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Pakistan incurs huge losses due to flooding

31 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan government has initially estimated a loss of at least US$10bn caused by weeks of torrential rains and subsequent floods, which destroyed many houses and infrastructures across the country. A research house estimated a major requirement of cement, steel and other construction material to rehabilitate masses affected due to flooding. Speaking to the media, Finance Minister, Miftah Ismail, shared the damages estimate, saying the economic impact of floods would be at least US$10b...

Pakistan incurs huge losses due to flooding

31 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan government has initially estimated a loss of at least US$10bn caused by weeks of torrential rains and subsequent floods, which destroyed many houses and infrastructures across the country. A research house estimated a major requirement of cement, steel and other construction material to rehabilitate masses affected due to flooding. Speaking to the media, Finance Minister, Miftah Ismail, shared the damages estimate, saying the economic impact of floods would be at least US$10b...

ECOCEM launches Superfine

31 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has launched Superfine, a low-carbon, super high-grade ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) for specialist applications onto the European market. Ecocem Superfine is a finer GGBS designed to be used as a specialist additive in binders, industrial mortars, UHPC and precast concrete. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, the use of Superfine can improve rheology, strength and durability of the concrete. Developed by grinding granulated blastfurnace slag (GBS) to a very...

Project to target CO2 emissions from refractories

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

A research project, funded by the European Union, could help lower CO 2 emissions in the refractory industry by up to 800,000tpa. The initiative is known as the ReSoURCE project and involves eight research partners, led by RHI Magnesita. “On average, 60 per cent of all spent refractories, generated by refractory-consuming industries, go to landfill, while only 30 per cent is recycled. With the ReSoURCE project, we aim to increase it up to 75 per cent. This means we can achieve significan...

Origen shortlisted for UK government CCUS funding

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The UK government has named ZerCaL250, a collaboration using Origen's zero-carbon tech and Singleton Birch’s lime production know-how, as one of 13 projects shortlisted nationally for the second phase of its carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster process.  It is also one of eight industrial carbon capture (ICC) projects in the government’s East Coast Cluster, supported by zero carbon partnership Zero Carbon Humber.   All 13 projects are in the running for government funding. ...

Cem'In'Eu to launch new pozzolan cement in 2023

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'Eu is developing a new low-carbon cement based on pozzolan, a natural raw material extracted locally.  The French cement producer aims to greatly reducing the share of clinker and therefore the carbon footprint of the cement. The use of pozzolan represents a considerable leverage effect for reducing the overall carbon footprint of the cements produced by Cem'In'Eu, both in bulk and in bags.  Thanks to a long-term supply contract, Cem'In'Eu has secured its supply of pozzolans, es...

CEMEX to install hydrogen technology at San Pedro De Macoris plant

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is implementing hydrogen technology at its San Pedro De Macoris cement plant in the Dominican Republic. Fernando A González, CEO of CEMEX, was at the project's inauguration, which is part of the company's Future in Action programme that seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. "Through projects like this, we reiterate our commitment to leveraging innovation to meet our ambitious sustainability and CO 2 reduction goals," said Mr González. "Hydrogen is a key technology for our...

Argos buys 200 mixer trucks in USA

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Grupo Argos' Cement Co ) is renewing its fleet of trucks in the USA by purchasing 200 mixer trucks with state-of-the-art technology.   These trucks, representing nearly US$40m in investment, will be incorporated in stage one of a comprehensive fleet expansion and replacement plan spanning the next five years. The company estimates new additions at the beginning of the 2Q23 as part of this project. "With the acquisition of these new assets, we continue our dedication to deliver...

Summit Material's Hannibal plant converts fully to PLC production

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc is celebrating that its Hannibal plant in Missouri, operated by Continental Cement Co LLC   has converted 100 per cent of its production to Portland limestone cement (PLC). It is expected that the blended cement will result in a reduction of the carbon footprint by 10 per cent on average. The Hannibal plant is the company’s second conversion to PLC in 2022. Continental Cement’s Davenport plant in Buffalo, Iowa, began 100 per cent PLC production in April 2...

Holcim joins water coalitions

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has joined the 50L Home Coalition and the Water Resilience Coalition. Through the 50L Home Coalition, Holcim will expand its reach in addressing urban water crises around the world. As a member of the Water Resilience Coalition, Holcim will ensure its water-positive impact methodology aligns with the Coalition’s Net Positive Water Impact concept, then share its methodology for use by other companies. Through these two memberships, Holcim will leverage the rigorous, science-based ap...