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Italy’s cement output declines 10% in November

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Italian cement production fell by 10 per cent YoY in November 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value declined from 102 in October to 85 in November. Cement prices in November 2022 increased MoM to 212 when compared with the base year of 2015 (=100). Federbeton also reported a 69 per cent increase when compared with November 2022. External trade Grey cement imports in October were up by 34 per cent whe...

Imerys sells Calderys

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

French refractory supplier Calderys has become an independent company encompassing the full scope of the high temperature solutions (HTS) business area formerly under Imerys. The new company is owned by US-based Platinum Equity (PE) following the successful completion of regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Calderys operates a global network of experts and 36 industrial sites in 16 countries. Michel Cornelissen has been instrumental in positioning Calderys as a global le...

Hoffmann Green signs H-IONA deal in French market

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green has signed an agreement with materials trading specialist VM Matériaux making VM Matériaux the first distributor on mainland France of H-IONA carbon-free cement. The H-IONA technology developed by Hoffmann Green is a multi-purpose cement for concrete and mortar, with a carbon footprint five times lower than traditional Portland cement. H-IONA will be available in 25kg bags at the 50 sales outlets of the VM Matériaux network. 

Islanders press ahead with legal action against Holcim

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Residents of the Indonesian island of Pulau Pari are pressing ahead with their legal action against Holcim , intending to hold the Swiss company liable for pollution and the impact of climate change affecting the island. According to the Financial Times, the island’s 1500 residents argue that they are at serious risk of losing their livelihoods as a result of rising sea levels and flooding. Their case demands that Holcim pays 0.42 per cent of the cost of damages already incurred and impe...

CEMBUREAU outlines its position on Green Deal industrial Plan

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, welcomes the objectives of the Green Deal Industrial Plan issued by the European Commission. The EU needs a strong response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), that allows to maintain the EU’s industrial leadership and deploy green technologies as soon as possible. CEMBUREAU strongly believes that: • An explicit focus should be put on energy-intensive Industries, which are strategic and essential upstream actors in critical supply chains th...

Titan introduces low-carbon cements to southeast Europe

01 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Titan Group has introduced three novel lower-carbon types of cement to the markets of Serbia, Albania and Kosovo, expanding its green offerings to southeastern Europe. In line with Titan group's CO 2 -reduction targets and its commitment to increasing the share of green products in our portfolio to over 50 per cent by 2030, Titan Group is offering its customers construction sustainable solutions. The new cement in Serbia is the first within the group to receive certification under the new E...

Coolbrook appoints SVP of Communications

01 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Technology and engineering company Coolbrook Oy has announced the appointment of Jenni Schumacher to the position of SVP of Communications. Ms Schumacher has most recently led external communications at international renewable fuels company Neste and prior to that held communications roles at global stainless steel producer Outokumpu and Microsoft.  At Coolbrook Ms Schumacher’s experience across the energy, manufacturing, and technology industries will help to shape Coolbrook’s interna...

Aker Carbon Capture enters Finnish market

31 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Aker Carbon Capture will deliver a pre-engineering study to the energy company St1 for the development of a carbon capture facility at Finnsementti ’s Lappeenranta cement plant. The captured CO 2 would be used for the first renewable synthetic methanol plant in Finland. Aker Carbon Capture’s Just Catch unit could capture around 40,000tpa of CO 2 , enabling the production of 25,000tpa of methanol. Aker Carbon Capture is currently delivering the world’s first carbon capture facility at ...

Can alternative raw material usage be better implemented?

27 January 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU's recent webinar on '2050 ambitions and the role of secondary materials in the European cement sector' indicated how challenging it will be to meet the CEMBUREAU 2050 Carbon Neutrality Map decarbonising targets through an increased uptake of alternative raw materials (ARMs). While Europe has clear sustainable and net zero ambitions, enshrined in its Green Deal legislation, obtaining these goals has several barriers regarding the availability of materials, political challenges or so...

Cementir appoints new CFO

26 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding NV  has announced that Roberto Marazza will be appointed group chief financial officer with effect from 15 March 2023. Mr Marazza graduated from Genoa University before starting his career at IBM as accounting manager. Subsequent roles include CFO for fuel and energy, and renewable energy companies such as Total ERG and Italiana Petroli (API Group).