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LafargeHolcim expands carbon capture projects

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's portfolio of carbon capture projects was strengthened with the US Department of Energy's national Energy Laboratory Technology’s (DOE-NETL) announcement that it will support the LafargeHolcim CO 2 MENT Colorado project.  LafargeHolcim has gathered a consortium of partners that include Svante Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC  and Total to complete a study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon capture facility.  With DOE-NETL's finding confirmed, th...

PCA promotes Portland-limestone cement

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has launched a new initiative promoting the sustainable benefits of Portland-limestone cement (PLC). Manufactured with more limestone than OPC Type I, PLC emits 10 per cent less greenhouse gases than OPC to manufacture. "PLC is another example of the cement industry evolving over the years, continuing to innovate and sustainably producing the high-quality cement that is needed to help keep America's infrastructure strong and resilient," said PCA Presid...

Sabanci to restructure white cement business

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey's Sabanci Holding has announced that it will be restructuring its white cement business unit by merging its financial power and the operational capability of its Çimsa subsidiary, according to a statement. As such, it is planning to incorporate a company in the Netherlands, Cimsa Sabanci Cement BV (CSC BV), in which Sabancı will hold 60 per cent of the total equity shares while the remaining 40 per cent will be held by Çimsa. It will then sell the shares of Çimsa's international wh...

Union Bridge plant wins PCA's Overall Environmental Excellence Award

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson is proud to announce its cement plant in Union Bridge, Maryland, has won the Overall Environmental Excellence Award as part of the 2020 Energy and Environment Awards from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The awards recognise outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required. Submissions from plants across the U S were evaluated and recognised for environmental efforts completed in 2019. Three years ago, Lehigh Cement ...

The GCCA participates in UN Secretary-General's Climate Action roundtable

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)  participated in the UN Secretary-General’s high-level roundtable on climate action, joining world leaders as a part of the 75 th session of the UN General Assembly. As the climate crisis continues to impact on the world, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has convened a roundtable of around 20 global leaders from government, business and finance and civil society, to discuss the bold climate actions they are taking and their ambit...

Department of Energy announces further funding for carbon capture project

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Energy has announced additional funding for the carbon capture research and development project at LafargeHolcim’s plant in Florence, Colorado. The US$1.5m fund supports the initial engineering analysis and advancement of the LH CO 2 MENT Colorado Project. The project is being deployed in partnership with Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV) and Total. The first phase of the project included a feasibility stud...

Ash Grove to modernise Port Manatee terminal with new ship unloader

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH-owned Ash Grove Cement (formerly Suwannee American Cement) is undertaking a major transformation project at its Port Manatee deepwater import terminal in Florida. The project will improve Ash Grove’s capacity to import cement, cement slag and flyash to meet the existing and future needs of customers in the Florida and south Georgia markets. The upgrade project includes the addition of a high-capacity FLSmidth/Kovako ship unloader at the terminal, together with the upgrade of existi...

Roanoke Cement honoured in PCA's Energy and Environment awards

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement industry recognised Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) (Titan America) with top honours for Outreach in the 2020 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards this week.   The Outreach category honours activities that enhance community, employee, and government relations. The award was formally announced during a virtual presentation by the PCA held on 16 September 2020.  “I am so pleased that our efforts have been recognised and commended by our...

Cemex Ventures to work with Carbon Clean on affordable carbon capture

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures (Cemex group) has signed an agreement with Carbon Clean, a leader in low-cost modular carbon dioxide capture and separation technology, aimed at developing a carbon capture solution for the cement industry that lies below the line of US$30/t cost of CO 2 captured.   The ambitious target of making carbon capture technology accessible and more efficient would be an unprecedented achievement for the cement sector, opening a door of opportunities for further developments, claims ...

The PCA awards Holly Hill plant with Land Stewardship Award

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded LafargeHolcim's Holly Hill cement plant in South Carolina, USA, with its 2020 Land Stewardship award. The annual honour recognises an industry participant that "goes above and beyond" what is required to provide environmental solutions at a facility. The award is the result of Holly Hill's multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to redivert a local stream, Home Branch creek, back to its original path. The initiative will protect the future ...