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New Cuban facility begins production of green cement

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

After several months of tests, a new plant installed at the Marta Abreu University in Las Villas, Cuba, has begun the production of low-carbon cement (LC3). The main components of the cement are clinker, calcined clay, limestone and gypsum. At present, the plant produces around 4tpd of LC3, but production is expected to double once the new facility is fully operational.

Chip Mong INSEE Cement: key steps to sustainability

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

For Cambodia-based producer Chip Mong INSEE Cement Corp (CMIC) sustainability has always been a key priority. Its 2Mta cement plant, located 125km southwest of Phnom Penh, is designed and operated to minimise environmental impact with equipment that is selected to reduce energy consumption. The company is now well advanced in the development of a greener cement portfolio and committed more than ever to becoming the sustainability benchmark for the Cambodian industry. By Chip Mong INSEE Cemen...

No more plastic cement packaging in Tunisia

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines has repealed its joint order with the Ministry of Commerce that authorises the packaging of cement in plastic bags. The decision has been submitted to the Presidency of Governmnet for publication in the Official Journal of the Republic of Tunisia.

Dangote Cement PLC offers transparency for 2019 Annual and Sustainability Report

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement offered transparency of the facts behind the figures of its combined Annual and Sustainability Report of 2019 in a webinar. The report was presented online yesterday to the capital market stakeholders.  Michel Puchercos, Dangote Cement’s general managing director, said: "We continue our efforts on sustainability and governance with our seven sustainability pillars – 'The Dangote Way'.  The seven pillars – cultural, economic, institutional, financial, environmental, operatio...

The PCA awards Holly Hill plant with Land Stewardship Award

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded LafargeHolcim's Holly Hill cement plant in South Carolina, USA, with its 2020 Land Stewardship award. The annual honour recognises an industry participant that "goes above and beyond" what is required to provide environmental solutions at a facility. The award is the result of Holly Hill's multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to redivert a local stream, Home Branch creek, back to its original path. The initiative will protect the future ...

C’est la Vicat

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Since Louis Vicat discovered artificial cement in 1817, the France-based Vicat group has expanded to be a major cement producer in 12 countries. The family-owned business was founded in 1853 when it launched its first dry-process plant. More recent investments have focussed on Vicat structuring its business around the circular economy, the regeneration of the Ragland plant in USA, the acquisition of Ciplan in Brazil, and greenfield expansion in India and Africa. Supporting revenues also cont...

Ramco Cements installs new 9MW WHR unit

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has commissioned a 9MW waste heat recovery unit at its Jayanthipuram cement plant in Andhra Pradesh. Two more 9MW waste heat recovery systems are being installed at Jayanthipuram and are expected be commissioned in the coming months. "The installation of waste heat recovery systems in our plants will help us reduce the power cost. Besides savings in power cost, it also reduces CO 2 emission substantially, which will have a positive impact on the environment," said A...

Solar power to Piedras Azules

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of its drive to include renewable and flexible energy sources in its cement production, Argos recently opened a 10.6MW solar farm to supply power to its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The project is the latest in Argos’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its cement operations. By Argos, Honduras. More than 32,000 solar panels supply the power required for the nearby Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras Argos, a cement company ...

Argos makes top 5 in FTSE4Good World Index for corporate governance in construction sector

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos has been chosen as one of the top five companies in the world in the construction materials sector with the best corporate governance, environmental and social management practices, by the FTSE4Good World Index. "We are very proud to receive this recognition that highlights our teamwork and the great achievements we have obtained as a company in managing sustainability and creating value," said Maria Isabel Echeverri, legal and sustainability vice president at Argos.

LafargeHolcim's Mannersdorf plant set for carbon capture project

29 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Austria’s energy and petrochemicals company OMV and polymers firm Borealis have signed a memorandum of understanding with Verbund and LafargeHolcim to jointly develop the “Carbon2ProductAustria” (C2PAT) project, which aims to capture almost 100 per cent of the 700,000tpa of CO 2 emitted from LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Mannersdorf. The CO 2 is expected to be transformed to renewable-based hydrocarbons, which in turn can be used to produce fuel or a feedstock to manufacture value-add...