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The industry’s response to the decarbonisation challenge

05 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Dr Michael Clark discusses the cement sector’s response and strategies in terms of the large-scale challenges involved with decarbonisation. LafargeHolcim’s Richmond plant in Canada, where it launched Project CO 2 MENT In last month’s Technical Forum we discussed the new CemNet online training material regarding the decarbonisation of cement manufacturing. This month we will turn our attention to the industry’s response to that challenge. There is no doubt that the world’s ma...

GCCA to expand Innovandi initiative with Open Challenge

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

To mark World Creativity and Innovation Day, the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) is announcing the expansion of its innovation programme, Innovandi, to encompass a new Open Challenge innovation accelerator programme. The Open Challenge programme will launch in the coming weeks and will bring together start-ups and leading cement and concrete producers to create new innovations needed for the sector to reduce its carbon emissions and solve the climate emergency.   Dinah McLeod...

Carbon8 Systems to participate in South Wales industrial cluster project

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC), a partnership between industry, energy suppliers, infrastructure providers, academia, legal sector, service providers and public sector organisations, has been awarded GBP1.5m from UKRI’s Industrial Decarbonisation programme to map what is needed to support South Wales in becoming a net-zero carbon region by 2050. Carbon8 Systems is part of the SWIC partnership companies and has already shown its capabilities of reducing CO 2 emissions with carbo...

California Nevada Cement Association describes pathways to net zero carbon operation

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA) envisions three major pathways for the industry to attain net zero carbon operation by 2045. The roadmap required reducing production process emissions, reducing combustion emissions through fuel switching and increasing distributed electricity generation.   "Releasing this industry-wide roadmap is an exciting and critical step toward carbon neutrality," says CNCA Executive Director, Tom Tietz. "However, we cannot get to net zero alone and t...

Titan reduces net CO2 emissions by 13.4 compared to 1990 levels

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

In 2020 Titan Cement continued to actively engage in the global collective effort toward a carbon-neutral future, endorsing the vision of the European Green Deal and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) Climate Ambition to deliver society with carbon-neutral concrete by 2050.   Net CO₂ emissions reached 674kgCO₂/t cementitious product in 2020, declining by 13.4 per cent compared to 1990 levels. New processing lines for alternative fuels were inaugurated in Florida, USA, and ...

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...

Blue Planet joins the WCA

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming Blue Planet as an Associate Corporate Member. Blue Planet is a Silicon Valley company that has developed a novel carbon capture and utilisation system. The system provides a cost-effective and permanent way to remove CO 2 from the air. Its technology uses CO 2 as a raw material for making carbonate rocks, which are used in place of quarried natural limestone rock, the pri...

Cemex to develop a carbon-neutral alliance in Germany

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV is developing a carbon-neutral alliance in Germany as part of its ‘Future Action programme’ to test and accelerate technologies to reach carbon neutrality at its Rüdersdorf plant. Cemex is joining pioneering industrial consortiums to develop industrial-scale demonstration projects using ground-breaking technologies to form this alliance, which aspires to achieve carbon neutrality at the Rüdersorf plant by 2030. Several technologies, including waste heat recovery, carbon...

Argos launches Soluciones Verdes

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos officially launched its Green Solutions portfolio 'Soluciones Verdes' following a webinar on 17 March. The Colombian cement producer outlined how it will produce more environmentally-friendly products and services building towards a more sustainable future. The initiative aims to provide actions, products and services to reduce carbon emissions, adapting to natural phenomena, contributing to the circular economy and promoting well-being and comfort solutions.  Green cement will be a...

SBTi validates UltraTech’s CO2 emissions reduction targets

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, the largest manufacturer of grey cement, white cement and ready-mix concrete in India, has announced the validation of its CO 2 emissions reduction targets by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). In July 2020 the company committed to set 'science-based targets' to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. UltraTech Cement Ltd commits to reduce Scope 1 GHG intensity by 27 per cent by 2032 from the base year of 2017. The company also commits to reduce Scop...