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St Constant plant switches over to OneCem® production

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada ( Holcim ) has achieved full transition of production from traditional general-use cement to OneCem ® a greener product that results in significantly lower CO 2 emissions, at St Constant Cement plant in Quebec. "We are excited to take another crucial step in our sustainability journey. The transition to OneCem production at our St-Constant plant indicates Lafarge Canada's nonstop commitment to driving positive change within our construction industry. Our teams have be...

Adani Cements plans green capacity expansion

05 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The new capacity additions for Adani Cements would be only for manufacturing of green cement, as it looks to double the production of the commodity to about 140Mta by FY27-28. The two Adani Group cement companies, ACC and Ambuja Cements, would only add capacities through the organic route, which would be mainly funded through internal accruals. Green cement is manufactured by reusing industrial wastes, such as slag and fly ash and energy efficiency modes, which reduces carbon emissions. Ind...

Cemfree Masonry Mortar used in ExCel expansion

25 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemfree Masonry Mortar, an ultra-low carbon construction material, is set to be used on its first major project, the expansion of the ExCeL London, saving over 11,000kg of CO 2 e. McLaren Construction and Lyons & Annoot specified just over 100t of Cemfree Masonry Mortar for the internal blockwork. Now it is Cemfree Masonry Mortar’s largest project application yet. The UK’s first mortar entirely free of Portland cement (PC), this alternative offers a remarkable reduction in carbon emiss...

Trials begin on graphene-enhanced green cement

20 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Trials on graphene-enhanced green cement are due to begin in June this year, lead by a consortium including First Graphene Ltd, Breedon Cement Ltd , Morgan Sindall Construction and The University of Manchester. The consortium first received funding for its research in February 2022 when its was awarded GBP190,034 (US$235,585) by the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. Since then, data from production sites at Breedon and First Graphene has shown that graphene-enhanced cement ...

Going Green in Dubai

06 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Green Cement Factory LLC (GCF), a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Shun Shing Group, commenced commercial operations of its greenfield slag grinding plant in March 2021. The new 1Mta state-of-the-art facility is based in the Dubai Industrial City, UAE, and supplies the domestic construction sector with premium sustainable products.  Green Cement Factory, Dubai Industrial City, UAE, is equipped with four 4000t drive-through silos to store and prepare the company’s product range for dis...

Lafarge Cement fully converts Brookfield Cement Plant to OneCem

21 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has announced the full transformation of its Brookfield Cement Plant in Nova Scotia to a greener portfolio. From now on, the plant will only produce reduced carbon Portland limestone cement - branded as OneCem - the company’s eco-efficient alternative. Brookfield is Lafarge’s third cement plant to be converted in 2022 and the first Atlantic market plant to convert - the others being the Bath Cement Plant in June and the Richmond Cement Plant in March. OneCem is a su...

Bharathi Cement launches new terminal and new product

11 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Bharathi Cement , part of Vicat , has inaugurated its new 0.75Mta bulk cement terminal in Coimbatore, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The new terminal in a fully automated packing and distribution facility, operated by just 16 employees, reports APN News. With dedicated own container wagons and a 24hr loading facility, it is the first terminal in India to have end-to-end logistic automation for the transportation of bulk cement in containers, directly serving customers without any...

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...

Lafarge Egypt introduces EcoLabel cement

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Egypt has announced that it will introducing EcoLabel cement for the first time in Egypt. The new products comply with the group’s green criteria, including having a lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. "Hydrocem Plus EcoLabel & Hydrocem EcoLabel represent the industry’s broadest range of green cement for high-performing, sustainable and circular construction," said Solomon Baumgartner Aviles, CEO of Lafarge Egypt. "We are dedicated to R&D at the forefront of carbon neutra...

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...