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Breedon Group sees revenue of GBP1045m in the 10M21

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

UK-based Breedon Group has reported a revenue of GBP1,045m in the first 10 months of the year, up 31 per cent against the same period in 2019, according to its November trading update. On a like-for-like basis, revenue increased 15 per cent from the 10M19 period. “Breedon has continued to benefit from strong end markets, with demand levels remaining encouraging across the group. Trends evident in the first half have persisted with momentum in residential housebuilding and infrastructure s...

Carbon8 appoints chief engineer

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Carbon8 System has appointed David Clemmitt as its chief engineer. David will be responsible for leading the engineering direction and execution of Carbon8 Systems’ Advanced Carbonation Technology (ACT) across global markets.   As part of his role, Mr Clemmitt will have ownership of growing and developing the engineering function of the company to provide world class capability and innovation in the Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) arena.  He joins the board of Carbon8 Systems and...

WCA CEO will call for government action to cut CO2 emissions at COP26

09 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Urgent action in three key areas could save around 900Mta of CO 2 annually by 2030, says Ian Riley, World Cement Association CEO. Ian Riley will speak at the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), part of COP26, to outline three key actions governments around the world can take right now that will significantly accelerate the cement and concrete industry’s progress towards net zero and beyond.   Riley will tell delegates at COP26 that not only is a net-zero cement industry achievable, new t...

Prince of Wales visits Renfrew CCUS project

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Prince of Wales visited the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture technology, pioneered by Carbon Clean, at a site visit in Renfrew, Glasgow, during COP26. The Prince of Wales champions the development and adoption of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) solutions through a CCUS Task Force within the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), which he launched in 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Prince of Wales came to see the technology in operation at Doosan Babco...

GCCA looks to Roadmap implementation at COP26

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

At the COP26 meeting yesterday, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) held a webinar session entitled ‘From Global Commitment to Local Action – Implementing the Cement and Concrete Net Zero Roadmap’.   Introduced by Thomas Guillot, GCCA Executive Chief, the webinar aimed to see how the industry could move forward with the global roadmap to reduce CO 2 emissions. He stressed how the industry needs to engage with policymakers and stakeholders around carbon pricing, the circula...

Tarmac sets its 2030 goals

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH group) is building on its sustainability strategy to set out ambitious goals for the company to achieve by 2030, and beyond.  The 2030 goals build on the company's long-term strategy which, over the last six years, has seen it successfully cut CO 2  by 24 per cent per tonne of product (against a 1990 baseline), and recover, recycle and reuse over 50Mt of waste from other sectors, for use as a fuel or as a constituent material, in the manufacture of its products.  Aligned t...

Cemex Ventures invests in Voyage Control start-up

25 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures and Taronga Venture are investing in Voyage Control, a UK-based start-up for a digital platform to facilitate construction logistics and on-site coordination. Voyage Control’s platform reduces delays, waste and cost overruns in construction material delivery processes through optimised scheduling of deliveries and real-time transactions. The platform also supports CO 2 reduction in transportation of materials. “The investment from Cemex Ventures aims to integrate ...

65% of CEOs in hard-to-abate sectors plan to use CCUS

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

A first of its kind benchmarking report on industry attitudes towards carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) has revealed that 65 per cent of executives working in hard-to-abate sectors see CCUS as ‘critical’ or ‘important’ reaching their 2030 and 2050 goals. "The Scaling up CCUS" market insights report has been published by Decarb Connect, a leading platform that connects the hard-to-abate sectors, and Carbon Clean, a global leader in cost-effective carbon capture technology a...

Carbon Re receives GBP1m investment

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Clean Growth Fund, the UK venture capital fund, has co-led a GBP1m investment in Carbon Re, a UK climate tech start-up that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cut CO₂ emissions in the global cement industry and other hard-to-abate industrial processes.       Carbon Re's cloud-based platform, Delta Zero, utilises powerful AI tools to achieve operational efficiencies in energy intensive industries, such as cement production, reducing operational costs and carbon emissions to ot...

WCA's Annual Conference proclaims "No more words, actions are needed"

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association's (WCA) annual conference on 20-21 October 2021 called for 'a decade of action' from the cement industry starting now to keep to the targets set by the 2015 Paris Agreement of limiting global warming ideally to 1.5˚C and no more than 2˚C this century.     Keynote speaker, Lord Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, explained that: "For the hard to abate sectors of steel, cement and chemicals we have visions of how to get to net zero by 2050...