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LafargeHolcim Carboneras increases AF use by 34% in 2020

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras plant in Almeria, Spain, increased its use of alternative fuels by 34 per cent YoY to 80,900t in 2020. As the company reduced its consumption of fossil fuels, it avoided the emission of 53,564t of CO 2 into the atmosphere as a result. LafargeHolcim is investing in a new installation for the use of construction and demolition waste-derived fuels (CDRs) that "will allow to avoid the emission of 24,000t of CO 2 per year and achieve a thermal replacement of 70 per c...

Geocycle India to process plastic waste from river clean-up

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC and Ambuja Cement’s waste management subsidiary, Geocycle India, will be joining Rekart Innovations in removing plastic waste from the Jojari riverbed in Pipar, Jodphur, Rajasthan. The first load of plastic waste, weighing more than 10t, was recovered recently and sent to Geocycle’s processing facilities at the cement plants of both cement producers. “Geocycle’s vast co-processing infrastructure guarantees safe and environmentally-friendly final treatment of the collected waste. Co-pr...

Lafarge Cement sees record sales in 2020

21 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Despite the coronavirus pandemic  in 2020 Czech-based producer Lafarge Cement reported a nine per cent YoY rise in sales to CZK1.55bn (US$72.1m) and pretax profit went up by 60 per cent to CZK555m. This represents the best income figure in its history, said Miroslav Kratochvil, who leads the LafargeHolcim subsidiary. The pandemic saw higher staff and operational cost. However, the increased expenditures were offset by savings, Mr Kratochvil said. Demand for building materials continues thi...

Dal Machinery & Design completed Bouskoura cement order

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Dal Machinery & Design (DMD) has manufactured a 4m diameter kiln outlet seal for LafargeHolcim's Bouskoura cement plant in Morocco. The order was placed in November 2020 and was completed in June 2021. An additional order was placed for a kiln outlet shell and supervision service. The kiln outlet shell was manufactured with a diameter of 4.4m. Delivery was on April 2021 and installation jobs will be performed within June 2021.

Cauldon plant invests GBP13m on reducing its carbon footprint

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Construction has started at Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon plant, located in Staffordshire, on a GBP13m investment project to reduce its carbon footprint.   The project will see   a new preprocessing plant for the storage, handling and feeding of solid alternative fuels, that would otherwise end up as landfill. In addition, a new chloride bypass will be installed, which will ensure quality of product and result in no additional waste.  Steve Curley, managing director Cement, said: "We have...

LafargeHolcim to recycle decommissioned GE Renewable Energy wind turbines

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and GE Renewable Energy announced today an MoU to explore circular economy solutions to utilise materials from decommissioned wind turbines. Building on LafargeHolcim’s 10+ years of experience in recovering energy from wind turbine blades, the companies are exploring new ways of recycling wind blades, including as a construction material to build new wind farms. Edelio Bermejo, who leads LafargeHolcim’s Global Innovation Center, said: "With sustainability at the core of o...

LafargeHolcim joins the World Ocean Council

09 June 2021, Published under Cement News

In celebration of World Ocean Day, LafargeHolcim joins the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global, cross-sectoral industry alliance committed to sustainable ocean stewardship. This membership builds on LafargeHolcim's long-standing commitment to reviving marine ecosystems. Magali Anderson, the company's chief sustainability and innovation officer, said: "I am extremely proud to formalise our commitment to sustainable ocean stewardship by joining the World Ocean Council. Working with the Counci...

Heracles Group obtains EDP accreditation

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Heracles Group has become the first cement company in Greece to obtain Environmental Product Declarations (EDPs) for all cement types produced in its plants in Volos and Milaki, Evia. Through the EDPs for all cement products (bagged and bulk), covering both the domestic and international markets, Heracles Group brings innovation, climate-neutrality and implementation of circular economy principles to natural resources to the construction market. Being fully consistent ...

New CEO for LafargeHolcim's US cement business

02 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced the appointment of Toufic Tabbara as CEO of its US cement operations. "Toufic is a proven leader in this industry. With a professional background that crosses diverse business divisions and spans both US and global geographies, he is well positioned to drive continued growth across the US cement business," said Group Executive Committee Member and Region Head of North America, René Thibault. Mr Tabbara joined LafargeHolcim in 1998, beginning his career in th...

Lafarge Canada releases EcoPlanet in the Pacific Northwest

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada (LafargeHolcim group) has introduced the ultra-low carbon cement product, EcoPlanet to the Pacific Northwest, part of the company’s Western Canadian market. The first round of EcoPlanet projects were completed along the western coast, under the leadership of Brad Kohl, president & CEO of Western Canada. “The strength profile is the same as traditional Portland cement," he shares, “but we’ve decreased CO 2 emissions from the manufacturing process by 35 per cent." Rene Th...