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Bamburi Cement celebrates eco-friendly certification

21 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement Kenya has secured an eco-friendly cement range certification for its four brands after achieving 30 per cent lower carbon dioxide (CO2). Speaking at the launch of the certification, Bamburi Cement Managing Director, Seddiq Hassani, called the accreditation a milestone for the company in establishing its efforts towards the global climate change obligations of net zero emissions. “At Bamburi, we will continue to pioneer carbon footprint reporting and transparency within ou...

CEMEX sets "most ambitious" decarbonisation goals in the industry

17 November 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has a “promising medium term outlook”, according to Fernando A González, chief executive officer. Speaking at the company’s 2022 CEMEX Day on 16 November, Mr González said the markets in which the company operates are seeing strong demographics and urbanisation trends, along with “pressing needs for more resilient and sustainable infrastructure, buildings and homes”. With 10Mta of cement capacity additions in the pipeline, 4.4Mta of which is being rolled out in 2022-23 in Mexico, ...

Holcim Romania to develop solar power project

17 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania is developing a photovoltaic park with an installed capacity of 1MWp at its cement plant in Alesd , Bihor County. The solar power project is co-financed within the “Energy programme in Romania”, having Innovation Norway as program operator. The main results targeted by the project include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 383t of CO 2 /year and energy produced from renewable sources, amounting to 1254MWh per year on an average. “Innovation is key to achievi...

CARBIOW biofuel project gets underway

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Work has officially begun on the Carbon Negative Biofuels from Organic Waste (CARBIOW) project, which aims to promote the conversion of organic waste to biofuels. The 42-month project is being funded by the EU under the Horizon Europe Programme to establish an efficient and scalable process to convert organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) and other hard-to-utilise solid organic wastes to biofuels. Among its targets is the carbonisation of gasification ashes with carbon dioxide...

Asia Cement to start CCUS in 2025 with TCRK technology

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

TCRK, a fast-growing IP-led CO2 capture and usage business, is collaborating with Asia Cement  to bring TCRK’s carbon capture technology to a major South Korean cement plant, and support Asia Cement in achieving its 2025 decarbonisation commitments. Starting in the 1Q23, this first commercial scale deployment of TCRK carbon capture and utilisation technology will initially target 30,000t CO2e per year, growing to 120,000t CO2e per year over the first 18 months. This second target will pr...

TITAN updates its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

11 November 2022, Published under Cement News

TITAN Group has updated 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with the levels required to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C.   By 2030 TITAN Group commits  to reduce Scope 1 (gross), 2 and 3 (gross) GHG emissions covering produced and purchased cement and clinker, by 25.1 per cent per tonne of cementitious product sold by 2030, from a 2020 base year (the target boundary incl...

Arabian Cement Co amends solar power contract

09 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co (ACC) has announced the signing of an amendment to its 2019 contract with Amarenco SolarizEgypt (ASE) to establish a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) plant at its Suez facility. The amendment to the agreement aligns with updated regulations recently issued by 'EgyptERA', the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency. The adjusted contract limits the total solar capacity contracted to 30MW with a maximum of 25MW per one project. Currently, the total sol...

Suez Cement orders 45GWh solar power project

04 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group ( Heidelberg Materials ) signed an electricity generation agreement with Intro Power and Utilities with the aim of constructing a solar power plant at the Suez Cement Factory with investments estimated at EGP350m (US$14.4m). The project will provide a production capacity of 45GWh of clean electricity, which eliminates approximately 22,000t of CO 2 emissions annually or 440,000t over 20 years. The project is scheduled to install solar energy systems with a total capa...

Holcim showcases low-carbon materials at Greenbuild

02 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is exhibiting at Greenbuild 2022 in San Francisco, to showcase its most innovative and sustainable building solutions, making green building possible at scale. Greenbuild is the premier event for green building professionals worldwide, taking place from 1-3 November, in San Francisco, CA, USA and it is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.     Holcim is demonstrating its low-carbon materials, such as the industry’s broadest range of green concrete, ECOPact, offering 100 per cent p...

East African Portland Cement launches Green Triangle Cement

02 November 2022, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Plc (EAP) has launched a new product named Green Triangle Cement that is aimed at minimising the cement manufacturer’s carbon emissions.  Green Triangle Cement has already received the go ahead from the Kenya Bureau of Standards under the strength standardisation category of 22.5 even though the company has boosted its strength to over 27 to enable its application in a wider variety of construction projects. The new product aims at providing an alternativ...