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The World Economic Forum's Net-Zero Industry Tracker 2022 is released

05 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its first Net-Zero Industry Tracker 2022 report. It states that cement demand is forecast to rise 46 per cent by 2050 and suggests that US$185bn will have to be invested in CO 2 handling infrastructure and clean hydrogen production to enable low-emission cement plants. To reach the 2030 emissions intensity target, the WEF estimates that the cement sector needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 24 per cent from today’s level. Furthermore, it wil...

Zacua Ventures to receive CEMEX and CEMEX Ventures' investment

05 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and CEMEX Ventures are investing in a global early-stage venture fund, Zacua Ventures, which aims to tackle the construction industry’s biggest challenges in sustainability, productivity and urbanisation.   "As pioneers in the construction industry's transformation, we are happy to be part of this investment vehicle to seek innovative solutions that help boost productivity, sustainability, and urbanisation,” said Gonzalo Galindo, head of CEMEX Ventures. “The collaboration and syn...

CEMEX orders 200 low-carbon trucks

04 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has added nearly 200 lower-carbon natural gas-powered trucks as part of a comprehensive strategy seeking to decarbonise its global fleet. This initiative is part of the company’s flagship Future in Action programme to become a net-zero CO 2 company by 2050. The investment in these 200 new vehicles consist mostly of concrete mixer trucks powered by low emission compressed natural gas (CNG) or renewable natural gas (RNG). These trucks will have a carbon footprint that is approximatel...

India's carbon trading market to be announced this month

03 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Anticipation is building that India is about to start a carbon trading market for major emitters in the energy, steel and cement industries. The clean energy initiative is expected to be announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Independence Day celebrations on 15 August, according local sources. It has been in the works since March, according to Reuters. It is thought that the market would initially be limited to hard-to-abate sectors, allowing participants to trade credits earned...

RECODEH2020 carbon capture demonstration project at Kamari plant

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Greece’s first carbon capture project in a cement plant has begun with RECODEH2020 partners successfully launching the demonstration unit at TITAN Cement Group’s Kamari plant . Using ionic liquids (bare or amine-functionalised) as CO 2 adsorbents, the project reached CO 2 purity above 99 per cent during initial operation. Part of the captured CO 2 is converted to nanocalcite and other chemical compounds that can be used in cement manufacture, demonstrating the circular economy based on ...

Materials Processing Institute leads GBP6.5m zero emission project

28 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The Materials Processing Institute (MPI) is leading a major GBP6.5m (US$7.83m) project to develop the world’s first zero emission cement on an industrial scale. The Cement 2 Zero project will focus on the technical and commercial aspects of this breakthrough development, which will bolster green steelmaking, while eliminating the carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of clinker in cement kilns. The project aims to create cement clinker using electric arc furnaces (EAF), which p...

UltraTech Cement decreases CO2 intensity by 9% in FY2021-2022

27 July 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement ( Aditya Birla group ) has released its 2021-22 Sustainability Report. The company claims that in FY2021-2022 it decreased its CO 2 intensity by 9.1 per cent at 551.86kg CO 2 /t of cementitious materials produced. This resulted in achieving   15.1 per cent of Scope 1 intensity target against the target of 27 per cent reduction target by 2032 from the 2017 baseline. Greenhouse gas emissions totalled 195kg CO 2 /m 3 for concrete production. UltraTech Cement now has a re...

CEMEX Ventures invests in 3D printing company COBOD

26 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures (Cemex Group) is investing in COBOD, a global leader in construction-grade 3D printers. CEMEX and COBOD have been working together over the last year to innovate in the 3D printing space. Through this partnership, they recently introduced the first-ever 3D printing solution that utilises conventional ready-mix concrete in the building process. The solution can deliver significant savings versus traditional 3D printing construction methods and materials and has been implement...

TCC introduces World's first UHPC cabinet energy storage system

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) joined 7-11 to unveil its 10,000th store in Asia and introduced the “New Energy Convenience Store”. TCC combines the company’s strength in green energy, energy storage, battery and cement to build an energy storage system (ESS) to provide stable electricity and reduce carbon emissions.     7-11’s 10,000th store in Asia is Taiwan’s first convenience store to install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system with green energy and ESS. It is also the first in...

Limak Cement Group has carbon footprint report independently verified

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Limak Cement Group ’s Anka plant broke new ground in the Turkish cement industry and became the first cement factory with a verified carbon footprint report.   The cement factory in Anka , Turkey, has been awarded a certificate as the first cement factory whose 14064-1:2018 carbon footprint report has been verified by Emicert and QSI, which are accredited in the cement industry.