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Winning carbon reduction strategies

06 December 2022, Published under Cement News

At its Santa Rosa plant in Colombia, CEMEX is harnessing the plant’s proximity to suppliers of alternative raw materials and hydropower sources to reduce the clinker factor in its cement and impact positively on carbon reduction targets. By CEMEX, Colombia. Thanks to its strategic location, CEMEX’s Santa Rosa plant in Colombia can tap alternative sources of raw materials and energy to reduce its carbon footprint The world seems to have just about enough clinker. Every day mor...

Paths to decarbonisation

05 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials and Holcim, Europe’s two largest cement producers by revenue, have embarked on very different paths to reduce their carbon footprints to net zero by 2050. While Heidelberg Materials aims to pioneer carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the cement industry, Holcim is primarily reducing its exposure to the cement sector by half by 2025 via product diversification and asset disposals. Heidelberg Materials’ decarbonisation drive focusses on carbon capture ...

Spearheading sustainability

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Organisations in India connected with the cement or concrete, construction and ancillary business sectors are compelled to focus on a strategy that integrates the company’s larger vision with sustainability goals. In this article, Mahendra Singhi, MD & CEO at Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, discusses how leading cement companies in India such as Dalmia Bharat Ltd are spearheading the industry’s shift towards a circular economy. By Mahendra Singhi, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, India. Dalmia...

Heidelberg Materials acquires RWG Holding GmbH

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has acquired Germany-based RWG Holding GmbH, an integrated provider in the demolition and construction materials recycling sector and market leader in the greater Berlin area. According to Heidelberg Materials, the acquisition will strengthen its circular materials offering to meet the growing demand for sustainable building materials. The processing of concrete demolition waste will allow Heidelberg Materials to increasingly prioritise recycled aggregates over primar...

India’s cement market evolution and path to net zero

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

With the Indian cement market changing rapidly, demand is not only soaring, but the applications for which it is used are changing. Findings from a study by Mission Possible Partnership’s Concrete Action for Climate initiative, conducted in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, highlight that this evolution has substantial implications for the pathway to net zero, and decarbonisation plans must address the country’s present and future use of cement and concrete. By Yvonne Leung, World ...

Taking a different route

14 November 2022, Published under Cement News

A modal shift in the transport of raw materials and finished product alike can bring significant benefits in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions for cement producers. CEMEX explains how and why it is in part leaving the roads in favour of rail and water. By Matt Wild, CEMEX EMEA, UK. Through a modal shift from trucks to rail CEMEX is able to take many trucks off the road and significantly reduce its CO 2 emissions When cement manufacturers and other companies in the c...

GCCA and ACI join forces to promote concrete sustainability

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) have signed an International Partnership Agreement (IPA) to develop and disseminate information on concrete, concrete structures, and concrete sustainability. GCCA is the key driver of sustainability in the cement and concrete industry, working towards the goal of carbon neutral concrete. Representing 80 per cent of global production outside of China, as well as key Chinese producers such as CNBM, t...

Heidelberg Materials submits CO2 reduction targets to SBTi

13 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has reconfirmed its 2030 carbon reduction targets, submitting them to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) for validation in line with the recently announced 1.5°C scenario. Heidelberg Materials has actively contributed to the development of the new 1.5°C framework and, in 2019 was the first company in the cement sector to have its then targets endorsed by the SBTi.    “We have been actively supporting SBTi’s efforts to develop a 1.5°C roadmap and impactfu...

Lack of standards is a barrier to sustainability drive, says RICS

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Although progress is being seen in some aspects of the built environment on the drive to be more sustainable, the rate of advancement needs to accelerate significantly and become more widespread, according to the latest annual sustainability report by the UK-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The 2022 RICS Sustainability Report, which collated sentiment from almost 4000 chartered surveyor contributors (including 1200 in the UK) across commercial and construction sector...

Spain's road to net zero

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry saw domestic demand pick up in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic considerably impacted on the sector. However, its safety net of exports continues to face the twin challenges of high energy costs and imports from countries where carbon legislation is less strict as it accelerates on its road to net zero. By OFICEMEN, Spain. The Spanish cement industry plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 Spain’s economy rebounded in 2021 after being deeply impact...