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Heidelberg Materials acquires Malaysia's largest pulverised fly ash supplier

03 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire ACE Group,the largest supplier of pulverised fly ash in Malaysia, effective 1 May 2024. The acquisition strengthens circularity within Heidelberg Materials’ value chain in Southeast Asia, according to the company. Reusing fly ash from energy generation contributes significantly to reducing the CO2 intensity of composite cement while used as an additive, fly ash can replace part of the energy-intensive clinker ...

Carbon Upcycling makes milestone fly ash delivery

24 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Canada-based Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a leader in circular decarbonisation solutions for hard-to-abate sectors including cement, steel and mining, has made its first delivery in 2024 of 200t of CO 2 -enhanced fly ash to construction materials company BURNCO Rock Products, as part of an initiative to deploy low-carbon concrete in the City of Calgary. This delivery marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between Carbon Upcycling and BURNCO, made possible by the CAD4.4m (U...

Green cement in the US is becoming big business

28 March 2024, Published under Cement News

The US cement market has been playing catch-up with markets such as Asia where the share of the market held by supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) has grown substantially over the last decade. While factory-produced Portland limestone (Type IL) cement is now rapidly expanding its market share in the US, future innovation is seeking to increase clinker replacement by SCMs even further with the production of a new generation of green cements.  SCMs such as fly ash and slag cement cur...

Holcim North America introduces ECOAsh beneficiated ash

13 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim North America has announced the introduction of ECOAsh beneficiated ash within its Lafarge Western Canada operations. According to Holcim, with plans for future expansion into the US, this strategic move not only demonstrates Holcim North America's dedication to sustainability but also positions the company as an early adopter of innovative technology aimed at decarbonising the construction industry ECOAsh embodies a circular and innovative solution, representing a significant l...

New cement plant on track for Kyrgyzstan

02 January 2024, Published under Cement News

A new cement plant is set to launch in Chuy region, Kyrgyzstan in 2024. The plant will have a capacity of 1.7Mta and is expected to create 650 jobs. The plant will use ash dumps from the Bishkek Thermal Power Plant as raw materials and will have a waste heat recovery system to generate electricity. Of the total project cost of US$160m, US$45m is contributed by the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund. Following the commissioning of the plant trade volume with Russia is expected to increase....

Environmental threat as fly ash cargo sinks

02 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry saw disappointing news about the wastage of imported raw materials from India for the industry. The local lighter vessel carried 1422t of fly ash from India to a cement factory in the Ghorashal area of Bangladesh, sank in the Sibsa River near the Sundarbans on 29 December in Southern Bangladesh. All 12 crew members on board managed to swim ashore safely, but the cargo was wasted in the river,   The "MV Garohera" lifted anchor from Haldia port in India and was ...

Cement-free mineral foams for 3D printing

05 December 2023, Published under Cement News

ETH Zurich has launched a project known as Airlements, which pioneers the use of cement-free mineral foams derived from recycled industrial waste, including fly ash from industrial blastfurnaces, to produce 3D printed building components. Spearheaded by doctoral researcher Patrick Bedarf from Professor Benjamin Dillenburger’s Digital Building Technologies group, the technology promises to reduce heating and cooling costs and to revolutionise the efficiency of construction material usage. ...

PPC opens new Highveld blending plant

18 October 2023, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s PPC has opened its new Highveld blending plant in Emalahleni in the Mpumalanga province. According to the company, the new facility demonstrates PPC’s ongoing commitment to improving efficiencies, reducing turnaround times, and delivering excellence to all stakeholders in the Highveld region. “The opening of this Highveld plant allows us to optimise our logistics through localisation, which is imperative in reducing transport costs and minimising transport-induced carbon e...

Cement Australia signs haulage agreement with Pacific National

11 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement Australia has signed a three-year rail haulage agreement with Pacific National for the movement of cementitious materials across Australia. Pacific National will transport cement, sand, fly ash, slag and lime between Australia’s major cities and throughout North Queensland, on behalf of Cement Australia, using interstate and inter-city transportation. Compared to road transportation, rail haulage is more fuel efficient, therefore offering a transport system with lower emissions. A...

Crown Cement to purchase Matarbari fly ash

21 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh-based Crown Cement plc will buy fly ash from the Matarbari 2x600MW ultra supercritical coal-fired power plant as raw material for cement production, according to the Daily Star. The company is expected to sign a joint venture agreement with the power plant, according to Md Mozharul Islam, Crown Cement’s company secretary. The fly ash supply will enable Crown Cement to be less reliant on imported fly ash and reduce transport costs.