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CEMEX Ventures invests in 3D printing company COBOD

26 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures (Cemex Group) is investing in COBOD, a global leader in construction-grade 3D printers. CEMEX and COBOD have been working together over the last year to innovate in the 3D printing space. Through this partnership, they recently introduced the first-ever 3D printing solution that utilises conventional ready-mix concrete in the building process. The solution can deliver significant savings versus traditional 3D printing construction methods and materials and has been implement...

TCC introduces World's first UHPC cabinet energy storage system

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) joined 7-11 to unveil its 10,000th store in Asia and introduced the “New Energy Convenience Store”. TCC combines the company’s strength in green energy, energy storage, battery and cement to build an energy storage system (ESS) to provide stable electricity and reduce carbon emissions.     7-11’s 10,000th store in Asia is Taiwan’s first convenience store to install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system with green energy and ESS. It is also the first in...

Limak Cement Group has carbon footprint report independently verified

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Limak Cement Group ’s Anka plant broke new ground in the Turkish cement industry and became the first cement factory with a verified carbon footprint report.   The cement factory in Anka , Turkey, has been awarded a certificate as the first cement factory whose 14064-1:2018 carbon footprint report has been verified by Emicert and QSI, which are accredited in the cement industry.

Lafarge Exshaw plant receives carbon capture funding

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada ’s Exshaw Cement plant is one of 11 recipients to receive funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) CAD40m (US$31m) investment to kickstart CAD$20bn in carbon capture projects in Alberta. This investment could position Exshaw to be Canada’s first net zero cement plant. The Exshaw plant will receive CAD5m ERA funding towards its CAD10m CCUS project costs.  The project will collaborate with strategic partners across the value chain and includes considerations fo...

GCCA and FICEM accelerate Latin American progress towards net zero

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and, regional affiliate, FICEM have co-hosted an event on 'Latin American cement and concrete industry – Towards Net Zero' in the Dominican Republic. The meeting highlighted the progress made in decarbonising the industry in the region and future pathways to reaching net zero concrete. Claude Loréa, executive cement director of the GCCA, commented that the association has attracted 80 per cent of the global cement industry outside of China...

Holcim secures EU investment in CCUS projects

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has secured investment from the European Union Innovation Fund in its carbon capture, utlisation and storage (CCUS) projects in Germany and Poland. The funding will support Carbon2Business, part of the Westküste 100 project in Germany, where carbon is captured from the  Lägerdorf cement plant before being converted into synthetic fuel. The EU is also investing in Holcim's Go4ECOPlanet project in Poland, which aims to capture CO 2 from Holcim 's site in Kujawy before storing it of...

Holcim Argentina to set up household waste processing plant in Mendoza

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Argentina) SA will set up a household waste processing plant in Las Heras, Mendoza province, Argentina, to process waste into an alternative fuel for Holcim’s cement plants. The project represents an investment of around US$10m. Commissioning is expected in 2023. Holcim currently uses on average 15 per cent alternative fuels to run its kilns in Argentina. However, in Mendoza, where Holcim has been co-processing disused tyres and industrial waste, that share falls to four per cent...

UK scientists look to develop zero-emissions cement

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, UK, have been replacing lime flux with used cement paste for steel recycling.   The resulting slag could, in turn, create a zero-emissions cement in a closed-loop process. ‘If the electric arc furnace [for steel recycling] is powered by non-emitting electricity, the only significant emissions in today’s steel recycling come from making the lime flux. So, with our process, it looks like we can make zero-emissions steel and zero-emissions ceme...

Union Bridge plant to transition to EcoCem®PLC production

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson ’s ( HeidelbergCement group) Union Bridge plant will fully transition from producing ordinary Portland cement (OPC) to EcoCem ® PLC as its primary product by no later than January 2023. The Union Bridge plant is currently the company’s largest cement plan in North America.   EcoCem ® PLC is a Portland limestone cement (PLC) produced using innovative technology to increase the amount of limestone and decrease the amount of clinker used. This reduces both the energy requ...

European Innovation Funding awarded for decarbonisation projects

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Fund (EU Environment and Climate) has agreed funding for several cement and lime sector projects, with Holcim and Lhoist among the companies that will receive funding. Holcim Germany has received funding approval from the European Union for the Carbon2Business project in Lägerdorf in Schleswig-Holstein from the EU Innovation Fund. The funding is aimed at the construction of a new kiln line at Lägerdorf plant. With the use of oxyfuel technology, the first clima...