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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...

LafargeHolcim to settle US lawsuit from Cuban operations

28 May 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Ltd has agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of 25 US nationals who claimed the company used their Cuban property to conduct business, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in September in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is one of dozens of cases brought under a long-dormant law that allows Americans to pursue legal action against companies doing business in Cuba on property confiscated by the regime of Fid...

LafargeHolcim in the US: resilience, innovation and sustainability

25 May 2021, Published under Cement News

ICR speaks with LafargeHolcim’s Director of Corporate Manufacturing and Slag Operations, Derick Dreyer, about the company’s US operations, their resilience in times of COVID-19 and how new technologies are charting a way towards sustainable cement production in the USA. Derick Dreyer, director of corporate manufacturing and slag operations, LafargeHolcim in the US ICR: How is the cement sector performing now in the US, and what was the overall impact of the pandemic and resu...

Holcim Argentina inaugurates US$120m new line

20 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has inaugurated a new line at its Malagueño plant in Cordoba, following an investment of around US$120m. The project included the construction of a new kiln line, a state-of-the-art vertical roller mill and a dispatch centre. The new clinker production line will increase capacity by 512,000tpa or 45 per cent. The new mill also adds an additional 630,000t, taking total plant capacity to 4.7Mta. "The new line is a big bet on the domestic market and responds to the growing n...

Geocycle India to help reduce plastic waste leakage

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the in-house waste management arm of LafargeHolcim’s Ambuja Cements and ACC, will implement its Bubble Barrier technology at the Mantola Canal in Uttar Pradesh, to tackle plastic waste leakage. "The Geocycle Bubble Barrier is an innovative concept based on existing technology which makes smart use of a combination of natural currents and a bubble curtain to channel plastic waste towards the banks of rivers and canals instead of it flowing directly into the Yamuna river, fr...

Lafarge Canada targets energy reductions in Edmonton

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc has participated in three Edmonton City initiatives, d emonstrating how local community and businesses can underpin an energy transition. The three initiatives are:  Corporate Climate Leaders, Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator Rebate, and Energy Benchmarking. As a part of the endeavour, Lafarge measured the energy consumption (natural gas and electricity) of its participating buildings with over 400 local buildings. From there, and with the help of a rebate from the B...