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LafargeHolcim awarded US$1.5m grant for Florence carbon capture project

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has received a US$1.5m grant from the US Department of Energy to research and develop a system to capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions at its cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA. The Swiss-based company is partnering with Svante Inc and other firms. Jamie Gentoso, the CEO of US Cement at LafargeHolcim, said the company worked with Svante to build a pilot carbon-capture unit at a plant in British Columbia. "We started this initiative in November of last year,...

San Miguel looks to increase plastic waste consumption

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based San Miguel Corp (SMC) is reportedly buying more plastic wastes to fuel its cement plants. "It's a more environment-friendly and sustainable alternative to using traditional fuels," said Ramon Ang, president and COO of SMC, in a statement. The initiative comes after the company’s launch of a series of sustainability efforts, which include discontinuing its plastic bottled water business, building the country's first recycled plastics road and spending PHP1bn (US$20.64m...

New Cuban facility begins production of green cement

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

After several months of tests, a new plant installed at the Marta Abreu University in Las Villas, Cuba, has begun the production of low-carbon cement (LC3). The main components of the cement are clinker, calcined clay, limestone and gypsum. At present, the plant produces around 4tpd of LC3, but production is expected to double once the new facility is fully operational.

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto partner for circular economy project

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto, North America’s only primary aluminium producer, are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. The circular economy project aims to reduce the need to extract new raw materials and create more value from waste. Geocycle Canada, part of Lafarge Canada, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product, Alextra, made from spent pot liners that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Alextra is the result of years ...

LafargeHolcim Maroc voted Top Performers for CSR

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc was named Top Performers for Corporate Social Rrsponsibility (CSR) 2020 by Vigeo Eiris, the independent rating agency in the areas of environment, social and governance. Vigeo honoured LafargeHolcim Morocco for its performance in terms of environmental strategy and protection of biodiversity, continuous improvement of health and safety conditions at work, prevention of discrimination and promotion of gender equality, and also its contribution to the socio-economic d...

LafargeHolcim Maroc voted Top Performers for CSR

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc was named Top Performers for Corporate Social Rrsponsibility (CSR) 2020 by Vigeo Eiris, the independent rating agency in the areas of environment, social and governance. Vigeo honoured LafargeHolcim Morocco for its performance in terms of environmental strategy and protection of biodiversity, continuous improvement of health and safety conditions at work, prevention of discrimination and promotion of gender equality, and also its contribution to the socio-economic d...

Cembureau welcomes European Commission's Renovation Wave

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cembureau, the European Cement Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission's Renovation Wave. "The renovation wave provides the EU with a unique opportunity to make a difference in citizens' lives, and the cement industry is fully ready to play its role" said Koen Coppenholle, CEO of Cembureau.  "By focussing on life-cycle approaches, circularity and ambitious building energy targets, the European Commission offers a convincing view of a decarbonised building ...

LafargeHolcim expands carbon capture projects

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's portfolio of carbon capture projects was strengthened with the US Department of Energy's national Energy Laboratory Technology’s (DOE-NETL) announcement that it will support the LafargeHolcim CO 2 MENT Colorado project.  LafargeHolcim has gathered a consortium of partners that include Svante Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC  and Total to complete a study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon capture facility.  With DOE-NETL's finding confirmed, th...

No more plastic cement packaging in Tunisia

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines has repealed its joint order with the Ministry of Commerce that authorises the packaging of cement in plastic bags. The decision has been submitted to the Presidency of Governmnet for publication in the Official Journal of the Republic of Tunisia.

PCA promotes Portland-limestone cement

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has launched a new initiative promoting the sustainable benefits of Portland-limestone cement (PLC). Manufactured with more limestone than OPC Type I, PLC emits 10 per cent less greenhouse gases than OPC to manufacture. "PLC is another example of the cement industry evolving over the years, continuing to innovate and sustainably producing the high-quality cement that is needed to help keep America's infrastructure strong and resilient," said PCA Presid...