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Mitchell cement plant receives US$8.9m for carbon storage project

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials North America is to receive approximately US$8.9m in funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, to study the subsurface geology for suitability for the storage of CO 2 at its new state-of-the-art cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana. Heidelberg Materials is contributing about US$1.5m in funding while the prime contractor, Illinois State Geological Survey at the University of Illinois (ISGS) wi...

JK Lakshmi Cement signs solar power agreement

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

JK Lakshmi Cement on has signed an agreement with Amplus Solar to set up a 56MWp solar power plant for its Durg facility , located in Chhattisgarh. This will form part of the company's ‘Green Pahal, Behtar Kal’ campaign that creates awareness about improving energy efficiency and saving the environment .  With this initiative, JK Lakshmi Cement will be able to replace 92m units with green electricity in the first year that will help reduce its CO 2 emissions by 73,000t, equivalent to ...

CEMEX Philippines signs biosolids partnership

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Philippines and Manila Water Co recently signed a partnership allowing the use of biosolids as alternative fuels, a first in the Philippines and a major accomplishment in helping address climate change in alignment with the Philippine government’s policy.   Biosolids are organic materials coming from a sewage treatment process. Wastewater undergoes full treatment and clean water is discharged to rivers, and byproducts such as biosolids can be turned into useful resource, such as ...

Carbon Re report assesses technologies for decarbonisation

07 February 2023, Published under Cement News

New research by Carbon Re has found that the cement industry could deploy a combination of 13 existing technologies to reduce CO 2 emissions by 0.8Gt per year.   What’s more, the combination of just three technologies can deliver 81 per cent of this impact, according to the Carbon Re report “Three technologies to reduce climate change” . These are: Substitute Cementitious Materials (SCM), biomass and waste alternative fuels and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve processes...

CEMEX's Lyons plant under pressure to close

07 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX's Lyons plant  in Colorado, USA, is coming under pressure to close from local protestors seeking that county officials revoke the cement plant’s land use privileges. Environmental activists have targeted the plant and won a decision that saw Boulder County decline a mining permit renewal for the plant in 2022. CEMEX had asked for a long extension of the mining permit, and in exchange offered to transfer hundreds of acres of land for open space that would have connected popular park...

CEMEX supplies Vertua cement for eastern European projects

06 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is providing Vertua lower-carbon cement for three high-profile renewable energy projects in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The projects include wind farms in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and a hydropower plant in eastern Herzegovina.   Ivovik wind farm, the most significant investment in renewable energy sources in Bosnia-Herzegovina, will have 20 wind turbines and is expected to produce enough energy to meet the demand of more than 100,000 households. For this project, CEME...

Carbon Re and A³&Co join forces to decarbonise cement

06 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Climate technology company, Carbon Re is joining forces with A3& Co ® , a   cement manufacturing consulting company, to accelerate the decarbonisation of the cement industry. The two companies have signed a strategic partnership agreement   aimed to help cement manufacturers optimise production processes to reduce operational costs and carbon emissions to otherwise unachievable levels.  Carbon Re claims that its Delta Zero industrial decarbonisation platform can cut fuel use by up to 1...

Public block cement warehouse project in San Diego

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Cements plans for a cement warehouse at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal at the Port of San Diego, USA, look to have been blocked by public objections on the potential pollution caused by trucking cement. A Nevada-based company trying to build a cement warehouse halted talks with the Port of San Diego this week on the project. Mitsubishi Cement Corp wanted to ship 600,000t of cement-making materials to the port-owned terminal and store the shipments in a warehouse before...

Hoffmann Green signs H-IONA deal in French market

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green has signed an agreement with materials trading specialist VM Matériaux making VM Matériaux the first distributor on mainland France of H-IONA carbon-free cement. The H-IONA technology developed by Hoffmann Green is a multi-purpose cement for concrete and mortar, with a carbon footprint five times lower than traditional Portland cement. H-IONA will be available in 25kg bags at the 50 sales outlets of the VM Matériaux network. 

Islanders press ahead with legal action against Holcim

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Residents of the Indonesian island of Pulau Pari are pressing ahead with their legal action against Holcim , intending to hold the Swiss company liable for pollution and the impact of climate change affecting the island. According to the Financial Times, the island’s 1500 residents argue that they are at serious risk of losing their livelihoods as a result of rising sea levels and flooding. Their case demands that Holcim pays 0.42 per cent of the cost of damages already incurred and impe...