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WCA holds end-of-year board meeting in Dubai

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association has held its final board meeting of the year in Dubai, UAE, taking the opportunity to review progress made so far and set priorities for 2020 and beyond. "This has been a very successful year for the WCA in which we've launched a number of exciting new initiatives and member benefits, and we look forward to building on that work next year," said Ian Riley, WCA CEO. "As our international membership continues to grow, we will create many more opportunities for o...

LEILAC 2 is in the pipeline

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The success of the The Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) project to separate and capture CO 2 from the cement production process will enable a second LEILAC 2 project to be pipelined.

 The LEILAC project, located at the Lixhe cement plant in Belgium, which started operations to capture CO 2 emissions from the cement production process using Calix technology in May 2019, will continue to be tested until the end of 2020. 

The LEILAC 2 project will have a new reactor, about ...

GCC signs 15-year solar power deal in Mexico

18 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV is to operate some of its cement operations in Mexico on solar energy under a newly-signed power purchase agreement (PPA). The company said it signed a 15-year off-take deal with a Mexican solar power supplier for electricity for its cement factory in Juarez, ready-mix and aggregates operations and corporate offices. The PPA starts in January 2021 and will enable GCC and will provide solar power for around 20 per centof the company's total power demand...

Chip Mong INSEE Cement and Siam City Cement launch waste manufacturing facility

18 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Chip Mong INSEE Cement Corp has launched a new industrial waste manufacturing facility in Banteay Meas district, Kampot province, Cambodia. The new unit can process 10tph of industrial waste and more than 7000tpm. The new facility is a joint venture between Chip Mong Group, which holds 60 per cent of shares, and Thailand's Siam City Cement Corp, which has a 40 per cent stake in the project. According to Leang Khun, chairman of Chip Mong Insee Corp, the Chip Mong Ecocycle investment cost U...

COP25 talks target carbon neutrality

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Four leading experts explored the pathway to carbon neutrality in the cement and concrete industry at a side event to COP25 in Madrid, Spain. The panel discussion entitled 'Cement and concrete: the path to carbon neutrality by 2050' was moderated by Galo Gutierrez, general director of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, and featured: •    Koen Coppenholle, CEO of CEMBUREAU, the European cement association •    Claude Lorea, cement director of the Global Cement and Concrete ...

Top start-ups in construction ecosystem of 2019 listed

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures, Boston Consulting Group and Tracxn have announced their list of 50 most promising start-ups in the construction ecosystem of 2019. The alliance of the three companies aims to explore and promote new solutions in the global construction industry. The leading solutions encompass: • project design and engineering, optimisation, digitalisation and project planning, plus techniques to maximise efficiency and quality • project jobsite management, productivity improvement, efficien...

Malaga Ports new conveyor has restored clinker exports

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Malaga Port has ended the year having exported in excess of 230,000t of clinker. Thanks to the partnership between Servimad Global and the Finance and Mining Company, Malaga Port has restarted cement exports that had been paralysed since December 2018. Cement exports were restarted in 2019 when Servimad decided to solve the issue of dust emissions by commissioning a conveyor belt specifically designed for Malaga Port, that minimises environmental pollution by 100 per cent. The new conv...

Cement Innovation for Climate research initiative created

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

On 6 December 2019, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group), HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat founded the joint research corporation CI4C – Cement Innovation for Climate – which is currently waiting for final approval from the antitrust authorities. The aim of the corporation is to realise the joint research project catch4climate, which will investigate the practical applicability of the oxyfuel carbon capture technology in the cement production process. In the frame of the catch4cl...

Cement Innovation for Climate research initiative created

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

On 6 December 2019, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group), HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat founded the joint research corporation CI4C – Cement Innovation for Climate – which is currently waiting for final approval from the antitrust authorities. The aim of the corporation is to realise the joint research project catch4climate, which will investigate the practical applicability of the oxyfuel carbon capture technology in the cement production process. In the frame of the catch4cl...

NuCycle ramps up AF production for Cemex

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based NuCycle Energy has launched a facility in Plant City, Florida, to make alternative fuels, primarily as a coal substitute, exclusively for Cemex. The plant, which came online in April, is now fully operational and ramping up to process 150,000tpa of post-industrial materials, primarily process and packaging residuals. While the facility was built to support Cemex, plans are to build more facilities in Miami, Greater Atlanta and Massachusetts in the near future, according to Jim La...