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Heidelberger Beton extends EcoConcrete brand

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberger Beton (HeidelbergCement group) in Germany has extended its portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand. Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30 and 66 per cent CO 2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete compared to the reference value of the industry.  In addition, EcoCrete is available in particularly resource-saving types with at least 10 per cent of recycled content. Also part of the EcoCrete concept are the 100 per cent use of green elect...

Holcim Costa Rica wins Positive Packaging Certification

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of its efforts aimed at operating as a responsible company with the environment and with people, Holcim Costa Rica became the first subsidiary of Holcim in the world to obtain the Positive Packaging distinction, by recovering 14,000t of paper from various classes to co-process them as energy and compensate for the 1500t emitted in their packaging. "Costa Rica is a benchmark in sustainability, globally recognised for its policies in favour of the environment and society. We are ...

UltraTech Cement wins 12th Frost & Sullivan and TERI Sustainability 4.0 Award 2021

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has been recognised with the Leaders Award in the Mega Large Business, Process Sector category, at the 12th Frost & Sullivan and TERI Sustainability 4.0 Awards 2021.   The Sustainability 4.0 Awards recognise efforts of companies that incorporate sustainability principles into their business culture. UltraTech received the Leaders Award for its holistic approach to sustainability and its best-in-class sustainability practices, including  i ts circular economy activitie...

Rudnik Uglja to switch to cement production

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Montenegro-based coal mining company Rudnik Uglja has said it will phase out its coal mining activities and switch to cement production. To achieve this change, which is in line with its plant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the company is looking into a strategic partnership.

Dalmia Bharat launches electric truck initiative

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat, India, has launched an electric truck initiative, which will see the first two high capacity electric trucks deployed out of a proposed fleet of 22 vehicles to be launched within the fiscal year.   The company has commissioned two charging stations at its Rajgangpur Unit in the Sundergargh district of Odisha and three more such facilities will be set up by March next year. The move is aimed at accelerating the company's sustainability goal of lowering carbon emissions, as ...

New material research aims to reduce the environmental impact of cement and steel industries

22 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield are developing processes and technologies for the sustainable manufacture of cement, by incorporating iron-rich by-products from the steel industry.   The research programme, which starts in June 2022, will be known as 'FeRICH: developing iron-rich cement for the valorisation and upcycling of steel slags'. It will look at ways to upcycle the by-products of the steel industry, leading to the pr...

CEMEX joins the UN CFO Taskforce to promote sustainability goals

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMEX SA de CV has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Company CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as the company continues to align its financial strategy to its leadership in addressing climate change, the company announced. The CFO Taskforce for the SDGs has three main goals: to engage the global CFO community, to integrate the SDGs into strategy, financing, and investor relations, and to create a broad sustainable finance market. Members of the UN Global Compact...

SOCOCIM launches Climate Plan

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Senegal’s SOCOCIM has launched its “Climate Plan” to reduce its carbon footprint by opening a new production line at its Rufisque plant with a capacity of 10,000tpd. FIVES has been awarded the contract for the engineering and equipment. When completed the company’s low-carbon cement capacity will increase from 3.5Mta to 7Mta. SOCOCIM’s Climate Plan aims to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and enable the cement producer to gradually phase out the use of fossil fuels in cement production...

CEMEX UK: innovations for fossil fuel phase out

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through innovation and investment in future-forward technology. Paul Fletcher, head of sustainability Europe, CEMEX, discusses how the route to net zero using groundbreaking technologies at CEMEX’s UK Rugby cement plant is setting the scene across all operations. By Paul Fletcher, CEMEX UK. CEMEX UK has recently invested approximately US$25m into a new system to further replace fossil fuels usage at its Rugby cement plant, incorp...

How energy reforms could impact Mexico's cement industry

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, we will be taking a look at the proposed Mexican energy reforms and their potential impact on the cement industry. Mexico's president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), introduced the prospect of sweeping energy reforms earlier this year. The move would see state control of the energy market substantially increase. The state-owned Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) would generate 54 per of consumed electricity, while private companies would be able to produce the remainin...