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Holcim secures EU investment in CCUS projects

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has secured investment from the European Union Innovation Fund in its carbon capture, utlisation and storage (CCUS) projects in Germany and Poland. The funding will support Carbon2Business, part of the Westküste 100 project in Germany, where carbon is captured from the  Lägerdorf cement plant before being converted into synthetic fuel. The EU is also investing in Holcim's Go4ECOPlanet project in Poland, which aims to capture CO 2 from Holcim 's site in Kujawy before storing it of...

CEMEX completes bolt-on aggregates acquisition

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 53 per cent stake in German aggregates company ProStein. The investment expands CEMEX’s aggregates business in the region while increasing the lifespan of its aggregates reserves in Europe. The company’s aggregates sales in Germany are expected to double with the acquisition. ProStein’s assets include six active hardstone plants and six construction, demolition, and excavation waste (CDEW) recovery sites. This deal is part o...

HeidelbergCement supports circular city project

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement   is to be a partner for the 'Circular City - Building Material Registry for the City of Heidelberg' project, alongside Drees & Sommer SE and the materials platform Madaster.   Heidelberg is the first city in Europe to apply the principle of urban mining, in which construction and demolition waste is to be reused in new construction projects in the sense of circular economy.   “Full circular economy and sustainable construction are central elements of our clim...

Quarry restoration by CEMEX

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Quarry restoration and biodiversity are important aspects of Cemex’s commitment to climate change. Steve Redwood, CEMEX land development and permitting director – Europe, showcases how the company’s quarry restoration work and biodiversity management are reaping the benefits for nature in the region. By Steve Redwood, CEMEX, UK. The restoration aspect of the business is becoming increasingly important for CEMEX. Pictured is the Raynes quarry in north Wales, UK My role at CEME...

German construction sector outlook adds to cement producer worries

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany's construction sector is showing signs of weakness despite having been supported by strong stimulus plans. This week CIC-Market Solutions reported that the explosion in raw material costs and uncertainty concerns over inflation were impacting stock market prices in the German building materials sector. S&P Global's analysis of May 2022 indicates that rising price pressures dampened demand in the German construction sector with material shortages and uncertainty among clients. Civil ...

Polysius wins CI4C order for oxyfuel system at Mergelstetten

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The research company CI4C (Cement Innovation for Climate), founded by the four cement manufacturers  Dyckerhoff GmbH  ( Buzzi Unicem SpA ),  HeidelbergCement AG ,  Schwenk Zement GmbH & Co KG  and  Vicat SA , has commissioned thyssenkrupp's Polysius business unit to build a polysius ®  pure oxyfuel kiln system on the site of Schwenk Zement's Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. The polysius ®  pure oxyfuel process is a new type of clinker production process in which the other...

Beumer Group welcomes new CEO

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Rudolf Hausladen has been appointed CEO of Beumer Group, effective immediately. He succeeds Dr Christoph Beumer who has held the role of CEO since 2000 and will remain on the Management Board until the end of 2022 before moving to the Advisory Board. Mr Hausladen has served on the Management Board at Beumer since October 2020. Prior to that he held a number of management positions with intralogistics providers, both nationally and internationally. “We are very pleased that we were able...

BEUMER Group acquires FAM Group

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

BEUMER Group has acquired FAM Group. FAM plans, designs and manufactures turnkey plant and systems to extract, transport, load and store minerals, raw materials and goods. Through this acquisition, BEUMER Group has considerably strengthened its market position in the minerals and mining sectors.  FAM Group is a globally active manufacturer of conveyor systems which has its headquarters in Magdeburg. The mid-sized company is one of the world’s leading full-range bulk handling and processin...

HeidelbergCement tightens climate targets and opens sustainability-linked credit line

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is accelerating its transformation towards a sustainable future. At this year's Capital Markets Day, HeidelbergCement presented new medium-term sustainability and financial targets under the motto 'Concrete Promises'.  Dr Nicola Kimm, member of the Managing Board and chief sustainability officer of HeidelbergCement, says: "We are significantly tightening our climate targets. With the reduction of specific net CO 2 emissions to 400kg/t of cementitious material by 2030, ...

HeidelbergCement joins First Movers Coalition

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC), a public-private partnership between the US State Department, the World Economic Forum and forward-thinking companies from different industry sectors. “We are pleased to actively engage with the First Movers Coalition, and to make a concrete impact towards our joint goals of accelerating new technologies on the way to net-zero,” says Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “Lowering carbon e...