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Edmonton plant CCUS MoU signed

11 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has announced   the completion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Heidelberg Materials and the Government of Canada. This partnership will support Heidelberg Materials’ project to develop the cement industry’s first global full-scale Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) facility at the company’s Edmonton location. This milestone is fundamental to achieving a viable business case that will allow this groundbreaking, first mover project to be real...

UltraTech rolls out LNG trucks at Pune

11 April 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has extended its use of LNG-fuelled trucks to its bulk terminal in Pune, India. Green Planet Logistics, India's first LNG-fuelled trucking logistics company, will be providing its GreenLine trucks as part of UltraTech’s continued commitment to the decarbonisation of its operations, according to Realty Plus. The cement producer has already introduced GreenLine trucks at its Awarpur Cement Works near Nagpur. According to Green Planet Logistics, its GreenLine LNG trucks ...

Buxton Net Zero project passes due diligence funding phase

05 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Tarmac ( CRH ) and LEILAC have moved a step closer to delivering the world’s first zero emissions lime plant, with the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) announcing that the Buxton Lime Net Zero project has successfully passed the due diligence phase of the Industrial Carbon Capture (ICC) funding scheme. LEILAC ’s technology uses a unique indirect heating approach to keep unavoidable process emissions uncontaminated, thereby enabling its efficient ca...

Holcim's Holly Hill plant reaches 100% TSR

04 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim ’s Holly Hill plant , South Carolina, USA, has reached 100 per cent thermal energy substitution rate (TSR) and is progressing with clinker reduction and alternative fuel usage. Holcim Holly Hill Process Manager, Henry González, said: “ Today on behalf of the great team at the Holly Hill plant and Geocycle, I am pleased to tell you that we achieved more than 40 continuous hours of operation at 100 per cent of thermal energy substitution Rate (TSR) between 30-31 March   2023, in fa...

Votorantim Cimentos reports decarbonisation progress

04 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos ended 2022 with positive results in its decarbonisation journey. Globally, the company emitted 579kg of CO 2 /t of cement produced, a three per cent reduction compared to 2021. Between 1990 and 2022, Votorantim Cimentos reduced its CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement produced by 24 per cent.  In 2022 Votorantim Cimentos’ thermal substitution rate through co-processing was 26.5 per cent, reflecting the increased use of alternative fuels (mainly waste and biomass) to r...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Osaka Gas sign CCUS value chain feasibility study

03 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) and Osaka Gas Co Ltd have signed an agreement for a feasibility study on a project to develop a CO 2  value chain for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), including transporting CO 2  captured in Japan to overseas, utilising it to produce e-methane, a synthetic gas produced through methanation, and storing it underground.   The project aims to establish an efficient CO 2  value chain, leveraging Osaka Gas’s know-how on e-metha...

Dalmia Cement to burn 5000t of baled plastics in Ariyalur kilns

03 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) will be using 5000t of baled plastics to fire its cement kilns in Ariyalur following a memorandum of understanding with Greater Chennai Corp (GCC). The priority of the corporation is reducing the amount of plastics dumped as legacy waste in Kodungaiyur and Perungudi, according to Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi and Chief Engineer of Solid Waste Management, N Mahesan. The GCC bears all the charges, including transporting the baled plastics to the factory in Ariyalur.

Hanson UK wins planning permission for new Padeswood SRF facility

03 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Flintshire Council's planning committee has granted permission for a new solid revered fuel (SRF) facility at Heidelberg Material 's subsidary  Hanson UK ’s Padeswood cement site, which represents a GBP4m (US$4.95m/EUR4.55m) investment and will safeguard 177 jobs. The development will be in an area currently used to park trailers, with an internal access road, and an electricity substation using SRF as an alternative fuel source.  The project will refine SRF to make it suitable for ...

Canacem-Mexico-FICEM 2030 roadmap launched

03 April 2023, Published under Cement News

At FICEM Hoja de Ruta 2023, the Canacem-Mexico-FICEM 2030 roadmap “Towards a Low Carbon Economy” was launched by Mexico's national cement chamber, CANACEM, in collaboration with FICEM. The roadmap outlines Mexico's cement industry commitments to climate change mitigation and is aligned with the UN's 2030 Agenda to maintain global warming below 2˚C compared to pre-industrial levels. Six Mexican cement producers ( Cementos y Concretos Moctezuma , Cementos Fortaleza , Cemex , Cemen...

First FLSmidth FUELFLEX® Pyrolyzer installed at Mannok

31 March 2023, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has celebrated the installation of its   FUELFLEX ® Pyrolyzer at Mannok Cement , Ireland. The world’s first FUELFLEX ® Pyrolyzer has been successfully been in operation at the Mannok plant since July 2022.    Mannok now controls NO x emissions without needing to use ammonia water and increase alternative fuels utilisation, thus putting the plant firmly on the path to achieve its 2030 Vision target of reducing CO 2  emissions by 33 per cent compared to 2020 levels.   T...