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Carbon Re and A³&Co join forces to decarbonise cement

06 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Climate technology company, Carbon Re is joining forces with A3& Co ® , a   cement manufacturing consulting company, to accelerate the decarbonisation of the cement industry. The two companies have signed a strategic partnership agreement   aimed to help cement manufacturers optimise production processes to reduce operational costs and carbon emissions to otherwise unachievable levels.  Carbon Re claims that its Delta Zero industrial decarbonisation platform can cut fuel use by up to 1...

Coolbrook appoints SVP of Communications

01 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Technology and engineering company Coolbrook Oy has announced the appointment of Jenni Schumacher to the position of SVP of Communications. Ms Schumacher has most recently led external communications at international renewable fuels company Neste and prior to that held communications roles at global stainless steel producer Outokumpu and Microsoft.  At Coolbrook Ms Schumacher’s experience across the energy, manufacturing, and technology industries will help to shape Coolbrook’s interna...

Aker Carbon Capture enters Finnish market

31 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Aker Carbon Capture will deliver a pre-engineering study to the energy company St1 for the development of a carbon capture facility at Finnsementti ’s Lappeenranta cement plant. The captured CO 2 would be used for the first renewable synthetic methanol plant in Finland. Aker Carbon Capture’s Just Catch unit could capture around 40,000tpa of CO 2 , enabling the production of 25,000tpa of methanol. Aker Carbon Capture is currently delivering the world’s first carbon capture facility at ...

VTT electric kiln targets carbon neutral cement production

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an electric rotary kiln that is capable of making cement production close to carbon neutral. Powered by low-emission electricity, the kiln enables the capture of pure CO2 when lime is burned in the pre-calcination phase of cement production. VTT has successfully completed several experiments using different feedstocks between November 2021 and October 2022, with the participation of Finnish cement producer Finnsementti and Nordka...

SigmaRoc to install Aqualung carbon capture unit

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

SigmaRoc has signed an agreement with Aqualung Carbon Capture AS, a leading membrane carbon capture and separation technology provider, to install SigmaRoc’s first carbon capture facility in the first quarter of 2023. The agreement will allow for the installation of a carbon capture membrane technology solution across all SigmaRoc’s operational kilns following initial installation at one kiln in Nordkalk, Finland. The technology is modular, tested and scalable, allowing for a phased and s...

Finnsement CEO adds CRH US Building Products position to duties

01 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Finnsement CEO, Miikka Riionheimo, is set to take up a new position within the CRH Group's Building Products organisation. His position in Atlanta, USA, is senior vice president of strategy and development. For the time being, Mr Riionheimo remains the CEO of Finnsement.

Nordic cement’s green shoots

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Nordic cement industry is a relatively small player in Europe. Still, its plants are some of the most advanced in the world and are pioneering projects for alternative fuels and carbon capture and storage. The region entered 2020 with expectations of improved sales, driven by infrastructure projects and hopes of a housing recovery. However, the coronavirus pandemic is expected to inhibit this growth. Owned by CRH, Finnsementti’s 1.1Mta cement plant at Parainen saw the domestic mar...

Finnsementi takes part in feasibility for synthetic fuels pilot plant

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Finnsementti is expected to supply CO 2 from the production process at its Lappeenranta cement works for a synthetic fuels pilot plant, to be located in Joutseno, eastern Finland. The synthetic fuels pilot plant project is currently undergoing a feasibility study by its participants, which include Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) and Finnair. The pilot plant would use CO 2 from Finnsementti cement facility in Lappeenranta and the excess hydrogen from Kemira’s production a...

Finnsementi orders slag mill from Gebr Pfeiffer

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Finnsementti (CRH group) has awarded Gebr Pfeiffer a contract for the supply of a MVR 1800 C-4 slag grinding mill type. The new slag grinding plant will be built next to a steel works in Finland. Gebr Pfeiffer will supply the complete equipment from the slag dosing and conveying system to the outlet of the process filter including the hot gas generator, process fans and all main motors. The German equipment supplier will also be responsible for the plant design and process engineering. ...

Russia's cement market cools but exports strong

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Russia increased by 8.9 per cent YoY to 33Mt in the first seven months of 2019, according to Soyuzcement, the country’s cement association. The demand for cement in Russia in the January-July 2019 period was at the highest level for several years, added the association. However, since July demand has significantly fallen, despite the domestic construction sector experiencing its high season. Soyuzcement analysts anticipate consumption to continue its downward trend in ...