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Quarry restoration by CEMEX

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Quarry restoration and biodiversity are important aspects of Cemex’s commitment to climate change. Steve Redwood, CEMEX land development and permitting director – Europe, showcases how the company’s quarry restoration work and biodiversity management are reaping the benefits for nature in the region. By Steve Redwood, CEMEX, UK. The restoration aspect of the business is becoming increasingly important for CEMEX. Pictured is the Raynes quarry in north Wales, UK My role at CEME...

LafargeHolcim Spain to participate in Horizon 2020

20 June 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Spain will participate in a new project "Horizon 2020” . The project will involve research into pyrolysis, which is a promising technology for recycling unsorted heterogeneous plastic waste. This technology consists of the thermal degradation of plastic waste in the absence of oxygen. The project will be carried out in two stages: first, adapting and testing a full-scale pilot plant at Repsol's Technology Laboratory to optimise the components and process conditions, an...

Spanish cement consumption declined 1% in May

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption slipped in May by 0.9 per cent, to 1,325,372t, which represents a loss of 12,406t compared to the same month last year, according to the country's cement association, Oficemen. This decline in consumption has led to a loss of 1.1 points in the accumulated growth of the first five months of the year, which now stands at 3.7 per cent, with 6,124,957t. This is 219,145t more than in the same period of 2021. In absolute values, in the last 12 months 15,169,40...

Cementos del Tajo starts rail transport for clinker imports

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Toledo company Cementos del Tajo (G2 Hormigón group) will transport clinker by train from the port of Cartagena in southern Spain to Noblejas (Toledo), central Spain. The company has needed a special authorisation from network rail company Adif to take the first load of this product by train from Escombreras.  The railway service foresees a frequency of two weekly trains travel over 400km with approximately 3000t of clinker to reach a total figure between 75,000-150,000t of clinker mo...

Cementos Molins to implement an energy management system

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins Indusrials’ strategy in favours sustainability and the fight against climate change has recently entered a new stage with the decision to implement an Energy Management System (SGEn), according to the requirements and guidelines established in the UNE-EN standard. ISO50001:2018.  The decision, a direct consequence of the energy policy that the company has just approved, aims to be more efficient in the use and consumption of energy at the Sant Vicenç dels Horts cemen...

Spanish cement consumption grows by 9% in April

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption grew by 8.8 per cent in April to 1,346,704t, according Oficemen (Spanish Cement Association). This figure represents the recovery of 108,632t compared to the same month last year. The evolution of last month has allowed the recovery of 1.4 points in the accumulated growth of the first quarter, compared to March. This indicator now stands at 4.8 per cent, which represents, in absolute values, a consumption of 4,787,803t, approximately 220,000t more than in the...

Minister thanks by Spanish industry for energy auction agreement

12 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Teresa Ribera, Spain’s third vice president and minister for the ecological transition and the demographic challenge, has been personally thanked for her efforts and commitment in achieving a mechanism for energy auctions that has been agreed with the European Commission. The Alliance for the Competitiveness of Spanish Industry, made up of ANFAC (automotive), AOP (refining), ASPAPEL (paper), FEIQUE (chemicals and pharmaceuticals), FIAB (food and beverages), OFICEMEN (cement) and UNESID (s...

Oficemen and Air Liquide sign decarbonisation collaboration agreement

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The president of Oficemen, the Spanish Cement Association, Jose Manuel Cascajero and the director general of Air Liquide, Benedicte Levinson have signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate the decarbonisation of the cement industry.   In particular, it has been decided to work together on possible technical solutions, including: • Oxycombustion with H 2 injection (Hydrocombustion). • Carbon capture • Energy efficiency • Construction technologies (CO 2 cured concrete). The ...

Spain's hopes for the future

26 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement industry saw a more positive 2021 than initially expected as domestic demand took a jump of 11 per cent YoY to support the country’s recovery to pre-pandemic levels. Aniceto Zaragoza, general manager of the country’s cement association, Oficemen, explains the cautious optimism and challenges that lie ahead for the sector.  By Aniceto Zaragoza, Oficemen, Spain. The Spanish cement industry benefitted from public works in 2021 as it recovers after the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Spanish cement consumption drops by 16% in March

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption fell by 15.5 per cent in March, to 1,164,416t, according to Oficemen, Spain's cement association. This figure represents a loss of 213,479t compared to the same month last year, largely due to the transport strike, with a heterogeneous incidence throughout the national territory, said the association. “The situation resulting from the stoppage of transport has already been corrected in our industry and, currently, the supply chain to and from our factories is operati...