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Holcim's ECOCycle® recognised by World Economic Forum

16 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim ’s ECOCycle ® circular technology has been named a “Circularity Lighthouse in the Built Environment”, in a joint initiative between McKinsey & Company and the World Economic Forum announced at this year’s annual meeting in Davos. The Circularity Lighthouse designation recognises pioneering solutions that demonstrate a novel, distinctive circularity approach, proven and substantial impact and value, with significant scale and maturity. Circularity in the built environment has the pot...

Boral launches Circular Materials Solution

13 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Boral has introduced its end-to-end Circular Materials Solution (CMS), a system designed to manage demolition and excavation waste materials for remanufacturing, returning them as recycled building products for more sustainable commercial outcomes.  Andre Gobert, general manager and director for recycling at Boral, said the CMS system is designed to manage demolition and excavation waste materials for remanufacturing, returning them as recycled building products for more sustainable com...

Holcim joins Circularity Task Force at COP28

04 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has become a founding member of the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s (SMI) Circularity Task Force, launched at COP28 in Dubai, to accelerate the world’s shift to a circular economy. The task force aims to close essential material loops to advance climate action, while preserving nature’s resources and planetary boundaries.  This commitment adds to Holcim’s leadership in circular construction, a driver of its decarbonisation journey, which includes the goal of recycling more than...

Aggregate Industries to use waste ceramics as alternative fuel

28 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Thousands of tonnes of waste ceramics from one of the UK’s largest ceramic tile manufacturers will be recycled to make cement as part of a new initiative from Aggregates Industries . Aggregate Industries has agreed a four-year deal with Johnson Tiles to take 20,000t of legacy waste and broken production scrap a year from its Stoke factory. The tiles will make the short trip from the factory to Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon cement plant in Staffordshire, where it will be used as an alterna...

Lafarge Africa reduces CO2 emissions through AF use

10 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa has reduced is CO 2 emissions from 595kg CO 2 /t  in 2021 to 574kg CO 2 /t in 2022 through the use of alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies. According to the company’s 2022 Sustainability Report, its global thermal substitution rate in 2022 stood at 13.5 per cent, compared to 9.4 per cent in 2021, reports This Day.  Prince Adebode Adefioye, chairman, Lafarge Africa, said, “I am delighted to present Lafarge Africa Plc’s latest Sustainability Report, highligh...

CEMEX utilises by-pass dust for agricultural use

26 October 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and waste management company Silverwoods are utilising by-pass dust (BPD) from the CEMEX Rugby cement plant for agricultural purposes, supporting the circular economy. Since 2015 nearly 130,000t of BPD have been recovered through the partnership. BPD is ideal for use on farmland due to its high potassium and lime content, meaning it can provide a direct sustainable replacement for traditional fertilisers and lime. Additionally, by re-using BPD, CEMEX has been able to dramatically ...

Milk and sugar with your cement?

19 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Melbourne are trialling adding coffee grounds to concrete to eliminate waste. Each year Australia produces around 83,000t of ground coffee and chaff, the majority of which ends up in landfill producing methane and other greenhouse gases as it decomposes.  A team of scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) are now trying to put the surplus coffee grounds to better use, adding them to cement, water, gravel and sand to produce cement. According to the W...

City Cement sets up AF joint venture

12 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based City Cement Co has announced that its subsidiary Green Solutions for Environmental Services has set up a joint venture to produce alternative fuel from waste, reports Zawya. The newly-created venture, which reportedly has capital of SAR6.77m (US$1.8m), is owned by Green Solutions (29.4 per cent), Lechtenberg Middle East for Environmental Services Co (19.6 per cent), and Tadweer Environmental Services Company (51 per cent), a unit of Public Investment Fund-backed Saud...

Suez Cement rebrands as Heidelberg Materials

11 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC) has rebranded as Heidelberg Materials, reaffirming its vision to continue to lead the change in the sector towards sustainability and digitalisation, reports Mist News.  “Today we merge the legacy of two iconic companies, with almost 100 years of local experience and 150 years of global experience from Heidelberg Materials, to lead the field in driving down carbon emissions, pioneering a circular economy in construction, unlocking new customer bene...

Spain’s expectations

04 September 2023, Published under Cement News

While 2022 proved to be a year of atypical and complex developments, Spanish cement association OFICEMEN sees upside potential for the domestic cement sector in 2023. However, a snap parliamentary election with no clear majority has made for an uncertain way forward. By OFICEMEN, Spain. Although the Spanish cement industry continues to face uncertainty both in terms of domestic and export sales, it remains confident that it can address future challenges successfully (© OFICEMEN) ...