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Fives receives French Pillard NOVAFLAM® order

03 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Fives has signed a contract for the delivery of a Pillard NOVAFLAM ® evolution for a new production line at a French cement plant. The cement producer is looking to decrease energy consumption and increase alternative fuel use to decarbonise. The new 65MW burner will be a significant step to producing clinker using the lowest amount of energy and support the substitution of fossil fuels such as natural gas, pulverised coal or petcoke by maximising the use of alternative fuels with a n...

Hoffmann Green sees 11% YoY rise in cement sales

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies , a specialist in the production of clinker-free cement, has reported revenue of EUR544,000 in the first half of 2022, up from EUR540,000 in the same period a year earlier. EBITDA came in at -EUR3.5m in the 1H22, compared to -EUR2.6m at the end of the 1H21. According to the company, the decline in EBITDA is due to an increase in the purchasing of raw materials on the back of R&D tests and developments, and the resumption of trade fairs and sho...

Holcim expands digital customer platform

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is expanding its proprietary digital customer platform, ConcreteDirect, from North America to Europe and Latin America. This expansion of the comprehensive digital platform for construction job site professionals offers a seamless customer experience from France, Germany and the UK, all the way to Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador. The platform connects all relevant jobsite professionals on a construction site with Holcim’s teams to best coordinate their tasks with tailored real-tim...

Hoffmann Green signs exclusive deal with Cemblend

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies , a specialist producer of extremely low-carbon cements, has signed its first partnership agreement in the UK with Cemblend, a supplier of customised cement powder mixes to the UK cementitious industry. From the second half of 2022, Hoffmann Green will supply Cemblend with its clinker-free, decarbonised cements - H-IONA, H-UKR and H-EVA - which Cemblend will then distribute to its customers in the UK and Ireland. According to Hoffmann Green...

FCT Combustion awarded Bussac burner order

13 September 2022, Published under Cement News

FCT Combustion has been awarded a contract by DAL Engineering Group to deliver a Turbu-Flex™ burner and accessories for HeidelbergCement ’s Bussac Forêt plant , France. The targets of the project are to maximise the use of alternative fuels as well as to improve combustion control. The scope includes the alternative fuel state of the art Turbu-Flex™ burner, igniter, flame sensor, measuring and control accessories, as well as a LPG valve train and a new burner management system. Deliv...

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...

Vicat reports 13% rise in 1H sales but rising energy costs affect EBITDA

28 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Vicat reported a 12.5 per cent increase in first-half sales to EUR1755m (US$1790.6m) in the January-June 2022 period when compared with the 1H21, when sales reached EUR1560m. At constant scope and exchange rates, the advance was 14.5 per cent. However, in the 1H22 EBITDA declined by 10.4 per cent YoY (9.8 per cent at constant scope and exchange rates) to EUR269m from EUR300m in the 1H21. The EBITDA margin retreated to 15.3 per cent from 19.2 per cent in the year-ago period. The company...

European Innovation Funding awarded for decarbonisation projects

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Fund (EU Environment and Climate) has agreed funding for several cement and lime sector projects, with Holcim and Lhoist among the companies that will receive funding. Holcim Germany has received funding approval from the European Union for the Carbon2Business project in Lägerdorf in Schleswig-Holstein from the EU Innovation Fund. The funding is aimed at the construction of a new kiln line at Lägerdorf plant. With the use of oxyfuel technology, the first clima...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies opens Swiss subsidiary

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) announced the opening of its first international subsidiary in Switzerland, as part of a joint venture with an undisclosed Swiss construction company. The joint venture will be the exclusive distributor of HGCT’s cement in Switzerland. Julien Blanchard and David Hoffmann, co-founders of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, said: "After signing our first contract outside of France more than a year ago, we are proud to accelerate our int...

La Malle plant to use biomass to reduce sulphur emissions

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

After investing EUR10m over the past two years to improve its environmental performance, Lafarge France ’s La Malle plant, located in Bouc Bel Air, is continuing its emissions reduction strategy by investing nearly EUR1m additional in its equipment. The objective is to welcome a new sulphur-free fuel from the circular economy as well as wood fines, and to reduce sulphur emissions by 10 per cent through the use of alternative fuels. La Malle plant ( Holcim group ) agreed on 29 April to ...