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Votorantim Cimentos’ green credentials

21 August 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of Votorantim Cimentos’ decarbonisation strategy, the company has become a pioneer in the promotion of Brazil’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for cement and concrete products. The EPDs provide Votorantim’s customers with information on the environmental footprint of its products, enabling decisions geared toward more sustainable choices and helping them obtain green certifications. By Fabio Cirilo, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. First-ever environmental prod...

New capacity for new cement

30 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Titan America LLC has fully converted its cement production to low-carbon Type IL limestone cement. To enable this change the company has opened and expanded several terminals and additional facilities are also under construction. By Titan America LLC, USA. Figure 1: Titan America is investing in the expansion of its terminal capacity to enable a more efficient supply of low-carbon Type IL cement, including a tripling of capacity at its Chesapeake terminal in Virginia as shown abov...

Going Green in Dubai

06 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Green Cement Factory LLC (GCF), a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Shun Shing Group, commenced commercial operations of its greenfield slag grinding plant in March 2021. The new 1Mta state-of-the-art facility is based in the Dubai Industrial City, UAE, and supplies the domestic construction sector with premium sustainable products.  Green Cement Factory, Dubai Industrial City, UAE, is equipped with four 4000t drive-through silos to store and prepare the company’s product range for dis...

Paths to decarbonisation

05 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials and Holcim, Europe’s two largest cement producers by revenue, have embarked on very different paths to reduce their carbon footprints to net zero by 2050. While Heidelberg Materials aims to pioneer carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the cement industry, Holcim is primarily reducing its exposure to the cement sector by half by 2025 via product diversification and asset disposals. Heidelberg Materials’ decarbonisation drive focusses on carbon capture ...

PNG’s new plant prospects

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

When Australia-based development company Mayur Resources discovered 382Mt of high-grade limestone resources adjacent to the ocean just 25km from Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby in 2016, it was a moment of excitement. Since then, the company has been developing the Central Cement & Lime Manufacturing facility at Port Kido and, despite COVID-19 impacts, advances are being made and the prospects are promising. By Mayur Resources, Australia. Mayur Resources’ Central Cement & Lime ...

Building a better Australia

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri has been integral to the use of slag cements in Australia since the 1970s. Here, the company looks at how the role of slag cements in the Australian cement industry has progressed and the importance of strong partnerships with local and foreign suppliers. By Michael Miller, Adbri Ltd, Australia. ABCL’s Birkenhead site Adbri Ltd, formerly known as Adelaide Brighton Ltd, is a pioneering construction materials and industrial mineral manufacturing company in Australia. With...

SOBOCE invests in the future

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

As Bolivia’s economy slowly recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic cement producer Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (SOBOCE) accelerates its digital transformation process to meet market demand more effectively. By Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA, Bolivia. Sunnier times for the Bolivian cement industry? (Pictured: SOBOCE’s El Puente plant) Bolivia’s economic recovery and particularly the construction sector’s revival is not yet at full speed with the restart ...

Yacuses steps up

01 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since the commissioning of its integrated Yacuses cement plant in Bolivia, Itacamba Cemento has put several measures in place to improve the quality of its cement while reducing the impact of the plant on the environment. By Itacamba Cemento SA, Bolivia. Since launching in 2017, Itacamba Cemento’s Yacuses plant has made significant operational improvements, resulting in a more efficient plant with reduced environmental impact Founded in 1997, Itacamba Cemento SA is located in...

Financial ratio analysis

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement producers should use financial ratio analysis to compare their performance with others around the world. However, this must be combined with peer group analysis to account for differing operational circumstances. Figure 1: EBITDA profit margin Financial ratio analysis is used to assess the condition and performance of cement companies based on the performance published in their financial statements, such as their income statement (profit and loss), statement of financial ...

C’est la Vicat

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Since Louis Vicat discovered artificial cement in 1817, the France-based Vicat group has expanded to be a major cement producer in 12 countries. The family-owned business was founded in 1853 when it launched its first dry-process plant. More recent investments have focussed on Vicat structuring its business around the circular economy, the regeneration of the Ragland plant in USA, the acquisition of Ciplan in Brazil, and greenfield expansion in India and Africa. Supporting revenues also cont...