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CAD40m to Ciment Québec to reduce carbon footprint

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Government of Québec announced that it will provide CAD40m to Ciment Québec Inc to modernise part of the cement producer’s Saint-Basile plant to enable the production of lower-carbon cement. The project will include a new grinding workshop with two new grinding mills and could benefit from an additional CAD6m, added as financial support from the Québec Ministry of Finance. The addition of more efficient grinding systems will lead to a 10 per cent drop in greenhouse gas emissions. Ele...

CalPortland wins 2022 Energy Star® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

CalPortland  ( Taiheiyo Cement Corp ) has received the 2022 Energy Star ® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.  This is CalPortland’s 18th straight Partner of the Year award. “We are thrilled to receive the 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award,” said CalPortland Chief Energy Engineer, Bill Jerald. “It is exciting to see the Energy Star programme being utilised throughout t...

Geminor warns of secondary fuels shortage

05 May 2022, Published under Cement News

A reduction in waste volumes in Europe, in addition to ongoing transport challenges, makes it harder to predict access to secondary fuels this coming winter season, according to Geminor, a Norway-based recycling company specialising in refuse-derived fuel (RDF), solid recovered fuel (SRF) and other waste for material recycling. The company is encouraging industry players to increase their stocks of RDF and SRF before the winter season.   A turbulent economy and the ongoing conflict in Ukrai...

Liquid air energy storage technology goes live

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

An industry-first application of liquid air energy storage (LAES) energy efficiency technology is now a live demonstrator project at Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon cement plant in Staffordshire, UK. This innovative technology stores energy in liquid air form to provide compressed air, allowing inefficient partially loaded, variable-demand compressors to be turned off, thus improving the total system efficiency by up to 25 per cent. The PRISMA (Peak Reduction by Integrated Storage and Manag...

Adbri announces new net zero targets

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd has released its Net Zero Emissions Roadmap for 2050, outlining three new medium-term 2030 emissions reduction targets for cement, lime and electricity. The roadmap builds upon the company’s 32 per cent reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions since 2010.    The first new target focuses on cement. Adbri’s cement emissions intensity in FY20 was 557kg CO2/t cement. The new medium-term target aims to reduce this to 446kg CO2/t cement, representing a potential 47 per cent...

JK Lakshmi partners with TARA for carbon neutrality

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

JK Lakshmi Cement i s to tie up with the Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), India, with the signing of a long-term memorandum of understanding (MoU) to introduce the process of decarbonisation in cement production, according to a statement issued by the JK Group. United News Of India  reported that the collaboration is aimed at the cement producer's target of carbon neutrality by 2047 through the production of Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) and other te...

PPC Cement Zimbabwe announces solar investment

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

PPC Cement Zimbabwe has announced a US$40m solar power investment for its Bulawayo and Colleen Bawn plants to support the company’s energy requirements and help reduce gas supply in the country.  The planned projects are expected to have a combined output of 30MW, ow which 17MW will be for internal consumption and the excess to be fed to the national grid, according to a report in the Chronicle. The Bulawayo facility will set up a 10MW plant (set to over over 22ha of land), with 5MW plan...

CalPortland converts Mojave plant to PLC production

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has announced the conversion of its Mojave cement plant, USA, to ADVANCEMENT™ HS, a blended portland limestone cement. The plant, located in southern California produces approximately 1.3Mta of cement. By switching production from ordinary Portland cement to Portland limestone cement, the plant will reduce its carbon emissions by 10 per cent on a per ton basis.   “CalPortland continues its commitment to producing sustainable, resilient materials,” said CalPortland President/CE...

Muğla plant permit to be challenged on environmental issues

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The building of an integrated cement plant along the border of the Menteşe and Yatağan districts of Muğla, a southwest province of Turkey, is being challenged by the Turkish Thoracic Society. The integrated cement plant and raw material quarries will be located at Muğla Bayır, Deştin. It is understood to be the Kentçim Group 4250tpd project that ICR reported on in September 2021 . According to the Turkish Thoracic Society report, a cement plant, 13 limestone and clay quarries...

Holcim and Bloomberg launch 'Circular cities Barometer'

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of their partnership, Holcim and Bloomberg Media have launched the “ Circular Cities Barometer ” to understand how cities are leading the shift to circular living for a sustainable future.   Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO: “Circular economy is a key element to stay within our planet's boundaries and get serious about climate action. With our world’s rapid urbanisation, cities are at the center of this shift from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ economy to a circular ‘reduce-reuse-recycle...