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INSEE Cement starts production of Portland composite cement

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement (Lanka) Ltd has extended production of its Portland composite cement (PCC) to its Ruhunu cement plant , increasing production of the new SLS 1697 product to meet the growing demand of the local market. Engineered with INSEE’s trademarked SmartAct Technology, PCC's unique composition of multiple minerals addition undergoes a triple reaction consisting of hydration, pozzolanic and nucleation that increases strength build-up at each level of maturity. The triple reaction also...

Argos launches Super UHPC

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Argos group ) has launched an innovative and highly-specialised product called Super UHPC. This ultra-high performance concrete is already being used to rehabilitate two bridges over one of the most important roads in the state of Florida in the USA.   This product is composed of specially-selected cementitious materials and fibres that give it outstanding mechanical and durable properties, making it an excellent alternative for building new bridges, roads and facades, as well ...

CRH subsidiary adopts graphene technology additives

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Beton Catalan SA ( CRH group ), has implemented graphene technology in its high performance concretes to reduce CO 2 after an agreement with Graphenano Smart Materials. The application of a graphene-based additive improves both mechanical performance and durability as well as giving "clear environmental advantages by reducing the concrete's carbon footprint," explained Beton Catalan Quality Director, Alberto Arenillas.   The company has already incorporated these technologically adva...

Buxton plant manufactures industrial lime with hydrogen technology

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

High-quality lime has been manufactured for the first time in the UK using hydrogen technology as part of a world-first net zero trial.  The trial, led by Tarmac at its Tunstead site near Buxton, was the culmination of a project funded by the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) demonstrated the significant potential to use hydrogen as a viable fuel alternative to natural gas for commercial-scale production of lime. A number of trials were con...

Charah Solutions seals recycled flyash contract

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Charah Solutions has been awarded a multi-year contract from a regulated utility for the marketing and sustainable recycling of fly ash in Indiana, USA. The multi-year project will begin in the 3Q22. Under the terms of the contract, Charah Solutions will be responsible for the utilisation of approximately 150,000tpa of specification grade fly ash. The fly ash will be distributed through Charah Solutions’ MultiSource ®  materials network, a distribution system of nearly 40 nationwide lo...

WKE pellets greener than firing coal or gas

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Solid improved recovered fuel (SIRF) pellets perform significantly better than coal and natural gas on carbon emissions, according to a new report by management consultant and waste specialist Monksleigh. The research was commissioned by waste-to-pellet company Waste Knot Energy (WKE). According to the findings, there are substantial benefits to using SIRF pellets, including that they perform two times better on CO 2  emissions than natural gas, and three and a half times better th...

Holcim participates in coastal clean-up programme

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim and One Earth One Ocean have launched the Circular Explorer in Manila to be part of cleaning coastal areas in the Philippines. The first-of-its-kind 100 per cent solar powered catamaran, the Circular Explorer is designed to recover up to 4tpd of plastic waste to preserve vital marine ecosystems in a sustainable way.   In parallel, it is driving an education programme to empower students and local communities as changemakers to take action for people and the planet. Taking a s...

Aggregate Industries adopt a complete environmental impact monitoring solution

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries ( Holcim group ) has become the first building materials manufacturer in the UK to install a complete monitoring solution for managing environmental impact. It has integrated the EVS Omnis system from Envirosuite into its Lafarge Cement operation in Cauldon , Staffordshire, to proactively manage noise and air quality.  EVS Omnis is a cloud-based environmental management software designed for users to interpret complex environmental information. It will enable Lafa...

Aggregate Industries adopt a complete environmental impact monitoring solution

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries ( Holcim group ) has become the first building materials manufacturer in the UK to install a complete monitoring solution for managing environmental impact. It has integrated the EVS Omnis system from Envirosuite into its Lafarge Cement operation in Cauldon , Staffordshire, to proactively manage noise and air quality.  EVS Omnis is a cloud-based environmental management software designed for users to interpret complex environmental information. It will enable Lafa...

Cemex reduces European truck movements to cut CO2

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s commitment to decreasing CO 2 emissions by reducing the numbers of truck movements made by its business has resulted in a marked increase in the use of more sustainable transport methods across the European region. In Poland there was a 28 per cent increase in the volume of aggregates transported by rail over the last year, with material travelling from 11 rail depots to 43 destinations across the country. Using rail over road for this material offers a considerable saving in C...