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Swiss decarbonisation report claims high cost for industry to reach net zero

01 September 2022, Published under Cement News

A collaborative decarbonisation report on the Swiss cement sector between ETH Zürich, Jura Cement , Vigier Holding , Holcim , cemsuisse, Swiss Federal Office of Energy and the Federal Office for the Environment has advised that net zero can be achieved by 2050 at a CO 2 abatement cost of CHF113/tCO 2 (US$115/tCO 2 ). This would lead to a mothballed annual decarbonisation cost of approximately CHF300m (US$307m) for the Swiss cement sector. The report claims that abatement costs rise wit...

Vigier Cement unveils world's largest electrical dump truck

24 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Vigier cement work's quarry, near the Swiss town of Bienne revealed the largest electrical vehicle in the world on Friday 20 April. The E-Dumper named 'Lynx' weighs 58t empty, with tyres measuring 2m  in diameter and nine steps up to the drivers' cabin. It was built from a diesel-powered dump truck. The fuel tank was replaced by the biggest battery ever made for an electric vehicle, which weighs 4.5t. The vehicle was formerly a diesel Komatsu dumper truck, which was disassembled and r...