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Lack of standards is a barrier to sustainability drive, says RICS

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Although progress is being seen in some aspects of the built environment on the drive to be more sustainable, the rate of advancement needs to accelerate significantly and become more widespread, according to the latest annual sustainability report by the UK-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The 2022 RICS Sustainability Report, which collated sentiment from almost 4000 chartered surveyor contributors (including 1200 in the UK) across commercial and construction sector...

PFA replacement for CEM II cements launched

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Innovative Ash Solutions (IAS) has launched a new environmentally-friendly replacement for pulverised fly ash (PFA) ingredient in cement production. The UK company is a 50/50 joint venture between Levenseat and Organic Innovative Solutions Ltd that has developed a new process that transforms air pollution control residues from municipal and wood biomass incinerators, to create its new PFA replacement – the first to be given end of waste accreditation by the Scottish Environment Protection...

UN special advisor pleads 'decarbonise now!'

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Selwin Hart, special advisor to the UN Secretary General on Climate Action and Just Transition, said: "Despite being well behind the eight ball the window to reduce global warming to 1.5˚C is still open. We have the technologies and financial tools to make the best of this opportunity, we can still limit the general increase to 1.5˚C but we need to act now. This is my central message – 2050 is fine – a good milestone but what matters is what we do now and the actions taken now." Mr Hart w...

CEMEX sees Alicante quarry expansion approved

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Ministry of Economy has extended CEMEX’ s licence to expand the Serreta Larga quarry in Alicante, Spain. The quarry supplies limestone and marl to the San Vicente del Raspeig cement plant and will now be able to operate for a further 30 years. The approval marks the end of a 12-year licence application process. The delimited perimeter of the quarry has approximately 15.5Mt of reserves with a planned extraction rate of 520,000t per year. CEMEX will have to provide guarantees of...

US$1.7m grant awarded for Missouri S&T CO2 capture project

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The National Science Foundation has awarded a US$1.7m grant to researchers at Missouri S&T to develop a system to capture CO 2 and use it for blended cement, ultimately contributing to the decarbonisation of the cement industry. “Our goal is to deliver an innovative, integrated and adaptable capture-and-conversion system while producing valuable cement supplements from waste CO 2 ,” says Dr Fateme Rezaei, The Linda and Bipin Doshi Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engi...

alcemy secures funding to help cement sector decarbonisation

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany-based developer of predictive analysis software for the cement sector, alcemy has secured EUR10m in a Series A round of funding led by Galvanize Climate Solutions. The company’s software provides precise quality predictions for mixtures and their ingredients enabling cement producers to adjust fluctuations in limestone and cement. alcemy claims it can save up to 50 per cent of CO 2 and in 2021 it reduced customer CO 2 emissions by 80,000t. “We founded alcemy with the vision tha...

Siemens and Shell collaborate on green hydrogen

16 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Shell Global Solutions International BV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop low-carbon and highly efficient energy sources to support the energy transition. The agreement will focus on projects that produce green hydrogen for industrial applications at Shell and its customers, as well as enhancing collaboration in the areas of biofuels and circular chemistry.  Under the terms of the MoU, Siemens and Shell will develop solutions tha...

Lucky Cement to install 25.3MW captive solar power plant

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

GM Finance and Company Secretary of Lucky Cement Ltd, Faisal Mahmood, informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that following a feasibility study for a renewable energy project, the company has entered into an arrangement with Orient Energy Systems (Pvt) Ltd for the supply and installation of a 25.3MW captive solar power project at its Karachi plant .   The estimated project cost is PKR3bn (US$12.75m),and the company is in the process of establishing Letters of Credit to import equipment...

Mexican ambassador praises climate action work at CEMEX's Rugby plant

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX welcomed HE Josefa González Blanco Ortiz Mena, Mexican ambassador to the United Kingdom, to its flagship UK cement plant, based in Rugby, Warwickshire, on Wednesday 14 September. The ambassador travelled to Rugby to find out more about the work CEMEX carries out in the UK and the materials it produces for key construction projects nationally. In particular, she wanted to understand how the UK is contributing to CEMEX's global climate action strategy, Future in Action, and the bu...

Lafarge Cement signs SRF deal with Willshee's

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based Willshee’s Waste & Recycling has signed a multi-year contract to supply carbon-offset fuel to Lafarge Cement. Following Lafarge’s investment in an alternative fuel platform, operated by its waste division, Geocycle, Willshee’s will supply Lafarge Cement's Cauldon plant with around 15,000t of solid recovered fuel (SRF) each year, equivalent to three or four deliveries each day, five days a week. The SRF will come from Willshee’s state-of-the-art materials handling facility in Sw...