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Buzzi Union USA Inc and Alamo Cement to transition to Portland limestone cement

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In keeping with their commitment to the environment and the Portland Cement Association's Roadmap to carbon neutrality, Massimo Toso, President and CEO of Buzzi Unicem USA Inc and President and CEO of Alamo Cement Company , has announced that the companies will transition to Portland limestone cement. Type IL (PLC) cement can reduce the CO 2 emissions up to 15 per cent in comparison with traditional cement. By the end of 2022, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Company will implement...

Cementos Molins Industrial invests EUR2.2m in environmental improvements

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins Industrial 's long history of commitment to the protection of the natural and environmental surroundings has been made clear in 2021 through an investment of EUR2.2m in different facilities at the Sant Vicenç dels Horts factory, Spain. The main actions related to sustainable development and continuous improvement have been aimed at increasing energy efficiency, applying circular economy practices and controlling emissions into the atmosphere. In addition to the completion...

Philippine government urges cement producers to use plastic waste

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To help reduce the country’s solid waste generation by at least 40 per cent Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has requested cement producers to explore ways to use plastic waste as a raw material, reports The Manila Times. "When all these cement plants will participate, we can dramatically reduce the volume of plastic waste which will be now regarded as raw materials of the cement plants in their current processing," said DENR-EMB Director William Cuñado, ci...

Lafarge France invests EUR46m to reduce carbon emissions

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To produce cements with a reduced carbon impact in its plants in Saint-Pierre-la-Cour (Mayenne) and Bouc-Bel-Air (Bouches-du-Rhône), Lafarge France (Holcim group) will invest EUR46m. These investments are part of the group-wide strategy to accelerate green growth. By 2025, 25 per cent of sales of ready-to-use concrete will have to come from the ‘EcoPAct’ range, launched three years ago around so-called ‘low-carbon’ products.

Al Safwa Cement to pilot microalgae project

15 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To promote the concept of a circular carbon economy and support sustainability, a collaboration contract has been signed between  Al Safwa Cement Co and Desert Microalgae Technology (DMT), and also its technical partner clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).  At KAUST it was agreed that DMT build and develop a pilot project at Al Safwa plant to cultivate microalgae using waste resources (carbon emitted from flue gas and brin...

Golden Bay Cement orders two hydrogen trucks

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Golden Bay Cement will receive two Hyzon-600HP 58t hydrogen-powered trucks in September 2022. It is another step towards lowering the New Zealand cement producer’s carbon footprint across the business having leased the trucks from TR Group. The hydrogen fuel cells combine hydrogen (stored on-board the vehicle) and oxygen (from the atmosphere) to generate electricity that powers the vehicle. They only emission is water vapour. This will prevent approximately around a tonne of CO 2 em...

Medcem Cement to install its second WHR plant

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Medcem Cement has a nnounced that it will produce 22 per cent of the electricity it needs, as it expects to commission its second waste heat recovery (WHR) system soon.  Medcem Cement ( Eren Holding Group ) currently provides enough green energy to supply 25,000 houses without consuming any resources. It recovers gas emissions with a temperature of ~350˚C to generate electricity from steam. Thanks to the process, the company also prevented 31,000t of CO 2 emissions to the enviro...

Ecocem joins Bill Gates in “Solving for Zero” documentary

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Europe’s leading provider of low-carbon solutions for the cement and construction industries, Ecocem, is joining leading scientists and innovators in Bill Gates’ new documentary series, “Solving for Zero”. The pilot documentary and 10-part series on streaming service Wondrium, based on Bill Gates’ best-selling book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” will feature Ecocem, amongst a range of scientists, start-ups, and solutions at the environmental forefront of reaching net zero. The documen...

Hanson Cement installs new air monitoring station

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement ( HeidelbergCement group ) has installed a new air monitoring station in Penyffordd, UK. The operator of Padeswood cement works said the new equipment, located in the village by the bowling green and the junior school, will allow Hanson to identify any air quality issues in the village. Councillor Mark Rothero, chair of Penyffordd Community Council, said: “After many years of discussion and planning by your Community Council, local Councillors, FCC, Hanson Cement, Natura...

FYM-HeidelbergCement to lead Neuclicem CCUS project

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

FYM-HeidelbergCement  is leading the Neuclicem carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) project from its factory in Arrigorriaga (Cementos Rezola – Arrigorriaga ), Spain. VOLBAS will participate as a partner and  technological support will be supplied by Tecnalia Research & Innovation. The objective is to lay the operational foundations for a new CCUS   process based on the mineralisation of alkaline waste by accelerated carbonation, studying its viability on an industrial scale and op...