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IIGCC calls on cement producers to reduce carbon emissions

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change has urged cement producers to considerably reduce their carbon footprint. The European fund, which manages US$23trn, called on cement companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement. It said cement companies should support the policy towards a carbon-free economy. Inaction could jeopardise their business model and access to capital, according to the group. "The cement industry needs to d...

The benefits of paper

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

A comparative study by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG) has found that the carbon footprint of paper cement sacks is 2.5 times lower than the footprint of form-fill-seal polyethylene bags. By CEPI Eurokraft, Sweden, & Eurosac, France. Paper sacks have a significantly-smaller carbon footprint The study by RISE Innventia, commissioned by the European Paper Sack Research Group (a collaboration between CEPI Eurokraft and E...

Latin America’s CO2 journey

24 August 2018, Published under Cement News

As the Latin American cement industry prepares to reduce its carbon emissions, ICR speaks with Alejandro Ramírez Cantú, president of the Federación Interamericana del Cemento (FICEM), about “Hoja de Ruta CO 2 ”, the organisation’s technology road map to achieve low CO 2 emissions in the region. FICEM President, Alejandro Ramírez Cantú ICR: Since being appointed president of FICEM last year, what are the main objectives that you have set to achieve during your tenure? Alejand...

Actions not words

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Climate change is one of the key issues of our time, but the world is far from achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Like every energy and CO2-intensive sector, the global cement industry is at a crossroads. The solution will require mapping out and implementing a tangible plan of action if we are to have any chance of accelerating the pace of decarbonisation. By Bernard Mathieu, World Cement Association, UK. Figure 1: the global risks landscape 2018 According to the ...

EU agrees revised ETS for 2021-30

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Coinciding with the UN Climate Summit COP23 in Bonn later this month, EU negotiators have agreed a revised Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the 2021-30 trading period. Following a two-year intensive negotiation process, the agreement builds on the Commission’s approval and includes the following main improvements agreed by Parliament and Council. Significant changes to the system will be made to speed up emissions reductions and strengthen the Market Stability Reserve to accelerate t...

Cementa and Vattenfall focus on zero emissions

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementa and Vattenfall of Sweden are conducting a pilot study on electrified cement production to achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2030, representing a five per cent reduction in Sweden’s total emissions. Cement production that is electrified and supplied by a climate smart Swedish energy system is the future vision in the CemZero collaborative project.   "Electrification within the industry is an important element in the transition to sustainable urban development. We are now going to ...