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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...

Oficemen and Air Liquide sign decarbonisation collaboration agreement

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The president of Oficemen, the Spanish Cement Association, Jose Manuel Cascajero and the director general of Air Liquide, Benedicte Levinson have signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate the decarbonisation of the cement industry.   In particular, it has been decided to work together on possible technical solutions, including: • Oxycombustion with H 2 injection (Hydrocombustion). • Carbon capture • Energy efficiency • Construction technologies (CO 2 cured concrete). The ...

Argos announces its new EcoStrong PLC brand

28 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos is announcing its new EcoStrong PLC brand. EcoStrong PLC is a high-quality blended hydraulic cement used in sustainable building practices that can reduce carbon emissions by up to 10 per cent. EcoStrong PLC exhibits Argos’ passion for developing strong solutions to build a more sustainable world together.   "I am excited to be part of Argos’ brand announcement for our Portland-Limestone Cement (PLC) Type IL product. EcoStrong PLC encompasses everything we have worked for over the ...

FLSmidth forms ECOClay partnership to fully electrify clay calcination

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

To further decarbonise the cement industry, FLSmidth and a series of leading industry experts have formed a new partnership called ECoClay TM . To reduce CO 2 emissions from cement production by up to 50 per cent, the ECoClay partners will develop and commercialise the technology needed to replace fossil fuels in the calcination of clay by fully electrifying the process.  Current clay calcination processes have gained momentum in recent years – especially with FLSmidth’s flash calciner sys...

Ramco Cements Ltd completes WHRS at Jayanthipuram plant

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The Ramco Cements Ltd has invested in the waste heat recovery system (WHRS) for power generation in all the three lines of its Jayanthipuram cement plant. The last leg of the preheater was commissioned on 16 April 2022. With this, the 27MW WHRS has been fully commissioned at the plant. Further, "we are set to commission company's fifth integrated cement plant at Kolumigundla, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh together with 12.15MW of WHRS. The overall capacity of company's WHRS will in...

Holcim's "GO4Zero' project sees public inquiry open

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim 's new "GO4ZERO" kiln project in Obourg, Belgium, will   undergoing a public inquiry, from 25 April to 25 May  to give the inhabitants of the municipalities of Mons, Soignies, Le Roeulx and Jurbise the opportunity to express any observations about the project to construct a new 1.68Mta clinker kiln and its ancillary facilities on the Obourg site , as well as to the anticipated renovation of the cement grinding facilities.  The Walloon administration notified the cement manufactur...

Cemex successfully converts kiln flue gases into nanomaterials

26 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has successfully tested a process that converts flue gases emitted by the cement kiln into carbon nanomaterials, thereby transforming ‘bad’ carbon into ‘good’ carbon. Due to their unique mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties, carbon nanomaterials have several potential applications in a wide array of industries, from construction to biomedicine. This technology was born out of Smart Innovation, Cemex’s internal open innovation platform. Ceme...

Cemex Ventures invests in Carbon Upcycling Technologies

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures ( Cemex Group ) is investing in Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a Canadian startup and global leader in developing carbon utilisation and grinding technologies for the cement industry.   Carbon Upcycling's proprietary solution infuses carbon into a grinding process for industrial residues, such as slag and fly ashes, to produce a more reactive supplementary cementitious material. These materials can then be used to replace clinker in cement production. The blended cement an...

Opterra orders 300GWh for renewable energy

21 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Statkraft, Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a further power purchase agreement (PPA) with Opterra , one of Germany's leading cement manufacturers, on the supply of renewable power from onshore wind and solar power. It follows a wind power PPA agreed in 2021 and enables Opterra to further transition its plant operations to a renewable energy supply. Opterra ( CRH group) is adding a further   300GWh of renewable power supplied by Statkraft to its plants in Karsd...