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German cement prices rise again

23 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The German statistical office (Statistisches Bundesamt) has published the price index for manufactured goods where cement prices were up by 51.7 per cent in February 2022 YoY, and by 8.9 per cent MoM.   The EUR30/t increases decided in November by Heidelberg Materials , Lafarge ( Holcim ) and Schwenk Zement GmbH & Co KG and above all by Dyckerhoff GmbH ( Buzzi-Unicem ), which asked its clients for +EUR55/t to +EUR65/t are not unrelated to this movement, with the price of the carbon ...

Supporting steps towards climate neutrality

20 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Märker Zement GmbH has opted for the use of alternative fuels at its cement plant in Harburg, Germany, with the aim of enhancing both cost efficiency and sustainability efforts. To convey and store the various alternative materials, the cement producer commissioned a special single-source solution from the BEUMER Group, the centrepiece of which is a 700m-long pipe conveyor.  By BEUMER Group, Germany. The BG OptiFeed is a screw conveyor with weighing cells, which allows the materi...

Modifying Germany's carbon capture plans

10 March 2023, Published under Cement News

As a leading industrial nation in the EU, Germany's carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) strategy is key for the succesful reduction of European CO2 emissions. The German government has targeted net zero to be reached in 2045 and the cement sector is expected to play an important part in this drive. Progress is underway with cement industry CCUS projects at Mergelstetten and Rohrdorf featuring in the news. However, there is a concern about adequate underground storage of captured CO...

Bedeschi opens materials handling excellence centre

07 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi SpA is excited to announce the opening of the new Bedeschi materials handling excellence centre in Germany. This centre enriches the company’s already strong engineering backbone in Italy and will focus on the fields of port handling, stockyard equipment and wagon unloading. Dr Reza Poorvash will act as the CEO of the new subsidiary based in Saarbrücken, Germany. Together with the recently-established Australian branch, Bedeschi keeps increasing its know-how in engineerin...

FCT's latest equipment deliveries and commissioned projects

06 March 2023, Published under Cement News

FCT has recently completed a wide range of projects for the global cement industry for kiln burners and hit gas generators.   Australasia FCT conducted a heat and mass balance of the 4200tpd cement kiln firing natural gas and alternative fuels at Adbri Ltd ’s Birkenhead cement plant , Australia. Europe A hot gas generator with accessories and control system has been commissioned  by FCT at Cimenterie CBR , Lixhe, Belgium. The hot gas will be used to preheat raw material a...

BEUMER Corp appoints new CEO

06 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Markus Schmidt Named CEO of BEUMER Corp BEUMER Corp (BEUMER Group) has named Markus Schmidt as president and chief executive officer. Mr Schmidt joins the company effective immediately.   As the new CEO, Mr Schmidt will work closely with the talented team at BEUMER Corp to build on the company's strong legacy and drive continued growth and success. The company is committed to delivering innovative solutions and world-class service to customers, while prioritising safety, qua...

Construction of Catch4climate's Mergelstetten CCUS project begins

03 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The Catch4climate project , which involves various international producers together with Buzzi Unicem has begun. Work started in February 2023 on the construction of a research and development plant for the capture of CO 2 in Mergelstetten , Germany, at the Schwenk Zement cement plant. The plant, of which construction and operation will involve over EUR120m, will use the pure-oxyfuel process for the capture of CO 2 for the first time. For this purpose, a special production line...

Rohrdorfer starts CO2 capture plant

02 March 2023, Published under Cement News

ANDRITZ partner Rohrdorfer has started up Germany's first amine-based CO 2  capture plant for cement plants at its main site in Upper Bavaria. This technology developed by ANDRITZ will prospectively make a considerable contribution to CO 2  reduction and thus to a sustainable circular economy. The special separation process recovers CO 2  as a basic material for a large number of valuable intermediate products for further use in hygiene and pharmaceutical products as well as in the beverag...

VDZ study researches future cement and concrete resources in 2050

28 February 2023, Published under Cement News

The new VDZ study "Resources of the future for cement and concrete – Potential and action strategies" describes a possible 2050 scenario aimed at further reducing primary raw material utilisation. In Germany the various by-products and recycled materials already employed today enable more than 10Mta of primary raw materials to be saved, depending on their availability. "Blast furnace slag from ironmaking and fly ash from coal-fired power generation in particular play a major role", ...

Heidelberg Materials' revenue hits all-time high

23 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has reported a 13 per cent YoY increase in group revenue to an all-time high of EUR21.1bn in 2022. Adjusted profit for the financial year also rose significantly, with adjusted earnings per share up 20 per cent YoY at EUR9.47. Good progress was seen in the company’s decarbonisation programme with specific net CO 2 emissions falling by a further two per cent. According to the company, higher energy and raw material prices had a significant impact on construction act...