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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...

CEMBUREAU discusses Europe's future for cement

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU 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 and the carbon-neutral built environment and the role of concrete with in it.  Isidoro Miranda, CEO of Holcim Spain and C EMBUREAU president, opened the meeting stating that the "cement sector was on the move!" He announced that the Green Deal was a starting point race towards 205...

The PCA releases its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, an ambitious journey to carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The roadmap demonstrates how the US cement and concrete industry, along with its entire value chain, can address climate change, decrease GHGs and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress. “Cement and concrete have been pivotal in building resilient, durable and sustainable communities that...

Clay calcination – accelerating cement’s green transition

30 August 2021, Published under Cement News

With the cement industry’s goal of working towards saving the planet, FLSmidth proposes a simple switch: replace 30 per cent of clinker with calcined clay for up to a 40 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions. In this article the company outlines why the move is not only smart and efficient but is something almost every cement manufacturer could do right now. By Steven Miller, FLSmidth, Denmark. Figure 1: FLSmidth’s clay calciner system With seven per cent of all global carbon em...