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VDZ Congress 2024

04 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The 9 th International VDZ Congress 2024 will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, between 6-8 November 2024. Following its tradition, the 9 th International VDZ Congress will provide a forum for a global exchange on the key topics in cement process technology and the decarbonisation aspects along the entire cement and concrete value chain. For more information, visit: Congress 2024

Germany’s net zero ambitions

09 October 2023, Published under Cement News

After over a decade of steady growth, German construction demand has been dampened due to rising interest rates and high inflation. Despite the challenging conditions, the cement sector is focussing on CO 2 reduction, including the first steps towards carbon capture and storage as one of the major levers to achieving net zero emissions by 2045. By Martin Schneider and Dennis Behrouzi, VDZ, Germany. A net zero CO 2 manufacturing process for German cement is the industry’s goal, wi...

VDZ study researches future cement and concrete resources in 2050

28 February 2023, Published under Cement News

The new VDZ study "Resources of the future for cement and concrete – Potential and action strategies" describes a possible 2050 scenario aimed at further reducing primary raw material utilisation. In Germany the various by-products and recycled materials already employed today enable more than 10Mta of primary raw materials to be saved, depending on their availability. "Blast furnace slag from ironmaking and fly ash from coal-fired power generation in particular play a major role", ...

VDZ’s new appointments

18 January 2023, Published under Cement News

To meet the growing tasks of CO 2 separation and digital process support, a new climate-neutral process technology department has been established at the German cement association, VDZ. Kristina Fleeter, a long-standing expert in CCUS technologies and process simulation will lead the new department. In his function as Managing Director of VDZ Technology GmbH, Volker Hoenig will continue to have overall responsibility. In terms of content, he will place a strong focus on the issue of CO₂ ...

GCCA holds its Innovandi Open Challenge 'Demo Day'

19 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the latest results of its first ever Innovandi Open Challenge, its industry accelerator that partnered six start-ups from around the world with GCCA members to develop and commercialise new decarbonisation technologies.  The two-day ‘Demo Day’ event took place at VDZ’s (German Cement Association) headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, and showcased the positive progress made by the six consortia during the Open Challenge, which ...

Consortium call for government action on cross-border industrial cluster strategy

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement , Holcim , Kalk Vielseitig Faszinierend Wetroll, Shell, Total, Lhoist and VDZ   are among a collaboration of companies and private stakeholders that have signed an open letter for the national and regional governments of The Netherlands, Belgium, Flanders, Wallonia and North Rhine-Westphalia to accelerate and deepen collaboration on industrial transformation planning.   The cross-border nature of some of these industries calls for cross-border government efforts to de...

Germany: decarbonising the industry in a stable market

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

While the outlook for the German cement sector is expected to stay positive, all forces are now focussed towards achieving climate targets. With 2050 still far in the future, the industry is building on introducing cements with lower clinker factors to the market, and initiating first pilot and demonstration plants for capturing CO 2 . It is already clear that this immense transformation process cannot be achieved by the industry alone but needs strong support from policymakers and, finally,...

Creating an appropriate cement industry transformation framework

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The recently published “Environmental Data of the German Cement Industry 2020” reveals how cement manufacturers in Germany aim to meet the latest environmental policy targets. The agenda is headed by three major topics: Climate neutrality by 2050, the preservation of primary raw materials and air pollution control.   The road to climate neutrality will involve the cement industry having to reduce its CO 2 emissions to an unprecedented extent. “What we urgently need now to continue on ou...

Energy saving with separate fine grinding

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Separate grinding and subsequent blending is a commonly used practice in the cement industry, enabling the lowering of the specific electric energy demand by using highly efficient comminution techniques. While ball mills are not the most energy-efficient mills, VDZ’s research has shown that in some cases ultrafine grinding by means of a stirred media mill combines the advantages of a ball mill with low overall specific energy demand. By J Knappert, S Seemann and PM Fleiger, VDZ, Germany. ...

Germany: leading the recovery

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The German cement sector has fared better than most during the pandemic. Cement demand is forecast to remain stable this year, with a more cautious outlook for 2021. Meanwhile, producers are embracing the latest technology for a leaner, greener manufacturing base. HeidelbergCement’s plant at Burglengenfeld, Germany, was modernised in 2017-18 with a new kiln, baghouse and SNCR system Germany’s economic growth slowed to 0.6 per cent in 2019 from 1.5 per cent the previous year,...