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Indian event highlights role of calcined clay cement

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The best way forward is to adopt transformative technologies that help decarbonise the cement industry, according to a number of stakeholders who gathered for the 24th "trialogue 2047" hosted by Development Alternatives (DA) in New Delhi, India on 24 June 2022. The event brought together representatives from the cement industry, government, institutions, civil society and academia to discuss the urgent need for decarbonisation. Limestone calcined clay cement (LC3) is seen as a major innov...

HeidelbergCement buys 50% share in CBI

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has signed an agreement to acquire 50 per cent of shares of and invest into Continental Blue Investment SA (CBI) who controls the Ghanaian cement producer CBI Ghana .     With this step, the HeidelbergCement will take part in the construction of the world’s largest flash calciner. In addition, HeidelbergCement will strengthen its presence in Ghana through CBI’s cement grinding operations. The joint venture partners are committed to exploring additional calcined cl...

India champions blended cements

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

India's production of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) continues to fall as the manufacture of blended cements, such as Portland pozzolana cement (PPC), Portland slag cement (PSC) and composite cements based on granulated blastfurnace slag and fly ash, increase on the back of strong demand. Blended cements currently account for 73 per cent of total cement production in India, compared to 27 per cent for OPC, according to the recent GCCA India report, ‘Blended cement - green, durable & sustain...

Norfund invests in Continental Blue Investments Ghana

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Norfund, the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries, has made a US$7.5m investment in Continental Blue Investments Ghana Ltd (CBI) to support the company’s drive to reduce CO 2 emissions and increase job opportunities at its 0.55Mta Tema plant. Earlier this year CBI Ghana placed an order with FLSmidth to supply the world’s largest clay calcination installation . The facility is expected to reduce total CO 2 emissions by up to 20 per cent compared to current practices and by ...

Calcined clays: making a global impact

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

This week FLSmidth announced that it would be supporting the largest calcined clay installation in the world in Ghana for CBI Ghana at its Accra plant. It is a good time to look at how many of these calcined clay projects are now underway and how much investment is being placed in this carbon reduction technology. CBI Ghana's project instantly excites because it is billed as currently the largest calcined clay project in the cement industry. The grinding capacity will increase by 120 per ...

FLSmidth to supply World's largest calcined clay installation

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has won an order to supply CBI Ghana Ltd’s cement plant outside of Accra in southern Ghana with the world’s largest clay calcination installation. The facility will include the world’s largest gas suspension calciner system and a complete grinding station, adding another 120 per cent grinding capacity. Together with the new grinding station, the Swiss-owned company expects both financial and environmental return-on-investment from lower specific CO 2 emissions, energy- and f...

Malawi launches calcined clay project

29 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Malawi's State Vice President, Dr Saulosi Klaus Chilima, has officially launched the country’s Limestone Calcined Clay Cement project at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.  The aim of the project is to strengthen the building   material sector in the country by focussing on two building material areas, walling materials and cement. The project will use locally-sourced resources such as limestone, gypsum and other industrial minerals. Malawi’s Minister of Mining, Dr Albert Mbawala, said...

Ambuja and ACC to develop new calcined clay cements

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC have announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) to develop calcined clay cements. It will be implemented through a research project funded by the Holcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France, and comprise of an in-depth scientific study into the influence of clinker, calcined clay and limestone on the performance of calcined clay cements. It aims to create next-generation cement with more than 50 per cent lower carbon emissions for India...

Vicat contracts FLSmidth for full-scale clay calcination project

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat has contracted FLSmidth to deliver equipment for a new project in France, which will replace clinker with an environmentally-friendly clay and cut up to 16 per cent of CO 2  emissions, compared to existing cement products. The order includes FLSmidth’s new flash calciner technology, an environmental control system and alternative fuel storage. The project is set to become Europe’s first full-scale clay calcination installation. The flash calciner, expected to have a minimum capacity...

Calcined clays are redefining the cement sector

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, Cemtech reviewed recent advances in clinker reduction technologies in its latest webinar. A top-quality line-up of leading experts saw Professor Karen Scrivener of EPFL, Joel Maia, CEO of FCT Combustion and Leo Fit, product manager of activated clays at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS) outline how they see the future development of clinker reduction, from the introduction of LC3 cements to the different equipment required to calcinate clays and how to source the best clays...