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Titan forms joint venture with Terna Energy

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group and Terna Energy, in a joint venture, will participate in the public tender process for the PPPs of the Mechanical & Biological Waste Treatment (MBT) plants in Attica and Central Macedonia. On 22 September the joint venture submitted letters of interest to participate in the first phase of the tender process for the MBTs of the Central Circular Economy Park in Attica and the Circular Economy Park of Piraeus, as well as the MBT of the western sector of Central Macedonia....

UAE’s cement sector is integral in building circular economies

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The second UAE Circular Economy Council meeting reviewed progress in implementing the country’s 2021-31 Circular Economy Policy and underlined the growing role of the cement sector in achieving its goals.  Mohammed Al Jawi, senior manager of environmental and waste management at Emirates Global Aluminium, stressed that the company’s policy of zero processed waste being sent to landfill had been made possible by the cement sector. He outlined that the approach to reducing generated spent p...

Leading the circular economy

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

In a world where carbon neutrality has become a political imperative and resources are finite, there is no doubt that developing circular approaches will be essential to decarbonise industries. For the European cement sector, the ability to phase out fossil fuels through the use of waste and the 100 per cent recyclability of concrete, offer key advantages to build upon. By CEMBUREAU, Belgium. In addition to providing sound solutions for waste streams and strengthening the circular ...

Heracles Group obtains EDP accreditation

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Heracles Group has become the first cement company in Greece to obtain Environmental Product Declarations (EDPs) for all cement types produced in its plants in Volos and Milaki, Evia. Through the EDPs for all cement products (bagged and bulk), covering both the domestic and international markets, Heracles Group brings innovation, climate-neutrality and implementation of circular economy principles to natural resources to the construction market. Being fully consistent ...

Argos recycles 7m cement bags

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Since the start of its Sacos Verdes (Green Bags) initiative in 2013, Colombia’s Argos, has recycled 7m bags. This year alone, 15,910 bags were recycled. The company’s customers have returned more than 1000t of paper, representing the saving of more than 10,000 trees and 80,200m3 of water – sufficient to supply 472,000 people in one day. Due to the initiative, the company has employed more than 16,723 people in solid waste, bag management and cleaning, reports the company.

Cemex makes key EMEAA investments at the start of 2021

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has started 2021 by investing for growth and its climate action strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEAA). It has made seven bolt-on investments that are aligned to its key priorities of climate action, sustainable construction and EBITDA growth, representing advances in fossil fuel reduction, lower-CO 2 products, circular economy, recycling and products that demonstrate life cycle CO 2 and energy consumption advantages for buildings. The investments include a new, low...

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto partner for circular economy project

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto, North America’s only primary aluminium producer, are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. The circular economy project aims to reduce the need to extract new raw materials and create more value from waste. Geocycle Canada, part of Lafarge Canada, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product, Alextra, made from spent pot liners that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Alextra is the result of years ...

A new destination for waste

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

To support its drive to become part of a circular economy, Votorantim Cimentos has created Verdera, a nationwide provider of waste management services. The company enables the cement producer to reduce industrial and urban waste for landfilling through co-processing in Votorantim’s cement kilns. By Eduardo Porciuncula, Verdera (Votorantim Cimentos), Brazil. In the beginning, only used tyres were co-processed. Research has advanced and new materials have been incorporated, such as d...

Cementos Portland Valderrivas looks at the circular economy

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Portland Valderrivas recently participated in a workshop organised by Spain’s Ministry of Environment and the Andalucian authorities on how to launch projects based on industrial symbiosis, part of a circular economy approach that promotes the efficient use of resources.

Turkey seeks alternatives

23 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The concept of a circular economy is growing in influence and as a result the cement production process has begun to evolve. As a large-scale cement producer, Turkey shows considerable potential for the adoption of this alternative economy.  Figure 1: the circular economy cycle Turkey has begun to adopt the concept of a circular economy, a waste-to-energy solution that is a high priority for European Union. The circular economy model is based on the principle that natural resour...