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ScanTogo and CimBénin donate EUR39,636 to biosphere reserve

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

ScanTogo and CimBénin (HeidelbergCement group) have donated EUR39,636 to support a project for the Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in the Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, on the border of Benin and Togo. The two cement producers hope the donations helps to safeguard the reserve having launched the project to raise funds on 10 February 2020. "The biological diversity of the Mono Reserve is increasingly threatened by population growth and growing pressure on natural resources. ...

First sustainable credit to the Mexican cement industry agreed

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

BBVA Mexico has formalised a sustainable credit for MXN2.2bn (US$88.7m) over a five-year term to Cooperativa La Cruz Azul. According to the bank, it is the first sustainable credit in the Mexican cement industry and also the first of this year. The producer is expected to use the funds to modernise its production plants in Hidalgo and Oaxaca to reduce energy and water consumption, thereby making its production more efficient and reinforcing its commitment to the environment. The credit...

GCP Applied Technologies releases 2020 sustainability vision

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Additive producer GCP Applied Technologies has released its vision on a sustainable future. As a leading manufacturer of construction technology products, GCP Applied Technologies states that it has a responsibility to make the building process more sustainable. In response to this the company has detailed three core sections for its 2020 sustainability vision. • Products: GCP product development, using technology and chemistry to develop solutions to reduce waste and increase efficiency • ...

LEILAC 2 to be four times the size of LEILAC 1 pilot plant

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the announcement of The Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement 2 (LEILAC 2) in December 2019, LEILAC 2, this plant will be around four times this size of LEILAC 1. Furthermore, LEILAC 2 is to be operated at one of HeidelbergCement's Western European plants, which has yet to be determined. The patented LEILAC process makes it possible to capture high-purity CO 2 from cement production via a separate exhaust gas stream and to utilize it for other purposes. "The LEILAC 2 project i...

Conch: window on 2025

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The dramatic expansion of the Chinese cement market over the past three decades has been nothing short of an economic miracle. ICR speaks with Dengbang Gao, chairman of the Conch Group (China) and president of the China Cement Association, about the growth of the domestic sector and the achievements of Conch Group in China and abroad. Dengbang Gao, chairman of Conch Group (China) and president of the China Cement Association ICR: Cement consumption in China has grown at an asto...

MissionZero: climate change in the cement industry

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

In November 2019 FLSmidth announced its sustainability ambition for 2030 entitled ‘MissionZero’ which aligns with some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to address climate change. Thomas Schulz, CEO of FLSmidth, explains the programme’s objectives and goals as the company focusses on helping its cement industry customers on their journey towards zero environmental impact from production. Thomas Schulz, CEO of FLSmidth, speaks with ICR about MissionZero ICR: W...

Cemex announces new climate action strategy

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced a new Climate Action Strategy to outline the company's vision to advance towards a carbon-neutral economy and to address society's increasing demands more efficiently. To date Cemex has reduced its specific CO 2 emissions by more than 22 per cent compared to the company's 1990 baseline. Now it has defined a more ambitious target of a 35 per cent reduction of specific net CO 2 emissions by 2030. This way the goal is aligned with the Science-Based Targets methodology, a ...

Argos recycled more than 1m bags in Colombia

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based cement producer Argos recycled more than one million bags of cement last year, thanks to the Green Sacks Programme, which sees a more sustainable production line. “Between 2013, the start date of the programme, and 2019, we have recycled 808t of paper thanks to the return of more than five million bags, thus avoiding the cutting down of more than 8000 trees and saving about 64,000m3 of water, equivalent to 26 Olympic swimming pools,” said David Restrepo, the company’s supply...

VICEM and FLSmidth announce sustainable production agreement

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam National Cement Corp (VICEM) and FLSmidth have announced their cooperation “to pioneer new solutions to significantly improve the sustainability of the cement sector in Vietnam”. The focus of the agreement will be to implement technologies that considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions, find new alternative fuel solutions and ways to further improve air quality. The cooperation between the two companies includes the commitment to jointly develop industrial-scale innovations to ...

First Chair and Co-chair of GCCA India's CEO Committee announced

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mahendra Singhi, managing director and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, and Nilesh Narwekar, CEO of JSW Cement, have been elected as the chair and co-chair respectively of the Global Cement and Concrete Association India (GCCA - India). The chair and co-chair have been appointed for the first two years (2020-22).   Speaking at the GCCA India CEO meeting of the member companies in Mumbai, Benjamin Sporton, GCCA CEO, said: "I'm delighted to have overseen the first CEO meeting of the GCCA In...