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Hanson to build UK's first net-zero cement plant

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement ) plans to build the UK’s first net-zero cement factory at a facility in north Wales. Hanson is aiming to capture up to 800,000t of CO 2 per year at its cement plant in Padeswood , near Mold. The site is set to undergo a GBP400m upgrade to implement carbon-capture technology in the coming years. Hanson’s Head of Process and Sustainability, Iain Walpole, said the upgraded plant would be able to combine low-carbon cement with carbon capture to ensure zero-ne...

Cemex signs alternative fuel agreement with 3M

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has expanded its use of alternative fuels with an agreement with 3M in Panama to process their industrial waste. This collaboration aligns with Cemex’s Future in Action strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a circular economy. This agreement adds to Cemex’s extensive capacity to repurpose society’s waste in its operations, reducing the carbon footprint of its own productions processes as well as the amount of waste sent to landfills. Decomposition in landfills pr...

ACC Ltd receives first fly ash consignment from Vedanta Aluminium

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Vedanta Aluminium has supplied its first rake consignment of 4000t of fly ash from Jharsuguda unit to one of the plants of ACC Ltd for the production of low-carbon cement. In cement manufacturing, every tonne of fly ash used can help save around 700-800kg of carbon emissions and at least 340l of water. "At Vedanta Jharsuguda, we use high-quality coal which results in better quality fly ash, and we are delighted to be ACC Cement's supplier of choice in this regard, given that its pare...

Summit Materials publishes 2021 ESG and DEI reports

07 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc has published its 2021 environment, social and governance (ESG) report and its inaugural diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) report.   These reports provide an update on progress made in the past year on our commitment to becoming the most socially responsible construction materials solution provider. It’s the result of a team effort reflecting engagement from each of the company's regions on our impacts, and how Summit Materials can best address them.    ...

Summit Materials publishes 2021 ESG and DEI reports

07 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc has published its 2021 environment, social and governance (ESG) report and its inaugural diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) report.   These reports provide an update on progress made in the past year on our commitment to becoming the most socially responsible construction materials solution provider. It’s the result of a team effort reflecting engagement from each of the company's regions on our impacts, and how Summit Materials can best address them.    ...

Cemex increases lower-carbon PLC production in Colorado

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA announced that as part of its drive to reduce its carbon emissions, the company has increased production of Portland limestone cement (PLC) at its plant in Lyons, Colorado, USA. The company expects PLC to become the plant’s primary product by summer. "CEMEX is committed to being a leader in climate action, and we have aggressive emission reduction goals designed to positively affect our industry and our world," said CEMEX USA President, Jaime Muguiro.  "The increased production...

Caltrans has approved the use of low-carbon cement for highway projects

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

California’s agency for highways and freeways, Caltrans, has approved the use of Portland limestone cement (PLC) in the building of its highway system. The agency hopes to reduce the carbon footprint of the US state’s transportation system by as much as 10 per cent annually when compared with ordinary Portland cement (OPC). According to Caltrans, the agency used 325,000t of cement in 2017 to upgrade California’s highway system. The shift to low-carbon cement can potentially reduce CO2 emiss...

JSW Cement signs waste deal with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement has signed an agreement with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems (PRESPL) to use agricultural waste as a source of biomass energy in its cement manufacturing units.   JSW Cement will lessen its reliance on fossil fuels by using agri-waste as a fuel. This sustainable fuel approach improves local air quality while simultaneously providing farmers with additional income.  

Davenport plant switches to Portland limestone cement production

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc announces that its Davenport plant , operated by Continental Cement Co LLC, has converted 100 per cent of its annual production to Portland limestone cement (PLC). In 2021, the Davenport plant produced approximately 1.1Mt of cement. "Continental Cement Company has been working with our customers and specifiers to commercialise Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) in all of our markets, and we are delighted that PLC adoption has progressed quickly," commented David Lo...

Canada's Cement Association claims the industry can't reach net-zero alone

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Set to be released in 2022, Canada’s cement and industry roadmap to net-zero concrete will be unique to Canada’s economy and policy environment, while aligning with its international peers. It will aim at reducing C0 2 emissions by up to 40 per cent by 2030 and deliver net-zero concrete by 2050. Michael McSweeney, president and CEO, and Adam Auer, VP Environment and Sustainability, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada ’s Emission Reduction Plan, "Predictab...