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UltraTech joins EP100 energy-smart companies

11 September 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has joined the EP100, which is a global leadership initiative to bring energy-smart companies together. UltraTech believes that by joining the group it will double its energy productivity and reduce its carbon intensity. UltraTech aims to reduce its carbon emission by 25 per cent by 2021 from its 2005 baseline. Mr K K Maheshwari, managing director, UltraTech Cement Ltd said, "Our membership of EP100, we believe, will play a catalytic role in helping us accelerate towards do...

Ambuja Cement ranks highly in global CDP report

19 April 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements Ltd has been ranked as number two in the world in the latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The report features 13 of the largest publicly-listed companies, which account for 15 per cent of global cement production, and highlights their business readiness for a low-carbon economy transition. "We are delighted with the CDP’s World ranking – and even more as we have topped in the Climate Governance & Strategy. In fact, CO2 emissions’ reduction is one ...

Improving ash quality

01 February 2016, Published under Cement News

As governments consider the reduction of power generation in coal-fired power stations for environmental reasons, this article looks at the impact of this measure on the supply of fly ash to the cement industry. However, in the short- to medium term the availability of fly ash seems to be robust as sufficient stocks appear present, either in landfills or in fly ash lagoons. Coal-fired power stations have long supplied fly ash to cement plants as an addition to Portland cement As...

Unlocking emission reduction potential

11 December 2015, Published under Cement News

As the world waits for the outcome of the COP21 talks in Paris, the cement industry has called for long-term policy certainty to unlock the industry's emissions reduction potential. The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) earlier this week announced its aim to reduce CO2 emissions by clinker producers by 20-25 per cent by 2030, as part of a new plan launched on 8 December at the UN's Climate Change Conference (COP21). The Cement Action Plan forms part of the World Business Council for S...

Industry action on climate change

04 December 2015, Published under Cement News

World leaders gathered in Paris this week for critical talks on global warming at the UN COP21 climate change summit which, if a decisive agreement is reached, could drive climate change actions in the building industry. The COP21 conference, which began on Monday, aims to achieve a new ground-breaking binding international climate agreement with the objective of limiting global warming to below 2°C, believed to be the tipping point that results in catastrophic effects of climate change. T...

MPA response to government 2050 Carbon Reduction Roadmap for the cement sector

26 March 2015, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) responded to the publication of the Government’s 2050 carbon reduction roadmap for the UK cement sector.  The report, commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and prepared by Parsons Brinckerhoff and DNV GL, in collaboration with those Departments and industry, sets out potential pathways for carbon reductions under a range of scenarios, including with and without car...

Solidia Technologies signs partnership agreement with Linde Group

15 August 2014, Published under Cement News

The US start-up Solidia Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with the Linde Group, a gases and engineering company, that includes the development, demonstration and commercialisation of Solidia’s CO 2 -based concrete curing technology. Germany-based Linde will collaborate with Solidia to demonstrate the feasibility of commercial-scale production. The two companies will also work together to promote the technology as a solution for the precast concrete sector. “Linde will bri...

Guangdong to launch carbon permits market

29 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Guangdong, a heavily industrialised province in China, plans to launch a carbon emission trading scheme next month, which will be the world's second largest after the EU. The scheme to be launched in Guangdong, China's most populous province, will cap CO2 emissions from 202 companies at 350Mt for this year, the provincial Development and Reform Commission said on its website. At total of 97 percent of the permits will be handed out free on December 10, but the local government will also...

Lafarge and Solidia Technologies announce partnership

08 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has signed a partnership agreement with the US start-up Solidia Technologies® to industrialise an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete. The technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process, and involves the capture of CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing. Overall, CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 70 per cent. As part of the agreement, Lafarge will work with Solidia to demonstrate feasibility of comme...

CSI reports encouraging carbon reduction data

16 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has published the latest update to the ‘Getting the Numbers Right’ database, which shows significant CO2 emissions reductions and improved efficiency.   As the cement industry’s global database of CO 2 emissions and performance, the latest ‘Getting the Numbers Right’ (GNR) data for 2011 shows that the industry has reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cementitious product ...