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Hanson set to begin working on carbon capture and storage

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HyNet North West has secured GBP72m of funding to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster, through its development of a hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in northwest England. As a consortium partner, Hanson can now carry out a CCS feasibility study at its Padeswood facility near Mold, Flintshire, according to a press release. The study will provide a design basis and cost estimate for a carbon capture plant and connection to the planned HyNet North West...

China: pandemic to peak carbon

02 March 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s forthcoming 14th Five-Year Plan commits the country to ‘peak carbon’, but what consequences will this have for the world’s largest cement producer? Previous restructuring efforts have transformed the industry by modernising equipment, improving environmental performance and industry profitability. Continued deep restructuring will be necessary to keep pace with President Xi’s vision of modern China. By modernising equipment and improving its environmental performance, China...

International Energy Day sees Cemex focus on sustainable energy use towards net zero CO2

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

On International Energy Day (14 February 2021), Cemex UK highlighted its drive to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting the use of renewable and sustainable energy sources and the reduction of fossil fuels. While setting energy reduction targets is important, consistently improving energy resource management and lowering energy consumption to achieve them is key. However, this will require Cemex to invest, research and collaborate with other industry participants in many areas rather than...

Cemex's climate action strategy

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex hosted its Climate Action webinar on Thursday 3 December 2020. It included an outline of how Cemex was looking to achieve its 2030 roadmap to reduce CO 2 emissions and the company's 2050 ambition to deliver net-zero concrete globally. The panel discussion is the first of several such forums the company aims to host as it commits to the challenge of taking on climate action. "In September 2020, Cemex launched its medium term strategy 'Operation Resilience' in which sustainability as...

Dominican Republic cement industry targets 33% carbon reduction by 2030

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in the Dominican Republic will target a 33 per cent reduction of its carbon emissions by 2030 as it continues the implementation of best practices available for the mitigation of greenhouse gases impacts. The Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers (ADOCEM) has published its Cement Roadmap, which presents an action plan to lower the sector’s carbon footprint by 2030. The cement industry’s reduction potential in terms of industrial processes and energy use, ...

Determining the cost

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark considers how to reduce electricity costs by looking at how much is consumed and ways to lower the price of energy. While this is less of an issue in countries with low electricity costs, the lack of incentive to reduce costs could be a different kind of problem. Figure 1: the electricity cost of cement grinding The cost of something is a function of the price paid and the amount purchased or consumed. It is obvious, but there ar...

Mizu’s modernisation moves

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Mizu Cimentos Especiais, Brazil’s fourth-largest cement producer, continues to invest in its production base employing sustainable production technologies. Part of the country’s business conglomerate Polimix, the cement producer also forges partnerships with other Polimix subsidiaries to support the production of durable concrete. By Mizu Cimentos Especiais, Brazil. Mizu Cimentos Especiais operates 7Mta of cement production capacity in Brazil Mizu Cimentos Especiais has 7Mta of ...

LafargeHolcim launches first sustainability-linked bond for EUR850m

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim priced a EUR850m sustainability-linked bond on 17 November, with a coupon of 0.5 per cent maturing in 2031. This is the first bond of its kind in the building materials industry.    Géraldine Picaud, CFO, said, "We are proud to be the first in our industry to launch a sustainability-linked bond. The order book of EUR2.6bn demonstrates the confidence of investors in the company’s financial strength, strategy and ability to deliver on its sustainability targets." In addi...

Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact to the Canadian market

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Following its launch in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction. ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, with 30-70 per cent less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Future product expansion in the coming months will allow up to 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Where regulatory conditions allo...

LafargeHolcim and Carbon Clean to develop large-scale CCUS plant

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean announced today that it has signed an agreement in Spain with LafargeHolcim, ECCO2, and Sistemas de Calor to develop a large-scale carbon capture and utilisation plant.   The project, based in LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras, Almeria, cement plant in Spain will aim to capture CO 2 emitted through the cement production process to be further transformed, cleaned and reused locally. The CO 2 will be captured from the cement plant’s flue gas and will be recycled for agricu...