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Pan United and partners to develop low-carbon opportunities

12 January 2024, Published under Cement News

To collaborate on lower-carbon opportunities to support Singapore’s aspiration of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, Pan-United Corp, Chevron Singapore, Keppel, Surbana Jurong, Air Liquide Singapore, Osaka Gas Singapore and Pavilion Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).   Collectively known as the Low Carbon Technology Industry Consortium (LCT-IC), the parties will explore through the advancement of technology, to accelerate the development of cost-effective carbon capt...

Rohrdorfer Zement launches clay pilot plant

10 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer Zement is beginning a pilot project with its net zero emission team to investigate the process-integrated production of tempered clays. The project includes the development and construction of a pilot plant in the cement plant in Rohrdorf, which is to be integrated into the plant’s operations. The aim is to develop a process that can be transferred to other cement plants and adapted by the entire cement industry. According to the cement producer, the project is funded 50 per cen...

Edmonton’s edge: CCUS pilot readies for testing

09 January 2024, Published under Cement News

With several CCUS projects in various stages of development, the global cement industry is looking to use CCUS as a key part of its decarbonisation efforts. At Heidelberg Materials’ plant in Edmonton, Canada, the company is developing the world’s first industrial full-scale CCUS unit for the cement sector. By Corwyn Bruce and David Perkins, Heidelberg Materials North America, USA. Heidelberg Materials is developing the world’s first industrial full-scale CCUS unit at its cement plant ...

Carbon capture catch-up

08 January 2024, Published under Cement News

With carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) identified as the key lever to decarbonise the global cement industry, ICR highlights some of the leading projects currently underway to trial and scale up CCUS technology that are due to complete in 2024-25, and those to look out for in 2026 and beyond.   The carbon capture plant at the Heidelberg Materials’ cement plant in Brevik, Norway, aims to capture and store 400,000tpa of CO2 (© Heidelberg Materials AG) In 2021 the G...

FIDEtechnology prepares for industrial scale-up

08 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Pioneering start-up FIDEtechnology, dedicated to decarbonising the construction industry, proudly announced the sale, installation, and successful operation of its first Prototype at the Construction Materials Laboratory at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. FIDEtechnology has invented, engineered and patented a new design concept, the FIDE Low Carbon (LC) Grinding Mill, which promises to disrupt the EUR50bn global industrial grinding mill market and l...

SID completes alternative fuel project for Prism Cement

04 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement has announced the completion and hand over of another milestone project for the company in India. The joint efforts of SID SA of Switzerland and India have successfully completed the alternative fuel project at the cement plant. This project will reduce carbon consumption in cement production while using processed alternative fuel. Prism Cement operates a 5.6Mta plant in Satna , India.

Adbri to operate world's first fully electric self-unloading vessel

22 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Adbri has entered into a 20-year strategic partnership with Canada Steam Ship Lines (CSL) to build and operate the world’s first fully electric battery-capable self-unloading vessel. The custom-designed ship will replace Adbri’s ‘Accolade II’ and will support the company’s limestone operations in South Australia with a focus on enhanced efficiency and environmental responsibility. The ship will carry up to 2.7Mta of limestone, which represents a 35 per cent increase over the existing vesse...

CEMEX supports zero emission hydrogen start-up

21 December 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX’s corporate venture capital and open innovation unit, has increased its stake in HiiROC, a UK-based start-up that produces cost-competitive and zero-emission hydrogen through its proprietary process of thermal plasma electrolysis. While hydrogen is becoming an increasingly promising alternative energy source and feedstock for a wide and diverse set of industrial processes, existing solutions are traditionally either high emission or high cost. Alternatively, HiiROC...

UK carbon pricing levy by 2027

20 December 2023, Published under Cement News

The UK is to introduce a new import carbon pricing mechanism by 2027 to support its decarbonisation drive. Among the products subject to the new levy will be cement, along with steel, iron, aluminium and ceramics. Imports of these goods from overseas will face a comparable carbon price to those produced in the UK, helping to reduce the risk of carbon leakage.  According to the UK Government, the charge applied by the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) will depend on the amount of c...

TITAN announces IFESTOS grant agreement with EU Innovation Fund

19 December 2023, Published under Cement News

TITAN has signed a Grant Agreement with the EU Innovation Fund for IFESTOS, its pioneering carbon capture project in Greece, following its selection in July, in the context of the fund’s third call for large-scale projects. The EU Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon technologies, will support TITAN's project with a grant of EUR234m. IFESTOS is poised to accelerate the green transformation of the Greek building materials industry and ...