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GGBS unlikely to reduce GHG emissions, warns IStructE

27 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The use of ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in concrete needs to be carefully considered, recommends a new paper from UK-based The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE). For many years GGBS has been specified as a partial replacement for clinker in concrete due to its technical properties. More recently, reducing clinker with GGBS has become the ‘go-to’ method for decreasing the carbon intensity of concrete in the UK, as the product...

CEMEX leads the way in environmental impact information

21 September 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is the first company in its industry to provide environmental impact information, including CO 2 emissions, for its core products in all of the main markets in which it participates around the world. This disclosure is customised by location and is critical for architects, engineers, contractors, and customers looking to develop more sustainable construction.  Depending on the market’s customary practices, this is addressed either through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs...

Capsol Technologies wins two EU feasibility studies

19 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Norway-based carbon capture technology provider, Capsol Technologies, has been awarded feasibility studies for its CapsolEoP® (end-of-pipe) carbon capture technology at two EU cement plants, with the potential to capture more than 1.5Mta of CO 2 combined. According to the company, the studies will begin in the 3Q23.   “We are receiving firm response from the industry – a strong indication that our CapsolEoP provides highly competitive value propositions for cement. CapsolEoP reduces energy...

Dangote to cut fossil fuel use by 25% by 2025

13 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement aims to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by 25 per cent by 2025, according to Dr Eseosa Ighile, head of sustainability at the company’s Obajana plant. So far the company has put in place several strategies to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of Dangote’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goals 12 and the adoption of alternative fuels (AFs), reports The Punch. “We are working towards installing AF feeding systems in all our operation lines by 2024,” said Dr ...

City Cement sets up AF joint venture

12 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based City Cement Co has announced that its subsidiary Green Solutions for Environmental Services has set up a joint venture to produce alternative fuel from waste, reports Zawya. The newly-created venture, which reportedly has capital of SAR6.77m (US$1.8m), is owned by Green Solutions (29.4 per cent), Lechtenberg Middle East for Environmental Services Co (19.6 per cent), and Tadweer Environmental Services Company (51 per cent), a unit of Public Investment Fund-backed Saud...

Suez Cement rebrands as Heidelberg Materials

11 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC) has rebranded as Heidelberg Materials, reaffirming its vision to continue to lead the change in the sector towards sustainability and digitalisation, reports Mist News.  “Today we merge the legacy of two iconic companies, with almost 100 years of local experience and 150 years of global experience from Heidelberg Materials, to lead the field in driving down carbon emissions, pioneering a circular economy in construction, unlocking new customer bene...

Ramco Cements commissions WHRS at Kolimigundla

06 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Ramco Cements has announced the successful commissioning of its 12MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS) at its Kolimigundla plant in India. This takes the company’s total WHRS capacity to 43MW. The company also has 166MW of wind power capacity. According to Ramco, the share of green power is expected to reach 45 per cent of its total energy consumption as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

Lafarge Africa installs new bag filter technology

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of its ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, Lafarge Africa Plc has installed new bag filter technology at its Ewekoro plant. “We continuously upgrade our operating models and strategy through extensive investments in research and innovation,” said Rachael Ezembakwe, head of Health, Safety and Environment, Lafarge Africa Plc. “In order to comply with global standards and contribute to building a safer planet, we successfully replaced ou...

European Commission adopts rules governing CBAM

18 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The European Commission (EC) has adopted the rules governing the implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) during its transitional phase, which starts on 1 October of this year and runs until the end of 2025.  The Implementing Regulation published on 17 August 2023 details the transitional reporting obligations for EU importers of CBAM goods, as well as the transitional methodology for calculating embedded emissions released during the production process of CBAM goods....

UK Government announces new AI funding for carbon intensive sectors

18 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The UK government has announced GBP3.75m (US$4.78m) in new funding for artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to accelerate industrial decarbonisation across the country. Twelve green AI initiatives will receive a share of GBP1m to decarbonise and boost the generation of renewable energy, contributing to the country’s net zero goal by 2050. A further GBP2.25m has been allocated to support further AI innovations, with the aim of cutting emissions specifically in energy sectors. In addition...