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Holcim participates in coastal clean-up programme

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim and One Earth One Ocean have launched the Circular Explorer in Manila to be part of cleaning coastal areas in the Philippines. The first-of-its-kind 100 per cent solar powered catamaran, the Circular Explorer is designed to recover up to 4tpd of plastic waste to preserve vital marine ecosystems in a sustainable way.   In parallel, it is driving an education programme to empower students and local communities as changemakers to take action for people and the planet. Taking a s...

Cemex clears beach waste in Oaxaca to produce kiln fuel

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s subsidiary Pro Ambiente participated in the clean-up of La Ventanilla beach, Oaxaca, aiming to reduce pollution on Mexico's coasts. The initiative also aims to ensure waste recycling and avoid generating emissions through the circular economy in this important ecotourism destination. Thanks to the support provided by local communities, the beach was selected to carry out the "United for the Mexican beaches" programme.     During June, beach clean-up activities were carried ou...

The growing need to recycle concrete safely and responsibly

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Holcim announced that it has successfully created the first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals and concrete. The circular economy can be truly closed in a circle if concrete can be reused to make clinker and in turn cement. Holcim believes the process will improve decarbonisation of the industry and help to reach net-zero emissions. However, there are many arguments against the recycling concrete for new buildings and cement manufacture. Holcim's breakthrough research a...

HeidelbergCement supports circular city project

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement   is to be a partner for the 'Circular City - Building Material Registry for the City of Heidelberg' project, alongside Drees & Sommer SE and the materials platform Madaster.   Heidelberg is the first city in Europe to apply the principle of urban mining, in which construction and demolition waste is to be reused in new construction projects in the sense of circular economy.   “Full circular economy and sustainable construction are central elements of our clim...

Holcim launches world-first 100% recycled clinker

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has produced the world’s first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals at its plant in Altkirch, France. Making clinker from recycled material is a key breakthrough in driving circular construction. The recycled clinker is fully compliant with European standards and will be used to produce 100 per cent recycled cement. By mixing the 100 per cent recycled cement with recycled water, recycled rebar and other recycled components, 100 per cent recycled concrete is scheduled for deliv...

Kolos Cement launches 'Retourn to Plastik' campaign

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Kolos Cement in Mauritius  has launched its   'Retourn to Plastik' campaign in the presence of officers from the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change. Kolos has launched the palletless system, a first in the Indian Ocean region in terms of packaging technology that will rethink its modes of operations and measure the impact of the company’s actions for sustainable change.   FLSmidth supported Kolos in the implementation and deployment of this innovat...

Holcim and Bloomberg launch 'Circular cities Barometer'

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of their partnership, Holcim and Bloomberg Media have launched the “ Circular Cities Barometer ” to understand how cities are leading the shift to circular living for a sustainable future.   Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO: “Circular economy is a key element to stay within our planet's boundaries and get serious about climate action. With our world’s rapid urbanisation, cities are at the center of this shift from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ economy to a circular ‘reduce-reuse-recycle...

Rohrdorfer to be first German cement producer to have CO2 separation plant

07 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany's first CO 2  separation plant for cement production is currently being built on the premises of the cement works in Rohrdorf . Rohrdorfer, the operator of the cement plant, started the pilot project on its own initiative to explore the possibilities of separating CO 2 and thus climate-friendly cement production. The plant, which is being built in cooperation with the Andritz Group, is scheduled to go into operation by the end of June 2022.  The plant will capture 2tpd of CO ...

Çimsa's Afyon cement plant opens WDF facility

07 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Çimsa's new investment 'Opium Waste Derived Fuel Feeding Facility' has commenced operations at the company's Afyon factory . The facility was established to reduce the use of fossil fuels in cement production and a make the production process more sustainable production by using alternative fuels. It is expected to apply circular economy principles by using wastes from different sectors. Thanks to the facility, which was completed in nine months with an investment of TRY52m (US$3.65...

INSEE Ecocycle inaugurates pyrolysis plant at Puttalam factory

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

As a key milestone of its sustainable waste management journey, INSEE Ecocyle has launched its latest state-of-the-art pyrolysis plant at the company’s Puttalam cement plant, Sri Lanka. The pyrolysis plant is designed to convert rubber and plastic waste originating from a wide range of industries into valuable resources, enabling us to augment our contribution to a circular economy. INSEE Ecocycle’s new pyrolysis plant was inaugurated at a special ceremony held recently, where the Gene...