton cement plant in Rutland, UK, is part of a new carbon capture project funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which aims to provide a low-cost solution to decarbonisation. The multi-industry initiative will see C-Capture’s carbon capture technology, which uses a solvent to selectively capture CO 2 , installed at a number of sites across the country. Trials are already underway in the glass industry and at a waste-to-energy plant in Hull. T...

HeidelbergCement steps up Slite CCS project

01 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Following positive results from a pre-feasibility study, HeidelbergCement and its Swedish subsidiary Cementa are taking their carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Slite cement plant in Sweden to the next stage. The installation on the Swedish island of Gotland will now be scaled up to capture up to 1.8Mta of CO 2 , equal to the plant’s total emissions and equivalent to three per cent of the country’s total emissions. In terms of capturing the CO 2 , the pre-feasibility study fo...

Cembureau unveils 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap for quarries

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cembureau has released its 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap, setting out its vision for biodiversity in and around quarries over the coming years. Through the roadmap, the European cement industry aims to help put a stop to biodiversity loss during the lifecycle of a quarry using rehabilitation processes. According to the association, going above and beyond legal requirements can ensure that new habitats are created, and rare and threatened species can prosper and flourish.  “The European cement...

Converge tackles decarbonisation through AI

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Specialist decarbonisation investor OGCI Climate Investments (OGCI CI) has led an investment round of over GBP15m (US$18.9m) for UK-based technology company Converge. Converge uses AI and reality capture devices to make construction more efficient, safe and sustainable. Its flagship AI platform – ConstructionDNA – is powered by real-time data from reality capture devices embedded throughout the construction site. By measuring elements such as concrete performance, structural behaviour and co...