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JSW Cement begins EV pilot project

04 October 2023, Published under Cement News

India-based JSW Cement has acquired five electric trucks from the Murugappa Group as part of a pilot project to transition to the use of EV trucks. According to JSW Cement, the trial is being carried out on the route of manufacturing operations in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. “JSW Cement has procured the current EV trucks from Murugappa Group. Upon successful completion of the pilot project, the company aims to transition to EV trucks to support its in-bound and out-bound logistics op...

CEMEX and Star Cement collaborate to recycle concrete waste

03 October 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX UAE , has signed a cooperation agreement with Star Cement Co LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UltraTech Cement Ltd , India which aims to recycle concrete waste in the construction industry. Through the partnership, the companies will deploy new solutions to manage and reuse concrete waste by using advanced and environmentally-safe practices. Furthermore, CEMEX will provide low-carbon by-products to Star Cement , helping it to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment....

CCUS technology has GB4bn investment potential for UK economy by 2030

03 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Accelerating deployment of carbon capture and storage in the UK could secure around GBP40bn (US$48.7bn) of inward investment by 2030, a new study of the technology’s potential reveals. The Carbon Capture and Storage Association’s (CCSA) new Delivery Plan has examined the pipeline of potential projects across the United Kingdom to identify the economic opportunities available and threats to successful deployment. Since the plan was last updated in March 2022, the number of carbon capture a...

DOE funds C-Crete Technologies US$2m to develop cement-free concrete

03 October 2023, Published under Cement News

C-Crete Technologies is developing a method for using carbon dioxide captured at industrial sources or from the air as an ingredient in its cement-free concrete, in work accelerated by US$2m of funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE). "The DOE funding will help propel C-Crete's already eco-friendly product into the exceptional category of carbon-negative building materials, possibly the first pourable, ready-mix concrete product to achieve this longtime goal of the industry," the c...

Titan sets out growth targets for 2026

02 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Members of T itan Cement International SA’ s management team have presented the company’s strategic directions and growth targets set for 2026, that aim to shape the future of the group and drive long-term stakeholders’ value. Based on a performance-driven local operating model and supported by fast-paced execution, the company sets its strategic priorities for capturing green growth during the period 2023-26. “ Strengthen the portfolio by growing our US and Europe attractive positions...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh sets up rainwater storage for the community

02 October 2023, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd  ( Holcim group ) inaugurated a “Rain Water Harvesting for Safe Drinking Water for the Community” project near its plant in Chhatak , Sunamganj, on 29 September 2023. The availability of safe drinking water in Chhatak has always been a community concern. In most cases, the community people have to collect water from the pond and other sources, which is unsafe to drink and leads to various waterborne diseases, according to the company. LafargeHolcim Banglades...

MNZ Cluster signs MoU with Peak Cluster

29 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The Morecambe Net Zero (MNZ) Cluster, a planned carbon dioxide storage facility off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore storage opportunities for CO 2 captured by the Peak Cluster. Together, MNZ and Peak Cluster will accelerate the UK’s journey to net zero.   Peak Cluster is a collaboration decarbonising the heart of the UK’s cement and lime industry. Located in Derbyshire and Staffordshire along with neighbouring industries ...

Holcim boosts renewable energy at Fort Totten RMC plant

28 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim US has installed new solar arrays at its Fort Totten ready-mix concrete plant in Washington, DC, helping to both offset the industrial load in a major metropolitan area and replace the fossil fuel-generated electricity on site with renewable energy.   “This summer showed why everyone, including a concrete supplier in the middle of a large city, is responsible for reducing energy consumption,” said Cedric Barthelemy, senior vice president and general manager of Holcim US’ Mid-Atla...

Titan and Orcan Energy form clean energy partnership

27 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group and Orcan Energy, the leading cleantech company turning waste heat into clean electricity, have announced an innovation partnership. Together, the partners will explore the development and deployment of an innovative modular clean energy solution that will convert waste heat into clean and affordable electricity. This efficient solution has the potential to accelerate project implementations and at the same time reduce costs, Claims Titan. Samir Cairae, CTO of Titan , ...

CalPortland Senior Environmental Affairs Director appointed to California Desert Advisory Council

25 September 2023, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has announced that Desirea Haggard, senior director of environmental affairs, has been appointed to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) California Desert District Advisory Council for a three-year term.   Ms Haggard will represent the energy and mineral development interests. The California Desert District Advisory Council provides advice to the BLM’s California Desert District Manager regarding the management of public land resources within Council’s jurisdiction. Ms Shelly...