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Hanson reports another carbon capture breakthrough

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson has demonstrated another ground-breaking carbon capture process, this time at its Ribblesdale cement works in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK. The team proved that enforced carbonation of recycled concrete paste (RCP) within the plant’s existing wet scrubber allows for a high CO2 uptake within less than 30m, preventing emissions entering the atmosphere. During the trial 15t of industrial RCP were fed into the scrubber. The result was 100kg of CO2 being bound within each tonne of RCP,...

Cemex announces new CCUS projects

22 November 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced that it is implementing several new carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) projects throughout its global cement operations as it seeks to accelerate its implementation of the game-changing technology as part of its decarbonisation roadmap. CCUS can be the final step to reaching net-zero CO2 after current levers, relying on existing and proven strategies, are maximised to their fullest potential. CEMEX is currently running several CCUS innovation projects th...

Holcim US fined for dust emissions

22 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim US is to pay US$100,000 in fines for air pollution violations following reports of large clouds of cement dust leaving its factory in Theodore , Mobile County, USA. According to Al.com, Holcim US has agreed with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to play the fine and comply with its permit requirements to “prevent fugitive dust emissions.” Multiple complaints from members of the public about large dust clouds, along with reports by ADEM inspectors, were re...

Titan America completes conversion to low-carbon cement

22 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan America LLC is proud to announce the full conversion of its cement plants to the production of Type IL Portland-limestone cement, a low-carbon construction material. Titan Cement Group has committed to limit global warming to 1.5˚ C and deliver net zero concrete by 2050. Titan America highlighted that it is the first US-based cement company to fully convert to Type IL cement and is positioning to boost its supply chain with the construction of two 70,000t storage domes, both earma...

Bamburi Cement celebrates eco-friendly certification

21 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement Kenya has secured an eco-friendly cement range certification for its four brands after achieving 30 per cent lower carbon dioxide (CO2). Speaking at the launch of the certification, Bamburi Cement Managing Director, Seddiq Hassani, called the accreditation a milestone for the company in establishing its efforts towards the global climate change obligations of net zero emissions. “At Bamburi, we will continue to pioneer carbon footprint reporting and transparency within ou...

CEMEX sets "most ambitious" decarbonisation goals in the industry

17 November 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has a “promising medium term outlook”, according to Fernando A González, chief executive officer. Speaking at the company’s 2022 CEMEX Day on 16 November, Mr González said the markets in which the company operates are seeing strong demographics and urbanisation trends, along with “pressing needs for more resilient and sustainable infrastructure, buildings and homes”. With 10Mta of cement capacity additions in the pipeline, 4.4Mta of which is being rolled out in 2022-23 in Mexico, ...

Holcim Romania to develop solar power project

17 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania is developing a photovoltaic park with an installed capacity of 1MWp at its cement plant in Alesd , Bihor County. The solar power project is co-financed within the “Energy programme in Romania”, having Innovation Norway as program operator. The main results targeted by the project include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 383t of CO 2 /year and energy produced from renewable sources, amounting to 1254MWh per year on an average. “Innovation is key to achievi...

CARBIOW biofuel project gets underway

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Work has officially begun on the Carbon Negative Biofuels from Organic Waste (CARBIOW) project, which aims to promote the conversion of organic waste to biofuels. The 42-month project is being funded by the EU under the Horizon Europe Programme to establish an efficient and scalable process to convert organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) and other hard-to-utilise solid organic wastes to biofuels. Among its targets is the carbonisation of gasification ashes with carbon dioxide...

Asia Cement to start CCUS in 2025 with TCRK technology

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

TCRK, a fast-growing IP-led CO2 capture and usage business, is collaborating with Asia Cement  to bring TCRK’s carbon capture technology to a major South Korean cement plant, and support Asia Cement in achieving its 2025 decarbonisation commitments. Starting in the 1Q23, this first commercial scale deployment of TCRK carbon capture and utilisation technology will initially target 30,000t CO2e per year, growing to 120,000t CO2e per year over the first 18 months. This second target will pr...

TITAN updates its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

11 November 2022, Published under Cement News

TITAN Group has updated 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with the levels required to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C.   By 2030 TITAN Group commits  to reduce Scope 1 (gross), 2 and 3 (gross) GHG emissions covering produced and purchased cement and clinker, by 25.1 per cent per tonne of cementitious product sold by 2030, from a 2020 base year (the target boundary incl...