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LafargeHolcim and Solidia Technologies launch first commercial venture

09 August 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and US-based Solidia Technologies ® have announced its first commercial venture to supply EP Henry’s paver and block plant in Wrightstown, New Jersey, with a reduced-CO 2 cement. Over the past six years, the two companies have developed an innovative technology that will reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete and validate Solidia Cement™ at a commercial scale, according to a press release. Based on Solidia Cement produced at the Lafarge Whitehall plant, th...

1st International Conference on Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete Technology opens in London

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The 1 st International Conference on Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete Technology opened at University College London, UK, on 24 June 2019 to discuss ways forward to low-carbon cement and concrete research.   Prof Yun Bai of University College London opens the 1st International Conference on Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete Technology   Following a welcome address by conference co-chairs Prof Yun Bai and Prof Neil Milestone, of University College London, Prof Fredrik P Glas...

First low-carbon cement production unit in operation

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The first plant producing low-carbon cement has started operation at Cuba’s Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas, according to Opciones. The experimental unit, which is operated by the Geominera del Centro Co, is expected to produce up 7tpd of LC3. Output from the plant will be used in the production of 1m blocks per year for the province of Villa Clara and other markets where Geominera is active. The plant is the result of a collaboration between the university’s Habitat projec...

Ecocem announces total CO2 emissions saving

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem, Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of low-carbon cement, has announced that its efforts over 16 years to encourage replacing high-carbon cement with low-carbon cement has resulted in a saving of 10Mt of carbon emissions, according to a press release. The company’s ground-granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement has a carbon footprint approximately 95 per cent lower than traditional cement at 32kg/t, and can be used as a one-to-one replacement in formulating...

Hoffmann Green Cement opens Bournezeau plant

22 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) inaugurates its new cement plant – dubbed the first green cement plant in France – in Bournezeau, Vendée. The production process relies on the chemical reaction between clay and limestone due to activators. As a result, a flash firing of metakaolin during five seconds at 750˚C is the sole temperature rise in the production process. "Our technology divides CO2 emissions by four to 200kg/t of cement," said HGCT President, Julien Blanchard. The EUR10...

8th International VDZ Congress

14 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The 8th International VDZ Congress 2018 was held at the Maritim Hotel, Düsseldorf, Germany, between 26-28 September 2018. The congress drew more than 600 international delegates who listened to two days of presentations from renowned speakers on digital measures, climate change, environmental protection, grinding technology, pyroprocessing and low-CO 2 cement and concrete. The 8th International VDZ Congress 2018 was held at the Maritim Hotel, Düsseldorf, Germany Christian Knell...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies develops low metakaolin-based cement

09 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) is completing the construction of a 50,000t pilot plant in Bournezeau, Vendée, France. The new works will produce cement using flashed metakaolin, reducing CO 2 emissions to 200-250kg/t produced, according to the company. "We use flashed metakaolin, clay flashed at 750˚C for five seconds, the clay is rendered in a metastable state, between the raw state and the burnt state. This clay powder is then activated. We also worked on clay powder, gypsum...

Latin America goes low-carbon

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Recent months have seen significant progress in the move towards a low-carbon cement industry in Latin America. Building on the Cement Sustainability Initiative’s 2009 Cement Technology Roadmap, the Interamerican Cement Federation (FICEM) has developed a regional roadmap towards a low-carbon economy, “Hoja de Ruta CO 2 ”. By Interamerican Cement Federation – FICEM, Colombia. The control panel of FICEM’s Calculator 2.0 FICEM’s Roadmap “Towards a Low- Carbon Economy” is the result...

LafargeHolcim France invests EUR3.5m in Dunkerque Nord grinding unit

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim France is installing a new blending facility at its Dunkerque Nord grinding plant to increase the unit’s capacity. With equipment supplied by Wamservira will enable the grinding plant to produce low-carbon cement. The EUR3.5m investment is located in the heart of the Port of Dunkerque on a 2.5ha site. Work started on 26 May with the construction of the foundations. The dosing equipment, mixers and silos will be installed before commissioning in early 2019. "With a st...

Meeting Russian requirements

30 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Since entering the Russian market in 2001 with the acquisition of the 1Mta Cesla cement plant, HeidelbergCement has expanded its local operations significantly. In this exclusive interview, Mihail Polendakov, general manager of HeidelbergCement Russia, speaks to ICR about plans for the future and adapting to changing demand requirements. Mihail Polendakov, general manager of HeidelbergCement Russia From the single Cesla cement plant in the city of Slantsy, Leningrad region, ...