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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...

Holcim US Joppa plant transitions to Portland limestone cement

21 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim US has announced that its Lafarge Joppa cement plant , located in Grand Chain, Illinois, has transitioned to OneCem ®  Portland limestone cement (PLC) production. The announcement follows the successful transitions to the lower CO 2 -intensive product in its Texas, Missouri and Michigan facilities. "As a leader in our industry, it's our responsibility to build a path for others to follow by setting the bar for product innovation and improvement," said Michel Klenk, plant manager...

Cemex Rüdersdorf to help produce aviation fuel

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex is joining forces with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company E NERTRAG in a milestone project that will combine CO 2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.     The consortium will source green hydrogen generated exclusively from wind and solar energy from E NERTRAG . The CO 2 will be supplied by Cemex's Rüdersdorf cement plant in Germany, which will provide 100tpd of CO 2 in the project’s initial stages. Sasol ecoFT wil...

Hanson to build UK's first net-zero cement plant

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement ) plans to build the UK’s first net-zero cement factory at a facility in north Wales. Hanson is aiming to capture up to 800,000t of CO 2 per year at its cement plant in Padeswood , near Mold. The site is set to undergo a GBP400m upgrade to implement carbon-capture technology in the coming years. Hanson’s Head of Process and Sustainability, Iain Walpole, said the upgraded plant would be able to combine low-carbon cement with carbon capture to ensure zero-ne...

Cemex signs alternative fuel agreement with 3M

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has expanded its use of alternative fuels with an agreement with 3M in Panama to process their industrial waste. This collaboration aligns with Cemex’s Future in Action strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a circular economy. This agreement adds to Cemex’s extensive capacity to repurpose society’s waste in its operations, reducing the carbon footprint of its own productions processes as well as the amount of waste sent to landfills. Decomposition in landfills pr...

ACC Ltd receives first fly ash consignment from Vedanta Aluminium

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Vedanta Aluminium has supplied its first rake consignment of 4000t of fly ash from Jharsuguda unit to one of the plants of ACC Ltd for the production of low-carbon cement. In cement manufacturing, every tonne of fly ash used can help save around 700-800kg of carbon emissions and at least 340l of water. "At Vedanta Jharsuguda, we use high-quality coal which results in better quality fly ash, and we are delighted to be ACC Cement's supplier of choice in this regard, given that its pare...