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European Commission adopts rules governing CBAM

18 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The European Commission (EC) has adopted the rules governing the implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) during its transitional phase, which starts on 1 October of this year and runs until the end of 2025.  The Implementing Regulation published on 17 August 2023 details the transitional reporting obligations for EU importers of CBAM goods, as well as the transitional methodology for calculating embedded emissions released during the production process of CBAM goods....

Scandinavia’s CO2 conundrum

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are home to ~7.3Mta of cement production capacity. This is at odds with government plans to quicken the pace of decarbonisation in a bloc that already has one of the world’s most aggressive CO 2 targets. Yet, greater use of alternative fuels, carbon taxes and advances in CCUS may help solve this conundrum. As Scandinavia invests in modern infrastructure, it is mindful of the need to decarbonise and take care of its landscape...

MPA urges UK government to alleviate energy burden

02 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has written to the UK Chancellor, Nadhim Zahawi, calling for urgent action to tackle the country’s energy crisis and alleviate the burden on its construction industry. Four steps the Treasury could take have been identified by the MPA, including allowing temporary deferral of VAT payments, to reinstate or replace the red diesel rebate to cut fuel duty, extend the freeze on Aggregates Levy indexation beyond April 2023, and take measures to tackle costs f...

Breedon extends rail infrastructure

01 September 2022, Published under Cement News

A joint initiative between Breedon Group , Network Rail and the Welsh government has brought a disused freight yard back to life, resulting in lower CO 2 emissions, less road traffic and reduced operating costs. The Llandudno Junction freight yard, located near the main Penrhyn Quarry of Breedon subsidiary Welsh Slate, is expected to handle up to 260,000t of materials each year with typical freight trains carrying 1500t of material, compared to 28t for a truck. The first freight train l...

HeidelbergCement’s Nordic light

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are part of HeidelbergCement Group’s Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia division. In an exclusive interview, ICR speaks with Giv K Brantenberg, general manager of HeidelbergCement Northern Europe, to find out about the company’s engagement with these three Nordic markets. ICR speaks with Giv K Brantenberg, general manager of HeidelbergCement Northern Europe ICR: How are the construction markets in Denmark, Norway and Sweden perf...