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MPA's new report issues warning to next UK Government

30 January 2024, Published under Cement News

With a general election approaching in the UK, a new report from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) – ‘Priorities for the Next Government: Decarbonisation, Growth, Delivery’ – is urging all parties to carefully consider the supply of essential domestic mineral products in their manifesto pledges on housing and transport, schools and hospitals, flood defences and renewable energy infrastructure. The report outlines the three fundamental issues that the next UK Government needs to ge...

Concrete4Change technology gains recognition

24 January 2024, Published under Cement News

UK-based startup Concrete4Change (C4C) has been nominated for The Earthshot Prize 2024, a global initiative spearheaded by the Prince of Wales to recognise and support innovative solutions to reduce global emissions. C4C aims to decarbonise the concrete industry by mineralising CO 2 in concrete, turning concrete into the safest form of CO 2 sink in the world. The technology involves a concrete additive material that acts as a carrier for CO 2 . The carrier is injected with CO 2 capture...

Grinding for green goals

23 January 2024, Published under Cement News

As a key decarbonisation path, the research and application of low-carbon cement grinding technology and equipment can help reduce power consumption and improve clinker quality. Research by Sinoma International Engineering Co (China) reveals how to improve the grinding efficiency of bed comminution and separator efficiency while achieving low system resistance and optimal particle classification. By Chuanjie Song, Hefei Cement Research & Design Institute Co Ltd and Anhui Key Laboratory of Gr...

CEMEX joins CCS+ Initiative

19 January 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is the first company in the cement industry to join the CCS+ Initiative, a multi-stakeholder platform developing a comprehensive carbon accounting framework for certifying industrial carbon projects. This framework aims to encompass solutions for carbon capture, utilisation, storage, and removal, contributing to the decarbonisation of industrial value chains.  The CCS+ Initiative aims to scale cutting-edge climate technologies by developing a robust carbon accounting infrastructure ...

MCi Carbon to provide CCU plant for RHI Magnesita

19 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Refractories specialist RHI Magnesita has announced an industrial-scale carbon capture project with MCi Carbon. RHI Magnesita will be MCi Carbon’s first global commercial customer. Alongside an additional multi-million-dollar investment from RHI Magnesita, MCi Carbon's will accelerate its mission to scale up and commercialise its carbon capture and utilisation technology (CCU). "This investment marks a pivotal moment for MCi Carbon and underscores the trust our partners place in our transfo...

Holcim partners with Greentown Labs to accelerate climate tech for sustainable building

19 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim is entering a partnership with Greentown Labs, the largest incubator of climate tech start-ups in North America, to accelerate open innovation for the decarbonisation of the built environment. The premium “Terawatt” partnership with Greentown, with incubators in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Houston, Texas, gives Holcim prime access to promising start-ups focussed on innovative and sustainable building solutions. Through it, Holcim aims to become an early adopter of cutting-edge te...

Decarbonised Cement and Concrete Alliance to accelerate low-carbon solutions

18 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The Decarbonised Cement and Concrete Alliance (DC2) is a new US-based coalition dedicated to growing awareness around policies that will accelerate the adoption of novel carbon-reducing solutions in infrastructure. DC2 is formed of 10 companies advancing new technology to reduce emissions in cement and concrete: Biomason, Blue Planet Systems, Brimstone, CarbonBuilt, Chement, Fortera, Minus Materials, Queens Carbon, Sublime Systems, and Terra CO 2 . Member companies are all focussed on del...

Cement2Zero

18 January 2024, Published under Cement News

To support cement industry decarbonisation, researchers at the University of Cambridge, the University of Warwick and Imperial College London are developing the fundamental science behind Cambridge Electric Cement, produced without emissions by combining industrial processes of steel and cement recycling. Dr Philippa Horton of the University of Cambridge provides an insight into the research’s challenges and achievements to date. Dr Philippa Horton of the Department of Engineering, ...

Holcim's ECOCycle® recognised by World Economic Forum

16 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim ’s ECOCycle ® circular technology has been named a “Circularity Lighthouse in the Built Environment”, in a joint initiative between McKinsey & Company and the World Economic Forum announced at this year’s annual meeting in Davos. The Circularity Lighthouse designation recognises pioneering solutions that demonstrate a novel, distinctive circularity approach, proven and substantial impact and value, with significant scale and maturity. Circularity in the built environment has the pot...

Holcim completes three European acquistions

15 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has completed three bolt-on acquisitions in Europe, expanding its Solutions & Products portfolio for green growth. In Spain it has acquired a majority stake in Artepref SA, a fast-growing leader in innovative precast concrete solutions. In Greece Holcim has bought WATT Recycling, a leading waste management company that produces alternative fuels. Meanwhile, in the UK Holcim has entered the advanced mortar solutions market through its acquisition of Eco-Readymix Ltd. According to...