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NeoCem to build 100,000tpa calcined clay plant

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Following four years of research NeoCem will install the company's first calcined clay production line in Saint-Maximin, near Senlis, France. The facility will have a capacity of 100,000tpa. To produce the cement, the company will use a flash calcination process, whereby the clay is crushed, dried and heated to 750˚C. It is then mixed with clinker and limestone and no longer needs to be reheated, according to Christophe Deboffe, founder and president of NeoCem and its parent, Neo-Eco group...

Dynamis begins Ta Lung calcinced clay project

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Dymanis has won an order to convert the the existing clinker kiln line at Siam Cement ’s Ta Luang plant into a calcined clay production line. Last week, Dynamis calcined clay expert, Julio Zeppone, worked with Ta Luang plant in Thailand to start this C/CLAY project. The project will unite Brazil, Germany, India and Thailand with the single goal, achieving the CO reducing targets with the C/Clay technology from Dynamis and Loesche. Working on the project are Basu Pandey of Loesche, P...

Holcim Mexico is investing US$55m in new mill

19 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico will invest US$55m in the construction of a new mill at its cement plant located in the municipality of Macuspana , Tabasco. The mill will process the company's  ECOPlanet calcined clay cement range. The cement company added that the construction of the mill will help it increase its cement production capacity to 1.5Mta. The construction of the mill will generate 800 jobs during its construction and will increase the workforce of the Tabasco plant to more than 300 jobs onc...

IPIAC to build LC3 plant in Oman

12 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Kaolin Group International, together with its local partners in Oman, Middle East Calcined Clay (Me-CC), has awarded IPIAC the contract to manufacture and supply the first LC2/LC3 cementplant in Oman. IPIAC is introducing this innovative technology in Oman, which will be the first country in the Middle East region to use calcined clays to reduce its clinker factor (to mitigate CO 2 emissions up to 40 per cent) in its cement and concrete production. This project will also be the first one ...

Nova Cimangola prepares to launch LC3 production

05 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Nova Cimangola is close to opening its first LC3 project for low carbon cement production in Luanda, Angola. According to the company, Ecosolutions   carried out the studies and IPIAC guaranteed the technology. The project meets the intentions of the Government of Angola and aims to produce environmentally friendly cement or green cement, which incorporates a greater quantity of calcined clay, requires a smaller energy and water consumption, and contributes to the longer conservation of...

JK Lakshmi Cement prepares for calcined clay cement production

15 November 2023, Published under Cement News

JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd  is poised to become the first cement company in India and across Asia to start commercial production of Portland calcined clay limestone Cement (IS 18189:2023) or LC3. This is a milestone achievement since most of the cement will be supplied to Noida International Airport (NIA). This will reduce the carbon footprint of the airport project which is in collaboration with Zurich Airport International AG with their EPC as TATA Projects Ltd. This initiative aims to combine...

CIMAF constructing calcined clay plant in Burkina Faso

08 September 2023, Published under Cement News

CIMAF , part of the Omnium des Industries et de la Promotion (OIP) group, is constructing a calcined clay quarry 60km northwest of the existing CIMAF Bobo Dioulasso grinding plant and installation of an additional calcined clay processing line. In 2021 the group began development of a new Corporate Sustainability Framework which includes a group decarbonisation programme with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.   The IFC announced it would provide a loan of up to...

Europe’s calcined clay debut

02 August 2023, Published under Cement News

At the Saint-Pierre-la-Cour cement plant in France, Holcim has developed and commissioned its own patented technology to produce calcined clay with the lowest-possible CO 2 footprint, 100 per cent alternative fuel use, low thermal energy requirement, and innovative colour control. The successful project start-up marks the first calcined clay, low-carbon cement operation in Europe, with scope for further potential. By Rudy Blum, Ernst Bucher and Michael Weihrauch, Holcim Technology Ltd, Swit...

Heidelberg Materials invest a further EUR65m in French calcined clay project

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Following this week's 'Choose France summit', Heidelberg Materials has announced the investment of EUR65m to accelerate the decarbonisation of its Bussac-Forê t cement plant in the west of France. The plant will be expanded to include a facility to produce calcined clay, which can replace parts of the CO₂-intensive clinker in the cement. This will allow the launch of a new range of low-carbon calcined clay cements containing less clinker.  This latest investment is in addition to the EUR...

Gebr Pfeiffer and CBMI Construction Co Ltd form calcined clay alliance

23 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer and CBMI Construction Co have entered into a cooperation agreement to supply efficient plants for combined grinding and calcination of clay. Calcined clay offers a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to cement clinker as a reactive binder component, which is why this substitute is increasingly coming into the focus of cement producers. While cement clinker must be burned in a very energy-intensive process at temperatures of more than 1400˚C, suitable clay is activated...