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Carbonaide raises EUR1.8m to make manufacturing concrete carbon negative

29 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Carbonaide, a spin-out company from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland that enables the manufacture of carbon-negative concrete, has raised EUR1.8m in seed funding led by Lakan Betoni and Vantaa Energy.  Carbonaide is building the world's first industrial pilot production line at its factory in Finland that can make carbon-negative concrete using industrial side streams and carbon capture, utilisation, and storage technology (CCUS). Carbonaide now aims to disrupt the US$130bn/year g...

DG Khan Cement completes solar power plant in Punjab

29 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Khalid Chohan, company secretary of DG Khan Cement Co Ltd ( Nishat Group ), informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 27 March 2023 that the company has completed the construction and installation of an on-grid solar power plant of 6.952MW at its site in Khairpur , Chakwal district in the Punjab province of Pakistan.  The plant has a capacity of 2.11Mt and uses mixed power generation. It has a dual fuel power production capacity of 33MW and 12MW of WHR. The project has successfu...

Salonit Anhovo expands solar power plant

29 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Slovenia-based cement producer, Salonit Anhovo , is expanding its rooftop solar power plant by 1.5MW. The installation on the roof of the company’s cement plant near Anhovo is already the largest of its kind in Slovenia at 2.2MW. Ljubljana-based Interenergo, a subsidiary of Austrian energy company Kelag, has been awarded the contract for the expansion. According to Balkan Green Energy News, the new panels will be fitted to all suitable roofs at the plant and gradually connected by the ...

CEMBUREAU supports EU's Net Zero Industry Act

24 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU cement industry has an ambitious decarbonisation agenda, which requires the deployment of breakthrough decarbonisation technologies and zero-carbon energy as soon as possible. Therefore, CEMBUREAU supports the Net Zero Industry Act as a significant opportunity to scale up investments in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and other clean technologies. In particular, the setting of an EU 2030 target for CO 2 injection capacity and the creation of clear transparency re...

Solidia Technologies to expand SCM capacity

24 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Solidia Technologies, a leading provider of decarbonisation technologies and sustainable solutions to the construction and building materials industries, is expanding production capacity of its proprietary Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM), a key component used in concrete, at its headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.  Solidia’s high-performing, engineered SCM product improves the durability, workability, and overall properties of concrete while mineralising captured CO₂ to reduce g...

Gebr Pfeiffer and CBMI Construction Co Ltd form calcined clay alliance

23 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer and CBMI Construction Co have entered into a cooperation agreement to supply efficient plants for combined grinding and calcination of clay. Calcined clay offers a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to cement clinker as a reactive binder component, which is why this substitute is increasingly coming into the focus of cement producers. While cement clinker must be burned in a very energy-intensive process at temperatures of more than 1400˚C, suitable clay is activated...

Holcim receives environmental permit for new Obourg kiln

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has received a new environmental permit for the company’s GO4ZERO kiln project at its Obourg plant, near Mons, Belgium, according to news agency Belga. The new kiln will operate with a new oxy-fuel kiln to help achieve the plant’s net-zero target. Existing facilities will also be modernised in the project. The new pyroprocessing line will also use alternative raw materials to replace limestone, reduce water consumption and meet half of its power with renewable resources. Clinker...

UltraTech Cement wins Water Sustainability Award

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech  ( Aditya Birla ) has been presented the ‘TERI-IWA-UNDP Water Sustainability Award 2022’ by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in association with the International Water Association (IWA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  The award was conferred to UltraTech at the ‘Second Water Sustainability Awards 2022-23’ at New Delhi on the eve of World Water Day 2023. UltraTech was recognised under the ‘Water For All’ category for the watershed project implemente...

Lucky Cement receives NFEH's 15th Corporate Social Responsibilities Awards 2023 

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has announced winning the NFEH’s 15th Corporate Social Responsibilities Awards 2023 in the "Green Energy Initiatives" category. This award recognises the company's unwavering commitment to sustainable development and reducing its carbon footprint through the implementation of renewable energy solutions in its operations.  Chief Operating Officer of Lucky Cement Ltd  Amin Ganny, expressed his gratitude for the recognition and reiterated the company's commitment to promoti...

Lucky Cement receives NFEH's 15th Corporate Social Responsibilities Awards 2023 

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has announced winning the NFEH’s 15th Corporate Social Responsibilities Awards 2023 in the "Green Energy Initiatives" category. This award recognises the company's unwavering commitment to sustainable development and reducing its carbon footprint through the implementation of renewable energy solutions in its operations.  Chief Operating Officer of Lucky Cement Ltd  Amin Ganny, expressed his gratitude for the recognition and reiterated the company's commitment to promoti...