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Heidelberg Materials acquires SER Group

06 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has acquired SER Group, a leading integrated company in the demolition and construction materials recycling business, based in Heilbronn, southern Germany. With an annual revenue of around EUR50m and three modern recycling sites, SER Group is the market leader in the greater Heilbronn area and employs more than 220 people.     The acquisition comes shortly after the take-over of Berlin-based RWG Holding GmbH in November 2022 and highlights Heidelberg Materials’ f...

CEMEX launches Regenera circularity business

26 January 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced the launch of Regenera, a business that provides circularity solutions, including reception, management, recycling, and co-processing of waste. Regenera leverages CEMEX’s global footprint and the ability of its production processes to use non-recyclable refuse and industrial by-products as more sustainable substitutes for fossil fuels and natural raw materials. According to CEMEX, Regenera aims to serve a diverse client base which includes industrial, manufacturing, ...

CEMEX Phillipines and Manila Water Co collaborate on sustainability

18 January 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Holdings Philippines (CHP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Philippines-based Manila Water Co to collaborate on sustainability initiatives. Under the MoU both parties will look to accelerate their sustainable objectives on circular economy through the use of biosolids as alternative fuels, reports Manila Bulletin. They will also explore partnering on innovations in sustainable products and services, protection and rehabilitation of biodiversity, and clean energy an...

CEMEX announces first Circularity Center

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced the launch in Colombia of its first Circularity Center worldwide. The site is located south of Bogotá in an old quarry that has been restored recently and will become a model for other CEMEX operations. The 300ha property, located in the Tunjuelo sector, was used for more than 70 years as a source of building materials for the growth of Bogotá. By having excavations more than 50m deep, the land has been used in recent years as the primary recipient of demolition wast...

Collaboration and circular economy building

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced that it was collaborating in a new consortium of manufacturers called the 'Advancement of Excellence in Industry' to advance decarbonisation, the circular economy, the factory of the future and the digital transition. To this end, it will construct a regional campus in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. A key insight behind the initiative is that building circular economies can only succeed through collaboration, therefore more partnerships will need to be formed to achieve n...

Heidelberg Materials acquires RWG Holding GmbH

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has acquired Germany-based RWG Holding GmbH, an integrated provider in the demolition and construction materials recycling sector and market leader in the greater Berlin area. According to Heidelberg Materials, the acquisition will strengthen its circular materials offering to meet the growing demand for sustainable building materials. The processing of concrete demolition waste will allow Heidelberg Materials to increasingly prioritise recycled aggregates over primar...

Green transition’s massive opportunities for cement

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

With the green transition holding massive opportunities for the cement industry, FLSmidth discusses the evolving role of cement plants in society – from producing a key ingredient in building critical infrastructure to enabling a circular economy. By Anders Josefsen, FLSmidth, Denmark. While the circular economy will provide considerable opportunities for the cement industry, it will require financial investment and regulatory changes to put it on the road to a green transition ...

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...