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CCP expands its cement-free building block range

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UK-based CCP Building Products, the SigmaRoc-owned precast concrete manufacturer, has expanded on being the UK’s first provider of cement free ultra-low carbon concrete building blocks. Using its Greenbloc technology across the complete product portfolio, CCP’s range of concrete blocks and bricks now provides the specifier maximum choice dependent on the desired carbon saving of any given project. According to the company, the Greenbloc range is now available in three tiers of carbon s...

Geocycle to build new Cumberland alternative fuel facility

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Geocycle US and Allegany County Department of Economic & Community Development are excited to announce a multi-year lease agreement for a 40,000ft 2 facility in the Barton Business Park, Cumberland, Maryland, USA. The lease will allow Geocycle to establish a new state-of-the-art preprocessing facility in the Mid-Atlantic region that will serve the needs of industrial customers in the area and reinforce their commitment to transition toward a more integrated circular economy.    The...

German cement producers look to decarbonise with CCfD programme

12 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Germany has announced the launch of Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfD), a 15-year subsidy programme aimed at helping companies in energy-intensive industries to invest in low-carbon production processes and technologies. According to Economy and Climate Action Minister, Robert Habeck, the budget for the new scheme is anticipated to reach the “mid double-digit billion” euro range, in line with industry estimates of up to EUR50bn. The programme was designed to include mid-sized en...

thyssenkrupp Polysius advise KCA representatives on alternative fuels

09 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Dr Luc Rudowski, head of innovation, and Dr Uwe Maas, head of pyroprocessing technology at thysssenkrupp Poylusis, were recently pleased to receive representatives from the Korean Cement Association (KCA) and the Korean press at the thyssenkrupp Polysius site in Neubeckum, Germany. They also visited the Phoenix Cement plant to explore the use of alternative fuels in cement production and the decarbonisation of the European cement industry.   Upon their visit, the KCA highlighted the...

Suez Cement invests millions in sustainability targets

06 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement , part of the Heidelberg Materials Group , continues to invest heavily in its environmental sustainability efforts. According to the company, since 2010 it has spent US$60m on technology to lower dust emissions throughout its operations, resulting in an 80 per cent reduction in dust emissions by the end of 2020, compared to the company’s 2012 baseline. A further US$16m was invested in non-fossil-based fuels with the installation of alternative fuel (AF) technology in its pla...

Babcock & Wilcox and Newpoint to offer CO2 solutions

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Babcock & Wilcox has announced that it has teamed with Texas-based Newpoint Gas to jointly market and supply economical and efficient CO 2 capture solutions for industrial customers in the cement, steel, food and beverage, and petrochemical industries using B&W’s patented SolveBright TM  regenerable solvent technology and Newpoint’s modular regeneration skid.   The companies have agreed to work together to identify commercial opportunities, primarily with industrial, manufactur...

Taiwan Cement to diversify to reduce carbon footprint

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) expects cement to account for less than half of its sales by 2025 as the revenue from energy storage and vehicle charging businesses increase. However, cement production would remain its core business, said TCC Chairman, Nelson Chang. While the company is expanding into the green energy business in line with global efforts to curb carbon emissions, it would continue to produce up to 80Mta of cement, Mr Chang said. The green energy businesses would help the compan...

Votorantim Cimentos SA applies for IFC loan for Salto project

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos SA has requested a US$150m investment loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for a capex project at its Salto plant in São Paulo, Brazil. The modernisation will give the plant new co-processing capacity. Kiln W4 will be upgraded and a new residue-derived fuel (RDF) facility will be constructed for refining solid non-hazardous and hazardous waste with the installed capacity of 120,000tpa. Currently, the Salto plant substitutes fossil fuels with app...

CEMEX upgrades its UK rail network

01 June 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX UK has made a considerable investment into its UK rail network, making improvements at several of its depots across the UK. These developments support CEMEX’s efforts to increase the use of rail to move its materials, as part of its Future in Action sustainability strategy. Work was carried out at CEMEX’s Dove Holes, Selby and Bletchley depots, with a particular focus on improving health and safety and efficiency through track and walkway upgrades. This work was all completed i...

Finnsementti sets decarbonisation and lower carbon cement goals

30 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Through its parent company CRH , Finnsementti is committed to the science-based emission reduction goal of limiting global warming to less than 1.5˚C. To achieve these goals, Finnsementti needs to reduce is CO 2 emissions by at least a quarter from its 2021 level by 2030. However, the company has set a 30 per cent reduction over the period as its goal. CO 2 emission reductions at Finnsementti are obtained from both the specific emissions of clinker and cement. In the case of ceme...