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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...

Rainwater meets UCWL needs

09 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The awareness of water as an finite resource to be conserved and recycled as much as possible has also been taken into account by the global cement industry for a long time. In India, JK Lakshmi Cement’s subsidiary Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL) has carried out significant work to make sustainable use of harvested rainwater at its limestone mines in Rajasthan. By Naveen Kumar Sharma and Jitesh Singh Darmwal, Udaipur Cement Works Ltd, India. UCWL Daroli limestone mine pit with harvest...

CO2 to biofuels at Argos

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

To address the urgency of the climate crisis, a wide range of CCUS technology pathways are being explored by the cement industry. One of these options is the use of microalgae to capture CO 2 and transform it into valuable products. Over the past 10 years, Argos has been researching and scaling up the use of microalgae. Recently, the company has been testing a group of technologies to capture CO 2 directly from the cement plant smokestack using photobioreactors (PBRs) and transform the res...

AfriSam innovates its products to respond to climate change

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

AfriSam is ensuring its cements are fit for purpose while reducing its environmental footprint and responding to climate change in South Africa. The drive for quality is closely linked to being fit-for-purpose, says Richard Tomes, sales and marketing executive at construction materials leader AfriSam, by ensuring that a range of cements is available for defined applications.     Therefore, AfriSam has contributed to water savings by developing cements that consume less water when mixed ...

Cross Carbon Ventures targets carbon capture in heavy industries

10 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc, Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC and OTS Ltd, have entered into a commercial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes Cross Carbon Ventures (CCV), an independent carbon capture development partnership.   CCV will explore commercial opportunities in North America to develop, build, own and operate carbon capture projects for carbon intensive industries seeking to decarbonise their operations.  CCV will leverage Svante’s innovative technology to capture carb...

Green hydrogen at Hanson

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson is collaborating with researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University, UK, looking at innovative technologies to reduce industrial carbon emissions. A new hydrogen demonstration unit, which generates green hydrogen through renewable energy, has been developed and installed at the cement producer’s Regen GGBS works in Port Talbot, UK, to replace some of the natural gas used to power the plant. By Dr Charlie Dunnill, Energy Safety Research Institute, UK. ...

Leading the circular economy

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

In a world where carbon neutrality has become a political imperative and resources are finite, there is no doubt that developing circular approaches will be essential to decarbonise industries. For the European cement sector, the ability to phase out fossil fuels through the use of waste and the 100 per cent recyclability of concrete, offer key advantages to build upon. By CEMBUREAU, Belgium. In addition to providing sound solutions for waste streams and strengthening the circular ...