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New partnership created between IKN and Kima Process Control

11 September 2023, Published under Cement News

A new cooperation has been formed between  IKN GmbH and Kima Process Control GmbH. This collaboration is aimed at optimising energy recuperation and reducing the carbon footprint in clinker production by integration of advanced artificial intelligence (AI).   By consolidating the expertise of Kima Process in process automation and IKN as a process expert and equipment supplier for clinker production, this synergy will lead to more streamlined and efficient operations and highly reliable ...

PCA announces 2023 Energy and Environment Award winners

21 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), which represents the majority of America’s cement manufacturers, has announced the winners of its 2023 Energy and Environment Awards.  PCA Energy and Environment Awards are given to companies that have implemented outstanding environmental practices and have forged exemplary relationships with communities where their cement plants are located, says the PCA.  Submissions from plants across the US were evaluated and recognised for environmental effort...

FLSmidth and Mannok partner on SCM project

15 August 2023, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth and Ireland-based cement producer Mannok are partnering on a new decarbonisation research project to maximise supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in cement composition, using digitalisation and advanced predictive modelling. SCMs are expected to play a key role in the cement industry’s pathway to net-zero. Covering a range of materials, from natural pozzolans to calcined clay and industrial byproducts, SCMs have a lower-carbon footprint than traditional Portland clinker...

Heidelberg Materials increases revenue by 5% in 1H23

28 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials reports that its r evenue rose by 5.3 per cent in the 1H23 to EUR10,473m (previous year: EUR9950m). Excluding scope and currency effects, the increase amounted to 8.5 per cent. Operating EBITDA reached EUR1787m up from EUR1525 in the 1H22 and EBITDA margin grew by 17.1 per cent in the 1H23 compared to 15.3 per cent in the 1H22. Operating EBIT totalled EUR1189m in the 1H23 up from EUR980m in the 1H22 or up 37.5 per cent LfL. “We have closed the first half of 20...

GeZero CCUS project selected for EU Innovation funding

17 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon technologies, has selected Heidelberg Materials ’ pioneering GeZero Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project for Grant Agreement Preparation.     As part of the project, a completely new concept and operational design will be implemented in the company's German cement plant in Geseke . GeZero’s unique approach will model a solution for inland sites that are not in close proximity to the co...

Heidelberg Materials announces closed-loop recycling project

13 July 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of its decarbonisation strategy, Heidelberg Materials is pioneering a large-scale closed-loop recycling project called CIRCO₂BETON®. As a first in France, the company will install an industrial-scale selective separation platform at its Achères quarry near Paris, where demolished concrete will be crushed using novel processes and separated into its components: sand, aggregates, and recycled concrete paste (RCP).  The high-quality recycled sand and aggregates will be reincorporat...

Rohrdorfer Zement and Bayernets plan CO2 network

04 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Germany-based Rohrdorfer Group has been working on a feasibility study with transmission system operator Bayernets, who wants to build a pipeline to connect CO 2 sources with industrial sites for material use and possible storage sites in the region. According to the project’s concept, an island network between the cement plant in Rohrdorf and the Bavarian chemical triangle of Burghausen, where there is a demand of CO 2 , is initially planned. Later the industrial and chemical region of...

Dyckerhoff launches Blue Star white cement

26 June 2023, Published under Cement News

As it launches Dyckerhoff Weiss Blue Star, a white pozzolan cement, Dyckerhoff ( Buzzi SpA Group ) is reducing CO 2  emissions for its white cement.  It is now a question of transferring white cement to a CO 2 -efficient future.  Possible substitutes for the clinker come from the areas of natural and artificial pozzolan. Unfired limestone can also be a useful substitute, depending on the application. Limestone powders are physically-processed mineral additives that ha...

Heidelberg Materials celebrates 150-year anniversary

22 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials is celebrating its 150th company anniversary this year and on 20 June, a “150 years of progress” ceremony was held with guests and employees at the headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. “150 years of Heidelberg Materials – these are 150 years that have been shaped by people whose innovative spirit and courage have led to constant change. We owe it to them and their common pursuit of progress that we have been successful for so many years,” says Dr Dominik von Achten,...

Aumund Group welcomes a new owner

21 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Franz-Walter Aumund left a healthy and motivated high-quality business as his legacy. The group companies, Aumund Fördertechnik, Schade Lagertechnik, Samson Materials Handling, Tileman Ketten & Komponenten, Aumund Group Field Service and Aumund Logistic, supported by many overseas subsidiaries, are internationally well established in their respective markets. According to the Aumund Group, it is indebted to its proprietor Franz-Walter Aumund, who passed away in February 2023, for leaving ...