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Ribblesdale cement plant hosts first UK net-zero commercial fuel trial

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

A UK cement kiln has successfully been operated using a net zero fuel as part of a world-first demonstration using hydrogen technology.   Led by the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Hanson UK and funded by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the trial used a mix of 100 per cent net zero fuels for commercial-scale cement manufacture for the first time. The fuel mix consisted of tanker-delivered hydrogen as well as meat and bone meal (MBM) and glycerine, d...

Boral to shift electricity supply to green renewables by 2025

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Boral is targeting 100 per cent renewable and hydrocarbon energy supply by 2025 as part of its net-zero emissions by 2050 commitment. The company is ‘exploring all options’ it said to Renew Economy which will cover Boral's energy needs outside of its Berrima kiln, which is set on a separate decarbonisation pathway. CO 2 emissions at the company's Berrima plant will focus on alternative fuels and improving energy efficiency upgrades as well as new and emerging technologies. Boral CEO, Zla...

The potential of hydrogen in decarbonising cement

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, we take a look at the significant role hydrogen is expected to play in the cement sector's route to decarbonisation. Two kinds of hydrogen are set to be used by industry as a fossil fuel replacement, but each has its own set of challenges and benefits, with 'green hydrogen' and 'blue hydrogen' referring to the different methods of its production. For it to be classed as 'green', the hydrogen needs to be generated through a water electrolysis process, which is itself powered by...

Cemex begins international green hydrogen project

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex, renewable energy company Enertrag, and electrolysis company Sunfire are launching 'Concrete Chemicals', a new hydrogen project to decarbonise the cement industry. Together with industrial and academic partners, the international consortium has submitted a funding application under the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) funding call to receive financial support for the challenging start-up phase of the project.   Concrete Chemicals...

Howden joins Hydrogen Council initiative

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Howden has joined the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative. The council aims to support collaboration between governments, industry and investors to promote the role of hydrogen solutions in the energy transition towards a more sustainable future.   The development of the hydrogen ecosystem requires the involvement of a wide variety of stakeholders so it can scale up, flourish and unleash its potential. Howden is committed to sharing its knowledge and expertise with members of ...

Cemex to develop a carbon-neutral alliance in Germany

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV is developing a carbon-neutral alliance in Germany as part of its ‘Future Action programme’ to test and accelerate technologies to reach carbon neutrality at its Rüdersdorf plant. Cemex is joining pioneering industrial consortiums to develop industrial-scale demonstration projects using ground-breaking technologies to form this alliance, which aspires to achieve carbon neutrality at the Rüdersorf plant by 2030. Several technologies, including waste heat recovery, carbon...

Cemex to end fossil fuel use at Rugby plant

10 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex is investing US$25m in a new fuel system at Rugby Cement plant in the UK as part of its ‘Future in Action’ programme to achieve carbon neutrality. The new system uses green hydrogen and will have the capability to operate at 100 per cent with alternative fuels. The system will be fully operational in June 2021. The project is part of a US$100m investment programme in the UK towards reducing CO 2 emissions from European operations by 35 per cent from 1990 levels. "We believe t...