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EUR10bn Innovation Fund open for registration

05 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Innovation Fund, which for the period 2020-30 may amount to about EUR10bn depending on the carbon price, will focus on highly-innovative technologies and big flagship projects with European value added that can bring on significant emission reductions. From mid-2020, Europe's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency ( INEA) is expected to be entrusted with the implementation of the grant component of the Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund will be a key funding instrument for deliveri...

Cemex announces new climate action strategy

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced a new Climate Action Strategy to outline the company's vision to advance towards a carbon-neutral economy and to address society's increasing demands more efficiently. To date Cemex has reduced its specific CO 2 emissions by more than 22 per cent compared to the company's 1990 baseline. Now it has defined a more ambitious target of a 35 per cent reduction of specific net CO 2 emissions by 2030. This way the goal is aligned with the Science-Based Targets methodology, a ...

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua joins SBTi

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced that it has joined the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as part of its commitment to set science-based emission reduction targets, according to a press release. "By joining the SBTi, GCC will ensure that the company's low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science and is a further reflection of our unwavering commitment to implement global best practices related to sustainability," said Enrique Escalante, CEO of GCC.

Salonit Anhovo recognised for AF usage

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The Slovenian cement producer Salonit Anhovo has won a bronze EBRD Sustainable Energy Award for substantial progress in the use of non-hazardous solid recovered waste in the energy mix. The prize was presented to the company by Dariusz Prasek, EBRD Director, Environment and Sustainability Department, in the presence of Slovenia’s Minister of Economy, Zdravko Počivalšek and EBRD Head of Office in Ljubljana, Jolanta Gabriel. Salonit Anhovo is introducing a new system which will allow the pro...

Sustaining European cement

02 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The current economic recession is providing the European cement industry with a challenging business environment. Resource and energy efficiency, carbon sequestration and reuse, low-carbon cement and downstream initiatives all provide opportunities for creating a cement sector that is more sustainable, both in terms of the environment as well as costs. In an interview with the European cement association, CEMBUREAU, ICR talked with CEO Koen Coppenholle and his team about the challenges ahead...