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TITAN buys minority stake in Aegean Perlites

14 February 2023, Published under Cement News

TITAN Cement International (TCI) is advancing its growth strategy by taking a participation in Aegean Perlites and partnering with its majority shareholder family, thereby securing the long-term pozzolan sourcing needs of the group. Aegean Perlites operates perlite and pozzolan quarries on the Greek island of Yali ,  which has substantial high-quality reserves, including access to port loading facilities for sea-borne distribution worldwide. Through this participation, TITAN is gaini...

Holcim launches calcined clay cement line in Europe

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched a calcined clay cement operation in its Saint-Pierre-la-Cour plant in France to deliver ECOPlanet green cement with 50 per cent lower CO 2 footprint compared to standard cement (CEM I). This advanced production line will use Holcim’s proprietary technology proximA Tech and produce up to 500,000toa of low-carbon cement. The sustainable operations are powered with 100 per cent biomass-based alternative fuels and waste heat recovery systems, making the manufacturing of...

Hoffmann Green partners with Eloy in Belgian first

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with the Belgian group Eloy for pilot applications of ready-mixed concrete and prefabrication using Hoffmann’s innovative clinker-free cement. To test this new product while familiarising Eloy site teams, the first pilot construction projects with Hoffmann cement in Belgium are planned for the first half of 2023 in the province of Liège. Therefore, Eloy is the first Belgian player to act now for a construction with zero ...

How best to tackle decarbonisation now?

10 February 2023, Published under Cement News

This week Carbon Re released its 'Three technologies to reduce climate change' white paper that provides recommendations to plant owners to reduce energy consumption. While there is good news in that Carbon Re identifies 13 technologies that can make a combined impact on cement plant decarbonisation to reduce global CO 2 emissions by 0.8Gta in the next decade, it will rely on policymakers and outside investment to achieve such significant reductions. Over 80 per cent of the savings ...

UK launches Cement 2 Zero project

10 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement 2 Zero, a UK-based project trialling the world’s first zero-emissions cement on an industrial scale, was officially launched this week having successfully conducted the first in a series of pilot-scale melts. The project, which secured GBP6.5m (US$7.9m) of government funding, aims to further advance the construction, cement and steel sectors’ decarbonisation journey to net zero industries of the future, and help meet the UK government’s commitment of achieving net zero by 2050. ...

Tarmac participates in UK's Cement 2 Zero project

09 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement 2 Zero (C2Z), a UK-based demonstrator project to trial the world’s first zero-emissions cement on an industrial scale, was officially launched this week having successfully conducted the first in a series of pilot-scale melts. Tarmac ( CRH Group ) is among the project participants to represent the cement sector. The innovative project, which secured GBP6.5m (EUR6.75m) of government funding from UKRI as part of the Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, aims to further a...

Mitchell cement plant receives US$8.9m for carbon storage project

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials North America is to receive approximately US$8.9m in funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, to study the subsurface geology for suitability for the storage of CO 2 at its new state-of-the-art cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana. Heidelberg Materials is contributing about US$1.5m in funding while the prime contractor, Illinois State Geological Survey at the University of Illinois (ISGS) wi...

JK Lakshmi Cement signs solar power agreement

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

JK Lakshmi Cement on has signed an agreement with Amplus Solar to set up a 56MWp solar power plant for its Durg facility , located in Chhattisgarh. This will form part of the company's ‘Green Pahal, Behtar Kal’ campaign that creates awareness about improving energy efficiency and saving the environment .  With this initiative, JK Lakshmi Cement will be able to replace 92m units with green electricity in the first year that will help reduce its CO 2 emissions by 73,000t, equivalent to ...

CEMEX Philippines signs biosolids partnership

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Philippines and Manila Water Co recently signed a partnership allowing the use of biosolids as alternative fuels, a first in the Philippines and a major accomplishment in helping address climate change in alignment with the Philippine government’s policy.   Biosolids are organic materials coming from a sewage treatment process. Wastewater undergoes full treatment and clean water is discharged to rivers, and byproducts such as biosolids can be turned into useful resource, such as ...

Carbon Re report assesses technologies for decarbonisation

07 February 2023, Published under Cement News

New research by Carbon Re has found that the cement industry could deploy a combination of 13 existing technologies to reduce CO 2 emissions by 0.8Gt per year.   What’s more, the combination of just three technologies can deliver 81 per cent of this impact, according to the Carbon Re report “Three technologies to reduce climate change” . These are: Substitute Cementitious Materials (SCM), biomass and waste alternative fuels and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve processes...