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MPA calls for electrification push by UK government

12 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the UK government’s announcement of the new Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS), extending the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. The broad support available through the EBDS encompasses most of the products manufactured by MPA members, including aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete and industrial minerals. However, the MPA says the proposed support may not be sufficient to maintain the competitiveness of UK manufacturing should prices return to th...

Mississippi Lime acquires Singleton Birch

12 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Singleton Birch has been acquired by Mississippi Lime Co (MLC), one of the US’s oldest independent suppliers of lime products, for an undisclosed sum.     Mississippi Lime Co, an HBM Holdings company headquartered in St Louis, Missouri, is one of the leading global suppliers of high-calcium lime products and technical solutions. The family-owned business, which has a history stretching back over a century, operates the largest lime facility in the Americas. Paul Hogan, president and ch...

Origen shortlisted for UK government CCUS funding

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The UK government has named ZerCaL250, a collaboration using Origen's zero-carbon tech and Singleton Birch’s lime production know-how, as one of 13 projects shortlisted nationally for the second phase of its carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster process.  It is also one of eight industrial carbon capture (ICC) projects in the government’s East Coast Cluster, supported by zero carbon partnership Zero Carbon Humber.   All 13 projects are in the running for government funding. ...

European Innovation Funding awarded for decarbonisation projects

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Fund (EU Environment and Climate) has agreed funding for several cement and lime sector projects, with Holcim and Lhoist among the companies that will receive funding. Holcim Germany has received funding approval from the European Union for the Carbon2Business project in Lägerdorf in Schleswig-Holstein from the EU Innovation Fund. The funding is aimed at the construction of a new kiln line at Lägerdorf plant. With the use of oxyfuel technology, the first clima...

PNG’s new plant prospects

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

When Australia-based development company Mayur Resources discovered 382Mt of high-grade limestone resources adjacent to the ocean just 25km from Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby in 2016, it was a moment of excitement. Since then, the company has been developing the Central Cement & Lime Manufacturing facility at Port Kido and, despite COVID-19 impacts, advances are being made and the prospects are promising. By Mayur Resources, Australia. Mayur Resources’ Central Cement & Lime ...

Decarbonisation in the lime sector

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Air Liquide partnered Lhoist for the operation of a carbon capture facility at Lhoist's Rety lime plant in France. ICR looks at how the lime sector has set about decarbonising and where its major pilot projects are starting up. The Lhoist project in the Hauts-de-France region will capture 0.6Mta of CO2 and the captured gases are to be transported to a multimodal CO2 export hub, before being permanently stored in the North Sea as part of the D'Artagnan project. One of a number of s...

UK cement and lime producers excluded from compensation scheme

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has expressed disappointment that UK cement and lime producers have been excluded from the government’s compensation scheme for climate change costs. Under the scheme, some energy-intensive industries can apply for compensation from the indirect costs of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) and Carbon Price Support (CPS) if they meet the criteria. According to the MPA, by excluding cement and lime, “the government has missed an opportunity to suppor...

SigmaRoc records turnover of GBP49.3m in 2021

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Building material producer SigmaRoc plc has announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2021 with turnover more than doubling to GBP272m and underlying EBITDA rising to GBP49.3m. The group’s trading and operational performance for 2021 was solid. Overall, on a LfL basis, the value of upstream quarried materials sold increased by two per cent. Value added product sales increased by 14 per cent, with value added services increasing by 16 per cent. These figures include th...

Alcoa to extend quicklime supply to Cockburn Cement Ltd

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cockburn Cement Ltd (CCL), an Adbri company, is looking forward to continuing to work with Alcoa around the supply of quicklime to its operations in Western Australia.   Adbri announced that CCL has reached an agreement with Alcoa for the supply of quicklime until 31 January 2023, when the existing arrangement ends on 31 January 2022. Adbri said, “The extension reinforces CCL’s position as a reliable and high quality supplier of lime through our local manufacturing and distribution...

Calix and AdBri to build first zero-emission lime plant

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Calix and Adelaide Brighton (Adbri Ltd) are to develop a lime project with CO 2 capture and multi-fuel options In Australia. The project represents a world-first development of a commercial-scale, zero-emissions lime production facility. Calix and Adbri's intend to progress a feasibility study covering site selection, raw materials and proof of marketable product, and basis of design covering CO 2 capture from lime production, and multi-fuel/energy options, targeting early 2022 compl...