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Unprecedented fall in global cement output

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The biggest fall in worldwide cement production in two decades has been recorded, according to the World Cement Association (WCA). The WCA reports that global cement output fell eight per cent YoY to 1.9bnt in the first six months of 2022. The fall was caused by a 15 per cent drop in output to 977Mt in the volume of cement produced in China, the WCA said. Ian Riley, WCA chief executive, said the Chinese decline was the biggest in more than 20 years, with no comparable decline in recent m...

Ibstock and Earth Friendly Concrete form partnership

28 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Ibstock, a UK leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products, and Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) have entered into a new partnership to create ultra-low carbon concrete products. This partnership supports Ibstock’s ambitious ESG targets. Having recently launched its ESG Strategy to 2030, Ibstock is committed to ‘Manufacture Materials for Life’ and improving the environmental performance of its products. Its milestone 2030 target is to achieve 20 per cent of sales turnover reve...

Cauldon plant celebrates its 65th year anniversary

28 September 2022, Published under Cement News

It was a special occasion at Aggregate Industries ’ Cauldon Cement plant this month as the business held a jam-packed two-day event to mark 65 years of cement manufacturing.   Founded in 1957, the Cauldon plant, Staffordshire, was the very first dry-process cement plant to be installed in Britain and played a key role in the modernisation of the UK cement industry, says Aggregate Industries. As part of its Building Progress for a Sustainable Future programme, in 2021 the Cauldon pla...

GCCA partners The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS

27 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS (CEMCCUS) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have agreed to scale up the deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) throughout the cement and concrete industry, in a move to stimulate innovation, investment and increase the pace of decarbonisation efforts. Central to the agreement will be exploring incentives, policy frameworks and finance solutions at a global level that can enable industrial-scale CCUS projects over ...

MVW Lechtenberg & Partners joins WCA as associate corporate member

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has welcomed MVW Lechtenberg & Partners (MVW), as an associate corporate member.   “We are delighted to announce that MVW Lechtenberg & Partners will join our growing membership network. They continue to lead the way in alternative fuel recovery technology and application, enabling firms to significantly reduce CO 2 emissions. MVW brings a clear global perspective to the challenges that cement producers face in increasing AFR usage,” said Ian Riley, ...

Lack of standards is a barrier to sustainability drive, says RICS

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Although progress is being seen in some aspects of the built environment on the drive to be more sustainable, the rate of advancement needs to accelerate significantly and become more widespread, according to the latest annual sustainability report by the UK-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The 2022 RICS Sustainability Report, which collated sentiment from almost 4000 chartered surveyor contributors (including 1200 in the UK) across commercial and construction sector...

PFA replacement for CEM II cements launched

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Innovative Ash Solutions (IAS) has launched a new environmentally-friendly replacement for pulverised fly ash (PFA) ingredient in cement production. The UK company is a 50/50 joint venture between Levenseat and Organic Innovative Solutions Ltd that has developed a new process that transforms air pollution control residues from municipal and wood biomass incinerators, to create its new PFA replacement – the first to be given end of waste accreditation by the Scottish Environment Protection...

Holcim expands digital customer platform

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is expanding its proprietary digital customer platform, ConcreteDirect, from North America to Europe and Latin America. This expansion of the comprehensive digital platform for construction job site professionals offers a seamless customer experience from France, Germany and the UK, all the way to Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador. The platform connects all relevant jobsite professionals on a construction site with Holcim’s teams to best coordinate their tasks with tailored real-tim...

Mexican ambassador praises climate action work at CEMEX's Rugby plant

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX welcomed HE Josefa González Blanco Ortiz Mena, Mexican ambassador to the United Kingdom, to its flagship UK cement plant, based in Rugby, Warwickshire, on Wednesday 14 September. The ambassador travelled to Rugby to find out more about the work CEMEX carries out in the UK and the materials it produces for key construction projects nationally. In particular, she wanted to understand how the UK is contributing to CEMEX's global climate action strategy, Future in Action, and the bu...

Lafarge Cement signs SRF deal with Willshee's

15 September 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based Willshee’s Waste & Recycling has signed a multi-year contract to supply carbon-offset fuel to Lafarge Cement. Following Lafarge’s investment in an alternative fuel platform, operated by its waste division, Geocycle, Willshee’s will supply Lafarge Cement's Cauldon plant with around 15,000t of solid recovered fuel (SRF) each year, equivalent to three or four deliveries each day, five days a week. The SRF will come from Willshee’s state-of-the-art materials handling facility in Sw...