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CIMAF constructing calcined clay plant in Burkina Faso

08 September 2023, Published under Cement News

CIMAF , part of the Omnium des Industries et de la Promotion (OIP) group, is constructing a calcined clay quarry 60km northwest of the existing CIMAF Bobo Dioulasso grinding plant and installation of an additional calcined clay processing line. In 2021 the group began development of a new Corporate Sustainability Framework which includes a group decarbonisation programme with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.   The IFC announced it would provide a loan of up to...

Richmond plant achieves 100% low-carbon cement production

07 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada  ( Holcim Group )  announced its conversion to the production of 100 per cent ECOPlanet cement at its Richmond cement plant . ECOPlanet, Holcim’s brand of low-carbon cement, offers a minimum 30 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions per tonne in comparison to ordinary Portland cement. “This is a proud moment for our organisation," says Brad Kohl, president and CEO of Lafarge Canada (West). “This conversion in Lafarge’s Western Canada division highlights our strong commitme...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies to build green plants in Saudi Arabia

06 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) has signed a 22-year exclusive licensing agreement with Saudi-based Shurfah Group that will see the construction of several green cement units across the kingdom.   Founded in 2014 and based in Bournezeau, western France, Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies is a designer, producer and distributor of innovative extremely low-carbon cements that present, at equivalent dosage and with no alteration to the concrete manufacturing process, and superior p...

Ramco Cements commissions WHRS at Kolimigundla

06 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Ramco Cements has announced the successful commissioning of its 12MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS) at its Kolimigundla plant in India. This takes the company’s total WHRS capacity to 43MW. The company also has 166MW of wind power capacity. According to Ramco, the share of green power is expected to reach 45 per cent of its total energy consumption as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

Adani Cements plans green capacity expansion

05 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The new capacity additions for Adani Cements would be only for manufacturing of green cement, as it looks to double the production of the commodity to about 140Mta by FY27-28. The two Adani Group cement companies, ACC and Ambuja Cements, would only add capacities through the organic route, which would be mainly funded through internal accruals. Green cement is manufactured by reusing industrial wastes, such as slag and fly ash and energy efficiency modes, which reduces carbon emissions. Ind...

Lafarge Africa installs new bag filter technology

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of its ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, Lafarge Africa Plc has installed new bag filter technology at its Ewekoro plant. “We continuously upgrade our operating models and strategy through extensive investments in research and innovation,” said Rachael Ezembakwe, head of Health, Safety and Environment, Lafarge Africa Plc. “In order to comply with global standards and contribute to building a safer planet, we successfully replaced ou...

TITAN Group supports "The Ellinikon project"

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

TITAN Group 's state-of-the-art ready-mix concrete unit has contributed to the realisation of "The Ellinikon project" in Greece, optimising its cement and aggregates supply chain for one of Europe’s most iconic infrastructure projects.   TITAN Group is offering on-site innovative, low-carbon products and tailored solutions for the Ellinikon, along with expert advice on the use of innovative materials and circular solutions. One notable aspect of TITAN’s contribution to the projec...

Heidelberg Materials introduces EcoCem®PLC to Delta plant

31 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials is pleased to announce that its Delta cement plant , BC, Canada, has recently switched to producing 100 per cent EcoCem ® Portland limestone cement (PLC). EcoCem ® PLC is a Portland limestone cement that contains up to 15 per cent limestone and generates approximately 10 per cent less CO₂ compared to other Portland cements. With the equivalent performance to ASTM and CSA standards for Type I/II Portland cement in strength and durability, EcoCem ® PLC can be used i...

Low Carbon Materials joins CCS+ initiative

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Low Carbon Materials (LCM) has joined the CCS+ initiative. LCM is a climate technology start-up specialising in low-carbon, next-generation construction material alternatives in the race to net zero. LCM’s flagship product, OSTO, is a carbon-negative aggregate for concrete, which significantly lowers the carbon footprint. The CCS+ initiative aims to scale cutting edge climate technologies by developing a robust accounting infrastructure that promotes environmental integrity. The CCS+ init...

Brevik plant completes stack mounting of CCS project

29 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Following installation of the first half of the absorber at Heidelberg Material ’s Brevik CCS plant in Norway two weeks ago, with only 1mm of leeway, the stack has now been mounted on top of it. The absorber is the heart of the carbon capture process, separating the CO 2 and preventing it from reaching the atmosphere.   Last week, Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Aasland, visited the facility to verify the progress Heidelberg Materials is making on its way to o...