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MPA launches UK Concrete to promote concrete

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has launched UK Concrete to proactively engage with political stakeholders and public bodies, and promote the advantages of building in concrete and the vital role the material plays in people's everyday lives. Chris Leese, former vice president at Cemex UK, has been appointed as director of UK Concrete and will be responsible for rolling out the organisation’s programme to convey concrete’s benefits to a wider audience. Mr Leese said: "It is time for...

MPA wins GBP6.02m from BEIS for CO2 reduction trials

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded the Mineral Products Association (MPA) GBP6.02m (EUR7.24m)  for ground-breaking demonstrations of hydrogen and plasma technology to reduce CO 2 from cement and lime production. The cement trials will take place at sites operated by Tarmac and Hanson Cement in the UK. The cement production trial comprises two demonstrations, one of electrical plasma energy and biomass fuel and the other of hydrogen and biomas...

MPA reports falling demand in GB for heavy-side building materials in 2019

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for heavy-side building materials in Great Britain, including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and mortar, has been weak throughout 2019, claims the Mineral Products Association (MPA). With demand failing to pick up again in the final quarter of the year, sales volumes for these materials were lower in 2019 compared to 2018, down 3.9  per cent for ready-mixed concrete, -2.2 per cent for aggregates, -1.7 per cent for mortar and -0.8 per cent for asphalt. Declining markets pro...

MPA makes management appointments

23 January 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA)’s 10th year anniversary in 2019 and in support of its vision for 2025, the association has been strengthening its team and is pleased to announce the following appointments.   • Chris Leese, former vice president at Cemex UK, joins as Director of UK Concrete and Special Adviser Health & Safety. UK Concrete is a new campaigning vehicle that will be launched in the coming weeks to promote and defend the concrete industry with a focus on non-tec...

MPA releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Mineral Products Associatin (MPA) Cement has published its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, based on data provided by MPA Cement's five member companies who together supplied 78 per cent of the cement consumed in the UK in 2018. Aligned with the seven MPA strategic priorities, the report highlights activity in: health and safety, communicating Industry value, people, resource use, climate change and energy, the natural environment and the built environment. Speaking on the report, ...

MPA appoints new executives

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Mineral Products Association (MPA) has appointed three new members to its executive team: Tony Jones is the organisation’s new director of health and safety, while Neal Weston will succeed Brian James as director of regions. Dr Robert McIlveen, head of public affairs, will take over from Jerry McLaughlin. Tony Jones is an experienced SHEQ specialist having worked in the security, safety, oil & gas and mineral products industries. Following 23 years in the British Armed Forces,...

UK Quality Ash Association joins MPA

05 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA) has joined the Mineral Products Association (MPA) as an Affiliate Member. The agreement incorporates a range of planned collective activities leveraging the combined resources of the UKQAA and MPA to ensure that the United Kingdom maximises the potential of the extensive fly ash reserves to be found in single source deposits as a legacy of coal fired power production. There are well over 100Mt of fly ash to be found in such deposits in defined boundari...

MPA joins Global Cement and Concrete Association

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Product Association (MPA) has joined the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) as an affiliate member. Nigel Jackson, MPA's CEO, said: "Our affiliation to GCCA builds on our valued membership of 12 European Regional Trade Associations covering aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar, silica sands. The strengthening of the link between the MPA's national role, the regional associations and now the global level is a positive and logical next st...

MPA challenges government for level playing field on energy pricing and biomass fuels

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association's (MPA) 2017 annual sustainable development report highlights that although domestic sales have steadily improved since 2012, UK manufacturers continue to face high regulatory policy costs with high energy prices and high electricity network and wholesale costs. The MPA states that these issues are largely a result of energy and climate change policies and considerable change in the energy system induced by government policy. A specific concern high...

MPA report highlights CO2 emissions fall for UK cement producers

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) reports that carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of cement fell by two per cent between 2016-17 in the UK. However, for aggregates and asphalt production CO 2 emissions incresed in the country, while readymix concrete production saw a decline in emissions. The data collected forms part of the MPA's Sustainable Development Summary data which was recently launched. Commenting on the information, MPA Chief Executive, Nigel Jackson, said: "The MPA support...