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St Marys Cement receives funding for emissions reduction

18 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, has announced the reinvestment of up to CAD2.2m (US$1.6m) of recycled industrial pollution pricing revenues to fund a major new emissions reduction project at St Marys Cement in Ontario. According to Canadian Geographic, with this funding, St Marys Cement, which is part of Votorantim Cimentos , will be installing a new specialty cement kiln infrastructure that uses lower-carbon fuels, including discarded plastics, ...

CEMEX extends Regenera to Egypt

27 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has signed an agreement with Gharbia Governorate to operate the first Regenera facility in Egypt. Through this agreement, CEMEX will treat more than 800tpd of municipal solid waste received to generate alternative fuels and produce compost, ensuring minimal residual waste to landfill.  According to the company, this agreement supports circularity as well as the wellbeing of the governorate citizens by ensuring that all the daily collected waste is safely treated while avoiding th...

Titan Group named a 'Climate Leader'

02 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Titan Group has been recognised as one of ‘Europe’s Climate Leaders’ in the fourth edition of the prestigious list published by the Financial Times. Titan’s inclusion on the list underscores its enduring commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices, according to the company. “Furthermore, it highlights the company's accelerated progress towards achieving net zero, in alignment with its Green Growth Strategy 2026,” it adds.  The criteria for selection emphas...

Carbon Re highlights importance of digitalisation in net zero

30 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Carbon Re has published its latest white paper titled “Digitalization: The Pathway to Net Zero”. The paper explores the significant role that digitalisation can play in reducing carbon emissions within the industry. It also advocates for industry-wide adoption of digitalisation as a means to secure a resilient, profitable and sustainable future.  Drawing on case studies from leading cement producers, Carbon Re highlights successful strategies and common pitfalls in digital transformati...

PT Semen Jawa increases AF use

22 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Indonesia-based  PT Semen Jawa , part of the Siam Cement Group , has significantly increased its use of industrial waste as fuel and alternative raw materials, setting a new standard in the industry. According to the company, it uses 5000t of alternative fuel each months, making up 19.5 per cent its total fuel consumption. This forms part of Siam Cement Group’s ongoing adoption of alternative fuel and alternative raw materials to help support Indonesia’s climate goals, aiming to reduce g...

Betolar scoops Finnish innovation award

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Betolar has won the Finnish Chemical Society’s Circular Economy Innovation Award in recognition of its chemistry business idea that offers both environmental and economic benefits.  Betolar's method, industrial waste and side streams can be converted into low-carbon building materials for the needs of mining and construction. This geopolymer-based building material can reduce the carbon footprint by using standardised industrial side streams, such as fly ash and blastfurnace slag. Produc...

Siam Cement develops new low-carbon cement

03 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based Siam Cement Group (SCG) has developed a new low-carbon cement that has lowered emissions by 15-20 per cent. According to SCG, the new product is better or stronger than regular Portland cement and was achieved using clean energy sources and waste heat generated during production, resulting in a 38 per cent reduction in energy consumption. The producer has also adjusted the raw material proportions to further reduce carbon emissions, reports The Nation.  “This cement was n...

US pledges US$1.2bn in funding for PCA decarbonisation projects

26 March 2024, Published under Cement News

The US Energy Department has announced more than US$1.2bn in federal funding for four decarbonisation projects in the US cement industry. In total, the energy department has pledged US$6bn in funding for 33 industrial projects designed to reduce carbon emissions across not only the cement industry but also iron and steel, concrete, aluminium, chemicals, food and beverages, and pulp and paper, which collectively account for around one third of US carbon emissions.  Commenting on the announ...

PyroGenesis signs contract for plasma torch project

18 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Canada-based PyroGenesis, a specialist in advanced plasma processes, has signed a contract with a US structural materials company to design and build a system tailored for laboratory-scale cement production applications. The system will include a plasma torch, a refractory furnace, and the required gas, power, and cooling components and peripherals. The system was contracted to provide the client with the increased power and heat levels required for advanced cement development and testing, ...

Furno Brick's 'mini kiln' enables compact, scalable cement production

14 March 2024, Published under Cement News

US-based Furno, a start-up aiming to mitigate climate change through its novel combustion technology, has launched its end-to-end cement production unit, the Furno Brick. According to the company, the Furno Brick is the world’s first modular and carbon-neutral cement plant that scales in demand, dramatically reducing the barrier to entry and unlocking local or small-scale cement production.  Furno’s novel kiln and combustion technology allows for efficient cement production using gas-base...