Cement News tagged under: carbon neutral

RSS feed

PCA: road to carbon neutrality

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

As the need for carbon neutrality in cement production has moved firmly to the headlines, the US cement association, PCA, has developed its roadmap to transform the country’s cement industry into a carbon-neutral sector. By PCA, USA. Figure 1: the five links of the value chain As wildfires, hurricanes and other weather events continue to intensify around the world, it is clear that the structures, roads and buildings that make up our communities will face more frequent and destr...

CEMEX UK: innovations for fossil fuel phase out

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through innovation and investment in future-forward technology. Paul Fletcher, head of sustainability Europe, CEMEX, discusses how the route to net zero using groundbreaking technologies at CEMEX’s UK Rugby cement plant is setting the scene across all operations. By Paul Fletcher, CEMEX UK. CEMEX UK has recently invested approximately US$25m into a new system to further replace fossil fuels usage at its Rugby cement plant, incorp...

Cemex UK has launched Vertua® ultra zero – a carbon neutral concrete

25 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK claims to have launched the UK's first ready-mix concrete that is a carbon-neutral product. The Vertua ® low-carbon concrete range can offset any residual CO 2 to provide a carbon-neutral product, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, says Cemex UK. The range features a variety of bespoke concrete mix designs and includes the Vertua ultra zero option, which is a CarbonNeutral product. This product achieves a 70 per cent reduction in embodied carbon emissions, with the re...

HeidelbergCement: strong builder of carbon neutrality

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement recently announced its intent to become a carbon-neutral cement producer by 2050. To achieve this ambitious objective, the company has not only developed its Vision 2050 programme but has also formulated a strategy and operational portfolio to match its aspirations. By Jan Theulen, HeidelbergCement, Germany. Figure 1: HeidelbergCement’s Vision 2050 is key to the company’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 Society at global, regional and national levels...

Cemex fleet first to achieve carbon neutral certification in Colombia

13 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it has received de Sello Verde de Verdad (True Green Label), granted by Colombian company Ecologic SAS, and the certification of neutralisation of transport-related GHG emissions in Colombia, issued by the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC Internacional). This certification makes the cement producer the first company in the country with carbon neutral certification on its entire fleet.  “We are proud to say that Cemex’s fleet in Col...

Biomass matters

24 October 2016, Published under Cement News

When accounting for CO 2 emissions from the manufacture of cement clinker it is important to know the biomass content of the fuels used to fire the cement kiln, as that biomass content is deemed to be ‘carbon neutral’ and therefore does not count in the CO 2 emission. The biomass content of alternative fuels is key in determining the carbon neutrality of the fuel As this month’s Technical Forum is being written, China and the USA have announced their ratification of the Paris ...