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Architects claim first commercial use of LC3 in the UK

16 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UK architects Cairn’s latest construction project in the UK is laying calcined clay (LC3) in what is believed to be the first time it has been commercially used in the country. The undisclosed project used Cementir ’s Futurecem® product instead of ordinary Portland cement. Currently, there are no specific regulations or standards for limestone calcined clay cement in the UK. However, LC3 can be used in construction projects in the UK if it meets the relevant British and European st...

Geocycle UK accelerates decarbonisation efforts

16 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The investment of GBP13.5M (US$17.25m/EUR15.7m) contributes to Geocycle's commitment to decarbonise the Aggregate Industries ' Cauldon cement plant ( Holcim group ) by saving up to 30,000t of CO 2 per year. At the same time the platform supports the country's efforts to find sustainable solutions for non-recyclable waste streams such as plastics, fibres and textiles. The majority of the material comes from within a 50-mile radius of the site, reducing transport emissions whilst ensuring ...

UN General Secretary calls for action on net zero

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has issued a call to action, alongside the CEOs of major cement and concrete manufacturers, for the industry to redouble its efforts, and to work in partnership with governments, to reach net zero. The united rallying call has been made by the CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), Thomas Guillot, together with the leaders of GCCA member companies, as they begin a major conference in Zurich.  Addressing ...

Exshaw Cement progresses with 'Low-Carbon Fuel project'

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Exshaw Cement plant has announced that its 'Low-Carbon Fuel project' is advancing quickly.  Brad Kok, CEO of Lafarge Canada (West) ( Holcim Group ), and his team toured the project last week for implementation later this year. This initiative will replace 50 per cent of natural gas on our modern kiln line with low-carbon recycled materials and reduce our carbon footprint while reusing materials that would have been transported to landfills.

CCP expands its cement-free building block range

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

UK-based CCP Building Products, the SigmaRoc-owned precast concrete manufacturer, has expanded on being the UK’s first provider of cement free ultra-low carbon concrete building blocks. Using its Greenbloc technology across the complete product portfolio, CCP’s range of concrete blocks and bricks now provides the specifier maximum choice dependent on the desired carbon saving of any given project. According to the company, the Greenbloc range is now available in three tiers of carbon s...

Geocycle to build new Cumberland alternative fuel facility

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Geocycle US and Allegany County Department of Economic & Community Development are excited to announce a multi-year lease agreement for a 40,000ft 2 facility in the Barton Business Park, Cumberland, Maryland, USA. The lease will allow Geocycle to establish a new state-of-the-art preprocessing facility in the Mid-Atlantic region that will serve the needs of industrial customers in the area and reinforce their commitment to transition toward a more integrated circular economy.    The...

German cement producers look to decarbonise with CCfD programme

12 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Germany has announced the launch of Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfD), a 15-year subsidy programme aimed at helping companies in energy-intensive industries to invest in low-carbon production processes and technologies. According to Economy and Climate Action Minister, Robert Habeck, the budget for the new scheme is anticipated to reach the “mid double-digit billion” euro range, in line with industry estimates of up to EUR50bn. The programme was designed to include mid-sized en...

thyssenkrupp Polysius advise KCA representatives on alternative fuels

09 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Dr Luc Rudowski, head of innovation, and Dr Uwe Maas, head of pyroprocessing technology at thysssenkrupp Poylusis, were recently pleased to receive representatives from the Korean Cement Association (KCA) and the Korean press at the thyssenkrupp Polysius site in Neubeckum, Germany. They also visited the Phoenix Cement plant to explore the use of alternative fuels in cement production and the decarbonisation of the European cement industry.   Upon their visit, the KCA highlighted the...

Suez Cement invests millions in sustainability targets

06 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement , part of the Heidelberg Materials Group , continues to invest heavily in its environmental sustainability efforts. According to the company, since 2010 it has spent US$60m on technology to lower dust emissions throughout its operations, resulting in an 80 per cent reduction in dust emissions by the end of 2020, compared to the company’s 2012 baseline. A further US$16m was invested in non-fossil-based fuels with the installation of alternative fuel (AF) technology in its pla...

Babcock & Wilcox and Newpoint to offer CO2 solutions

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Babcock & Wilcox has announced that it has teamed with Texas-based Newpoint Gas to jointly market and supply economical and efficient CO 2 capture solutions for industrial customers in the cement, steel, food and beverage, and petrochemical industries using B&W’s patented SolveBright TM  regenerable solvent technology and Newpoint’s modular regeneration skid.   The companies have agreed to work together to identify commercial opportunities, primarily with industrial, manufactur...