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SBTi validates Heidelberg Materials' 2030 CO2 reduction targets

28 February 2023, Published under Cement News

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated Heidelberg Materials’ 2030 carbon reduction targets under its new 1.5°C framework.   Heidelberg Materials commits to reduce gross scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 26.7 per cent per tonne of cementitious material by 2030 from the base year 2020. Within this target, Heidelberg Materials commits to reduce gross scope 1 GHG emissions by 24 per cent per tonne of cementitious material and scope 2 GHG emissions by 65 per cent per tonne o...

VDZ study researches future cement and concrete resources in 2050

28 February 2023, Published under Cement News

The new VDZ study "Resources of the future for cement and concrete – Potential and action strategies" describes a possible 2050 scenario aimed at further reducing primary raw material utilisation. In Germany the various by-products and recycled materials already employed today enable more than 10Mta of primary raw materials to be saved, depending on their availability. "Blast furnace slag from ironmaking and fly ash from coal-fired power generation in particular play a major role", ...

CEMEX signs ETFuels agreement

24 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has signed an agreement with green fuels producer ETFuels, to transform CO 2 from CEMEX’s Alicante cement plant in Spain into green fuels.   Under this agreement, ETFuels will combine up to 450,000tpa of captured CO 2 with green hydrogen to produce more sustainable fuels in the form of green methanol (e-methanol). CEMEX is evaluating several strategies and partners to perform CO 2 capture for this project.  “Our goal of reaching net-zero CO 2 emissions is achievable and will b...

FICEM and GCCA Seminar sets out Latin American Net Zero goal

23 February 2023, Published under Cement News

FICEM and the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) hosted an online seminar on 'Acceleration of Net Zero: cement and concrete' on 22 February 2023 to outline the progress being made in the Latin American region.     Thomas Guillot, GCCA CEO, explained that there is homework be done to adapt the GCCA's Net Zero Road Map launched in 2021 to the local regions to reach net zero for carbon emissions. This means delivering on understanding the numbers for carbon, the individual drivers i...

CRH Ventures invests in Carbon Upcycling

22 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CRH Ventures announced its investment in Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT), a company whose patented technology aligns closely to CRH Ventures’ circular, zero-waste sustainability values.  CUT’s pioneering technology transforms local industrial byproducts and natural materials, such as slag, shale, and fly ash, into superior additives. This helps to significantly reduce clinker content and CO 2 emissions while enabling cement and ready-mix concrete manufacturers to produce more sustain...

Work accelerates on Slite CCS plant

22 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementa ( Heidelberg Materials group ) is accelerating work to establish a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility on Gotland, Sweden. The project, Slite CCS, is one of Sweden's most comprehensive climate change initiatives and is now being planned in a feasibility study. The goal is to transform the Swedish cement industry by 2030. When the CCS facility is ready in 2030, it will capture and store the Slite plant's total emissions of upwards of 1.8Mt aof CO 2 . This correspo...

Holcim Spain invests EUR8m in AF at Toledo plant

22 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim España has invested EUR8m in expanding its alternative fuel facilities at its Villaluenga de la Sagra cement plant in Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha province. The investment enables the plant to achieve a thermal substitution rate of 85 per cent and manage around 100,000t of waste. As a result, the Villaluenga de la Sagra works will reduce its CO 2 emissions by more than 30,000tpa. Carmen Díaz, CEO of Holcim España, said: “With this new module, we celebrate another step in our green ...

Leilac signs MoU with Heirloom for direct air capture of CO2

22 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Leilac, Calix's 93 per cent-owned subsidiary focussing on decarbonisation of cement and lime, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Heirloom, a direct air capture (DAC) company. The partnership between Leilac and Heirloom, whose investors include Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures, as well as existing Leilac shareholder Carbon Direct Capital Management, Ahren Innovation Capital and Microsoft, brings together two leading climate technologies to provide an innovati...

Solar MEAD project receives US$3.2m funding

20 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Synhelion has announced that the US Department of Energy awarded US$3.2m to Solar MEAD, a joint project headed by CEMEX, Sandia National Laboratories,and Synhelion, which aims to decarbonise cement production. Solar MEAD aims to replace the use of fossil fuels with concentrated solar thermal (CST) energy in clinker production. CEMEX and Synhelion have been collaborating to introduce CST in the cement production process, achieving the first successful laboratory-scale demonstrative pil...

Dyckerhoff supplies cement for Düsseldorf light rail project

17 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff is supplying cement and concrete for a new route is being built for the U 81 light rail line, which will connect Düsseldorf airport with the existing light rail network, thus enabling a direct journey from the airport via the old town to the main train station. In the first construction phase, which is 1.9km-long, not only two bridges are being built, one of them almost 0.5km long, but also a ~200m-long dam structure and a ~400m-long tunnel with an underground train station a...