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Heidelberger Beton extends EcoConcrete brand

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberger Beton (HeidelbergCement group) in Germany has extended its portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand. Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30 and 66 per cent CO 2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete compared to the reference value of the industry.  In addition, EcoCrete is available in particularly resource-saving types with at least 10 per cent of recycled content. Also part of the EcoCrete concept are the 100 per cent use of green elect...

RMIT University establishes CO2 conversion technology for hard-to-abate industries

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Australian researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonisation of the cement and steel industries.   The CO 2 utilisation technology from researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is designed to be smoothly integrated into existing industrial processes. The new technology offers a pathway to instantly convert CO 2 as it is produced and lock it permanently in a ...

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem sign power to gas agreement

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem have signed an agreement for the development of a feasibility study on the implementation of Power to Gas plants in combination with carbon capture systems at Buzzi Unicem's cement production plants.   The implementation of these technologies is aimed at promoting the decarbonisation of cement and concrete production processes   to increase environmental sustainability and facilitate the energy transition. In particular, the study will assess the possibility of p...

Cemex uses renewable diesel at California operations

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex continues to expand its use of low carbon alternative fuels at several of its California operations using renewable diesel to power trucks and machinery as part of its global Future in Action programme aimed at reducing CO 2  emissions throughout its operations and supply chain. "At Cemex, we have ambitious goals to reduce our CO 2  emissions across our value chain, and alternative fuels are key to helping us reach our sustainability goals," said Cemex USA President, Jaime Muguiro. ...

Pan-United Corporation and Shell sign decarbonisation MoU

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Pan-United Corporation Ltd and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd have today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore various decarbonisation solutions in the construction and urban solutions industries. The collaboration is expected to create benefits in terms of decarbonisation in the built environment through the creation of possible new business models and market opportunities.     The MoU outlines the joint effort to identify opportunities in areas such as low-carbon and ...

Rudnik Uglja to switch to cement production

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Montenegro-based coal mining company Rudnik Uglja has said it will phase out its coal mining activities and switch to cement production. To achieve this change, which is in line with its plant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the company is looking into a strategic partnership.

Hon Chong plant wins 2021 Energy Efficiency Industry prize

27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement's Hon Chong plant is honoured to be the only construction material manufacturer to receive Vietnam’s Energy Efficiency in Industry Award 2021.   During the past 23 years, the INSEE Hon Chong plant in Binh An Ward, Kien Luong district, Kien Giang province has made constant progress in cement production and waste co-processing along with responsibility for sustainable development. The plant has always operated a vertical roller mill (VRM), contributing to a 20 per cent reduct...

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...

MPA to model carbonation of concrete

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A UK Government-backed project to calculate and measure the carbon dioxide emissions that are naturally absorbed by concrete used in UK buildings and infrastructure, is set to commence.  When implemented, the UK will have the first national greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory in the world to include a robust scientific model (Tier 2- intermediate models) to calculate the emissions sink benefit provided by the carbonation of concrete over its lifecycle.    The Department for Business, En...

GCCA releases updated EPD tool

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the global verification of its Environmental Product Declaration   (EPD) 3.1 tool, which will help cement and concrete manufacturers better understand the environmental impact of their products and processes. Ultimately enabling designers to design the lowest whole-life carbon buildings and infrastructure.  EPDs are independently verified and provide registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable informatio...