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Ambuja Cement to start biofuel sea trials

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim group) is commencing sea trails for using biofuels in its fleet of captive ships, Ambuja Mukund, a move which is estimated to reduce carbon emission by around 25 per cent, claims the company. "With the introduction of biodiesel blends, we are significantly contributing towards the reduction of GHG emissions by introducing a suitable alternate green fuel that helps achieve our parent, LafargeHolcim’s sustainability vision of net zero pledge 2030,"  said the ...

Taiwan Cement to expand its microalgae farm

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp yesterday announced plans to expand its microalgae farm, which produces astaxanthin, a key ingredient in high-priced skincare products. Not only would the expanded microalgae farm produce astaxanthin, it would decrease CO 2 levels by 4800tpa by using the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Taiwan Cements carbon capture technology, said Taiwan Cement Chairman, Leslie Koo. The company began developing carbon capture techniques in Taiwan with the I...

Paraguay: INC expects to use up 20% biofuel

05 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) announced that subject to satisfactory analysis results, the cement producer will be including biofuel in its fuel mix. A series of tests is currently being carried out by the Engineering Faculty of the National University of Asuncíon (UNA). Jorge Méndez Cuevas, CEO of INC, said the company could substitute fuel oil with up to 20 per cent biofuel.

Industry welcomes government investment in biofuels technology

29 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has applauded the  Government of Canada's announcement that it will invest almost $1million in Ontario-based Pond Biofuels towards the advancement of Canadian biofuel technology and expertise. This investment will be made under the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario's Investing in Business Innovation initiative. The contribution will help Pond Biofuels complete a pilot demonstration of a technology developed jointly with St Marys Cemen...