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Holcim Ecuador receives carbon-neutrality certificate

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ecuador has received a carbon-neutral certificate for its Holcim Agrovial and Base Vial products by environmental consultant Sambito. When compared with traditional products, Holcim Base Vial reduces CO 2 emissions by 54 per cent while Holcim Agrovial lowers CO 2 emissions by 54 per cent per kilometre of road built.

Bharathi Cement commissions 10MW solar power plant

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Bharathi Cement has commissioned a 10MW solar power plant at its 5Mta cement works in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The facility is expected to help cut the company’s overall energy costs by reducing its reliance on thermal power. The project was delivered by Fourth Partner Energy in a record 60 days, according to a company press release. The power plant is part of Bharathi’s long-term plan to transition to renewable energy.

Votorantim creates new unit to assist alternative material co-processing

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s Votorantim Cimentos has created a new business unit, named Verdera, to manage and provide services throughout the co-processing chain of alternative materials used in cement production. The company announced an investment plan of BRL400m (US$98m) to develop the unit over the next four years. The goal of Verdera is to offer waste disposal services to different companies and industries. Furthermore, the company plans to increase its petcoke substitution rate from 25 per cent to 80...

Carbon capture is a loss-maker for Anhui Conch

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch has invested US$10m in carbon capture equipment at its Baimashan plant near the Yangtze river in eastern China. The pilot carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, installed last year in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province, separates and purifies 50,000t of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) a year, which Conch will sell to industrial consumers, reports Reuters. As a pilot project the technology currently is designed to capture a small percentage of the 1.5Mt of CO 2 generated by a single...

Carbon capture is a loss-maker for Anhui Conch

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch has invested US$10m in carbon capture equipment at its Baimashan plant near the Yangtze river in eastern China. The pilot carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, installed last year in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province, separates and purifies 50,000t of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) a year, which Conch will sell to industrial consumers, reports Reuters. As a pilot project the technology currently is designed to capture a small percentage of the 1.5Mt of CO 2 generated by a single...

Argos named as second most-sustainable cement company in the world

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos, part of Grupo Argos, was included for the seventh-consecutive year in the Dow Jones Global Index (DJSI) and was highlighted as the second most-sustainable cement company in the world. Companies were rated on their sustainable construction, materiality, risk and crisis management, tax strategy, environmental reporting, biodiversity, climate strategy, water related risk, social reporting, citizenship and philanthropy. Around 3500 companies of the largest in the world were studied acc...

GCC signs agreement for clean energy supply

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) has signed an agreement with a US-based clean energy provider for the supply of solar and wind energy to its cement plant in Odessa, Texas, to fulfil 100 per cent of the facility’s electricity requirement. The company did not release the name of the energy supplier but noted that energy supply is expected to begin in July 2022. The plans will mean an approximately 45,000tpa reduction in CO 2 . The 10-year fixed price agreement also represents a 22 p...

INSEE Cement quarry identified for MSW project

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement of Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd is being asked to provide land for the Metro Colombo Solid Waste Management (MCSWM) project in Aruwakkalu, Sri Lanka. The proposed site has been identified and is located adjacent to the railhead of the limestone quarry in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam. The government envisages implementing a sanitary landfill using the abandoned and worked-out limestone quarry pits in to dispose about 1200tpd of municipal solid waste (MSW). The area under the landfill w...

HeidelbergCement signs agreement with Equinor for CCS project

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Norway’s Group Equinor have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the capture and storage of CO 2 (CCS). The Norwegian government’s "Northern Lights" CCS plan has begun in three different industrial sectors and will see captured CO 2 emissions begin to be transported to empty oil and gas fields beneath the North Sea in 2023 for permanent storage. The project includes HeidelbergCement’s Brevik plant which was selected by the government for an industrial-scale ...

APO Cement agrees to change truck delivery times

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines' APO Cement plant has agreed to stop the movement of its delivery trucks during peak hours of the day to help address the traffic problem in Naga City, according to Gwendolyn F Garcia, Cebu Governor. The cement producer agreed to change its routines following a meeting when it was decided Cemex could adjust transport operations between 07.00-09.00hrs and 13.00-19.00hrs to avoid obstructing traffic along the national highway. "I said we've been having so many meetings… and...