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Holcim switches two US plants to low-carbon PLC

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim in the US has announced that its cement plants in Ste Genevieve, Bloomsdale, Missouri, and Alpena, Michigan, are now producing OneCem® Portland limestone cement (PLC), following the successful transition of the company’s Midlothian plant in Texas in 2021. "As demands on the industry to reduce its carbon footprint intensify, we find ourselves with an unparalleled opportunity to build a more sustainable future," said Patrick Cleary, senior vice president of sales, LafargeHolcim US Cem...

Ecocem wins Olympic Athletes' village and Grand Paris Express orders

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Ecocem is set to provide its new ultra-low carbon cement for two major Paris projects, the Athletes’ Village for summer 2024 and the Grand Paris Express.  Ecocem Ultra is an alternative to traditional cement and will significantly reduce the CO 2 footprint of both projects, claims Ecocem. For summer 2024, organisers are aiming to halve the emissions arising in relation to the Olympic Games. Ecocem Ultra is to be used in the construction of the Athletes’ Village, which will be transforme...

Ecocem opens low-carbon technology centre

19 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has opened a low-carbon R&D centre in Paris, France, to accelerate the development of low-carbon solutions that will support cement and construction industries to decarbonise more quickly. In its new Centre of Excellence, Ecocem will run industrial-scale trials in collaboration with trusted industry partners and universities, including Paris-Saclay University and The University of Toulouse. These will focus on testing and improving its new ultra-low carbon solutions which reduce th...

Belterra clay could replace limestone in cement production

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

In a study, funded partly by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany, and Brazil’s University of Pará, have found that CO2 emissions can be reduced during cement production by up to two-thirds by adding Belterra clay, unused overburden from bauxite mining. "This layer of clay can be up to 30 metres thick and covers the bauxite deposits in the tropical regions of the earth, for example in the Amazon basin," explains Professor Herbert Pöl...

Holcim Croatia to invest HRK9.6m in low-carbon cement

27 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Croatia will invest HRK9.6m (US$1.5m) in a project to develop low-carbon cement production. Around 35 per cent of this amount will be a HRK3.3m grant from Innovation Norway. The company plans the launch of to new brands of low-carbon cement. The project will see the construction of a closed warehouse for mineral additives and a new transportation system for their dosage. A successful outcome of the project will enable the company to boost competitiveness, reduce CO 2 emissions an...

Green Cement Inc appoints new CEO

17 August 2021, Published under Cement News

USA-based Green Cement Inc has appointed Grant Quasha as its CEO, as the company embarks on an international expansion drive. Mr Quasha succeeds John T Preston, who will remain chairman of the board. Previously, Mr Quasha served as CEO and managing director of Paringa Resources, a junior mining company, and chief commercial officer of Wolverine Fuels. The company has been developing its PozzoSlag product as a low-carbon substitute for ordinary Portland cement and is now looking to expa...

Ecocem Materials announces EUR22.5m equity investment

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem Materials has announced an EUR22.5m equity investment by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe. BEV will also nominate a director to the company’s board. The investment will enable Ecocem to bring new ultra-low-carbon cements to the market over the coming years, which will draw on its deep knowledge of slag-based cements and incorporate new materials and technologies developed by the company, according to a press release. "Everyone at E...

Cemex Panamá to produce low-carbon general-purpose cement

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex Panamá announced it will be producing its first low-carbon cement as part of its Cementos Vertua general-purpose cement product range. Cementos Vertua’s CO 2 emissions are up to 40 per cent lower than conventional cements while preserving its technical properties and maintaining the Cemex standards of quality. “We recognise that construction in the future must be balanced with its environmental effects and that these challenges are met by collaborating with our clients and stakeho...

Hoffman Green Cement launches construction second plant

21 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) has started work on the construction of its second cement plant, which represents an investment of EUR22m. Located in Bournezeau in the Vendée region of France, the facility will have the capacity to produce 0.25Mta of low-carbon cement. Commissioning is scheduled for the second half of 2022, according to Ll’Usine Nouvelle.

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs low-carbon cement supply agreement

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a partnership contract with French property developer Ouest Réalisations. From 2021 and for the next five years, Hoffmann Green will supply Ouest Réalisations with its clinker-free low-carbon cement resulting from H-UKR technology for the construction of collective housing and commercial buildings. This amounts to a total volume of 75,000m 3  of concrete manufactured by concrete plants distributing Hoffmann Green cement, equivalent to 2...