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LafargeHolcim receives coal ash as part of new agreement

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The US operations of LafargeHolcim has received the first barge shipment of power plant coal ash, part of a project which will result in the recovery and recycling of more than 6Mt of coal ash for use in cement production. On a combined basis, LafargeHolcim, Geocycle and CenterPoint Energy, which operates two coal-fired generation plants in southwest Indiana, USA, have invested over US$80m in infrastructure to process, transport, store and recycle the coal ash produced at CenterPoint Energ...

CarbonBuilt joins World Cement Association

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

CarbonBuilt has joined the World Cement Association (WCA) as an associate corporate member. The US based firm has developed ReversaTM technology that directly embeds CO₂ from industrial and direct air capture sources into proprietary low-cost and low-carbon concrete formulations. The technology reduces overall CO₂ emissions by more than 60 per cent while delivering products that meet existing industry specifications and drive greater profit for concrete producers, according to a WCA state...

Vicat Group signs EUR250m financing agreement

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat Group has signed a EUR250m financing agreement, which takes the form of a private placement with leading US investors, according to a press release. The financing agreement consists of two tranches. The first (EUR100m) has a maturity of 10 years, at a fixed rate of 1.27 per cent. The second (EUR150m) has maturity of 15 years, at a fixed rate of 1.57 per cent.

Titan America LLC boosts Portland Limestone Production

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan America LLC reports that its low-carbon Portland limestone cement production has reached 50 per cent of its total cement output.   "We are proud of this remarkable accomplishment," says Bill Zarkalis, president and CEO of Titan America. "Ramping up the actual production and sales of Portland Limestone Cement beyond 50 per cent of our total production capacity enables a substantial reduction of the carbon footprint of our cement plants and provides our customers the low carbon sol...

Titan Florida orders new 70,000t dome for Port Tampa Bay Terminal

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Florida LLC, a subsidiary of Titan America LLC, has announced the construction of a 70,000t dome at its Port Tampa Bay Terminal, making the terminal one of the largest of its kind in the USA. The project supports the growing customer demand for Titan's products and services in Florida.   The new US$35m investment in its Tampa mega-terminal will increase and upgrade Titan's import capacity and expansion of its low-carbon cements and cementitious products, such as fly ash and slag. ...

Buzzi Unicem's 9M21 regional results improve in USA and Eastern Europe

09 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The sales volumes achieved by Buzzi Unicem in the third quarter of the current year showed a positive development in the United States and in Eastern Europe, which more than offsets the partial slowdown observed in Italy, mainly due to a high-base comparison, and a more evident contraction in Germany, also penalised by the unfavourable weather in July.  In Italy, in the first 9M21, sales volumes nonetheless stood well above the level reached last year, with prices that confirmed the pos...

Martin Marietta thrives going west

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Martin Marietta, USA, released its third-quarter 2021 results with its Building Material business segment achieving a record US$1.39bn of revenues for the period. ICR looks at what is helping the company break records and how it is evolving its business model to favour future growth opportunities. Martin Marietta is set up as an aggregates-led building materials company. It is the market leader or in second place in 90 per cent of US aggregate markets, having bolstered its operat...

Summit Materials posts 3% improvement in revenue

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

US-based Summit Materials has announced its third quarter results for 2021, recording an 18.2 per cent YoY decrease in net income to US$74.2m from US$90.7m in the year-ago period. However, net revenue improved 2.6 per cent to US$662.3m from US$645.2m in the 3Q20, supported by higher aggregates, ready-mix concrete and cement revenue on continued favourable market demand conditions and price growth in all lines of business, according to a statement. Adjusted EBITDA also increased 7.3 per cen...

Eagle Materials appoints Mauro Gregorio to its board

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

USA-based Eagle Materials has appointed Mauro Gregorio to its board of directors. Mr Gregorio is the currently president of Performance Materials and Coatings at Dow, a supplier of innovative solutions in infrastructure and transportation. "Eagle Materials has a strong board with a diverse mix of backgrounds, capabilities and experiences, and today our board is even stronger with the addition of Mauro. I could not be more delighted that Mauro is joining us. His insights and perspective will...

Cemex USA honoured by Texan to Nature 20

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has announced that for the third consecutive year the company has been named to the Texan by Nature 20, the official ranking by the Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by Former First Lady Laura Bush, recognising its commitment to conservation and leadership in sustainability. “Sustainability and conservation are integrated into our operations across Cemex, and we work to make positive contributions that can help protect natural resources and wildlife,” said Cemex USA Re...