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HeidelbergCement launches its 2021 Sustainability Report

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has published its Sustainability Report for the 2020 financial year. The company’s 12th Sustainability Report provides detailed information about the company’s path to climate neutrality, and its strategy and activities in the areas of environment, social responsibility and governance.  The report is based for the first time on the disclosure recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which has officially supported since Septembe...

Sarche plant to reactivate kiln line

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Italy’s Italcementi (HeidelbergCement) has announced an investment of almost EUR5m (US$6.07m) at its Sarche plant in Madruzzo, Italy. The works will see the factory, which has been operating as a grinding unit since 2015, reactivate its pyroprocessing line. As a result, production capacity is expected to reach 250,000tpa by January 2022. The expansion is being made to meet the rising demand of northeast Italy, with the project also set to employ 30 people.

Rail freight forward thinking

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

With a steep reduction in UK train passenger numbers and a thinned-out passenger train timetable due to COVID-19, freight and logistics firm Freightliner has been exploring new types of services to improve efficiency and productivity. The initiatives involve major UK building material suppliers and also enable Freightliner to further enhance rail’s green credentials. By Freightliner, UK. Freightliner is responding to the new landscape with trials involving Tarmac UK and Mendip Rail Lt...

Cauldon plant invests GBP13m on reducing its carbon footprint

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Construction has started at Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon plant, located in Staffordshire, on a GBP13m investment project to reduce its carbon footprint.   The project will see   a new preprocessing plant for the storage, handling and feeding of solid alternative fuels, that would otherwise end up as landfill. In addition, a new chloride bypass will be installed, which will ensure quality of product and result in no additional waste.  Steve Curley, managing director Cement, said: "We have...

LafargeHolcim to recycle decommissioned GE Renewable Energy wind turbines

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and GE Renewable Energy announced today an MoU to explore circular economy solutions to utilise materials from decommissioned wind turbines. Building on LafargeHolcim’s 10+ years of experience in recovering energy from wind turbine blades, the companies are exploring new ways of recycling wind blades, including as a construction material to build new wind farms. Edelio Bermejo, who leads LafargeHolcim’s Global Innovation Center, said: "With sustainability at the core of o...

UK builders merchant announces cement shortages

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Travis Perkins is warning that around 40 per cent of its branch network does not have enough cement to supply UK customers. Travis Perkins Chief Operating Officer, Frank Elkins, predicted that cement shortages were unlikely to ease before the end of the year.  Lead times on bagged cement have extended from around two days to two weeks, and Travis Perkins was now looking at supply chains across Europe to source cement. Builders are being asked to place orders 4-6 weeks ahead to avoid ...

The Concrete Initiative becomes an official partner of the New European Bauhaus vision

09 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Concrete Initiative (TCI) has been approved as an Official Partner of the New European Bauhaus, an EU initiative and vision for a sustainable built environment based on the Green Deal objectives, reports C EMBUREAU . As a key contributor of construction materials and solution provider for the construction sector, the TCI will commit to the New European Bauhaus Initiative notably by drafting a manifesto of the concrete sector outlining the sector’s contribution to the Initiative and by...

Tarmac rail freight to be powered by renewables

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac and its rail freight partner DB Cargo UK have announced that the delivery of construction materials on a key strategic route will be powered entirely by 100 per cent renewable fuel.  The partners have confirmed that environmentally friendly hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) will be fuelling all freight trains running between Tarmac’s Mountsorrel site in Leicestershire and its rail-fed asphalt plant in the centre of Birmingham, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the s...

Intercem Engineering wins truck unloading order for Solnhofer Portland Zementwerke

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Intercem Engineering has received a follow up order from Solnhofer Portland Zementwerke in Germany, after its recent completion of a new coal dust dosing system at the plant. The new order involves the engineering, supply of components and installation of the new truck unloading stations for alternative fuels, including steel construction, roof, facade, access platforms, conveying and exhaust air lines.  The contract for the entire plant was awarded largely on an EPC basis. Commissi...

Heracles Group obtains EDP accreditation

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Heracles Group has become the first cement company in Greece to obtain Environmental Product Declarations (EDPs) for all cement types produced in its plants in Volos and Milaki, Evia. Through the EDPs for all cement products (bagged and bulk), covering both the domestic and international markets, Heracles Group brings innovation, climate-neutrality and implementation of circular economy principles to natural resources to the construction market. Being fully consistent ...