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Melón and Enel Generación sign renewable energy contract

24 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cemento Mélon has signed a contract with Enel Generación for the supply of clean and renewable energy in four of Mélon’s operations: the La Calera, Ventanas and Puerto Montt cement plants and the San Bernardo aggregates facility. The signed agreement will run until 2043 and includes the supply renewable energy from wind, solar, geothermal or hydropower with the option to expand this to more Melón sites in the future, reports Electricidad. ‘We have state-of-the-art technologies...

International Energy Day sees Cemex focus on sustainable energy use towards net zero CO2

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

On International Energy Day (14 February 2021), Cemex UK highlighted its drive to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting the use of renewable and sustainable energy sources and the reduction of fossil fuels. While setting energy reduction targets is important, consistently improving energy resource management and lowering energy consumption to achieve them is key. However, this will require Cemex to invest, research and collaborate with other industry participants in many areas rather than...

LafargeHolcim to invest CHF100m in Indian WHR projects

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced a CHF100m (US$111.84m) investment in India for waste heat recovery systems. The investment will be completed across six sites over the next two years, as part of the group’s net zero roadmap. "On our net zero journey, we set ourselves an ambitious scope 2 target. I am very excited to see India leading the way by investing CHF100m in waste heat recovery. This major step forward builds on our procurement teams’ work in renewable energy," said Magali Anderson, chi...

Cemtech sheds light on renewable energy and cutting-edge CCUS technology

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Day 3 of the Cemtech virtual conference “Decarbonising the cement industry. Pathways to a sustainable future” focussed during its morning session on bringing renewable energy to the cement industry. Turboden of Italy introduced the organic Rankine cycle technology, explaining both the technological and economic aspects of ORC-based waste heat recovery systems for the cement industry. The company explained when, where and why it is beneficial to recover residual low-grade heat through ORC tec...

Asia Cement Corp partners with RWE for offshore energy project

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s third-largest renewables group, RWE, is partnering with Taiwan’s Asia Cement Corp to set up an offshore wind project. The Chu Feng project would have an installed capacity of 448MW and be located off the northwest coast, near Hsinchu City. "The Chu Feng project will enable us to enter this growing market with a strong local partner at our side, whose local expertise complements our global experience and technical know-how," said Sven Utermoehlen, senior vice president of Renewable ...

Birla Corp acquires stake in AMP Solar Clean Power

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp and RCCPL, its wholly-owned subsidiary, have acquired 26 per cent ownership (7.8 per cent and 18.2 per cent, respectively) of AMP Solar Clean Power. Birla Corp is planning to purchase solar power for its grinding units in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, (Raebareli Cement Works and Raebareli Hitech Cement) and RCCPL’s Kundanganj grinding facility. This will be achieved under the group’s captive scheme that stipulates at least a 26 per cent participation in the equity capital of the so...

Bharathi Cement commissions 10MW solar power plant

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Bharathi Cement has commissioned a 10MW solar power plant at its 5Mta cement works in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The facility is expected to help cut the company’s overall energy costs by reducing its reliance on thermal power. The project was delivered by Fourth Partner Energy in a record 60 days, according to a company press release. The power plant is part of Bharathi’s long-term plan to transition to renewable energy.

Cementos BSA signs renewable energy contract with Engie

08 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement producer Cementos BSA has signed an agreement with energy firm Engie Energía Chile, which will supply 35GWh per year of renewable energy, according to business newspaper Estrategia. With the contract Cementos BSA becomes the first company in Chile to source its energy from solar and hydropower sources and achieve the international I-REC certification, which confirms efforts made by industry to reduce its carbon footprint. "For Cementos BSA, having the most modern cement p...

Tokyo Cement inaugurates second biomass power plant

11 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Sri Lankan cement producer Tokyo Cement has officially opened its second biomass power plant at Trincomalee in the presence of country president Maithripala Sirisena, Daily News (Sri Lanka) reported. The Tokyo Eastern Biomass Plant began construction in 2015 with an investment of over LKR2.5bn (US$16.3m). The plant will contribute 70GWh per year to the national grid, generated using industrial and agricultural waste sourced through community trade. In total, the plant will produce 160,...

Morocco: Ciments du Maroc cancels Safi wind farm project

07 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Ciments du Maroc, an Italcementi subsidiary, has abandoned plans to construct a wind farm at its Safi site on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, SeeNews Renewables reports. The company will instead explore the possibilities of buying in energy from local suppliers. Co mmenting on the decision, CEO, Mario Bracci, said: "Today, different opportunities exist and a number of supply contracts are being offered to us." Mr Bracci added that Ciments du Maroc was considering a deal with Nareva, an ener...