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Nepal cement production falls 70%

30 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s cement industry has cut production by up to 70 per cent due to a lack of demand, reports My Republica. According to the Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association, unless the situation changes, more than a dozen industries will be forced to shut down this year. Reduced capital expenditure and a lack of construction materials have caused many development projects to grind to a halt, resulting in a significant decline in demand for cement. The situation has been exacerbated by the closur...

Dangote donates bags for agro-waste and alternative fuel payback

30 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement’s   Ibese plant has donated 25,000 of 100kg capacity bags for management of agro-waste in communities across Nigeria. Being burned or left rotten on the fields by farmers once, agriculture waste, known as agro-waste, has turned into the best alternative fuel for industries. As an eco-friendly initiative, industries have started using agro-waste briquettes along with coal or other non-renewable sources of fuel. Green activists saw increased usage of agro-waste for indus...

CEMEX France renews ISO 14001 environmental certification

25 January 2023, Published under Cement News

This year, for the fourth time, CEMEX France is renewing its ISO 14001 environmental certification for 262 sites within its concrete and aggregates activities, a scope of unique scope in the building materials industry.  "The latest audits, carried out by Bureau Veritas, have largely confirmed our sustainable commitment to the environment. Among the strong points highlighted, the Group's ambitious actions in terms of CSR and biodiversity, significant improvements in waste management, th...

ANRAV CCUS project funding signing completed

24 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU Innovation Fund Grant Agreement for Heidelberg Materials ’ pioneering CCUS project ANRAV has been officially signed in Brussels. ANRAV aims to be the first full-chain CCUS project in eastern Europe, eventually covering all steps from CO 2 capture, transport and geological CO₂ storage to CO₂ reuse. The EU Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon technologies, will support Heidelberg Materials and PetroCeltic with around EUR190m, complem...

Ecocem welcomes Irish Climate Plan 2023

19 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has welcomed the Government of Ireland’s mandate that public bodies must specify low carbon construction methods and low carbon cement materials for procured and supported construction projects from 2023. The mandate forms part of the government’s recently-released Climate Action Plan 2023 (CAP23).  According to Ecocem, to successfully reduce the emissions of the cement industry within the 2030 timeframe and in a commercially viable manner, the amount of clinker produced per tonn...

Colombian environment ministry recognises Argos carbon neutrality contribution

19 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development has recognised cement producer Argos , part of Grupo Argos, as an active participant in the National Carbon Neutrality Programme. Through its participation in the programme, Argos commits to supporting Colombia’s target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 51 per cent by 2030 when compared with the reference scenario, and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. One of the pillars of its commitment is the replacement of fo...

Sublime Systems secures funding for low-carbon cement

18 January 2023, Published under Cement News

US-based Sublime Systems has raised US$40m to develop new technology to produce low-carbon cement. According to Bloomberg, Sublime has come up with a process that reduces energy use and carbon emission by splitting the cement-making process into two parts.  The first step is the production of calcium in a form that will chemically react with silicon, the key element in sand. Sublime reduces energy use and carbon emissions in this step by avoiding limestone and using electricity rather tha...

CEMEX Phillipines and Manila Water Co collaborate on sustainability

18 January 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Holdings Philippines (CHP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Philippines-based Manila Water Co to collaborate on sustainability initiatives. Under the MoU both parties will look to accelerate their sustainable objectives on circular economy through the use of biosolids as alternative fuels, reports Manila Bulletin. They will also explore partnering on innovations in sustainable products and services, protection and rehabilitation of biodiversity, and clean energy an...

Holcim is authorised to extend Mormont quarry

18 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Switzerland has heard that the decision of the Federal Tribunal is to authorise the Birette extension of the Mormont quarry. This decision guarantees the long-term supply of local and sustainable building materials for its construction and infrastructure projects in French-speaking Switzerland. For the first time, federal judges have recognised the national importance of cement supply and recognised the special importance of Holcim's query, which is now considered to be of nationa...

UltraTech improves CDP climate action rating to A-

17 January 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech has been recognised as a leader in 'climate change' by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global non-profit environmental organisation, for its 2022 CDP disclosure. UltraTech received an ‘A-’ score for implementing best practices and for taking concerted action on climate issues, securing a place in the Leadership category.  UltraTech’s score of 'A-' in FY21-22 by CDP is a significant improvement from its previous score of 'B' in FY20-21. UltraTech’s score on 'climate ch...