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Lafarge Cement fully converts Brookfield Cement Plant to OneCem

21 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has announced the full transformation of its Brookfield Cement Plant in Nova Scotia to a greener portfolio. From now on, the plant will only produce reduced carbon Portland limestone cement - branded as OneCem - the company’s eco-efficient alternative. Brookfield is Lafarge’s third cement plant to be converted in 2022 and the first Atlantic market plant to convert - the others being the Bath Cement Plant in June and the Richmond Cement Plant in March. OneCem is a su...

Winning carbon reduction strategies

06 December 2022, Published under Cement News

At its Santa Rosa plant in Colombia, CEMEX is harnessing the plant’s proximity to suppliers of alternative raw materials and hydropower sources to reduce the clinker factor in its cement and impact positively on carbon reduction targets. By CEMEX, Colombia. Thanks to its strategic location, CEMEX’s Santa Rosa plant in Colombia can tap alternative sources of raw materials and energy to reduce its carbon footprint The world seems to have just about enough clinker. Every day mor...

Airvault modernisation underway

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The first stone of the Ciments Calcia cement plant modernisation project at Airvault , France, was officially laid on 5 October 2022 in the presence of Jon Morrish, general manager of parent company HeidelbergMaterials ’ western and Southern Europe, Bruno Pillon, president of HeidelbergCement France, Emmanuelle Dubée, prefect of Deux-Sèvres and many local personalities. The Airvault 2025 project represents an investment of EUR285m and will see the replacement of two semi-dry kiln lines...

Holcim orders 10 Hyliion Hypertrucks

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim US announced it is working with Hyliion Holdings to leverage the company's innovative electrified powertrain truck platform to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate its commitment to put sustainability at the core of its overall strategy.   Each Hyliion electric vehicle is estimated to reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 89 per cent when using renewable natural gas (RNG). "This agreement with Hyliion underscores the direction Holcim is tak...

The cement sector can't sit back on reducing CO2 emissions

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Credit Suisse published a revealing study entitled 'Global Infrastructure and Construction', which looks into the current state of the global cement industry's efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The report attempts to highlight which countries and cement companies are not yet making sufficient headway in dealing with their CO2 emissions. It may surprise many that the USA is the worst-performing nation in terms of one key metric, CO 2 per tonne of cement manufactured, which is re...

Cemex and Cemex ventures invest in clean hydrogen startup

03 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex and Cemex Ventures have announced their investment in HiiROC, a clean hydrogen production start-up. HiiROC developed a technology that uses thermal plasma electrolysis to convert biomethane, flare gas, or natural gas into hydrogen at a lower cost than competing solutions and without a CO 2 footprint.   Together with HiiROC, Cemex aims to increase its hydrogen injection capacity across its cement operations while reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.   HiiROC, a UK-based co...

UK: Build, Build, Build

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Backed by extensive infrastructure investment, the UK construction industry has made an impressive recovery from the pandemic. But all is not plain sailing as labour and material shortages continue to delay projects and raise costs. Moreover, while UK cement producers are enjoying this renewed demand, the pressure is on to meet and even exceed the industry’s net zero carbon targets. A new chloride bypass and preprocessing plant is due for completion at Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon...

Cementing Europe’s future

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU held its ‘Cementing Europe’s Future: Action Through Policy’ webinar on 12 October 2021. Two panel discussions looked at whether the cement industry was ‘Fit for 55 per cent’ carbon reduction by 2030 alongside considering the carbon neutral built environment and the role of concrete within it. Is Europe’s cement industry Fit for 55 per cent carbon reduction by 2030? Isidoro Miranda, CEO of Holcim Spain and CEMBUREAU president, opened the meeting stating that the “cement...

Titan America LLC boosts Portland Limestone Production

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan America LLC reports that its low-carbon Portland limestone cement production has reached 50 per cent of its total cement output.   "We are proud of this remarkable accomplishment," says Bill Zarkalis, president and CEO of Titan America. "Ramping up the actual production and sales of Portland Limestone Cement beyond 50 per cent of our total production capacity enables a substantial reduction of the carbon footprint of our cement plants and provides our customers the low carbon sol...

Carbon Re receives GBP1m investment

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Clean Growth Fund, the UK venture capital fund, has co-led a GBP1m investment in Carbon Re, a UK climate tech start-up that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cut CO₂ emissions in the global cement industry and other hard-to-abate industrial processes.       Carbon Re's cloud-based platform, Delta Zero, utilises powerful AI tools to achieve operational efficiencies in energy intensive industries, such as cement production, reducing operational costs and carbon emissions to ot...