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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...

Holcim Beckum carbon capture project reaches first test phase

30 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Germany , thyssenkrupp Uhde and the Technical University of Berlin have started the first test phase of latest amine scrubbing technology to separate the process exhaust gas CO 2  at the Holcim cement plant in Beckum , Germany. The project cooperation was announced about a year ago and the installation of the first system module in the factory is ready.  The aim is to significantly reduce the CO 2 emissions of existing cement plants and at the same time make the separated CO ...

SIG to plant red calliandra for biomass fuel

29 May 2023, Published under Cement News

SIG 's Corporate Secretary, Vita Mahreyni, has explained that currently his company is increasing the use of alternative fuels as environmentally-friendly new renewable energy through the planting of more than 143,000 red calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus) trees . Red calliandra has the potential to be used as carbon-neutral biomass-based alternative energy. “Red calliandra not only has a beautiful appearance but is also rich in benefits. This plant from Guatemala is the best raw ma...

Holcim France accelerates decarbonisation goals

29 May 2023, Published under Cement News

On the occasion of the launch of France Ciment, Holcim France has reaffirmed its ambition and plays its full part in the decarbonisation objectives of the sector . In line with its commitment to become a net zero carbon company by 2050 on a global scale, Holcim France is working, with the other members of France Ciment (formerly Syndicat français de l'Industrie Cimentière), to accelerate decarbonisation. The group has already begun its transformation and has been carrying out conc...

UltraTech Cement to employ Coolbrook decarbonisation technology

26 May 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd and Coolbrook, a transformational technology and engineering company, will jointly develop a project to implement Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic Heater TM (RDH) technology in one of UltraTech’s cement manufacturing units. The RDH technology uses electrification from renewable sources for the heating processes in cement production and removes the need to use fossil fuels, thus helping to accelerate the decarbonisation of cement manufacturing. The successful implementation ...

WHR project begins at Fujairah plant

26 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Sustainable energy solutions provider Engie Solutions has announced that work has begun on its 10MW waste heat recovery (WHR) project at Lafarge Emirate Cement 's (LEC) plant in Fujairah , UAE. The WHR plant is expected to be commissioned by year-end 2023.    Last year, LEC, part of Holcim UAE, had signed a 10-year build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) contract with Engie Solutions, under which Engie will design, finance, construct and manage operations of a 10MW WHR system on LEC’s F...

Holcim selected to create world's first nature targets

25 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced that it is working with the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) to submit nature targets for validation in 2023, as part of a global initiative to set the world’s first standards for ambitious and measurable corporate action for nature. Holcim was selected by SBTN among the first 17 global companies and the only one in its industry, based on its advanced science-driven approach to nature. Holcim’s biodiversity targets are based on its Biodiversity Indicator and Re...

Kyzylkum Cement participates in project 'Green land'

25 May 2023, Published under Cement News

This Spring, Kyzylkum Cement JSC (United Cement Group) has been planting 3000 saplings of elm and other ornamental trees and 200 saxaul saplings in Navoi region, Uzbekistan. This is the next stage of UCG holding's active participation in the ‘Greenland’ project aimed at greening areas of Uzbekistan, where historically industrial enterprises are placed. Previously, UCG supported the planting of 3200 seedlings of trees and planted 500kg of seeds of shrubs in the sanitary protection zone of ...