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HeidelbergCement joints Foundation 2 Degrees

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the support group of the Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°). Together with the Foundation 2° – a network of entrepreneurs for progressive climate policy – HeidelbergCement wants to develop cross-sector approaches and concepts for Germany and Europe to make climate protection a sustainable and successful business model. "For the development of a carbon neutral construction industry, we need the right social and political framework as well as strong partners with whom w...

CI4C consortium makes progress with carbon capture project

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The pilot project "catch4climate", for which four cement manufacturers have joined forces, is set to capture CO 2 at the site of the Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. For this, the consortium intends to build and operate its own demonstration plant on a semi-industrial scale, where the oxyfuel process will be applied for CO 2 capture. The captured CO 2 will then be used to produce "reFuels", climate-neutral synthetic fuels such as kerosene for air traffic, with the help of r...

Vecoplan invests millions and enjoys further success despite COVID-19

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Vecoplan AG has continued supplying machines and systems that shred, convey and process primary and secondary raw materials in the production and materials cycle, while running as profitably as last year. "Despite COVID-19, our business is still very stable since we’re working through a high backlog of orders. One reason for these orders is our development offensive and the resulting product launches of recent months," says Werner Berens, CEO of the Vecop...

HeidelbergCement produces Europe's largest printed residential building

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s largest printed residential building is currently being built in Bavaria at a rate of 18m per minute. For this purpose, HeidelbergCement has delivered about 170t of printing material specially developed for concrete 3D printing. The innovative material 'i.tech 3D' was already used about eight weeks ago to print the first residential building in Beckum, Germany. "With this second project in Germany, we are taking the next step and showing that our material is also suitable fo...

New analytics for MCCs

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

New analytical methods to characterise the inner particle size distribution (iPSD) of (multi-)composite cements (MCC) have been developed by the Institute of Nonmetallic Materials in Germany, aimed at producing higher-substituted cements with improved efficiency and performance. By Dr Johannes Unseld and Prof Dr Albrecht Wolter, Institute of Nonmetallic Materials, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany. Figure 1: reference limestone and the backwards calculated limestone PSD ...

HeidelbergCement announces a 8% fall in revenues for 9M20

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement announced its January-September 2020 revenue decreased by 7.9 per cent to EUR13,140m in comparison with the previous year's EUR14,273m. Excluding consolidation and exchange rate effects, the decline amounted to 6.9 per cent. Changes to the scope of consolidation of EUR4m and exchange rate effects of EUR159m had a negative impact on revenue. Group-wide cement and clinker sales volumes fell by 4.7 per cent to 90.1Mt (previous year: 94.5Mt) in the first nine months. Exc...

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...

Energy saving with separate fine grinding

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Separate grinding and subsequent blending is a commonly used practice in the cement industry, enabling the lowering of the specific electric energy demand by using highly efficient comminution techniques. While ball mills are not the most energy-efficient mills, VDZ’s research has shown that in some cases ultrafine grinding by means of a stirred media mill combines the advantages of a ball mill with low overall specific energy demand. By J Knappert, S Seemann and PM Fleiger, VDZ, Germany. ...

Germany: leading the recovery

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The German cement sector has fared better than most during the pandemic. Cement demand is forecast to remain stable this year, with a more cautious outlook for 2021. Meanwhile, producers are embracing the latest technology for a leaner, greener manufacturing base. HeidelbergCement’s plant at Burglengenfeld, Germany, was modernised in 2017-18 with a new kiln, baghouse and SNCR system Germany’s economic growth slowed to 0.6 per cent in 2019 from 1.5 per cent the previous year,...

Lindner Recyclingtech holds groundbreaking ceremony for new headquarters

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Waste process and shredding technology specialists, Linder-Recyclingtech celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its new factory premises on 18 September 2020. The company is investing in a new site covering over 45,000m 2 at Spittal an der Drau, Austria. In addition to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the new headquarters will become an international Centre of Excellence for waste recovery and recycling – in keeping with the circular economy concept. "At the moment, the ...