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CS-Pozzolan-Perlite attracts cement producer interest

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Sunrise Resources, a mineral exploration and development firm in Macclesfield, UK, is in talks with two US cement companies over supplying them with materials from its US sites as the country’s construction industry looks for more eco-friendly raw materials. The company has mined various sites in Canada, Finland, Ireland and Australia, but is now focussing on the development of its CS Pozzolan-Perlite project in Nevada, USA. Field visits have taken place at its American sites in the past ...

Ghana cement factory needs US$4m to be resurrected

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The pozzolana cement factory established by the Building and Road Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-BRRI), and abandoned earlier this year because of a lack of investment, requires US$4m to be resurrected, said  CSIR-BRRI Director, Dr Daniel Asenso-Gyembibi. Situated in Gomoa Mprumem in the central region, the CSIR-BRRI plant requires revamping for commercial cement production but has failed to attract investment despite the CSR-BRRI having al...

Cement Industries (Sabah) inks pozzolan deal

17 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd (Sabah Cement) of Malaysia has signed an agreement with Ecooils Sdn Bhd for a 10-year supply of ecologically-processed pozzolan for use in Sabah Cement's products. Sabah Cement chief executive officer, Bahrul Razha Chuprat, said the processed pozzolan material, an oil palm byproduct, would enable the company to produce its blended cement product for infrastructural projects in Sabah. "By producing the blended cement product, Sabah Cement can also realis...

India: Burnpur Cement to launch new PPC product

21 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Burnpur Cement Ltd has informed BSE that the management has decided to launch new Pozzolan Portland Cement (PPC) from its Patratu plant by the third week of April 2017. After the production of PPC, the capacity utilisation of the plant will be running at 100 per cent and the turnover of the company is forecast to increase.

United States: Sunrise reports progress on Pozz Ash project

16 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Sunrise Resources has said that it has made “positive progress” in the development of its natural pozzolan Pozz Ash cement, Proactive Investors reports. Based on preliminary results from a concrete producer testing the product, Sunrise has concluded that Pozz Ash has good commercial potential providing the cement’s clay content can be reduced. 

Unlocking Dominica’s pozzolans

09 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Quarry operator Carib Sand & Stone is preparing an extensive expansion project at its Pointe-Michel mine on the Caribbean island of Dominica. The expansion is expected to help meet the growing demand for supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) in the Americas market. By Jean-Yves Bonnaire, Carib Sand & Stone Ltd, Dominica. The relatively abundant and accessible natural pozzolan resources offer further opportunities Carib Sand & Stone Ltd is an independent quarry operator, ope...

Cement plants of the future

18 November 2013, Published under Cement News

In the first of a series of articles for ICR, Kline Consulting explores the impact that reducing carbon emissions could have on the design of cement plants of the future. The three traditional CO2 reduction levers – namely energy efficiency (fuel and power), fuel CO2 reduction and clinker substitution – will all be considered in detail, as will the role of carbon capture technologies. In this first article, the author focusses on clinker substitution and the changes that may be required to e...

Ghana: Government backs pozzolana cement

22 August 2012, Published under Cement News

New schools and housing units in Ghana are to be built with pozzolana cement after the government signed an agreement with Pozzolana Ghana Limited (PGL). The Architecture Engineering Service Ltd (AESL), State Housing Company and SADA are spearheading the initiative and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to execute government projects with proportional pozzolana cement, Vivek Garg, PGL managing director, told the Ghana News Agency. He said PGL was transporting thousands of bags of p...

Pozzolana Ghana takes giant step to revamp cement industry

24 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Pozzolana Ghana Limited (PGL) has launched a mechanism to revamp the cement industry with its brand produced from clay and palm kernel shells. The product is also cheaper to produce and inexpensive as compared with Portland cement on the market. In the wake of the huge housing deficit facing Ghana, natural and locally-produced pozzolana cement provides a superior building product at a reduced cost of construction, PGL President Douglas Borgsdorf noted in a statement to the Ghana News Agen...

Pozzolana Ghana Lltd announces new MD

23 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Pozzolana Ghana Limited (PGL), Ghana’s only licensed producer of pozzolana cement, today announced the appointment of Vivek Garg to the position of managing director. Garg joined PGL on 2 April but the announcement was made today by PGL President Douglas Borgsdorf. According to Borgsdorf, “Vivek’s extensive experience in complex manufacturing environments was the key factor that made him the perfect candidate for us.” Prior to joining PGL, Garg was chief operating officer at a manufactur...