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Holcim-ENGIE-INSA Lyon form partnership for energy storage solution

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is developing a breakthrough energy storage technology together with INSA Lyon and ENGIE's Corporate Research Center, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, to serve as an alternative to batteries . The solution is based on cement hydration, storing heat as energy and releasing it when needed in an infinitely repeatable cycle. This next-generation approach offers an alternative to conventional batteries that is local, safe, affordable and recyclable, claims Holcim. Edelio Bermejo, head of global...

Holcim and Bloomberg Media partner to explore Circular Cities

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

At Bloomberg's The Year Ahead event, Holcim and Bloomberg Media announced the first "Circular Cities Barometer,"  a new custom content collaboration that explores circular cities. The world’s economy has grown to an unprecedented US$94trn, on a trajectory to consume the resources of 2.3 planets by 2040. To make this growth work for people and the planet, circularity is key to transition our economy from a linear “take-make-waste” one to a circular “reduce-reuse-recycle” one. Cit...

Holcim issues two sustainability bonds

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ltd  (Switzerland) has successfully issued two sustainability-linked bonds in the Swiss franc market, with climate action at the heart of its financing strategy. The bonds raised CHF325m (US$355.1m) and CHF100m, with maturities in 2026 and 2032 respectively at a cost of 0.35 per cent and 0.90 per cent per annum. Géraldine Picaud, Holcim CFO: "We are proud to be the first company to launch a sustainability-linked bond on the Swiss franc market. The bond attracted new ESG investo...

Holcim switches two US plants to low-carbon PLC

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim in the US has announced that its cement plants in Ste Genevieve, Bloomsdale, Missouri, and Alpena, Michigan, are now producing OneCem® Portland limestone cement (PLC), following the successful transition of the company’s Midlothian plant in Texas in 2021. "As demands on the industry to reduce its carbon footprint intensify, we find ourselves with an unparalleled opportunity to build a more sustainable future," said Patrick Cleary, senior vice president of sales, LafargeHolcim US Cem...

Holcim acquires French building solution manufacturer

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has entered an agreement to acquire Produits de Revêtement de Bâtiment (PRB ), France’s biggest independent manufacturer of specialty building solutions. PRB Group offers a broad range of high performance building solutions, from coatings and insulations to adhesives and flooring systems with advanced energy-efficiency and renovation solutions. The acquisition will advance Holcim’s ‘Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth’ with the goal to expand its Solutions & Products bus...

A TEC receives REDUCHLOR® bypass order for the Eclépens plant

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

To reduce the chlorine content in the kiln system to enable an increase of the thermal substitution rate in the kiln line of the cement plant in Eclépens, Switzerland, Holcim (Suisse) SA (Holcim Group) has awarded A TEC a contract for the implementation of it’s innovative R EDUCHLOR ® Bypass. A TEC will also take care of the bypass dust handling and will modify the alternative fuel feeding system to the calciner. The scope of supply for this order includes the whole engineering, suppl...

Holcim completes US ready-mix acquisition

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has completed the acquisition of Cowden Inc, a leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates in Bellingham, Washington, USA. This acquisition expands Holcim’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest region.  Jan Jenisch, CEO: “This acquisition is another step in our ‘Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth’ to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. We warmly welcome the more than 100 Cowden employees to join the Holcim family. With Cowden and its st...

Carboneras Cement creates CO2 capture joint venture

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Spain (Holcim group) will capture CO 2 emissions at its Carboneras plant. Together with Carbon Clean and Sistemas de Calor, the company has created the ECO02 joint venture which since the end of 2020 has been assessing the scheme’s technical viability and benefits.

 The plan is for the plant to be capturing CO 2 by early 2023. The CO 2 will be used in the area’s greenhouses, where it will improve productivity through agricultural carbonic fertilisation, which copies and ...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Ltd appoint new CEO

27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Ltd (Holcim group) has appointed Mr Geoffrey Ndugwa as the new CEO. Prior to his appointment, Mr Ndugwa was the CEO of Lafarge Malawi between December 2019-November 2021. He has 17 years of cement industry experience working in various capacities across Africa, including Director for Bamburi Group in Kenya, General Manager of Innovation and Marketing for Lafarge WAPCO Nigeria Plc, General Manager of Bamburi Special Projects Ltd in Kenya, Head of Business Support at...

Holcim set to acquire Malarkey Roofing Products

24 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed an agreement to acquire Malarkey Roofing Products, a leading company in the US residential roofing market with projected 2022 net sales of US$600m and EBITDA of US$120m. Malarkey is complementary to Firestone Building Products’ leadership in the commercial segment, positioning Holcim as a full roofing provider. Malarkey’s strong brand recognition is driven by its leadership in innovation and sustainability with a highly circular business model, according to a press relea...