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Svante Inc secures US$75m funding for carbon capture projects

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc has announced that it has successfully closed US$75m of Series D equity financing, the largest private investment into point source carbon capture globally to date.   The financing was led by Temasek and includes strategic investors Chart Industries, Carbon Direct and Export Development Canada (EDC). Existing investors OGCI Climate Investments, BDC Cleantech Practice, Chevron Technology Ventures, The Roda Group and Chrysalix Venture Capital also participated in the round, r...

Cemex announces plan to address US cement shortage

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced plans to optimise its supply chain to address cement shortages experienced throughout the western US. The project will leverage the company’s supply chain synergies in North America to alleviate cement shortages and project delays in California, Arizona and Nevada, according to a press release. The plans involve investing approximately US$15m to recommission a kiln with a production capacity of about 1Mta at the CPN cement plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This inve...

Eagle Materials sees 18% rise in 3Q revenues

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

US-based Eagle Materials Inc has reported revenues of US$404.7m in the third quarter of 2020, representing a YoY increase of 18 per cent. Commenting on the third quarter results, Michael Haack, Eagle Materials president and CEO, said, “Our third quarter results demonstrate the overall resilience of our portfolio. Despite continued pandemic-related economic uncertainty, our wallboard shipments were up nine per cent, a third quarter record for American Gypsum, and our cement shipments were u...

Flexco and MLT Minet Lacing Technology form strategic partnership in North America

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Flexco and MLT Minet Lacing Technology have signed an agreement in which Flexco will be the exclusive source for MLT products in the USA, Canada and Mexico. As part of the agreement, MLT will continue to manufacture the products for North America as Flexco integrates MLT North American business into its organisation.   MLT will continue to manufacture and distribute its products through its six subsidiaries and its distribution partners throughout the rest of the world. Flexco is headqua...

Fosbel acquires Wahl Refractory Solutions LLC

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Fosbel has acquired Wahl Refractory Solutions LLC. Wahl Refractory Solutions, Fremont, Ohio, will now conduct business under the name Wahl Refractory Solutions, a Fosbel company.   The integration of Fosbel and Wahl Refractory secures a future of continued growth through strengthened products and services to a broader customer base.   By making a commitment to ensure Wahl’s continuing business under the Fosbel umbrella, capital investments are being made at Wahl’s manufacturing plant...

CalPortland's Rillito plant receives EPA Energy Star certification

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

CalPortland's cement plant in Rillito, Arizona, USA, has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star certification. Facility certification signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. This is the ninth consecutive (2012-20) year that the Rillito plant has earned the Energy Star, reflecting a legacy of continued energy savin...

Solidia Technologies is named as a Global Cleantech 100 company

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cleantech Group has named Solidia Technologies ® as a 2021 Global Cleantech 100 company for the fourth year in a row. The Global Cleantech 100 list recognises companies that are best positioned to contribute to a more digitised, decarbonised and resource-efficient future. "We are thrilled to be recognised as a Global Cleantech 100 Company for a fourth year as we continue bringing one of the world’s oldest and most ubiquitous industries into the 21st century with digitalsation and prod...

US Portland and blended cement deliveries up 3%

07 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports in the USA and Puerto Rico, increased by three per cent YoY to 9.8Mt in October 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were the largest consumers with a combined share of 38 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan. They accounted for 41 per cent of cement output. Masonry cement shipments fell seven pe...

Argos USA ready-mix to settle alleged price-fixing case

06 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos group's ready-mix concrete subsidiary, Argos USA, is to settle a US$20m payment over an alleged price-fixing cartel involving several members of staff in the state of Georgia, USA. According to the US Department of Justice, Argos USA "admitted to participating in the charged conspiracy, and agreed to cooperate fully with the Antitrust Division's ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution of others involved in this conspiracy." Argos USA's management stated that the alleged pric...

GE Renewable Energy and Veolia sign turbine blade recycle agreement

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

GE Renewable Energy has signed a multi-year agreement with Veolia North America (VNA) to recycle blades removed from its US-based onshore wind turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. Through this agreement, GE plans to recycle the majority of blades that are replaced during repowering efforts. Veolia will process the blades for use as a raw material for cement, utilising a cement kiln co-processing technology. VNA has a successful history of supplying repurposed engineered material...