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Rail freight forward thinking

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

With a steep reduction in UK train passenger numbers and a thinned-out passenger train timetable due to COVID-19, freight and logistics firm Freightliner has been exploring new types of services to improve efficiency and productivity. The initiatives involve major UK building material suppliers and also enable Freightliner to further enhance rail’s green credentials. By Freightliner, UK. Freightliner is responding to the new landscape with trials involving Tarmac UK and Mendip Rail Lt...

Cauldon plant invests GBP13m on reducing its carbon footprint

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Construction has started at Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon plant, located in Staffordshire, on a GBP13m investment project to reduce its carbon footprint.   The project will see   a new preprocessing plant for the storage, handling and feeding of solid alternative fuels, that would otherwise end up as landfill. In addition, a new chloride bypass will be installed, which will ensure quality of product and result in no additional waste.  Steve Curley, managing director Cement, said: "We have...

UK builders merchant announces cement shortages

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Travis Perkins is warning that around 40 per cent of its branch network does not have enough cement to supply UK customers. Travis Perkins Chief Operating Officer, Frank Elkins, predicted that cement shortages were unlikely to ease before the end of the year.  Lead times on bagged cement have extended from around two days to two weeks, and Travis Perkins was now looking at supply chains across Europe to source cement. Builders are being asked to place orders 4-6 weeks ahead to avoid ...

Tarmac rail freight to be powered by renewables

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac and its rail freight partner DB Cargo UK have announced that the delivery of construction materials on a key strategic route will be powered entirely by 100 per cent renewable fuel.  The partners have confirmed that environmentally friendly hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) will be fuelling all freight trains running between Tarmac’s Mountsorrel site in Leicestershire and its rail-fed asphalt plant in the centre of Birmingham, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the s...

Breedon Group plc acquires of Express Minimix

02 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Breedon has acquired Micromix (Northern) Ltd which trades as Express Minimix, a 'mini mix' concrete operator based out of Durham, UK.   Micromix (Northern) Ltd operates a fleet of 25 mixer trucks, specialising in delivering small loads of ready-mixed concrete and screeds, up to 4m 3 , to commercial and domestic customers across the north of England and parts of Scotland.   Express Minimix complements Breedon's existing minimix businesses, which currently operate throughout the Midlan...

Hanson contributes to reforestation sequestration of CO2

28 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Crushed basalt donated from Hanson UK's Builth Wells quarry in Powys is being used in a field trial to measure the impact it can have on removing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from the atmosphere.  The world-first project by The Carbon Community aims to define a new reforestation approach to accelerate and enhance the sequestration of CO 2 in trees and soil and improve biodiversity.  In May more than 25,000 trees have been planted on 11ha just outside the Brecon Beacons in Wales. The project...

UK hit by cement shortages

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

UK contractors and domestic retail buyers are both facing steep prices rises and supply shortages for cement amidst a booming recovery in construction activity. UK distributor, NYEs Building Suppliers, contacted all customers to warn that "there are now issues with cement from all manufacturers. We are working hard every day to maintain supply for our customers but it is tough and will only get worse before we see it get better." Part of the problem has been a disruption to production acti...

GCCA to expand Innovandi initiative with Open Challenge

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

To mark World Creativity and Innovation Day, the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) is announcing the expansion of its innovation programme, Innovandi, to encompass a new Open Challenge innovation accelerator programme. The Open Challenge programme will launch in the coming weeks and will bring together start-ups and leading cement and concrete producers to create new innovations needed for the sector to reduce its carbon emissions and solve the climate emergency.   Dinah McLeod...

Taiheiyo Cement Corp to work with Carbon Clean on carbon capture plant

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Japanese cement producer Taiheiyo Cement Corp will implement technology for CO 2  capture from the flue gas of rotary cement kilns in the first, 10tpd demonstration plant in Japan. For this purpose, Taiheiyo Cement has selected the technology for CO 2 chemical absorption supplied by UK-based Carbon Clean, which has been awarded by Marubeni Protechs Corp (Marubeni Protechs) in Japan. This technology will be installed at Taiheiyo Cement's plant in Kumagaya City, Saitama, and demonstr...

Breedon reports strong trading in 1Q21

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Breeding announced encouraging trading in the first three months of the year. There was good demand in the GB market, where the business benefitted from contributions from the Cemex acquisition, combined with a robust cement performance, which more than offset the impact of COVID-19 restrictions limiting construction activity in the Republic of Ireland. Overall, group revenues in the first three months of the year were approximately GBP264m, an increase of 27 per cent compared with the   ...