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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 ...

Fortescue Metals Group to diversify into green cement

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Australia-based iron ore mining specialist Fortescue Metals Group says it has produced both green iron and green cement in trials that are part of the company's plans to become a major player in the green energy sector. One of the trial decarbonisation projects being run by Fortescue Future Industries's (FFI) has produced high-purity green iron from Fortescue iron ore, and waste from the green iron process has been combined with other materials to make green cement. FFI CEO, Julie...

HeidelbergCement launches its 2020 Sustainability Report

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has published its Sustainability Report for the 2020 financial year. The company’s 12th Sustainability Report provides detailed information about the company’s path to climate neutrality, and its strategy and activities in the areas of environment, social responsibility and governance.  The report is based for the first time on the disclosure recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which has officially supported since Septembe...

Titan America’s energy drive

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Florida has garnered the coveted ISO 50001 certification for its Pennsuco (PNS) plant – the second certification for Titan America’s two US cement plants. PNS is the largest cement facility in Florida and recognised as one of the most environmentally friendly and efficient plants in the US. The two Titan facilities are the only cement plants in America to have reached the signature achievement. By Titan America LLC, USA. The only two cement plants in the USA that are ISO 50001 c...

From waste to commodity

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Entsorga West Virginia LLC converts municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) non-hazardous byproduct materials into alternative, clean energy. The company has been meeting the growing demand for solid recovered fuels by Argos USA’s Martinsburg plant in West Virginia, leading to environmental benefits and reduced operating costs. By Emily Dyson, BioHiTech Global, USA. Entsorga West Virginia, LLC’s HEBioT TM plant, USA Entsorga West Virginia LLC (EWV), owned by R...