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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...

Malawi launches calcined clay project

29 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Malawi's State Vice President, Dr Saulosi Klaus Chilima, has officially launched the country’s Limestone Calcined Clay Cement project at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.  The aim of the project is to strengthen the building   material sector in the country by focussing on two building material areas, walling materials and cement. The project will use locally-sourced resources such as limestone, gypsum and other industrial minerals. Malawi’s Minister of Mining, Dr Albert Mbawala, said...

Mannok Cement hosts research team from Denmark

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Mannok Cement has hosted a team of six senior student researchers from the Technical University of Denmark. The students are part of a project, which also includes FLSmidth and Rockwool, to make cement production more sustainable by reducing the use of fossil fuels as well as CO 2 and NO x emissions at the cement plant. Led by FLSmidth’s research and development specialist and project manager, Lars Skaarup Jensen, the students collected data and analysed their newly-developed technolog...

HeidelbergCement and Calix reach LEILAC-2 milestone

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement and Calix announced that the Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement 2 (LEILAC-2) carbon capture project has passed its Financial Investment Decision (FID) milestone and can go on to the implementation phase at HeidelbergCement's Hanover cement plant, Germany. The LEILAC-2 project has been awarded EUR16m funding by the EU Horizon programme and aims to separate 20 per cent of Hanover cement plant’s CO 2 emissions or around 100,000t of CO 2 per year. This will...