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Blue Planet joins the WCA

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming Blue Planet as an Associate Corporate Member. Blue Planet is a Silicon Valley company that has developed a novel carbon capture and utilisation system. The system provides a cost-effective and permanent way to remove CO 2 from the air. Its technology uses CO 2 as a raw material for making carbonate rocks, which are used in place of quarried natural limestone rock, the pri...

Charah Solutions Inc releases its first ESG report

16 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Charah ® Solutions Inc has announced the publication of its first annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, prepared using internationally-recognised Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reporting.   The report provides information on the company's ESG performance in 2020, its response to the global pandemic, key issues identified by the company and its stakeholders, as well as clearly defined ESG goals. Key 2...

Lehigh Hanson partners with Fortera to reduce carbon emissions

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

North America's Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement) and Fortera Inc have announced a collaboration project to reduce emissions from Portland cement production. The two companies will work together to construct and operate a small commercial plant at Lehigh's cement facility in northern California. The plant will capture CO 2 from the kiln exhaust and convert it into a cementitious material. This can then be blended with Portland cement and used by ready-mix concrete producers as an SCM or us...

Bricking Solutions INC and Brokk UK form partnership

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Brokk UK was set up in 2000 covering the whole of the UK and Ireland, selling Brokk demolition machines and attachments for use in the demolition/construction and nuclear industries, while also covering machine sales for use in the steel/cement and refractories sectors.   Brokk UK has 11 staff covering two depots,  the head office being in Cumbria and a service centre based in the southeast. The company offers a range of services from consultation for customers looking to purchase new...

US cement market sees slight expansion in 2020

11 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico increased 13 per cent YoY to 7.5Mt in December 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona, which accounted for 44 per cent of December offtake. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries increased 10 per cent YoY to 181,000t. The leadin...

PCA warns US cement consumption will take time to recover

04 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The PCA's Market Intelligence Group announced its February outlook on the economy and cement consumption in the US. It stated that COVID-19 is expected to remain an elevated drag on the economic recovery as consumer spending is cautious and accounts for two-thirds of every US dollar generated in US GDP. While COVID-19 relief programmes have prevented the US economy slipping further, by themselves they are not expected to generate growth. US vaccine supply will be at its highest in the ...

PCA releases winter US regional cement consumption forecasts

03 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The PCA Market Intelligence Group has released its cement consumption and  construction spending forecasts in the USA.   Northeast The Northeast has been hit hard by COVID-19, leading to cement consumption declining by a projected 0.6 per cent in 2020 and PCA Market Intelligence projects further decline in 2021 by nearly one per cent. The Middle Atlantic was down nearly   four per cent in 2020. However, the East North Central and New England were up 0.7 and 2.8 per cent, respectively....

Summit Materials announces 13% increase in revenue

24 February 2021, Published under Cement News

USA-based Summit Materials has reported a 13 per cent YoY increase in net revenue for the final quarter of 2020 to US$571.9m, compared to US$506.3m in the 4Q19. Net income remained fairly consistent YoY at US$35.2m from US$35.7m. Adjusted EBITDA increased 7.8 per cent YoY in the 4Q20 to US$130.6m against US$121.1m in the year-ago period. Sales volumes increased 24.7 per cent YoY in aggregates, 4.5 per cent in cement and 6.4 per cent in ready-mix concrete for the 4Q20. Inclusive of acquisit...

Cemex expands ready-mix portfolio in Texas

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA is expanding its operations in Texas with the acquisition of a ready-mix business in San Antonio. Cemex acquired the ready-mix assets of Beck Readymix Concrete Co Ltd, including three strategically located ready-mix concrete plants and one portable plant to service the San Antonio metropolitan district and surrounding area. "Texas is experiencing explosive growth, and Cemex has repeatedly shown it is ready to make moves to help fuel it," said Scott Ducoff, Cemex USA Texas reg...

Dealing with dust

16 February 2021, Published under Cement News

With dust chemistry varying between direct operation when the raw mill is out of action and indirect operation when the raw mill is running, finding a destination for baghouse dust while maintaining a homogenous kiln feed is a long-standing issue in cement production. By John Kline and Benjamin Kline, Kline Consulting LLC, USA. Figure 1: a typical raw mill and kiln feed configuration The simple question of what to do with baghouse dust when the raw mill is out of operation has p...