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Green transition’s massive opportunities for cement

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

With the green transition holding massive opportunities for the cement industry, FLSmidth discusses the evolving role of cement plants in society – from producing a key ingredient in building critical infrastructure to enabling a circular economy. By Anders Josefsen, FLSmidth, Denmark. While the circular economy will provide considerable opportunities for the cement industry, it will require financial investment and regulatory changes to put it on the road to a green transition ...

Sweden receives EU funding to tackle climate neutrality

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Under the European Commission’s Just Transition Fund (JTF) Programme, Sweden is to receive EUR155.7m in EU grants to support its journey to climate neutrality by 2045. The JTF support will reportedly help Sweden transition to climate neutrality, while maintaining competitiveness and sustaining economic and employment levels in the counties of Norrbotten, Västerbotten and the island of Gotland. The funding will also support targeted investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in activities...

ESG trends and best practices for US cement producers

23 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The agenda on climate change and biodiversity loss has led to a drive for improved transparency in company environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) disclosures. Trinity Consultants advises on best practice for US cement producers. By Wendy Merz, Trinity Consultants, USA. Figure 1: drivers for ESG disclosure In the past seven years, there have been multiple global initiatives driving enhanced transparency regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related in...

Dangote Cement partners with UNEP

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has formed a partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, the National Environmental Standards and the Regulations Enforcement Agency as part of its initiatives to promote environmental sustainability. The announcement comes as the company commemorates World Environment Day 2022 at all 14 of its production plants across Nigeria and the rest of Africa, reports The Punch. According to Dr Igazeuma Okoroba, head of sustainability at Dangote Cement, "World Enviro...

Quarry restoration by CEMEX

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Quarry restoration and biodiversity are important aspects of Cemex’s commitment to climate change. Steve Redwood, CEMEX land development and permitting director – Europe, showcases how the company’s quarry restoration work and biodiversity management are reaping the benefits for nature in the region. By Steve Redwood, CEMEX, UK. The restoration aspect of the business is becoming increasingly important for CEMEX. Pictured is the Raynes quarry in north Wales, UK My role at CEME...

Sunshine for Argos Honduras

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Honduran cement industry will see a further round of upgrades and expansion as Argos invests US$23m in key projects at its Piedras Azules and Río Blanquito cement plants. In addition to the expansion of Piedras Azules’ cement capacity, the company will also be investing significantly in renewable energy, including solar power. By Argos, Honduras. The solar farm at Argos’ Piedras Azules plant, inaugurated in 2020 Argos has announced that it will invest US$23m in strategic pro...

CCUS on trial

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

With the race now on to develop solutions for the lowering of CO 2 emissions by the cement industry, ICR looks at some of the latest carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies being trialled around the world.  Figure 1: CCUS projects around the world, 2022 With the global population forecast to reach 9.3bn by 2050, demand for concrete to meet our urbanisation needs is expected to rise substantially. However, its manufacture requires cement, the production of wh...

Green growth avenues

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

While decarbonising the cement and concrete industry will play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, producers in these sectors cannot go it alone. By outlining green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem, McKinsey & Company explains why collaboration across the value chain is vital to decarbonising the built environment – and that it needs to start today. By Thomas Czigler, Eddie Elizondo, Sebastian Reiter and Patrick Schulze, McKinsey & Co. Figure 1: with decarbonisation bec...

Producing RDF in Russia

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The Kaluga Plant for the Production of Alternative Fuels (KZPAT), launched in May 2021, is Russia’s first integrated refuse-derived fuel (RDF) facility. Located in close proximity to Holcim’s Ferzikovo cement plant, the new processing line is helping the local cement sector support waste reform in Russia. By Konstantin Bojinov, CPConsult Ltd, Bulgaria The Kaluga Plant for the Production of Alternative Fuels (KZPAT) is Russia’s first official project in the field of refuse-derived f...

PCA: road to carbon neutrality

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

As the need for carbon neutrality in cement production has moved firmly to the headlines, the US cement association, PCA, has developed its roadmap to transform the country’s cement industry into a carbon-neutral sector. By PCA, USA. Figure 1: the five links of the value chain As wildfires, hurricanes and other weather events continue to intensify around the world, it is clear that the structures, roads and buildings that make up our communities will face more frequent and destr...