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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...

Cemex launches carbon-free Virtua® concrete

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that its first net-zero carbon concrete called Vertua ® will soon be available worldwide. Vertua ® is a family of low-carbon products and the first net-zero CO 2 concrete will be used in several European countries in flagship infrastructure projects. Virtua ® has been developed with an innovative geoploymer binder solution created by Cemex's Research and Development Centre in Switzerland. This solution has a reduced carbon footprint of   70 per cent with...

Ibstock highlights industry collaboration for carbon reduction

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A culture of collaboration and innovation will accelerate the UK concrete and cement sector's pathway to ‘Beyond Net Zero’ emissions, says leading building products manufacturer, Ibstock Concrete. Following the recent launch of the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero by UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Ibstock Concrete has reiterated the need for greater focus on product innovation if the sector is to achieve its goals.  The industry-w...

PCA promotes Portland-limestone cement

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has launched a new initiative promoting the sustainable benefits of Portland-limestone cement (PLC). Manufactured with more limestone than OPC Type I, PLC emits 10 per cent less greenhouse gases than OPC to manufacture. "PLC is another example of the cement industry evolving over the years, continuing to innovate and sustainably producing the high-quality cement that is needed to help keep America's infrastructure string and resilient," said PCA Presid...

GCCA highlights clean energy transition and biodiversity

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

At the second day of the Global Cement and Concrete Association's (GCCA) annual conference, cement producers were advised to be optimistic about the challenge of creating clean energy transitions, while also being asked to be more active in supporting biodiversity and pursue a more proactive decarbonisation drive. Keynote speaker, Dr Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the IEA, said the cement industry be optimistic in implementing the clean energy transition...

BillerudKorsnäs reduces CO2 emissions by 5.4Mta

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

A study led by Peter Holmgren, forestry specialist and former Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), shows that BillerudKorsnäs' sales of cardboard, paper and pulp contribute to an annual reduction of 5.4Mt of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This corresponds to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from the entire Swedish steel industry, or one third of all domestic transport in Sweden.    The figure also includes the negative climate impact from t...

Department of Energy announces further funding for carbon capture project

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Energy has announced additional funding for the carbon capture research and development project at LafargeHolcim’s plant in Florence, Colorado. The US$1.5m fund supports the initial engineering analysis and advancement of the LH CO 2 MENT Colorado Project. The project is being deployed in partnership with Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV) and Total. The first phase of the project included a feasibility stud...

UltraTech Cement Ltd commits to GCCA's 2050 Climate Ambition

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd, as a founding member of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), has committed to the ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ announced by GCCA on behalf of all its member companies. The GCCA’s ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ is the member companies’ commitment to drive down the CO 2 footprint of their operations and products, and their collective aspiration to deliver society with carbon-neutral concrete by 2050. The industry is coming together to outline this important am...

LafargeHolcim joins SBTi and sets new 2030 CO2 targets

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) “Business Ambition for 1.5°C,” becoming the first global building materials company to sign the pledge with intermediate targets for 2030, validated by SBTi.  In its 2030 goals LafargeHolcim is further lowering its target for CO 2  intensity in cement to 475kg net CO 2  per tonne of cementitious material (net CO 2 /t cem ). Europe is on track to become the first region to reach this net zero ambition, buildin...

Elemental analysis to reduce cement’s carbon footprint

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Despite increasing market demand for cement in recent decades, the cement industry is required to reduce its carbon footprint. Elemental analysis can make a key contribution to this drive to lower CO 2 emissions from cement plants worldwide. By Ivo Nemetz, Elementar, Germany. The cement industry is facing the challenge of reducing its CO 2 emissions despite the need for increased cement production As the global cement industry moves forward as a 21st-century enterprise, it ...