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LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy explore CCS

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy will explore the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The two companies will study the feasibility of capturing carbon from two LafargeHolcim cement plants, based in Europe and North America, using Schlumberger’s carbon sequestration technologies.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer of LafargeHolcim: "Today’s announcement is further proof of LafargeHolcim’s environmental leadership and commitment to pioneer new s...

Holcim Mexico launches Holcim Supra range

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Following years of research at its Center for Technological Innovation for Construction and with international support of LafargeHolcim’s Innovation Center in Lyon, France, Holcim Mexico has launched a new product range, Holcim Supra. The new product family is the only smart 3-in-1 technology that, in addition to repelling water, optimises production processes and protects works from environmental agents, keeping them in good condition for longer, says Holcim Mexico. Holcim Supra is aime...

LafargeHolcim to close Contes cement line

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will shut down cement production at its Contes plant in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France. Aggregate production at the site will not be affected by the reorganisation. A reorganisation plant was presented to the company’s social partners on 3 February. It is expected that 65 direct job and approximately 300 indirect jobs will be impacted by the closure is scheduled for the start of 2022.

LafargeHolcim makes two bolt-on aggregate acquisitions

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announces the acquisition of Edile Commerciale and the signing of Cemex Rhone Alpes, both suppliers of ready-mix concrete and aggregates, located in Milan, Italy, and Lyon, France.   With 35 ready-mix concrete plants, these operations strengthen LafargeHolcim’s position in areas with strong demographic trends and key infrastructure projects. These two bolt-on acquisitions add to eight similar transactions carried out by LafargeHolcim in 2020, as a key driver of its growt...

LafargeHolcim joins the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has joined the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) as a founding member, representing the building materials industry, to accelerate climate action through innovation. The company joins a range of influential other sector leaders to work with MIT’s world-class research teams to develop scalable solutions to tackle climate change.   Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO: "I am committed to building a net zero future, driving innovative and sustainable building solut...

LafargeHolcim to hosts European open innovation day

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Council (EIC) and LafargeHolcim are launching a joint EIC Corporate Day dedicated to sustainable construction. With both organisations committed to building a 'net zero' future, they are gathering some of the most innovative start-ups in Europe in their first digital forum together. LafargeHolcim partners with hundreds of start-ups around the world in a unique open innovation ecosystem to scale-up breakthrough ideas in green construction.   The European Commission...

Lafarge Africa to sell 35% stake in Ghana operations

25 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Following an emergency meeting of its Board of Directors, LafargeHolcim-owned Lafarge Africa Plc reached an agreement to offload its 35 per cent holding in Ghana-based Continental Blue Investment after years of loss-making. The step is the second major divestment in less than two years after Lafarge Africa’s US$316m sale of its South African subsidiary in July 2019. Proceeds of this deal went to settling Lafarge Africa’s debt to Caricement BV in a debt-to-equity swap, improving the company...

Lafarge Canada's Richmond plant completes phase II of Project CO2MENT

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc (LafargeHoldim group), Svante Inc and Total SA have reached a major milestone of project CO 2 MENT , a first of its kind partnership to capture industrial levels of CO 2 emissions from a cement plant.   The multi-phase project celebrates the completion of phase II, construction to have the technology to capture and filter the CO 2 from the flue gas. This is a crucial component to achieve the next stage of capturing CO 2 flow at the Lafarge Richmond cement facili...

ACC and Ambuja Cements looks to optimise supply chain

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements have contracted Blue Yonder, a leading digital supply chain provider, to implement a supply chain optimisation and digitalisation process. The software company is expected to help improve sales and operational planning (S&OP) by gaining visibility into daily demand, production and dispatch plans to better predict demand fluctuation and scheduled maintenance, alongside improving logistics and transportation capabilities. "The objective of this project is ...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe diversifies product range

15 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LafargeHolcim group) has completed crucial test runs on a multi-million-dollar dry mortar plant as it aims to turn into a multi-product operation. Lafarge has also entered the tile adhesives range and several allied products to complement the cement operation, which faces stiff competition from imports and stronger domestic peers. The firm has mostly relied on cement production at its decades-old operation in Harare. However, Lafarge said its dry mortar factory...