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LafargeHolcim Tanzania launches new pozzolana product

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has launched Lafarge Tembo Pozzi, a new product to substitute fly ash, according to the Tanzania Standard. The country reportedly imports about 40,000tpa of fly ash on average. "This would help the country reduce costs on importing the fly ash. By doing this the company lives up to its promise of being a construction solution in Tanzania," said Evance Bernard, head of Dar es Salaam's sub-treasury of the Ministry of Finance and Planning. The company, also known as...

LafargeHolcim restarts Pedro Leopoldo kiln lines

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

After four years, LafargeHolcim has restarted the two kiln lines at its Pedro Leopoldo plant in Brazil. The work to resume the kiln Line 1 involved more than 100 professionals from various areas and were completed within the goals of time, quality, financial resource.   The Pedro Leopoldo cement plant has a cement capacity of 2.2Mta and is situated in Minas Gerais, Brazil.  

Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact to the Canadian market

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Following its launch in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction. ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, with 30-70 per cent less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Future product expansion in the coming months will allow up to 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Where regulatory conditions allo...

LafargeHolcim to build first CC facility at Carboneras plant

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will begin to build the first carbon capture facility at its Carboneras plant in Almería, Spain, at the end of the year. It will use British Carbon Clean technology and the captured carbon will be used to improve the agricultural performance of the greenhouses in the province. The installation will initially capture 10 per cent of the 700,000t of CO2 emissions by the plant, but the cement producers plans to capture 100 per cent eventually and equip its other four cement plants...

LafargeHolcim records 3Q20 net sales of CHF6.46bn

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim recorded 3Q20 net sales of CHF6.455bn (US$7.046bn), down 9.6 per cent on the 3Q19. Recurring EBIT totalled CHF1.45bn in the 3Q20, rising 1.9 per cent YoY. Group cement volumes saw a modest decline of one per cent YoY to 52Mt from 52.5Mt in the 3Q19, with the segment's net sales falling nine per cent YoY to CHF4.12bn from CHF4.51bn. For the first nine months of the year, group net sales reached CHF17.15bn, declining 15.1 per cent from  CHF20.2bn recorded in the 9M19. ...

LafargeHolcim and Carbon Clean to develop large-scale CCUS plant

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean announced today that it has signed an agreement in Spain with LafargeHolcim, ECCO2, and Sistemas de Calor to develop a large-scale carbon capture and utilisation plant.   The project, based in LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras, Almeria, cement plant in Spain will aim to capture CO 2 emitted through the cement production process to be further transformed, cleaned and reused locally. The CO 2 will be captured from the cement plant’s flue gas and will be recycled for agricu...

EcoLabel launched by LafargeHolcim

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched its EcoLabel to transparently communicate the environmental benefits of its green building solutions. The label will apply to all its products that comply with its green criteria, including lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. Building on LafargeHolcim's net zero pledge, this EcoLabel supports the company's ambition to accelerate green construction with the use of lower-footprint products such as ECOPact and Susteno. EcoLabel applies to all cement...

Ibstock highlights industry collaboration for carbon reduction

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A culture of collaboration and innovation will accelerate the UK concrete and cement sector's pathway to ‘Beyond Net Zero’ emissions, says leading building products manufacturer, Ibstock Concrete. Following the recent launch of the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero by UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Ibstock Concrete has reiterated the need for greater focus on product innovation if the sector is to achieve its goals.  The industry-w...

LafargeHolcim awarded US$1.5m grant for Florence carbon capture project

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has received a US$1.5m grant from the US Department of Energy to research and develop a system to capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions at its cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA. The Swiss-based company is partnering with Svante Inc and other firms. Jamie Gentoso, the CEO of US Cement at LafargeHolcim, said the company worked with Svante to build a pilot carbon-capture unit at a plant in British Columbia. "We started this initiative in November of last year,...

Côte d’Ivoire: year of uncertainty

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

With COVID-19 affecting economic activity throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the cement market in Côte d’Ivoire faces a particularly uncertain year as presidential elections and a political crisis add further factors of volatility to the sector. In addition, new plant projects provide extra capacity in an industry that is already subject to over-capacity. By Limak Holding, Turkey. The cement market of Côte d’Ivoire continues to provide some opportunities going forward, but overcapacity...