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Dal Machinery & Design completes Konya kiln shell order

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Dal Machinery & Design ( Dal Engineering group) was awarded a project for the manufacturing and installation of a kiln shell for VICAT Group's Konya Cement plant, Turkey. The kiln shell was manufactured with a diameter of 4.136mm. Delivery and installation works were made during the month of April of 2021.

CEMBUREAU elects new president and vice-president

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, elected Isidoro Miranda, MD of LafargeHolcim Spain, as its new president at its annual general assembly. Ken McKnight, member of the CRH Executive Committee was elected vice-president. Following his appointment, Isidoro Miranda said: “The foundation has been laid over the past two years and we will build on this. Starting from our innovation agenda and the technical pathways to decarbonisation, we will need to convey our key priorities for a faci...

The value of co-processing

21 May 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, the European cement association, Cembureau held an open webinar on 'A circular and carbon neutral Europe: The role of co-processing'. The webinar not only looked at how co-processing works and the use of different waste streams, but also considered key policy measures and co-processing's contribution to the wider Green Deal initiative. The Green Deal Peter Wessman, legal officer at the Directorate of Environment, European Commission (EC), argued that the central pillars of the ...

EPA approves Mungret alternative fuel licence

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally given the go-ahead to Irish Cement’s EUR10m plan in Mungret in Co Limerick, Ireland, to change its fuel burning practices. Originally, the EPA had granted a licence for the project in September 2019, but local protests and court hearings have delayed the modernisation project. The company now intends to feed used tyres and solid recovered waste to its kiln, which it deems necessary for the future competitiveness of the plant. The Mu...

LafargeHolcim is moving back towards its roots

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim recently acquired Firestone Building Products as the next move in its restructured building materials portfolio. The US$3.4bn purchase is considered an acquisition to help reduce the company's exposure to emerging markets while bolstering the finishing products arm of its business. Following the drive towards urban markets Leading building material companies have been on a restructuring pathway since the global financial crisis in 2008. The main directive of this trend for...

The call for greener construction products

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

A report by the European Parliament (EP) on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) calls for an ambitious revision of the regulation. The EP is moving towards clarifying what can be defined as green construction products and has now directly integrated EU environmental policies into the construction sector legislation. The EP has approved a report calling for minimum performance requirements that construction products will need to meet before they are put on the EU market. The resolut...

LafargeHolcim 4Q20 regional results see net sales of CHF5994m

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Group net sales for the 4Q20 totalled CHF5994m (US$6628m), down 8.1 per cent from CHF6521m in the 4Q19. In the 4Q20 LafargeHolcim recorded cement sales of 51.2Mt, slipping 0.5 per cent from 51.5Mt in the 4Q19. Aggregate sales decreased to 65.8Mt in the 4Q20, down 2.5 per cent from 67.5Mt in the 4Q19. Ready-mix sales reached 11.3Mm 3 in the 4Q20, a decline of 2.4 per cent from 11.6Mm 3 in the 4Q19.   The company also reported on its results for the full-year 2020 , which saw a 5.6...

Cemex completes hydrogen technology fuel mix in Europe

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has successfully introduced hydrogen technology as part of the fuel mix in its European cement plants. With an estimated US$40m investment programme, Cemex is also looking to extend the technology to the rest of its global operations, including Mexico, USA, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The hydrogen technology will emit zero CO 2 from combustion and will reduce fossil fuel and increase energy efficiency. Trials began at the Alicante cement plan...

Cemex makes key EMEAA investments at the start of 2021

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has started 2021 by investing for growth and its climate action strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEAA). It has made seven bolt-on investments that are aligned to its key priorities of climate action, sustainable construction and EBITDA growth, representing advances in fossil fuel reduction, lower-CO 2 products, circular economy, recycling and products that demonstrate life cycle CO 2 and energy consumption advantages for buildings. The investments include a new, low...

Hanover cement plant to scale-up LEILAC 2 pilot project

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is starting the further development and scaling-up of the LEILAC technology (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) together with the Australian technology company Calix and a European consortium. After examining different locations, it has been decided to build the LEILAC 2 demonstration installation for carbon capture at the HeidelbergCement cement plant in Hanover, Germany. As part of LEILAC 1, a CO 2 capture pilot installation with a capture capacity of 25,000t ...