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UK government funds CCS trial at Breedon Cement

11 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The UK government is handing Breedon Cement GBP230,000 (US$290,338/EUR264,453) to investigate the use of carbon capture and storage facilities (CCS) in its cement production. The Derbyshire-based company said the cash injection will allow it to "significantly advance knowledge of the infrastructure" needed to push the company's lime and cement plants in Derbyshire to a "low-carbon future".  The government is paying 50 per cent of the project cost via its Industrial Energy Transformation...

Geocycle and Lafarge Canada to divert waste to Brookfield plant

11 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Driven by its Strategy 2025 ‘Accelerating Green Growth’, Geocycle Canada and Lafarge Canada have been paving the way to use low-carbon alternative fuels to divert household, commercial, and construction and demolition wastes away from landfills. The project will significantly increase the plant’s capacities to pre-process plastics and high biogenic waste materials (banned from landfills in Nova Scotia), and then sustainably co-process these wastes in the cement manufacturing process. T...

Holcim invests in Coomtech

10 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim invests in Coomtech, a cleantech start-up that offers an innovative low-emission kinetic drying technology for raw materials. Coomtech's technology combines low-carbon and circular benefits to emits up to 75 per cent less CO 2  than traditional drying methods, enabling the use of recycled materials in cement and concrete that would otherwise require a high amount of energy to dry. The investment builds on Holcim and Coomtech’s current collaboration to develop a new low-carbon cement...

Fletcher Building secures pond ash supply

10 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Fletcher Building has teamed up with Genesis to   use ash from Huntly Power Station as an alternative raw material in cement. This includes up to 20,000t of pond ash, also known as bottom ash, which is produced each year after coal is used to generate power. The pond ash is extracted from existing settling ponds and used in the manufacturing process at Golden Bay Cement as a raw material, assisting the performance of the cement with its technical composition. “Fletcher Building fir...

Cementos Avellaneda starts Olavarría wind farm

09 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementos Avellaneda ( Cementos Molins group ) has announced that it has starting the PECASA wind farm project together with YPF LUZ. This   wind farm will supply sustainable energy to the Olavarría cement plant, contributing to a cleaner and greener future.   This is an important step in the cement producer’s mission to promote renewable energy and sustainable development, which adds to the development of the solar park at the San Luis cement plant. Together with YPF Luz, Cemento...

Irish Cement named as one of biggest polluters

09 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement Ltd  (part of CRH ) has been named among Ireland’s biggest climate polluters, according to a report in the Irish Independent. The cement producer joins other household brands, such as Ryanair and Pfizer, with the latest records showing that a group of just 100 factories, power plants and airlines emitted around 25Mt of CO 2 in Ireland in 2022.  Irish Cement currently runs the 2.8Mta integrated Platin cement plant and the 1.2Mta integrated Limerick works. 

Canada's Cement Association releases Concrete Zero plan

04 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC), together with its members and partners in the concrete sector, has released Concrete Zero, an Action Plan to ensure Canada’s cement and concrete industry achieves its carbon emissions reduction goals by making cement net-zero by 2050.  The Concrete Zero Action plan shows that greater emissions reductions are possible, claims CAC. Relying on developed and proven technologies and processes, ConcreteZero is about finding “true” net-zero emissions. “It ...

Lafarge Africa launches its Ewekoro bagging plant

04 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa ( Holcim group ) has launched   a bag manufacturing plant in Ewekoro , Nigeria. The plant features cutting-edge and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment, the first of its kind in the country. With an installed capacity of 105m bags, of which 8.8m will be produced monthly, the plant is designed to handle large-scale production of bags in a safe and efficient manner. In addition, this investment further drives Lafarge Africa’s sustainability agenda as it reduces the CO...

Taiwan Cement Group plans green bond

04 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Group is planning to issue green bonds through its subsidiary in Europe, marking the first time the group has sold such bonds to finance environmentally-friendly projects. In a statement to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, Taiwan Cement Co (TCC) said its energy storage subsidiary NHOA SA in Italy will sell convertible green bonds with a maturity of five years, aiming to raise EUR250m (US$276m). In July 2021, through its subsidiary Taiwan Cement Europe Holdings BV, TCC acquired...

ASTM proposes new standards for SCMs

03 May 2023, Published under Cement News

ASTM International’s concrete and concrete aggregates committee (C09) is developing a proposed standard specification for a broad range of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in the USA. According to ASTM International member Larry Sutter, this performance specification (WK70466) will ease the adoption of new materials used for SCMs as established sources become less available. “For a variety of reasons, historic sources of SCMs, like coal fly ash from electric power generation, a...