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Holcim acquires UK-based Land Recovery

05 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has completed the acquisition of Land Recovery in the UK, advancing its capabilities in circular construction. A leading UK supplier of primary and recycled materials, Land Recovery turns rail ballast into new solutions for the UK rail network as well as supplying construction demolition materials for the production of ready-mix, precast concrete and asphalt. The acquisition expands Holcim’s access to construction demolition materials, with Land Recovery recycling more than 300,000t...

Holcim El-Djazaïr and SLB collaborate on decarbonisation

03 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim El-Djazaïr and global technology company SLB are proud to announce the signing of an agreement for a collaboration framework to explore carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities in Algeria. The ceremony was attended by Martin Kriegner, a member of Holcim's executive committee in charge of Asia, Middle East, and Africa (MEA), and Redha Kelkouli, general manager of SLB North Africa. This strategic agreement aims to explore innovative solutions to reduce CO 2  emissions, thereb...

Brookfield plant produces clinker from recycled materials

28 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada and Geocycle Canada ( Holcim group ) are proud to announce the completion of a pilot at the Lafarge Brookfield Cement plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, to produce high-quality clinker made of recycled minerals. The recycled materials are recovered from waste sources, which can potentially reduce CO 2 level by 60 per cent per tonne of clinker.  Over the past year, Lafarge Canada , Geocycle Canada and the Holcim Group Innovation Centre have been collaborating on a 100 per cent ...

Holcim expands alternative thermal energy capacity at Hagerstown

21 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc 's  Hagerstown plant in Maryland, USA, is accelerating its net-zero journey by expanding its alternative thermal energy capacity to 45 per cent, representing 58,000tpa of engineered fuel. The US$11m project will improve the plant’s sustainability profile by replacing traditional fuels with alternative thermal energy, engineered from materials at their end of life, that would otherwise be landfilled, such as non-recyclable paper, plastics and fibres, according to the company. ...

Holcim breaks ground on GO4ZERO plant

16 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has broken ground on its state-of-the-art GO4ZERO plant in Obourg , Belgium. The plant, which marks an investment of more than EUR500m, is expected to produce 2Mta of net-zero cement by 2029.  According to Holcim, the GO4ZERO project transforms cement manufacturing at every stage of the process. Accelerating decarbonised energy use, more than 95 per cent of its energy will be sourced from alternative fuels, while over 30 per cent of its raw mix will come from partly decarbonise...

Holcim France steps up decarbonisation investments

14 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim is deploying an extra EUR60m to continue the decarbonisation of its industrial sites in France. These funds also come in addition to the EUR200m already invested over the last three years.  This major investment plan in favour of the decarbonisation of operations in France and the circular economy will make it possible to develop new technological and industrial platforms aimed at improving the environmental performance of the seven factories on French territory. They will be put i...

Accelerating decarbonisation at Holcim Ste Genevieve

07 May 2024, Published under Cement News

In support of its commitment to sustainably supply the growing construction industry, Holcim US has embarked on a major expansion of its iconic Ste Genevieve plant, the largest cement-producing facility in North America. The US$100m capital investment will boost production capacity by more than 600,000tpa while reducing net CO 2 emissions, increasing circularity and accelerating decarbonisation across the built environment. By Taher Ismail, Holcim US Cement, USA To accelerate decar...

Cool Planet signs carbon capture MoU with Carmeuse

07 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Cool Planet Technologies Ltd, based in Guildford, UK, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Carmeuse Technologies SA, a key global producer of lime, limestone and mineral-based products, to collaborate on decarbonisation technology developments, using Cool Planet's advanced membrane-based carbon capture technology. Cool Planet's technology will be used to build a pilot demonstration plant and a study for an industrial plant decarbonisation solution for Carmeuse's lime produ...

Holcim sales dip 2% in the 1Q24

25 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reported net sales of CHF5586m (US$6117m) in the opening quarter of 2024, down 2.4 per cent from the CHF5725m seen in the 1Q23. In local currency, sales were up 3.4 per cent YoY. Recurring EBIT in the 1Q24 came in at CHF532m, marking 7.8 per cent YoY growth, or 17.1 per cent growth in local currency. According to the company, the quarter saw a strong contribution from its Solutions & Products business with roofing sales advancing by 67 per cent YoY in local currency. North Am...

Holcim breaks ground on Lägerdorf climate-neutral plant

23 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Deutschland) AG held a ground-breaking ceremony on 22 April for its climate-neutral cement plant in the Steinburg district of Lägerdorf, Germany. The ceremony was attended by around 350 guests, including Schleswig-Holstein's Prime Minister Daniel Günther (CDU) and Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens). Holcim will build a second production line next to the existing one in Lägerdorf with oxyfuel-based carbon capture. Output from the carbon capture facility will be us...