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HeidelbergCement’s ReConcrete-360˚ wins award

18 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s ReConcrete-360˚ concept has scooped the German Innovation Award for Climate and Environment (IKU) in the category ‘Process Innovations for Climate Protection’. ReConcrete-360˚ involves crushing demolished concrete using novel processes and selectively separating it into its components, including sand and gravel, and hardened cement paste. These can then be reused as a low-carbon raw material in clinker and cement production, replacing natural limestone. The hardened cement...

UK cement and lime producers excluded from compensation scheme

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has expressed disappointment that UK cement and lime producers have been excluded from the government’s compensation scheme for climate change costs. Under the scheme, some energy-intensive industries can apply for compensation from the indirect costs of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) and Carbon Price Support (CPS) if they meet the criteria. According to the MPA, by excluding cement and lime, “the government has missed an opportunity to suppor...

World Cement Association unanimously approves Climate Policy

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has today announced the unanimous approval of its proposed Climate Policy and the re-election of CUCC Chairman Cui Xingtai to the Board of Directors at its fifth General Assembly, which took place virtually this month. Climate Policy The WCA's Climate Policy focusses on accelerating the decarbonisation of the cement and concrete industry by encouraging and supporting members to set ambitious targets on reducing CO 2 emissions, and fostering collaborat...

Cemex joins global alliances on climate change initiatives

03 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment, led by the We Mean Business Coalition in partnership with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and the UN Global Compact. With this commitment the company has joined UNFCCC's The Race to Zero Campaign. The decision to join these two major global alliances reinforces the company’s commitment to climate action.     The Race to Zero campaign was launched to mobilise net-zero commitments from cities, businesses, an...

Polish cement association highlights challenges ahead

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

From 2021 Poland’s cement industry is facing new challenges as it embarks on a three decade-long transformation towards climate neutrality by 2050, according to the Polish Cement Association (SPC). Moreover, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry also has to address the rising costs of purchasing CO 2 emission allowances and energy supply, without compensation, as well as rapidly growing imports from outside the European Union. Following lower cement sales due to a cold wint...

Decarbonising concrete report released

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ClimateWorks Foundation in collaboration with Northwestern University has announced new research for reducing emissions in concrete. The report entitled 'Decarbonizing Concrete: Deep decarbonization pathways for the cement and concrete cycle in the United States and China'  shows in greater detail than ever before multiple ways to drive the cement industry toward net-zero emissions by mid-century, including production-side mitigation measures, research and development, and demand reduction...

ABB calls for faster adoption of high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ABB has released a white paper " Achieving the Paris Agreement: The Vital Role of High-Efficiency Motors and Drives in Reducing Energy Consumption" that reveals the potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB is calling on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of the technology to help combat climate change. According to the International Energy Agen...

LafargeHolcim accelerated its sustainability in 2020

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim accelerated its climate action this year with the launch of its net-zero pledge, as a signatory of the 'Business Ambition for 1.5°C'. The company set the most ambitious climate targets of its industry, validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reach net-carbon emissions of 475kg net of CO 2  per tonne of cementitious materials by 2030. Making progress on its net-zero journey, LafargeHolcim delivered a record-low level of 555kg net CO 2 /t in 2020.     ...

Spain’s cement sector targets 43% emissions reduction by 2030

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by 43 per cent throughout its entire value chain by 2030 when compared with the 1990 baseline, according the sector’s “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry to achieve climate neutrality in 2050”. The target sets an intermediate objective to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. To date the sector has reduced carbon emissions by 27 per cent since 1990. To achieve this goal, Spanish cement association Oficemen has...

HeidelbergCement joints Foundation 2 Degrees

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the support group of the Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°). Together with the Foundation 2° – a network of entrepreneurs for progressive climate policy – HeidelbergCement wants to develop cross-sector approaches and concepts for Germany and Europe to make climate protection a sustainable and successful business model. "For the development of a carbon neutral construction industry, we need the right social and political framework as well as strong partners with whom w...