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GCCA starts open challenge race to net zero for six start-ups

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the first six start-ups that will be backed by its member companies as part of the first Innovandi ‘Open Challenge’ in the race to ‘net zero’ by 2050.  The six start-ups, which were chosen from more than 100 entrants to the Open Challenge, hail from the USA, Canada, UK, Italy and the Netherlands. They have joined forces with world-leading cement companies to help drive further innovation in the industry and will each form part...

Lhoist partner with Air Liquide for Carbon capture project

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Lhiost is partnering with Air Liquide to launch a first-of-its-kind decarbonisation project of lime production in France. As part of this project, Air Liquide would build and operate a Cryocap™ FG (Flue Gas) unit to capture and purify 95 per cent of the CO 2 arising from Lhoist’s production unit in Réty. Lhoist will be able to reduce the CO 2 emissions of the plant by more than 600,000tpa starting in 2028 (equivalent to the annual emissions of ~ 55,000 households in France). This partne...

CS-Pozzolan-Perlite attracts cement producer interest

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Sunrise Resources, a mineral exploration and development firm in Macclesfield, UK, is in talks with two US cement companies over supplying them with materials from its US sites as the country’s construction industry looks for more eco-friendly raw materials. The company has mined various sites in Canada, Finland, Ireland and Australia, but is now focussing on the development of its CS Pozzolan-Perlite project in Nevada, USA. Field visits have taken place at its American sites in the past ...

Argos recycles 10.9Mm3 of water in 2021

09 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Grupo Argos ) recycled 10.9Mm 3 of water during 2021, which represents 91 per cent of recirculation and is equivalent to the average consumption of 60,000 families per year.   The reuse of water resources reduces the volume of water withdrawal to contribute to the availability of this resource both for the company and for society, ecosystems and future generations.  Argos' sustainability and environmental strategy, specifically in its water and biodiversity pillar, is the roa...

CAD40m to Ciment Québec to reduce carbon footprint

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Government of Québec announced that it will provide CAD40m to Ciment Québec Inc to modernise part of the cement producer’s Saint-Basile plant to enable the production of lower-carbon cement. The project will include a new grinding workshop with two new grinding mills and could benefit from an additional CAD6m, added as financial support from the Québec Ministry of Finance. The addition of more efficient grinding systems will lead to a 10 per cent drop in greenhouse gas emissions. Ele...

CalPortland wins 2022 Energy Star® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

CalPortland  ( Taiheiyo Cement Corp ) has received the 2022 Energy Star ® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.  This is CalPortland’s 18th straight Partner of the Year award. “We are thrilled to receive the 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award,” said CalPortland Chief Energy Engineer, Bill Jerald. “It is exciting to see the Energy Star programme being utilised throughout t...

Geminor warns of secondary fuels shortage

05 May 2022, Published under Cement News

A reduction in waste volumes in Europe, in addition to ongoing transport challenges, makes it harder to predict access to secondary fuels this coming winter season, according to Geminor, a Norway-based recycling company specialising in refuse-derived fuel (RDF), solid recovered fuel (SRF) and other waste for material recycling. The company is encouraging industry players to increase their stocks of RDF and SRF before the winter season.   A turbulent economy and the ongoing conflict in Ukrai...

Liquid air energy storage technology goes live

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

An industry-first application of liquid air energy storage (LAES) energy efficiency technology is now a live demonstrator project at Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon cement plant in Staffordshire, UK. This innovative technology stores energy in liquid air form to provide compressed air, allowing inefficient partially loaded, variable-demand compressors to be turned off, thus improving the total system efficiency by up to 25 per cent. The PRISMA (Peak Reduction by Integrated Storage and Manag...

Adbri announces new net zero targets

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd has released its Net Zero Emissions Roadmap for 2050, outlining three new medium-term 2030 emissions reduction targets for cement, lime and electricity. The roadmap builds upon the company’s 32 per cent reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions since 2010.    The first new target focuses on cement. Adbri’s cement emissions intensity in FY20 was 557kg CO2/t cement. The new medium-term target aims to reduce this to 446kg CO2/t cement, representing a potential 47 per cent...

JK Lakshmi partners with TARA for carbon neutrality

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

JK Lakshmi Cement i s to tie up with the Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), India, with the signing of a long-term memorandum of understanding (MoU) to introduce the process of decarbonisation in cement production, according to a statement issued by the JK Group. United News Of India  reported that the collaboration is aimed at the cement producer's target of carbon neutrality by 2047 through the production of Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) and other te...