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Vicat’s Montalieu plant to be CCS pilot site

27 June 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of the decarbonisation strategy of the top-50 industrial sites with the highest CO 2 emissions, Vicat ’s Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant is expected to be a carbon capture and storage (CCS) pilot site for France. “The idea is to go faster. We had a post-2030 project. We are moving it forward and aiming for implementation before 2030. We are even talking about 2027,” explains Guy Sidos, the CEO of Vicat. “We give ourselves the possibility of going to capture 1Mta of CO 2 , knowing t...

Dyckerhoff launches Blue Star white cement

26 June 2023, Published under Cement News

As it launches Dyckerhoff Weiss Blue Star, a white pozzolan cement, Dyckerhoff ( Buzzi SpA Group ) is reducing CO 2  emissions for its white cement.  It is now a question of transferring white cement to a CO 2 -efficient future.  Possible substitutes for the clinker come from the areas of natural and artificial pozzolan. Unfired limestone can also be a useful substitute, depending on the application. Limestone powders are physically-processed mineral additives that ha...

CB Green and ECOCEM announce JV for decarbonisation

23 June 2023, Published under Cement News

CB Green, a division of Groupe CB focussed on delivering low carbon and circular economy solutions for the concrete and construction industries, and Ecocem , Europe’s leading independent provider of low-carbon cement technologies, have agreed a long term cooperation agreement to establish a new joint venture which will support the scale-up of Ecocem’s low-carbon ACT technology by 2025, and CB Green’s ambitions to deliver low carbon solutions to the construction industry. The joint ven...

Lime production in Great Britain to be net zero by 2040

23 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Lime producers in Great Britain have launched an ambitious plan to accelerate decarbonisation and deliver net negative carbon emissions by 2040, reports the Mineral Products Association (MPA). Spearheaded by the industry’s trade body, MPA Lime, the Net Negative 2040 Roadmap explains how the sector can go beyond net zero a decade ahead of the UK’s overall 2050 target by deploying technologies such as fuel switching and carbon capture, as well as recognising lime’s natural carbon-absorbing pr...

UltraTech Cement Ltd ranked No1 for Sustainability

23 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has been ranked No1 in Sustainability in the Infrastructure and Engineering sector in Sustain Labs Paris and BW Businessworld’s India's Most Sustainable Companies list for the 2022-23. UltraTech has seen an improvement in its overall position in the India’s Most Sustainable Companies ranking. From being ranked No 15 in 2021-22, the company has improved two positions to No 13 in 2022-23. This improved ranking is a recognition of the significant progress made by Ul...

Republic Cement works with landfill company to divert waste

19 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Pilotage, a sanitary landfill located in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines, is adopting innovative segregation and diversion techniques to recover valuable materials, including recyclable plastics, metal and tin cans, glass bottles, and residual plastic waste, from the waste stream. This waste is then diverted to the appropriate recycling facilities or for co-processing at cement plants. In early April Pilotage resident Dan Miranda visited Republic Cement ’s Teresa plant to further und...

Architects claim first commercial use of LC3 in the UK

16 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UK architects Cairn’s latest construction project in the UK is laying calcined clay (LC3) in what is believed to be the first time it has been commercially used in the country. The undisclosed project used Cementir ’s Futurecem® product instead of ordinary Portland cement. Currently, there are no specific regulations or standards for limestone calcined clay cement in the UK. However, LC3 can be used in construction projects in the UK if it meets the relevant British and European st...

Geocycle UK accelerates decarbonisation efforts

16 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The investment of GBP13.5M (US$17.25m/EUR15.7m) contributes to Geocycle's commitment to decarbonise the Aggregate Industries ' Cauldon cement plant ( Holcim group ) by saving up to 30,000t of CO 2 per year. At the same time the platform supports the country's efforts to find sustainable solutions for non-recyclable waste streams such as plastics, fibres and textiles. The majority of the material comes from within a 50-mile radius of the site, reducing transport emissions whilst ensuring ...

UN General Secretary calls for action on net zero

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has issued a call to action, alongside the CEOs of major cement and concrete manufacturers, for the industry to redouble its efforts, and to work in partnership with governments, to reach net zero. The united rallying call has been made by the CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), Thomas Guillot, together with the leaders of GCCA member companies, as they begin a major conference in Zurich.  Addressing ...

Exshaw Cement progresses with 'Low-Carbon Fuel project'

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Exshaw Cement plant has announced that its 'Low-Carbon Fuel project' is advancing quickly.  Brad Kok, CEO of Lafarge Canada (West) ( Holcim Group ), and his team toured the project last week for implementation later this year. This initiative will replace 50 per cent of natural gas on our modern kiln line with low-carbon recycled materials and reduce our carbon footprint while reusing materials that would have been transported to landfills.