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Lehigh Hanson reaches next step in Edmonton CCS project

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) is taking the next step in its joint carbon capture and storage   (CCS) feasibility study with the International CCS Knowledge Centre. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be moving forward with the engineering design for the study on the Edmonton cement plant, Canada. "This CCS feasibility study is essential for understanding how our industry can continue to meet growing production demands, while also meeting equally important climate targets. We ar...

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...

Canada’s low-carbon transition

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted cement demand in Canada, the country’s cement industry continues to work towards a low-carbon cement sector. ICR speaks with Adam Auer, environment and sustainability vice president of the Cement Association of Canada, about the industry’s drive towards decarbonisation. Adam Auer, Cement Association of Canada, highlights the steps taken by the industry towards a low-carbon cement sector Canada’s cement market started 2020 ...

CalPortland's Rillito plant receives EPA Energy Star certification

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

CalPortland's cement plant in Rillito, Arizona, USA, has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star certification. Facility certification signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. This is the ninth consecutive (2012-20) year that the Rillito plant has earned the Energy Star, reflecting a legacy of continued energy savin...

Solidia Technologies is named as a Global Cleantech 100 company

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cleantech Group has named Solidia Technologies ® as a 2021 Global Cleantech 100 company for the fourth year in a row. The Global Cleantech 100 list recognises companies that are best positioned to contribute to a more digitised, decarbonised and resource-efficient future. "We are thrilled to be recognised as a Global Cleantech 100 Company for a fourth year as we continue bringing one of the world’s oldest and most ubiquitous industries into the 21st century with digitalsation and prod...

US Portland and blended cement deliveries up 3%

07 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports in the USA and Puerto Rico, increased by three per cent YoY to 9.8Mt in October 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were the largest consumers with a combined share of 38 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan. They accounted for 41 per cent of cement output. Masonry cement shipments fell seven pe...

Argos USA ready-mix to settle alleged price-fixing case

06 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos group's ready-mix concrete subsidiary, Argos USA, is to settle a US$20m payment over an alleged price-fixing cartel involving several members of staff in the state of Georgia, USA. According to the US Department of Justice, Argos USA "admitted to participating in the charged conspiracy, and agreed to cooperate fully with the Antitrust Division's ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution of others involved in this conspiracy." Argos USA's management stated that the alleged pric...

GE Renewable Energy and Veolia sign turbine blade recycle agreement

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

GE Renewable Energy has signed a multi-year agreement with Veolia North America (VNA) to recycle blades removed from its US-based onshore wind turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. Through this agreement, GE plans to recycle the majority of blades that are replaced during repowering efforts. Veolia will process the blades for use as a raw material for cement, utilising a cement kiln co-processing technology. VNA has a successful history of supplying repurposed engineered material...

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments edge down in September

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to 9.4Mt in September 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest consuming US states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York, which accounted for 37 per cent of shipments. The leading producing states in September 2020 were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. They produced a combined 39 per cent of domestic production. Masonry shipments remai...

Votorantim and McInnis to combine Canadian operations

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement Inc (Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos, and McInnis Cement Inc announced that they will combine their assets to create a combined entity to manufacture, distribute and sell cement in Canada and the USA. The joint venture will be owned by Votorantim Cimentos International (VCI), the international investments platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos SA, the sixth-largest cement producer in the world, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du...