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Norfund invests in Continental Blue Investments Ghana

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Norfund, the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries, has made a US$7.5m investment in Continental Blue Investments Ghana Ltd (CBI) to support the company’s drive to reduce CO 2 emissions and increase job opportunities at its 0.55Mta Tema plant. Earlier this year CBI Ghana placed an order with FLSmidth to supply the world’s largest clay calcination installation . The facility is expected to reduce total CO 2 emissions by up to 20 per cent compared to current practices and by ...

Norcem temporarily halts production at plants

22 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Norway-based Norcem has suspended operations at its Brevik and Kjøpsvik plants due to annual scheduled maintenance work and the crash of a central mill engine at Kjøpsvik. In addition, a supplier who should have carried out some of the maintenance work dropped out. Part of the production has been replaced by imports. CEO John Sunde says the company expects stocks to cleared but was unable to say for how long.

Cementir records strong regional results in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir 's regional markets results for 2021 produced increasing revenues in all markets. The highest revenues outside of Italy were recorded in Belgium and France. Norway and Sweden In 2021 sales revenues in Norway and Sweden amounted to EUR193.6m (EUR176.4m in 2020) while EBITDA recorded 22 per cent growth to EUR 21.2m (EUR 17.4m in 2020).   In Norway ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased by around four per cent compared to the previous year with a more favourable trend i...

High interest remains in Norcem's Brevik CCS project

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Norcem's (HeidelbergCement group) carbon capture project in Brevik has been ongoing since January last year with demolition and preparations to receive the capture plant. Tor Gautestad, project manager at Brevik CCS, says the interest is beyond all expectations. During this first year, Norcem has carried out over 100 activities with a focus on knowledge sharing from the project and learning about carbon capture and storage. The project will see CO 2  emissions from the cement fac...

Geminor announce significant growth in material recycling in 2021

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Resource management company Geminor handled over 1.73Mt of waste in Europe in 2021. The recycling of waste wood, waste paper and plastics increased sharply, and the handling of feedstock for material recycling went up by 38 per cent last year.   With a total volume of 1,731,066t, Geminor consolidates its position as one of Europe's leading waste management companies in 2021. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) still account for around two-thirds of the total volume ...

Norcem to invest in alternative fuel technology to lower CO2 emissions

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Norcem is investing NOK80m (US$9.53m) at its Kjøpsvik cement plant to help reduce CO 2  emissions. Norcem's owners announce that the funds will be invested in the factory by 2023.   Plant manager, Trond Kaasa, says the investment testifies that the owners are satisfied with the production facility. "This shows without a doubt that our owners believe and bet on us. The investments will go to a number of different measures at the factory, which overall reduce the CO 2  footprint. Techni...

FLSmidth awarded contract at Norcem Brevik

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The well-known carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at Norcem Brevik in Norway is progressing with HeidelbergCement and FLSmidth having signed an agreement for FLSmidth to deliver the necessary plant modifications allowing for downstream CO 2 removal. Final commissioning is scheduled for the first half of 2024.   The capturing process at the Norcem Brevik plant will use a mixture of water and organic solvents to remove the CO 2 . But before CO 2 can be removed, the pr...

Geminor database for waste material recycling is launched

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

GemiLAB  is a new database that will help analyse the quality of waste for material recycling and energy recovery. The database developed by Norway-based Geminor will assist in making cleaner fractions and better utilisation of waste in Europe. GemiLAB is a database where the content of waste volumes can be registered and analysed from producers across Europe. Through this data gathering, it will be possible to assess the quality of waste fractions over time, says GemiLAB . The d...

Brevik plant's CCS investment approved by Norwegian parliament

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian parliament has approved the investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility at the HeidelbergCement Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway. The Brevik  carbon capture and storage  (CCS) project will enable the capture of 400,000t of CO 2 per year and the transportation for permanent storage, making it the first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant in the world.   Work on the new facility in Brevik is expected to begin immediately, with the goal of star...

Aker Carbon Capture and Man Energy Services agree CCS and waste heat agreement

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Aker Carbon Capture and Man Energy Services have signed an agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications with heat recovery.     With CCS, captured CO 2  is compressed before being liquefied and transported to a permanent storage location. The two companies aim to develop carbon capture solutions that require less energy. The transfer of heat is key for CO 2 -capture plants' improved, overall power-consumption with...