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CEMEX UK supports Capital Hydrogen

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX UK has pledged its support of Capital Hydrogen, a partnership between Cadent, SGN and National Grid Gas Transmission, which plans to deliver a transition to low carbon hydrogen for gas networks in the East of England, South East and London. As part of its participation, CEMEX has committed to working with Capital Hydrogen to assess the feasibility of implementing hydrogen powered equipment and vehicles at its sites in London and give due consideration to decarbonisation opportunit...

Electric Hydrogen targets cement sector decarbonisation

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Boston-based climate tech company Electric Hydrogen (EH2) has ambitious plans to decarbonise the heavy manufacturing industry, including the cement sector. EH2's high-throughput electrolyser systems are made for continuous, high-volume production required for not only cement production but other crucial sectors like freight transportation and ocean shipping.

CEMEX restarts line in Dominican Republic

12 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has restarted the 0.5Mta Line 1 at its San Pedro de Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The US$34m upgrade project began in 2021 and forms part of the company’s expansion plans to help support local cement demand in the country. The next stage of the expansion plans includes increasing production and dispatch capacity, as well as augmenting the use of waste-derived fuels, state-of-the-art additives, and expanding the pioneering use of hydrogen as a catalyst in its two produ...

Buxton plant manufactures industrial lime with hydrogen technology

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

High-quality lime has been manufactured for the first time in the UK using hydrogen technology as part of a world-first net zero trial.  The trial, led by Tarmac at its Tunstead site near Buxton, was the culmination of a project funded by the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) demonstrated the significant potential to use hydrogen as a viable fuel alternative to natural gas for commercial-scale production of lime. A number of trials were con...

Golden Bay Cement orders two hydrogen trucks

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Golden Bay Cement will receive two Hyzon-600HP 58t hydrogen-powered trucks in September 2022. It is another step towards lowering the New Zealand cement producer’s carbon footprint across the business having leased the trucks from TR Group. The hydrogen fuel cells combine hydrogen (stored on-board the vehicle) and oxygen (from the atmosphere) to generate electricity that powers the vehicle. They only emission is water vapour. This will prevent approximately around a tonne of CO 2 em...

Cemex and Cemex ventures invest in clean hydrogen startup

03 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex and Cemex Ventures have announced their investment in HiiROC, a clean hydrogen production start-up. HiiROC developed a technology that uses thermal plasma electrolysis to convert biomethane, flare gas, or natural gas into hydrogen at a lower cost than competing solutions and without a CO 2 footprint.   Together with HiiROC, Cemex aims to increase its hydrogen injection capacity across its cement operations while reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.   HiiROC, a UK-based co...

Vicat announces methanol production at Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In partnership with Hynamics, a subsidiary of the EDF Group specialising in hydrogen production, Vicat is developing an integrated solution for capturing CO 2   and producing carbon-free methanol.  The Hynovi project aims to create the first production sector for decarbonised methanol in France and is in line with the  French government's objectives in terms of decarbonisation of industry and energy independence, of which synthetic fuels constitute one of the main levers.  The pro...

The WCA welcomes Baker Hughes as associate corporate member

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that global energy technology company, Baker Hughes, has become the latest addition to its international community, joining as an associate corporate member. Baker Hughes operates in over 120 countries, designing, manufacturing and deploying innovative technologies and services that help make energy safer, cleaner and more efficient. Specialist capabilities include areas such as emissions management, hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and...

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...

Green hydrogen at Hanson

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson is collaborating with researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University, UK, looking at innovative technologies to reduce industrial carbon emissions. A new hydrogen demonstration unit, which generates green hydrogen through renewable energy, has been developed and installed at the cement producer’s Regen GGBS works in Port Talbot, UK, to replace some of the natural gas used to power the plant. By Dr Charlie Dunnill, Energy Safety Research Institute, UK. ...