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Europe: invest, divest, assess

27 September 2021, Published under Cement News

ICR looks at how economies have fared across western, central and eastern Europe over 2020-21, and what action Europe’s leading cement producers are taking to not only recover from the pandemic but also prepare for the challenges that still lie ahead as emissions regulations tighten and the need for leaner, greener production ramps up. Investing in low-carbon technology, carbon neutrality and portfolio assessment are the key themes going forward for cement producers in the European...

Titan forms joint venture with Terna Energy

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group and Terna Energy, in a joint venture, will participate in the public tender process for the PPPs of the Mechanical & Biological Waste Treatment (MBT) plants in Attica and Central Macedonia. On 22 September the joint venture submitted letters of interest to participate in the first phase of the tender process for the MBTs of the Central Circular Economy Park in Attica and the Circular Economy Park of Piraeus, as well as the MBT of the western sector of Central Macedonia....

Cementa applies for an emergency mining permit

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementa has submitted an application for an emergency permit for limestone mining in Slite, Sweden. The permit aims to secure the cement supply in Sweden for the next three years and includes a volume of limestone which, with the phasing out of exports and adjustments in operations, lasts for about one year in ordinary operation. However, Cementa's application extends further than this. It is partly about providing reasonable conditions for the practical handling of phasing in limeston...

RHI Magnesita appoints new COO

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita has announced a new member of its global executive management team. Effective from 1 October 2021, Rajah Jayendran, currently head of operations Europe/CIS/Turkey, succeeds Gerd Schubert, who is preparing to retire, as c hief operations officer (C OO). Stefan Borgas, CEO of RHI Magnesita, emphasises: "Rajah Jayendran has proven in- and outside our company that he is an excellent operations manager, holding the reputation of a reliable and accurate partner. His track re...

Vicat announces methanol production at Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In partnership with Hynamics, a subsidiary of the EDF Group specialising in hydrogen production, Vicat is developing an integrated solution for capturing CO 2   and producing carbon-free methanol.  The Hynovi project aims to create the first production sector for decarbonised methanol in France and is in line with the  French government's objectives in terms of decarbonisation of industry and energy independence, of which synthetic fuels constitute one of the main levers.  The pro...

LEILAC Group receives EUR15m investment

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Carbon Direct Capital Management has invested EUR15m for a 6.98 per cent equity stake in Calix subsidiary, the LEILAC Group, which is dedicated to the commercialisation and ongoing development of Calix’s LEILAC CO 2  capture technology. Calix will continue to own the remaining 93 per cent of the LEILAC Group. In addition, as part of the transaction, Calix has entered into a licence agreement with the LEILAC Group under which it will retain 30 per cent of royalties earned by the LEI...

Hanson UK delivers 10,000th Regen GGBS to Hinkley Point C

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The 10,000 th load of Hanson’s Regen ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) has been delivered to the Hinkley Point C (HPC) new nuclear power station construction site in Somerset, UK. The material is helping to enhance the project’s low-carbon credentials before it begins operations to supply some 6m homes with low-carbon electricity.     Regen GGBS is a replacement product for some of the ordinary Portland cement (OPC) content in concrete, which can significantly reduce the environ...

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...

Ecocem appointment Pat Cox as chair

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has announced the appointment of Pat Cox, former president and member of the European parliament (MEP) and former member of the Irish parliament, as chair of Ecocem Group.   Pat is chair of the Finance Green Ireland Committee and is presiding over the inaugural Dublin Climate Dialogues this year. He is also Chair of the Gore Street Energy Storage Fund – the first-ever listed fund for grid scale battery storage by the London Stock Exchange. Pat's roles as a board member of Superno...

The WCA welcomes Baker Hughes as associate corporate member

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that global energy technology company, Baker Hughes, has become the latest addition to its international community, joining as an associate corporate member. Baker Hughes operates in over 120 countries, designing, manufacturing and deploying innovative technologies and services that help make energy safer, cleaner and more efficient. Specialist capabilities include areas such as emissions management, hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and...