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Cemex UK has launched Vertua® ultra zero – a carbon neutral concrete

25 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK claims to have launched the UK's first ready-mix concrete that is a carbon-neutral product. The Vertua ® low-carbon concrete range can offset any residual CO 2 to provide a carbon-neutral product, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, says Cemex UK. The range features a variety of bespoke concrete mix designs and includes the Vertua ultra zero option, which is a CarbonNeutral product. This product achieves a 70 per cent reduction in embodied carbon emissions, with the re...

Cemex announces new climate action strategy

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced a new Climate Action Strategy to outline the company's vision to advance towards a carbon-neutral economy and to address society's increasing demands more efficiently. To date Cemex has reduced its specific CO 2 emissions by more than 22 per cent compared to the company's 1990 baseline. Now it has defined a more ambitious target of a 35 per cent reduction of specific net CO 2 emissions by 2030. This way the goal is aligned with the Science-Based Targets methodology, a ...

IMO 2020 rules – likely to be blessings for cement industry in Pakistan

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is likely benefit from competitive furnace oil instead of the more costly re-gasified liquefied natural gs (RLNG) for power generation, if it is allowed in the backdrop of IMO 2020 rules, which discourages use of high-sulphur fuel oil in shipping industry.   According to a report of local research house, furnace oil (FO) prices is experiencing downward trend due to IMO 2020 – that has come into effect recently – and that requires tougher regulations on sulphur emi...

MPA wins GBP6.02m from BEIS for CO2 reduction trials

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded the Mineral Products Association (MPA) GBP6.02m (EUR7.24m)  for ground-breaking demonstrations of hydrogen and plasma technology to reduce CO 2 from cement and lime production. The cement trials will take place at sites operated by Tarmac and Hanson Cement in the UK. The cement production trial comprises two demonstrations, one of electrical plasma energy and biomass fuel and the other of hydrogen and biomas...

MPA wins GBP6.02m from BEIS for CO2 reduction trials

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded the Mineral Products Association (MPA) GBP6.02m (EUR7.24m)  for ground-breaking demonstrations of hydrogen and plasma technology to reduce CO 2 from cement and lime production. The cement trials will take place at sites operated by Tarmac and Hanson Cement in the UK. The cement production trial comprises two demonstrations, one of electrical plasma energy and biomass fuel and the other of hydrogen and biomas...

Khums Cement Factory reopens, Libya

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

National Company's Khums Cement Factory in Libya has reopened following a modernisation programme to reduce the environmental impact of operations. New filters were installed to limit the emissions of dust and gas that results from the production process, the Libya Observer reported citing a Facebook post by the municipality of Khums. "The National Company has taken this step as evidence of its commitment to protecting people living in areas located near the factory against risks of pollut...

Khums Cement Factory reopens, Libya

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

National Company's Khums Cement Factory in Libya has reopened following a modernisation programme to reduce the environmental impact of operations. New filters were installed to limit the emissions of dust and gas that results from the production process, the Libya Observer reported citing a Facebook post by the municipality of Khums. "The National Company has taken this step as evidence of its commitment to protecting people living in areas located near the factory against risks of pollut...

Cementos Cienfuegos reverts to tyre burning to keep production going

18 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cuban government has ordered domestic cement factory Cementos Cienfuegos to used waste tyres as fuel to save on oil amid a worsening fuel shortages brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island. President Miguel Diaz-Canel has ordered the cement works, located in the center of the country, to receive an increasing supply of used tyres to burn, the official daily Granma said. Cuba has been suffering oil shortages since last September, when Trump administration imposed sanctions on ...

Argos celebrates launch of green cement at Rioclaro

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos' Rioclaro plant has started its new 0.45Mta calcined clay production line involving an investement of US$78m investment for the manufacture and distribution of green cement. In this process, the use of clinker is reduced thanks to the incorporation of calcined clays (artificial pozzolan). During the production process, CO 2 emissions are reduced by up to 38 per cent and energy consumption lowered by 30 per cent.   "With this project, we are leading the industry and sowi...

Argos celebrates launch of green cement at Rioclaro

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos' Rioclaro plant has started its new 0.45Mta calcined clay production line involving an investement of US$78m investment for the manufacture and distribution of green cement. In this process, the use of clinker is reduced thanks to the incorporation of calcined clays (artificial pozzolan). During the production process, CO 2 emissions are reduced by up to 38 per cent and energy consumption lowered by 30 per cent.   "With this project, we are leading the industry and sowi...