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European Innovation Funding awarded for decarbonisation projects

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Fund (EU Environment and Climate) has agreed funding for several cement and lime sector projects, with Holcim and Lhoist among the companies that will receive funding. Holcim Germany has received funding approval from the European Union for the Carbon2Business project in Lägerdorf in Schleswig-Holstein from the EU Innovation Fund. The funding is aimed at the construction of a new kiln line at Lägerdorf plant. With the use of oxyfuel technology, the first clima...

PNG’s new plant prospects

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

When Australia-based development company Mayur Resources discovered 382Mt of high-grade limestone resources adjacent to the ocean just 25km from Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby in 2016, it was a moment of excitement. Since then, the company has been developing the Central Cement & Lime Manufacturing facility at Port Kido and, despite COVID-19 impacts, advances are being made and the prospects are promising. By Mayur Resources, Australia. Mayur Resources’ Central Cement & Lime ...

Decarbonisation in the lime sector

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Air Liquide partnered Lhoist for the operation of a carbon capture facility at Lhoist's Rety lime plant in France. ICR looks at how the lime sector has set about decarbonising and where its major pilot projects are starting up. The Lhoist project in the Hauts-de-France region will capture 0.6Mta of CO2 and the captured gases are to be transported to a multimodal CO2 export hub, before being permanently stored in the North Sea as part of the D'Artagnan project. One of a number of s...

UK cement and lime producers excluded from compensation scheme

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has expressed disappointment that UK cement and lime producers have been excluded from the government’s compensation scheme for climate change costs. Under the scheme, some energy-intensive industries can apply for compensation from the indirect costs of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) and Carbon Price Support (CPS) if they meet the criteria. According to the MPA, by excluding cement and lime, “the government has missed an opportunity to suppor...

SigmaRoc records turnover of GBP49.3m in 2021

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Building material producer SigmaRoc plc has announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2021 with turnover more than doubling to GBP272m and underlying EBITDA rising to GBP49.3m. The group’s trading and operational performance for 2021 was solid. Overall, on a LfL basis, the value of upstream quarried materials sold increased by two per cent. Value added product sales increased by 14 per cent, with value added services increasing by 16 per cent. These figures include th...

Alcoa to extend quicklime supply to Cockburn Cement Ltd

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cockburn Cement Ltd (CCL), an Adbri company, is looking forward to continuing to work with Alcoa around the supply of quicklime to its operations in Western Australia.   Adbri announced that CCL has reached an agreement with Alcoa for the supply of quicklime until 31 January 2023, when the existing arrangement ends on 31 January 2022. Adbri said, “The extension reinforces CCL’s position as a reliable and high quality supplier of lime through our local manufacturing and distribution...

Calix and AdBri to build first zero-emission lime plant

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Calix and Adelaide Brighton (Adbri Ltd) are to develop a lime project with CO 2 capture and multi-fuel options In Australia. The project represents a world-first development of a commercial-scale, zero-emissions lime production facility. Calix and Adbri's intend to progress a feasibility study covering site selection, raw materials and proof of marketable product, and basis of design covering CO 2 capture from lime production, and multi-fuel/energy options, targeting early 2022 compl...

PPC postpones its ZAR750m rights issue

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

PPC Ltd, South Africa's biggest cement maker, held off on a planned rights issue of about ZAR750m (US$640m) following a sales boost and advancing talks on the disposal of its lime business. PPC has negotiated with lenders to postpone the share sale for at least six months, said CEO Roland van Wijnen. The group saw double-digit cement-revenue growth in its home market from the middle of last year, enabling it to meet interest payments, he said. PPC will also gain additional clarity o...

Alcoa will not renew lime supply contract from AdBri subsidiary

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton’s subsidiary, Cockburn Cement has been advised by Alcoa that it will not renew its lime supply contract, which is due to expire on 30 June 2021. The contract generates around AUD70m (US$48.57m) in annual revenue for the group, according to the Financial Review. "We are disappointed with Alcoa’s decision to displace locally manufactured product with imports from multiple sources, particularly considering our almost 50-year uninterrupted supply relationship," said Nick Mill...

Lhoist North America to construct new lime kiln at Marble Falls

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

After extensive technical review, Lhoist North America has received permit approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for construction of a new energy-efficient lime kiln at its Marble Falls, Texas facility. The regulatory approval paves the way for Lhoist to begin construction on the significant expansion at the facility. The new vertical kiln, which is expected to be operational in 2021, is primarily driven by growing demand for Lhoist's high purity dolomitic lime product...