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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...

CEMBUREAU welcomes EC progress towards circular economy

12 February 2016, Published under Cement News

On 2 December 2015, the European Commission adopted its ambitious Circular Economy Package, which is expected to help Europe to become more resource efficient. The package has been welcomed by Europe’s cement producers’ association, CEMBUREAU, which sees the step as essential in recycling and reusing waste from various sectors as inputs or fuels in other industrial processes such as the manufacture of cement. At present the cement industry uses alternative fuels for 38.8 per cent of its f...

A truly circular economy

14 September 2015, Published under Cement News

With the circular economy as one of the EU’s current political priorities, European cement association Cembureau puts forward its views on the solutions which the cement industry can provide and how policy should be formulated to ensure that Europe encourages the best economic, environmental and social solutions at its disposal. By Cembureau, Belgium. The European Commission is currently working on a ‘new and improved’ circular economy package for Europe. Already in July 2014, the previou...