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Wietersdorf invests in renewable power in Slovenia

03 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Austria-based Wietersdorfer Group will be participating with Austrian experts in the energy sector to achieve its goal in producing carbon-neutral cement by 2035. Through AAE Gamit, a specialist in renewable energy projects, Wietersdorfer Group will implement wind and solar power projects in Primorska region, Slovenia. Together with Energie AG Oberösterreich and the ÖKOENERGIE Group from Wolkersdorf, the Carinthian Wietersdorfer Group will make a significant contribution to the implement...

Unlocking the power of waste heat

25 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Waste heat is the largest unused energy resource in the world. Harnessing this untapped potential can be a game-changer. A flexible and proven technology, modular organic-Rankine cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery turns waste heat into electricity while improving business performance, reducing CO 2 emissions, and enhancing overall sustainability in energy-intensive cement production immediately. Through new technologies, ORC modules can now also be used for medium-sized and smaller plants. By ...

Cementos Argos inaugurates solar park in Honduras

22 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has opened its new solar park at its Choloma unit in Río Blanquito, Honduras. The facility is the second-largest in the Honduran cement industry. The company has invested US$1.2m in the new energy facility, which consists of 2100 photovoltaic modules. The solar park will be able to generate 1.6kWh annually and supply 25 per cent of Argos’ plant in Choloma. The project follows a similar one installed at the Comayagua plant in 2020, which consists of more than 32,000 modul...

Orient Cement enters agreement to acquire stake in Ardeur Renewables

25 July 2023, Published under Cement News

India-based Orient Cement has entered into a share subscription and shareholders’ agreement with Ardeur Renewables and Cleantech Solar India on 21 July 2023 for the acquisition of a 28.52 per cent stake in Ardeur Renewables’ share capital. It will build two solar power plants with a capacity of 16MWdc in Karnataka and 5.5MWdc in Maharashtra under the Captive Scheme. With the INR95m acquisition, Orient Cement expects to meet its green energy requirement, optimise its energy cost and compl...

Cement production: an opportunity for energy storage?

11 July 2023, Published under Cement News

As one of the most popular building materials in the world, cement has countless uses, including as the glue that holds concrete together and the precast for pipe manufacturing. Given this ubiquity, cement manufacturing is critical to society. However, cement production, and the concrete sector more broadly, is reported to be among the highest for carbon emissions per revenue dollar. In the US, cement manufacturers that change how they use energy stand to reap major financial and environment...

UltraTech commissions solar plant at Dalla

24 February 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement inaugurated a 9.50MWp DC solar power plant at its Dalla plant as part of drive to source its energy from 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2050. The total power consumption of the plant is currently approximately 27MW and the new solar power plant accounts for around a third of this demand, according to Dalla’s plant manager, Rahul Saighal. It is expected that the 1MW reduction of coal-based power consumption will lower CO2 emissions by 820kg.

Statkraft to supply wind power to Opterra

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Renewable energy producer Statkraft has signed a power purchase agreement with Opterra for the supply of green electricity from onshore wind farms to three of the cement producer’s plants in Germany. Statkraft plans to supply around 30mkWh of wind power annually to Opterra’s cement works in Karsdorf (Saxony-Anhalt), Wössingen (Baden-Württemberg) and Sötenich (North Rhine-Westphalia) between 2022-25. The wind power will be generated in four wind farms that no longer receive EEG subsidies a...

Cementos Cosmos invests EUR4.4m in PV plant

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cosmos, part of Votorantim Cimentos, plans to install a 6.2MW photovoltaic facility at its plant in Toral de Vados, Spain. The facility will consist of 14,028 solar panels and will be located on a 10ha plot near the Toral de los Vados industrial estate. The project represents and investment of EUR4.4m and when completed will supply 15 per cent of the plant’s electricity requirement. In addition, the alternative power supply will reduce the carbon emissions of the cement plant by 35...


27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

UltraTech’s new INR25bn (US$360m) cement plant in Andhra Pradesh has received environmental approval. The works will reportedly have a cement and clinker capacity of 6Mta and 4Mta, respectively. Just over 430ha of land in Petnikota village has already been acquired for the plant, but the project is still waiting on “consent to establish and operate” from the state’s pollution control board, according to the Business Standard.  Alongside the factory, UltraTech also intends to install a 60M...