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INSEE Ecocycle inaugurates pyrolysis plant at Puttalam factory

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

As a key milestone of its sustainable waste management journey, INSEE Ecocyle has launched its latest state-of-the-art pyrolysis plant at the company’s Puttalam cement plant, Sri Lanka. The pyrolysis plant is designed to convert rubber and plastic waste originating from a wide range of industries into valuable resources, enabling us to augment our contribution to a circular economy. INSEE Ecocycle’s new pyrolysis plant was inaugurated at a special ceremony held recently, where the Gene...

Ambuja Cements and ACC commission second phase of Bubble Barrier project

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd ( Holcim Group ), through its in-house waste management arm, Geocycle, continues to remove plastic waste by commissioning its second phase of bubble barrier technology in Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Lake located in Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, India.   Bubble Barrier is a smart and non-invasive technology that is used to remove plastic from the water bodies, reducing the problem of marine plastic pollution. The project will remove approximately...

Titan America releases low-carbon cement from New Jersey

03 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan America has announced it is now distributing Type IL lower-carbon cement from its storage and distribution facility located at the Port of Newark, New Jersey. The only cement source in the State of New Jersey, Essex Cement is expected to sell lower-carbon cement exclusively by the end of 2022, sourced from Titan’s network of cement plants. This move is in full alignment with Titan America’s parent company, Titan Cement International, which undersigned the “Business Ambition for 1.5 ...

Low-carbon cement trial cuts CO2 emissions by 60%

03 March 2022, Published under Cement News

A UK Government-backed innovation and demonstration programme has successfully developed and trialled new low-carbon cements which have up to 60 per cent lower embodied CO 2 emissions than Portland cement, the current market leader in the UK. Research supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and led by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) reveals that if the new cements are fully adopted in the UK, up to 4Mt of direct CO 2 could be saved ever...

The PCA urges strong federal support to accelerate decarbonisation technologies

02 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In comments submitted to the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), the Portland Cement Association (PCA) stated that federal policy and support is vital to accelerate the deployment of technologies that can decarbonise the US industrial sector.  In its comments, PCA noted that it shares the Biden-Harris Administration's goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 through its own Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, which lays out a pathway to achieve this across the cement-concret...

Cemex joins Corporate Leaders Group Europe

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has joined the Corporate Leaders Group Europe, convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in support of a climate neutral economy. The company aims to deliver to all customers globally net-zero concrete by 2050 as part of its Future in Action strategy and is the first in the sector to set a target of at least 55 per cent CO 2 reduction by 2030 in its European operations.  Sergio Menendez, president for Cemex Europe, Middle East & Africa region said: "W...

India’s National Green Tribunal halts environmental clearances for Babarkot limestone mining

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in India has stopped environmental clearances for two limestone mining sites in Babarkat village, Jafrabad, Amreli. The step results in a significant delay for UltraTech Cement Ltd , which is part of the Aditya Birla Group .   The special bench of NGT ruled that the project fell under category A and was beyond the purview of the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) to award environment clearances.The said mines dropped under cluster minin...

Cementir expands FUTURECEM distribution

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since 1 January 2022, Cementir Group , through its subsidiary CCB , has been distributing FUTURECEM ™ in the French and Benelux markets, following the strategic roll-out of this technology as part of the Cementir Group ambitious sustainable roadmap towards 2030 and beyond. This new and more sustainable cement technology developed by Cementir Group has been already warmly welcomed by the Danish market in 2021 with sales development in line with plans. Cementir Group claims that th...

Cemex USA introduces Portland limestone cements to southeast US plants

25 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has announced as part of its efforts to cut CO 2  emissions, the company has successfully introduced environmentally friendly Portland limestone cement (PLC) manufactured at its plants in  Brooksville , Florida, and  Demopolis , Alabama, across the southeastern United States.   Cemex USA increased production of Portland limestone cement at its Brooksville and Demopolis plants over the last year, and currently, the low-carbon building material accounts for more than 50 and mor...

Secil and Cimpor to participate in green hydrogen cluster project

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of Portuguese companies will invest more than EUR100m in the country's central region in a project to decarbonise the industry through the use of green hydrogen. the project is scheduled to start next year. The project, entitled 'Green Hydrogen Valley of Nazaré’, covers a group of companies representing around 10 per cent of total emissions from the national industry. The industrial consortium is led by Rega Energy, a Portugal-based independent producer of renewable gas,...