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Ecocem joins new European Cleantech Scale-up Coalition

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has joined seven other leading European cleantech companies on 24 October to announce the formation of a new Cleantech Scale-up Coalition to support Europe in becoming climate neutral, energy autonomous and industrially competitive. The coalition is supported by Breakthrough Energy, founded by Bill Gates, and European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson. “Europe is facing an energy crisis and the threat of climate change. The solution must be a clean energy transition. We need ...

GCCA and ACI join forces to promote concrete sustainability

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) have signed an International Partnership Agreement (IPA) to develop and disseminate information on concrete, concrete structures, and concrete sustainability. GCCA is the key driver of sustainability in the cement and concrete industry, working towards the goal of carbon neutral concrete. Representing 80 per cent of global production outside of China, as well as key Chinese producers such as CNBM, t...

Continental Cement achieves a 20% lower carbon Portland cement

21 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Continental Cement Company LLC ( Summit Materials Inc ) produced a 20 per cent Portland limestone cement (PLC), the lowest-carbon Portland limestone cement to date as part of an innovative research project for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDoT) and the National Road Research Alliance project. The research study evaluates the performance of low-carbon cement and concrete products for utilisation in future transportation infrastructure procurement and material selectio...

Golden Bay Cement launches EcoSure®

20 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Golden Bay Cement , part of Fletcher Building, has launched EcoSure®, a general purpose cement with lower embodied carbon of just 699kg CO 2 e/t of cement, which is said to perform as strongly as its predecessor EverSure ® . Gian Raffainer, general manager at Golden Bay, says, “Due to the very high temperature in the kiln, no smoke, odour or visible emissions result from the process and because leftover tyre, steel and ashes are incorporated into the final product, there is no waste or...

GCCA holds its Innovandi Open Challenge 'Demo Day'

19 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the latest results of its first ever Innovandi Open Challenge, its industry accelerator that partnered six start-ups from around the world with GCCA members to develop and commercialise new decarbonisation technologies.  The two-day ‘Demo Day’ event took place at VDZ’s (German Cement Association) headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, and showcased the positive progress made by the six consortia during the Open Challenge, which ...

GCCA report highlights 22% reduction in CO2 emissions

18 October 2022, Published under Cement News

In October 2021 the global cement and concrete industry launched its roadmap to achieving net zero CO 2 emissions by 2030. Major producers from across the world, representing 80 per cent of total production outside China, came together to commit to net zero concrete by 2050 and an ambitious intermediate goal of preventing 5bnt of CO 2 emissions by 2030. One year on, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has issued a report revealing that a 22 per cent reduction in CO 2 /t of ...

PCA's Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality - one year on

17 October 2022, Published under Cement News

It is one year since the Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its Roadmap to carbon neutrality. America’s cement manufacturers have committed to the goal of reaching carbon neutrality throughout the cement-concrete-construction value chain by 2050.   Currently, based on US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon emissions data, the manufacture of cement accounts for 1.25 per cent of US CO 2 emissions – with demand projected to increase, we have a once-in-a-generation...

UAE climate change ministry signs AF deal with cement companies

14 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Emirates RDF have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with four cement companies – Fujairah Cement Industries , JSW Cement , Lafarge Emirates Cement and Star Cement – that will enable the cement producers to use alternative fuel (AF)  generated from municipal solid waste (MSW) treated by Emirates RDF. A joint venture between Besix, Griffin Refineries and Tech Group Eco, Emirates RDF operates a plant in Umm Al Qaiwain, the fi...

CEMEX Colombia and BBVA form Vertua customer alliance

14 October 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Colombia and BBVA in Colombia have formed an alliance that will allow the company's customers to access a sustainable line of credit with the bank to extend the payment term of their Vertua cement invoices. Vertua cement may reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 45 per cent compared to traditional cement.   The bank has become a strategic ally for CEMEX in designing a financial product that makes it possible for its clients to benefit from the payment of their Vertua cement bills...

FLSmidth signs its first sustainability linked funding agreement

14 October 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed its first sustainability linked funding agreement to support the development of technologies and solutions with a sustainability profile. The loan is provided by the Nordic Investment Bank and runs for seven years. The loan is linked to three core sustainability KPIs of FLSmidth, namely ratio of suppliers having Science-Based Targets, FLSmidth’s own CO 2  emissions (Scope 1 & 2) and finally emission impact from sold products (Scope 3). These three KPIs will ensu...