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SaltX Technology has patent awarded for EAC

15 March 2023, Published under Cement News

SaltX Technology has developed an electrified solution for the industrial process of calcination and has now been granted a patent for its electric calcination technology in Sweden. The Electric Arc Calciner (EAC) solution replaces fossil fuels with renewable electricity and isolates the CO 2 released from the material during heating. The innovation provides an entirely emission-free manufacturing process. The patent granted in Sweden covers several parameters, such as the cyclon...

Cementir reports significant revenue increases in Europe in 2022

13 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementir's regional results showed significant revenue increases in Turkey, Europe, US and Malaysian markets. However, cement sales were under pressure in most regions. Cementir ’s Danish sales revenues in 2022 reached EUR509.8m, up 23.2 per cent compared to EUR413.9m in 2021, due mainly to the rise in sales prices. Overall cement volumes decreased by six per cent compared to previous year. White cement exports declined by 29 per cent. Ready-mixed concrete volumes in Denmark fell by five...

Work accelerates on Slite CCS plant

22 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementa ( Heidelberg Materials group ) is accelerating work to establish a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility on Gotland, Sweden. The project, Slite CCS, is one of Sweden's most comprehensive climate change initiatives and is now being planned in a feasibility study. The goal is to transform the Swedish cement industry by 2030. When the CCS facility is ready in 2030, it will capture and store the Slite plant's total emissions of upwards of 1.8Mt aof CO 2 . This correspo...

SaltX invests in electric calcination demonstration facility

14 February 2023, Published under Cement News

SaltXis is investing about SEK50m (US$4.8m) in an industrial electric calcination demonstration plant. This follows successful and verified tests for manufacturing climate-neutral lime and SMA Mineral’s pre-order of the first electric calcination factory. Since autumn 2021 SaltX Technology has been conducting test operations for its electric calcination technology. In 2022 the company scaled up its operations to a pilot facility. After successful tests to produce climate-neutral lime and ...

Cementa to develop water treatment plant

13 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementa  ( Heidelberg Materials ) plans a new water treatment plant to strengthen the drinking water supply in northern Gotland, Sweden. In the autumn of 2022, Cementa commissioned and tested a miniature water plant in the roof to evaluate technology and construction before the full-scale water plant is being built.    The pilot plant, which has been in operation since last September at Filehajdar, is a smaller-scale model of a fully-functioning water treatment plant, about one-tenth t...

Cementa gets go-ahead for Gotland quarry

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

A Swedish court has given Cementa the green light to continue mining limestone at its quarry on the island of Gotland, heading off the risk of a shortage of cement in the building industry, reports Reuters. Cementa, which is part of Heidelberg Materials , has been clashing with local groups over plans to extend mining on Gotland, where the company produces about 75 per cent of the cement used in Sweden. The court said in a statement that it had decided that a nearby nature reserve, pro...

Cementa's time-limited extraction permit stands

08 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The Supreme Administrative Court (HFD) has decided that the time-limited extraction permit, which the government announced to Cementa  ( Heidelberg Materials ) in the fall of 2021, must stand. HFD made the assessment that the government's decision on a time-limited permit does not contravene any legal rule. This means that limestone quarrying and cement production in Slite can continue as planned for the rest of the year. Cementa's previous permit to mine limestone in Slite expired ...

Slite plant opts for KIMA Process kiln cooling system

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials is modernisation   its Cementa AB plant in Slite on the Swedish island of Gotland. It is set to become a plant that can produce climate positive cement, using ambitious carbon capture and emission reduction technologies. In addition, it will have the first complete rotary kiln will be equipped with a fully automatic IR-temperature control based on water spray cooling.   Germany-based KIMA Process Control GmbH will supply the most energy-efficient and environ...

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...

BillerudKronäs to shorten its name to Billerud

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Packaging supplier to the cement industry, BillerudKronäs, is changing its name to Billerud from 12 October 2022. The name change symbolises the company’s growth agenda as well as its development into an even more international company. The legal entities are not impacted in any other respect except that they change name from 'BillerudKorsnäs' to 'Billerud', according to the company.