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PCA wins Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

14 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America's cement manufacturers, has received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy. This is the second year in a row PCA has earned this prestigious honour. "PCA and its members are proud to be recognised for continuously improving energy efficiency to reduce emissions," said PCA President and CEO, Michael Ireland. "The cement and concrete industry is le...

PCA releases Spring Forecast for US demand

12 April 2021, Published under Cement News

USA-based Portland Cement Association (PCA) has recently presented its annual Spring Cement Consumption Forecast, predicting an increase in cement consumption for 2021 and 2022 in the country. "Remarkably, US cement consumption recorded two per cent growth during 2020. It is remarkable because COVID-19 exerted a terrible toll on the economy. Consumers bunkered down; states enacted rigid lockdowns. Real GDP declined to a rate not matched since 1946 as the economy transitioned from war time...

LafargeHolcim is moving back towards its roots

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim recently acquired Firestone Building Products as the next move in its restructured building materials portfolio. The US$3.4bn purchase is considered an acquisition to help reduce the company's exposure to emerging markets while bolstering the finishing products arm of its business. Following the drive towards urban markets Leading building material companies have been on a restructuring pathway since the global financial crisis in 2008. The main directive of this trend for...

California Nevada Cement Association describes pathways to net zero carbon operation

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA) envisions three major pathways for the industry to attain net zero carbon operation by 2045. The roadmap required reducing production process emissions, reducing combustion emissions through fuel switching and increasing distributed electricity generation.   "Releasing this industry-wide roadmap is an exciting and critical step toward carbon neutrality," says CNCA Executive Director, Tom Tietz. "However, we cannot get to net zero alone and t...

LafargeHolcim closes Firestone Building Products acquisition

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Participations (US) Inc (LafargeHolcim) has successfully completed the acquisition of Firestone Building Products, following all regulatory approvals.   Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO said: “I warmly welcome the Firestone Building Products team into the LafargeHolcim family. Together, we will lead this iconic company’s next era of growth to become the global leader in flat roofing systems.     Taylor Cole, Firestone Building Products President, said: “Today opens an exciti...

ST Equipment & Technology and Phoenix Cement launch fly ash beneficiation project

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ST Equipment & Technology LLC (STET) has a fly ash beneficiation project with the Phoenix Cement Co, which is part of the Salt River Materials Group (SRMG).  STET is a leader in proprietary technology converting fly ash to useful products for cement and concrete manufacture. The project will be the 26 th  commercial-scale fly ash separator installed worldwide by STET. In 2020 SRMG announced the award of a fly ash contract with a Utah power plant. SRMG is currently construct...

Buzzi Unicem outlook for 2021

30 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's Board of Directors gave an outlook for 2021 with expected sales recovery in Italy and an economic recovery in the USA, while forecasting higher industry inflation forces for building material production going forward.  In Italy construction investments are expected to grow moderately, mainly favoured by the residential building renovation sector and by a gradual recovery of activity in the commercial and public segments. In this context, Buzzi Unicem believe that a recovery...

Buzzi Unicem's Board of Directors assesses 2020 Consolidated Financial Statement

29 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of Buzzi Unicem SpA have examined the statutory and consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.  In the year under review, the group sold 29.3Mt of cement, up 0.4 per cent compared to 2019 and 11.7Mm 3 of ready-mix concrete, down compared to the figure recorded in the previous year (-3.1 per cent). Consolidated net sales remained virtually unchanged during the two years, increasing from EUR3221.4m to EUR3222.4m. Changes in scope had a ...

Titan Cement Group records FY20 revenue of EUR1607m

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group delivered strong results in 2020, despite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Group consolidated revenue reached EUR1607m and was stable compared to the previous year. EBITDA posted a solid increase of 7.1 per cent to EUR286.2m . This was the highest EBITDA recorded since 2010. Net profit after taxes and minorities dropped to EUR1.5m (EUR50.9m in 2019) as a result of significant non-cash charges taken representing the full write-off of the EUR46.6m goodwil...

Decarbonising concrete report released

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ClimateWorks Foundation in collaboration with Northwestern University has announced new research for reducing emissions in concrete. The report entitled 'Decarbonizing Concrete: Deep decarbonization pathways for the cement and concrete cycle in the United States and China'  shows in greater detail than ever before multiple ways to drive the cement industry toward net-zero emissions by mid-century, including production-side mitigation measures, research and development, and demand reduction...