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ALCCC calls on Europe to adopt performance-based standards

31 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The Alliance for Low Carbon Cement and Concrete (ALCCC) has published a new report, ‘Fast Tracking Cement Decarbonisation’, calling for a shift to performance-based cement and concrete standards to accelerate the decarbonisation of the European cement industry. According to the report, clinker substitution is generally seen as the most promising lever for decarbonisation, enabling considerable reductions in the industry’s carbon footprint in the short term at near-zero costs, followed by oth...

Cement production growth fuels record-high emissions in China

23 May 2023, Published under Cement News

A 4.1 per cent YoY increase in China’s cement production in the first quarter of 2023 has contributed to a four per cent rise in the country’s CO 2 emissions, marking a record high for the first quarter of a year. According to Carbon Brief, the uptick was driven by a economic rebound following the end of China’s zero-COVID-19 policy, which led to oil consumption advancing by 5.5 per cent, coal consumption up by 3.6 per cent and gas use expanding by 1.4 per cent. Steel production also re...

Bangladesh reports 50% increase in cement export revenue

09 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh has reported 49.7 per cent YoY growth in cement export revenue to US$8.13m in the 8MFY22-23 (July 2022-February 2023). This compares to US$5.43m in the same period a year earlier. According to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), this figure also includes minor amounts of salt, stone and related products. Most of the cement exports were shipped to neighbouring countries.  For the full FY22-23, ending 31 June 2023, Bangladesh has set an cement export revenue target o...

Eagle Materials achieves record revenue

27 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials has reported record revenue of US$511m in the third quarter of fiscal 2023 ended 31 December 2022, marking a YoY increase of 10 per cent. Record net earnings were also seen over the quarter, coming in at US$117m, up 14 per cent YoY, while net earnings per share (EPS) advanced by 26 per cent to US$3.20. Adjusted EBITDA saw growth of 14 per cent YoY to US$199m.  Commenting on the results, Michael Haack, president and CEO of Eagle Materials, said, “We are pleased to announc...

MPA calls for electrification push by UK government

12 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the UK government’s announcement of the new Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS), extending the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. The broad support available through the EBDS encompasses most of the products manufactured by MPA members, including aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete and industrial minerals. However, the MPA says the proposed support may not be sufficient to maintain the competitiveness of UK manufacturing should prices return to th...

India to implement quality control measures for cement and concrete

21 December 2022, Published under Cement News

India plans to introduce quality control measures for the cement and concrete building materials industries by 2023, according to Reuters. The government reportedly believes that better standards will help the industries comply with international standards, which, in turn, will improve exporting opportunities.

PNG’s new plant prospects

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

When Australia-based development company Mayur Resources discovered 382Mt of high-grade limestone resources adjacent to the ocean just 25km from Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby in 2016, it was a moment of excitement. Since then, the company has been developing the Central Cement & Lime Manufacturing facility at Port Kido and, despite COVID-19 impacts, advances are being made and the prospects are promising. By Mayur Resources, Australia. Mayur Resources’ Central Cement & Lime ...

Iran's annual cement consumption falls by 5.4 per cent in FY2021

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Annual cement consumption in Iran reached 59.87Mt in FY2021, reflecting a YoY contraction of 5.4 per cent, according to the Iran Cement Association.   Consumption in December 2021 was reported at 5.03Mt, marginally ahead on a YoY basis by 0.6 per cent.   Domestic clinker and cement production volumes reached 5.67Mt and 5.38Mt in December, respectively. Meanwhile, the country's clinker and cement export volumes were recorded at 0.99Mt and 0.415Mt, respectively.  

Changing colour

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Brown or yellow colours in the clinker core are indicative of unfavourable burning conditions such as reducing conditions in the kiln, according to specialists. At Tehran Cement Co, researchers have carried out a laboratory study into the effect of colour changes in the clinker core on the technical characteristics of cement. By Ali Akbar Kafash Bazari, Tehran Cement R&D Center, Iran, and Mohsen Tadayon, Iran Concrete Association, Iran. Figure 1: microscopic image of clinker with redu...

Limestone specifications

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

When asked to review the suitability of limestone deposits for cement manufacture, Dr Michael Clark makes a range of important assessments such as what other materials would need to be added to produce a clinker with the required mineral content. The lime content of a limestone deposit is one assessment that needs to be made during an evaluation This author has been asked twice during the pandemic to review data on limestone deposits and their suitability for cement manufacture....