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CEMEX and MPP collaborate on decarbonisation

13 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), in partnership with the Bezos Earth Fund, are collaborating to conduct an analysis of the potential of decarbonisation levers at CEMEX’s Balcones cement plant in Texas. According to CEMEX, this analysis aims to accelerate the company’s commitment to achieving net-zero CO 2 emissions by 2050. There are various technological pathways to decarbonise the cement industry and MPP is assisting CEMEX in evaluating these pathways at the produ...

GCCA announces new partnerships

08 May 2024, Published under Cement News

New partnerships between cement manufacturers and tech start-ups, to work together on the development of low carbon concrete, have been announced by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). EnviCore, based in Canada, Queens Carbon and Chement, both in the USA, and NeoCrete in New Zealand, were all shortlisted last year, as part of the GCCA’s Innovandi Open Challenge Programme. They have all now formed a partnership with at least five GCCA member companies and leading manufacture...

Accelerating decarbonisation at Holcim Ste Genevieve

07 May 2024, Published under Cement News

In support of its commitment to sustainably supply the growing construction industry, Holcim US has embarked on a major expansion of its iconic Ste Genevieve plant, the largest cement-producing facility in North America. The US$100m capital investment will boost production capacity by more than 600,000tpa while reducing net CO 2 emissions, increasing circularity and accelerating decarbonisation across the built environment. By Taher Ismail, Holcim US Cement, USA To accelerate decar...

New research shows heavy industries key to decarbonisation

01 May 2024, Published under Cement News

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)’s first Heavy Industries Benchmark report reveals that emission intensity by heavy industry companies are currently not aligned with the 1.5°C carbon reduction strategy as there is currently a lack of investment in market-ready technologies. However, good practice provides hope that robust transition planning is possible throughout sectors. The heavy industries of cement, aluminium and steel currently represent 18 per cent of total global CO2 emissions...

Thailand gears up for Net Zero

26 April 2024, Published under Cement News

At the start of April, Dr Chana Poomee, chairman of the Thai Cement Manufacturers Association, (TCMA) announced the association's vision of 'synergising actions toward Net Zero with innovation', connecting global green funds and increasing the country's industrial capacity. With support from the country's cement producers, the TCMA aims to accelerate its efforts to join forces with all sectors to achieve its key missions in four areas over the next two years. The strategy between 2024-26 ...

Cementir Group launches D-Carb® for white cement

26 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementir has launched a new Aalborg White Cement with a lower carbon footprint, D-Carb ® , which presents a 15 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions when compared with CEM I 52.5R. D-Carb ® is the first white cement in the market to match a lower-carbon footprint with high performances at early ages, claims Cementir. It is available in European markets before being launched globally. "We are thrilled to introduce D-Carb ® , our new umbrella brand for lower carbon cements, as part of Ce...

Innovandi GCCA meeting attracts a global network of scientists to Lausanne

24 April 2024, Published under Cement News

A network of 450 scientists and industry leaders from around world have met in Switzerland to drive decarbonisation of cement. Leading academics and industry players from around the world are gathering in Lausanne, in Switzerland, aiming to reduce CO 2 emissions in the production of cement and concrete to ultimately reach net zero. They are taking part in the Innovandi Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN) annual gathering. The network brings 450 researchers and scientists ...

First Graphene announces third trial at Breedon

18 April 2024, Published under Cement News

First Graphene will start the third trial of its PureGRAPH-CEM ® under full-scale production conditions at the UK’s largest cement producer, Breedon Cement . Following the start of the trial in the 1QFY24-25, the company expects to produce up to 1000t of graphene-enhanced cement at Breedon’s Hope Cement Works in Derbyshire, UK. The new product is based on a PureGRAPH ® grade with a particle size distribution and morphology optimised for use in cement grinding mills, which will enable ...

Almost 100 start-ups apply for CCUS Innovandi Open Challenge

18 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Nearly 100 tech start-ups from across the globe have applied for a pioneering international programme that offers the chance to work with leading cement and concrete manufacturers on decarbonising the world’s most-used man-made materials. The Innovandi Open Challenge is run by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), which is working with leading manufacturers on the industry’s net zero mission. The development of new technologies is a key part of the industry’s net zero road...

Aggregate Industries announces Port of Liverpool Super Shed

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

As part of a long-term plan to support increased demand for cementitious products across the UK construction market, Aggregate Industries (AIUK) has announced a significant investment into a new ‘super shed’ at the Port of Liverpool. Owned by the UK’s second-largest port operator, Peel Ports Group, the substantial new import facility will facilitate the storage of more than 40,000t of cementitious products at any one time. AIUK ( Holcim Group ) has made a long-term commitment to the ...