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Belite: effects of cooling rate

10 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Belite properties show that the mineral has significant benefits in terms of producing cements with a reduced carbon footprint. Arthur Harrisson takes a closer look at belite and the effects of the cooling rate on the performance of high belite cements. By Arthur Harrison, UK Figure 1: Insley Type I belite (© A Harrisson) I n recent years the drive to reduce CO 2 emissions has encouraged a number of innovations in cement making. These include reducing the CO 2 produced b...

Navigating sustainable trade

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

ICR interviews José Maria Magrina, CEO of Heidelberg Materials Trading, the world’s largest trader of cement and clinker. He discusses the company’s global operations, the growing trade in low-carbon materials, and the latest trends in the shipping sector. ICR: Your background is from the manufacturing side, rather than trade, with a long time spent in Egypt, before you took the position of CEO of Heidelberg Materials Trading. José Maria Magrina, CEO of Heidelberg Materials ...

Electric kilns power revolution

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

With the global cement industry on the road to net zero cement production, new technologies for a decarbonised pyroprocessing line have been developed. These include electric kilns, which offer a fossil fuel-free alternative to the traditional kiln fired with carbon-rich fuels. Coolbrook explains the benefits of this new technology. By Dr Thomas Ouni, Coolbrook, Finland  Coolbrook's RotoDynamic Heater has the potential of generating temperatures of up to 1700°C solely usin...

Bedeschi SpA to supply crushing unit to Buzzi Unicem

03 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi SpA has announced a finalised contract with Buzzi to provide a double-stage crushing unit for their cement plant in Guidonia, Italy.  The system will take in limestone lumps of up to 600mm and reduce these to less than 50mm. Each machine in the system will have a capacity of 750tph capacity with 2x315kW power installed.  The project marks the continuation of the relationship between Buzzi and Bedeschi. 

Ecocem announces plans to expand production in The Netherlands

28 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Ecocem agrees deal with Overslagbedrijf Moerdijk to expand production and storage capacity in The Netherlands (© Ecocem) Europe’s leading provider of low-carbon cement technologies, Ecocem , has reportedly negotiated a deal with Overslagbedrijf Moerdijk (OBM) to expand production and storage capacities in The Netherlands. The deal is a part of Ecocem’s plans to make its ‘ACT technology’ commercially available by 2026.  ACT is a breakthrough cement technology that comb...

ABB and Captimise sign MoU for European CCUS projects

26 March 2024, Published under Cement News

ABB and Captimise are extending their collaboration to drive the adoption of cost-effective carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies in the cement industry. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the two companies will develop screening, feasibility and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for European projects. The initiative will support cement producers in identifying suitable and cost-efficient carbon capture technologies covering their full carbon chain...

CEMEX reveals strategy for EBITDA growth

22 March 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has outlined its strategy to achieve high single-digit EBITDA growth in the medium term. According to the company, since 2020 it has focussed on rebalancing its portfolio towards the US, increasing its percentage of EBITDA contribution from 24 to 29 per cent. CEMEX now intends to increase this to 40 per cent by expanding its growth capex and investing divestment proceeds to the region.  Speaking at an investor day in New York, Fernando A González, CEO at CEMEX, said that the focus...

Slow recovery for Europe's construction and infrastructure

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

As government economic stimulus packages for dealing with COVID gradually faded out in 2023, Europe's construction and infrastructure sector witnessed a fall in demand and saw the collapse of many developers. Although inflation is set to decline, aleviating the cost of building materials, analysts CIC-Market Solutions still expect construction output in Europe to have declined by 2.8 per cent in 2023 with a further 2.7 per cent drop forecast in 2024. And while the sector sees demand slipping...

NeoCem to build 100,000tpa calcined clay plant

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Following four years of research NeoCem will install the company's first calcined clay production line in Saint-Maximin, near Senlis, France. The facility will have a capacity of 100,000tpa. To produce the cement, the company will use a flash calcination process, whereby the clay is crushed, dried and heated to 750˚C. It is then mixed with clinker and limestone and no longer needs to be reheated, according to Christophe Deboffe, founder and president of NeoCem and its parent, Neo-Eco group...

WCA launches CBAM communication campaign

19 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) is working to support the roll-out of the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) by joining its stakeholder communication campaign. The goal of the CBAM communications campaign is to inform, explain and facilitate information about CBAM, namely its reporting requirements, methodologies for calculating emissions and how the CBAM transitional registry works. The WCA recognises the importance of providing its members with the necessary tools and res...