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Holcim Maroc inaugurates Agadir plant

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has opened its 1.6Mta Agadir-Souss plant in southern Morocco. Built in 2021, the company invested MAD3bn (US$299m) in the plant, which includes automation and artificial intelligence to optimise the production process.   In terms of sustainable operation, the Agadir-Souss facility will be powered using wind power from 2023 onward and will also use alternative fuels. In addition, the works generated 1400 temporary jobs during construction and 200 direct jobs since its opening. F...

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...

Holcim launches world-first 100% recycled clinker

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has produced the world’s first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals at its plant in Altkirch, France. Making clinker from recycled material is a key breakthrough in driving circular construction. The recycled clinker is fully compliant with European standards and will be used to produce 100 per cent recycled cement. By mixing the 100 per cent recycled cement with recycled water, recycled rebar and other recycled components, 100 per cent recycled concrete is scheduled for deliv...

LafargeHolcim Spain to participate in Horizon 2020

20 June 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Spain will participate in a new project "Horizon 2020” . The project will involve research into pyrolysis, which is a promising technology for recycling unsorted heterogeneous plastic waste. This technology consists of the thermal degradation of plastic waste in the absence of oxygen. The project will be carried out in two stages: first, adapting and testing a full-scale pilot plant at Repsol's Technology Laboratory to optimise the components and process conditions, an...

Holcim invests in Blue Planet Systems Corp

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its financial investment in Blue Planet Systems Corporation, a US-based start-up whose patented mineralisation technology is a unique scalable method for capturing and permanently sequestering millions of tonnes of CO 2 .  Blue Planet claims its technology permanently locks up to 440kg of CO 2 into every tonne of synthetic aggregate it produces, opening the pathway to carbon-negative concrete. The investment adds to Holcim’s portfolio of over 30 carbon c...

Ambuja Cements embraces digitalisation

16 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements Ltd ( Holcim group ) has renewed its focus on digitalisation. This will remain a key area for  Ambuja Cements  as it reshapes the way the company operates from running the plants to managing logistics and supply chains and ensuring customer connect. To this end, the company has invested in its ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ initiative, which aims to make manufacturing more efficient through better plant optimisation, higher plant availability and a safer working environment. Under th...

Holcim’s Martes-Tolosane plant increases waste treatment facility

16 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim's Martes-Tolosane plant in France has doubled its waste treatment capacity with the recent modernisation of the kiln with the help of Geocycle. The enhanced capacity will allow the plant to recycle 100,000t of waste (versus an earlier capacity of 40,000t) from 2022. The recycling of the waste, mainly solid recovered fuels (SRF), will not only reduce the reliance on natural resources but also reduce the plant's carbon footprint and help divert significant volumes of non-recy...

Lafarge Zimbabwe sells majority stake in its operations

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zimbabwe is selling 76.45 per cent of its business to Fossil Mines Pvt Ltd. The Holcim group member announced on Monday that it was selling the majority stake in its business. This is a further sale for Holcim following recent divestments decisions taken in India for ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements. The Manresa cement plant has a cement capacity of 0.45Mta and employees 800 people directly.  There is currently a 0.5Mta expansion project being constructed at the plant.

Holcim orders 10 Hyliion Hypertrucks

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim US announced it is working with Hyliion Holdings to leverage the company's innovative electrified powertrain truck platform to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate its commitment to put sustainability at the core of its overall strategy.   Each Hyliion electric vehicle is estimated to reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 89 per cent when using renewable natural gas (RNG). "This agreement with Hyliion underscores the direction Holcim is tak...

Holcim adds ready-mix company to its US portfolio

25 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Cajun Ready Mix Concrete, the largest in its sector in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, Louisiana, USA. The transaction will integrate Cajun's expertise along with its eight ready-mix concrete plants, 108 employees and 51 mixer trucks. Region Head North America, Toufic Tabbara, said: “This acquisition expands our footprint in the dynamic Baton Rouge market, confirming our focus on growth in North America. Cajun’s commitment to innovation, service and quality, along...