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LafargeHolcim strengthens partnership with Solidia Technologies

21 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has strengthened its partnership with Solidia Technologies to reduce CO 2 across its value chain. With this announcement the collaboration with the US-based cement and concrete technology company, which began in 2013, is formally agreed until 2025, with an option to extend.   Together the two companies' solutions not only emit up to 30 per cent less CO 2 during cement production, they also capture and store CO 2 , leading to a 70 per cent carbon reduced concrete. Together wit...

LafargeHolcim's CEO targets low-carbon and sustainable recovery

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's CEO, Jan Jenisch, has updated customers on the company's low-carbon cement initiatives and preparing for the gradual pick-up in business as the world tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. "As markets are gradually reopening around the world, we are ramping up our production to best support our customers and help the world economy recover as quickly as possible," said Mr Jenisch. We are doing this by putting sustainable construction at the heart of the recovery. "Buil...

thyssenkrupp to build first industrial-scale activated clay-based cement plant in Cameroon

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Germany-based equipment supplier thyssenkrupp will build the first industrial-scale cement plant that uses activated clay to produce low-carbon cement in Cameroon, according to a company statement. thyssenkrupp is to fit the first cement plant with a system for the production of calcined clay for the Dutch-based company Cimpor Global Holdings. The technology developed by thyssenkrupp lowers CO 2 emissions in cement production by up to 40 per cent. Part of the clinker will be replaced with...

Belite-based low-carbon clinker cements

10 March 2020, Published under Cement News

While Portland cement is expected to remain the most-used cement type in concrete production, alternative cements are gaining importance. This has seen the continued development of alternative clinkers, such as belite-based low-carbon clinkers with a belite content of more than 40 per cent, in China over the last two decades. By Tongbo Sui, Sinoma Research Institute, China, Hao Sui, Monash University, Australia, and Bin Wang, Sinoma Research Institute, China. Clinker used in the produ...

Hoffmann Green granted US patent

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has been granted a patent for its H-P2A technology in the USA. H-P2A (High-Performance Alkaline Activation) is a geopolymer technology enabling low-carbon cements to be formulated, based on the use of co-products produced by industry, according to a press release. "The granting of this patent for our H-P2A technology in the United States is fully in line with our research and development strategy. We have a duty to anticipate and protect ou...

M25 uses low-carbon cement

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

For the first time, ultra-low carbon Cemfree concrete has been used on a UK highways project in an attempt to lower CO 2 usage at the Woodford West Viaduct on the M25 in the UK. Working on behalf of Connect Plus, a team from Jackson, DB Group and Axtell have achieved a 77 per cent reduction in CO 2 . The project required 52m 3 of concrete, leading to a saving of 9.4t of CO 2 , when compared to using a conventional mix, greatly reducing the environmental impact. Tony Sheridan, DB Group’s ...

Hoffmann Green meets targets and reaffirms future

22 January 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green has announced that it met its low-carbon cement production and sales target of 1000t during 2019, following the opening of its first production site in Vendée.   "These 1000t of low-carbon cement represent a first major milestone in our industrial and commercial development. This marks the beginning of a real paradigm shift in the construction sector for building tomorrow's sustainable cities. Encouraged by this success, in 2020 and subsequent years, we will focus...

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...