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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...

CEMBUREAU outlines its position on Green Deal industrial Plan

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, welcomes the objectives of the Green Deal Industrial Plan issued by the European Commission. The EU needs a strong response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), that allows to maintain the EU’s industrial leadership and deploy green technologies as soon as possible. CEMBUREAU strongly believes that: • An explicit focus should be put on energy-intensive Industries, which are strategic and essential upstream actors in critical supply chains th...

PCA 2022 Energy and Environment Awards announced

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Winners of the Portland Cement Association's 2022 Energy and Environment Awards to recognise outstanding environmental and community relations have been announced. Submissions from plants across the US were evaluated and recognised for environmental efforts completed in 2021. The winners include St Marys Cement 's  Charlevoix plant , Giant Cement , Buzzi Unicem 's  Chattanooga facility ,  CEMEX Balcones plant and  CalPortland ’s Oro Grande unit . St Marys Cement’s Charlevoix plant ...

Titan introduces low-carbon cements to southeast Europe

01 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Titan Group has introduced three novel lower-carbon types of cement to the markets of Serbia, Albania and Kosovo, expanding its green offerings to southeastern Europe. In line with Titan group's CO 2 -reduction targets and its commitment to increasing the share of green products in our portfolio to over 50 per cent by 2030, Titan Group is offering its customers construction sustainable solutions. The new cement in Serbia is the first within the group to receive certification under the new E...

Aker Carbon Capture enters Finnish market

31 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Aker Carbon Capture will deliver a pre-engineering study to the energy company St1 for the development of a carbon capture facility at Finnsementti ’s Lappeenranta cement plant. The captured CO 2 would be used for the first renewable synthetic methanol plant in Finland. Aker Carbon Capture’s Just Catch unit could capture around 40,000tpa of CO 2 , enabling the production of 25,000tpa of methanol. Aker Carbon Capture is currently delivering the world’s first carbon capture facility at ...

CEMEX buys 51% share of Israeli recycling company

31 January 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced   that it has acquired a 51 per cent stake in Israel-based SHTANG Recycle LTD, a construction, demolition, and excavation waste (CDEW) recycling company. The acquisition aligns with CEMEX’s strategy to strengthen its business in developed markets through bolt-on acquisitions in businesses with strong circular and sustainable attributes. The acquisition will form part of Regenera, CEMEX’s recently-launched business that provides circularity solutions, including recep...