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The growing need to recycle concrete safely and responsibly

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Holcim announced that it has successfully created the first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals and concrete. The circular economy can be truly closed in a circle if concrete can be reused to make clinker and in turn cement. Holcim believes the process will improve decarbonisation of the industry and help to reach net-zero emissions. However, there are many arguments against the recycling concrete for new buildings and cement manufacture. Holcim's breakthrough research a...

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...

Cementa wants climate-positive cement for National Transport Plan

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementa has responded to the National Transport Plan of Sweden until 2033, recently announced by  Tomas Eneroth, Minister of Infrastructure, arguing that new infrastructure should be built with climate-positive cement. Karin ComStedt Webb, VP of HeidelbergCement Sweden, said, “Until now, I believe that we in Sweden have often taken cement and concrete for granted and that it should always be available. But for Sweden to continue to be self-sufficient in our most important building mater...

Suez Cement awards WHRPG project to Korra Energi

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Korra Energi has been awarded a new strategic, 'Waste Heat Recovery for Power Generation (WHRPG) project at Helwan Company ( Suez Cement Group), which is affiliated with HeidelbergCement Group . Korra Energi was pleased to take the lead with such an environmental and eco-friendly and Energy Efficiency application, as it is the first of its kind to be applied in Egypt for the cement industry. Korra Energi has taken charge of the design and build of the project where wasted heat generat...

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 Schwenck Zement's Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. The polysius ®  pure oxyfuel process is a new type of clinker production process in which the othe...

C-Capture on trial at Ketton plant

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson ’s Ketton cement plant in Rutland, UK, is part of a new carbon capture project funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which aims to provide a low-cost solution to decarbonisation. The multi-industry initiative will see C-Capture’s carbon capture technology, which uses a solvent to selectively capture CO 2 , installed at a number of sites across the country. Trials are already underway in the glass industry and at a waste-to-energy plant in Hull. T...

HeidelbergCement steps up Slite CCS project

01 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Following positive results from a pre-feasibility study, HeidelbergCement and its Swedish subsidiary Cementa are taking their carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Slite cement plant in Sweden to the next stage. The installation on the Swedish island of Gotland will now be scaled up to capture up to 1.8Mta of CO 2 , equal to the plant’s total emissions and equivalent to three per cent of the country’s total emissions. In terms of capturing the CO 2 , the pre-feasibility study fo...

HeidelbergCement buys 50% share in CBI

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has signed an agreement to acquire 50 per cent of shares of and invest into Continental Blue Investment SA (CBI) who controls the Ghanaian cement producer CBI Ghana .     With this step, the HeidelbergCement will take part in the construction of the world’s largest flash calciner. In addition, HeidelbergCement will strengthen its presence in Ghana through CBI’s cement grinding operations. The joint venture partners are committed to exploring additional calcined cl...

Cement giants in the running for Sika admixture business

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim and HeidelbergCement are reportedly among the companies competing for Sika AG’s US admixtures business, which is believed to be valued at US$800m-1bn. Sika is selling off the asset to satisfy regulatory approval following its US$5.6bn purchase of German-based MBCC Group, formerly BASF Construction Chemicals, from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds in November 2021. According to Bloomberg, Turkish conglomerate Haci Omer Sabanci Holding AS is also interested in the Sika business, having pl...

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...