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Summit Materials publishes 2021 ESG and DEI reports

07 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc has published its 2021 environment, social and governance (ESG) report and its inaugural diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) report.   These reports provide an update on progress made in the past year on our commitment to becoming the most socially responsible construction materials solution provider. It’s the result of a team effort reflecting engagement from each of the company's regions on our impacts, and how Summit Materials can best address them.    ...

Summit Materials publishes 2021 ESG and DEI reports

07 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc has published its 2021 environment, social and governance (ESG) report and its inaugural diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) report.   These reports provide an update on progress made in the past year on our commitment to becoming the most socially responsible construction materials solution provider. It’s the result of a team effort reflecting engagement from each of the company's regions on our impacts, and how Summit Materials can best address them.    ...

Cemex increases lower-carbon PLC production in Colorado

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA announced that as part of its drive to reduce its carbon emissions, the company has increased production of Portland limestone cement (PLC) at its plant in Lyons, Colorado, USA. The company expects PLC to become the plant’s primary product by summer. "CEMEX is committed to being a leader in climate action, and we have aggressive emission reduction goals designed to positively affect our industry and our world," said CEMEX USA President, Jaime Muguiro.  "The increased production...

Caltrans has approved the use of low-carbon cement for highway projects

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

California’s agency for highways and freeways, Caltrans, has approved the use of Portland limestone cement (PLC) in the building of its highway system. The agency hopes to reduce the carbon footprint of the US state’s transportation system by as much as 10 per cent annually when compared with ordinary Portland cement (OPC). According to Caltrans, the agency used 325,000t of cement in 2017 to upgrade California’s highway system. The shift to low-carbon cement can potentially reduce CO2 emiss...

JSW Cement signs waste deal with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement has signed an agreement with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems (PRESPL) to use agricultural waste as a source of biomass energy in its cement manufacturing units.   JSW Cement will lessen its reliance on fossil fuels by using agri-waste as a fuel. This sustainable fuel approach improves local air quality while simultaneously providing farmers with additional income.  

Davenport plant switches to Portland limestone cement production

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc announces that its Davenport plant , operated by Continental Cement Co LLC, has converted 100 per cent of its annual production to Portland limestone cement (PLC). In 2021, the Davenport plant produced approximately 1.1Mt of cement. "Continental Cement Company has been working with our customers and specifiers to commercialise Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) in all of our markets, and we are delighted that PLC adoption has progressed quickly," commented David Lo...

Canada's Cement Association claims the industry can't reach net-zero alone

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Set to be released in 2022, Canada’s cement and industry roadmap to net-zero concrete will be unique to Canada’s economy and policy environment, while aligning with its international peers. It will aim at reducing C0 2 emissions by up to 40 per cent by 2030 and deliver net-zero concrete by 2050. Michael McSweeney, president and CEO, and Adam Auer, VP Environment and Sustainability, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada ’s Emission Reduction Plan, "Predictab...

Holcim, thyssenkrupp and Berlin University participate in amine scrubbing project

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Uhde, Holcim and the Technische Universität Berlin have partnered up in a joint project to investigate the use of a novel amine scrubbing technology for carbon capture. The goal is to significantly reduce CO 2  emissions from existing cement plants and at the same time utilise the captured CO 2  for other applications. In concrete terms, this includes the development of new mass transfer process equipment that is more efficient and resilient to contaminations. The project is be...

Lafarge's Richmond plant to focus solely on OneCem production

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Marking a big shift in helping to reduce CO 2 emissions in construction across western Canada, Lafarge (Holcim group) has announced that its Richmond plant will manufacture only OneCem, the company's lower carbon Portland limestone cement for use in materials across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Lafarge has converted the entire facility to OneCem, ensuring that all cement produced there maximises reductions. "OneCem is one of our many answers to building sustainably," share...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering and Tokuyama Corp to start carbon capture project

30 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Ltd (MHIE), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tokuyama Corp for the implementation of a CO 2 capture demonstration testing programme at its cement plant. This project will take place for a period of nine months commencing in June 2022, and will be the first time MHIE performs a demonstration test at an operating cement plant. A mobile CO 2 capture test unit manufactured...