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Groundbreaking ceremony on CAP2U project at Lengfurt

21 June 2024, Published under Cement News

On 19 June 2024, Linde and Heidelberg Materials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their large-scale carbon capture and liquefaction plant in Lengfurt , Germany. Christian Knell, general manager of Heidelberg Materials Germany, and Andreas X Müller, managing director of Linde Gas Germany, welcomed around 50 guests to this milestone event on the construction site at the Lengfurt cement plant. “With the amine scrubbing technology applied here in Lengfurt, we are demonstrating the captu...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs partnership with housing group

21 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has announced the signing of a commercial partnership with Polylogis Group, a leading player in the housing market, and with its subsidiary LogiOuest, one of the most active social landlords in the Loire-Atlantique and Maine-et-Loire regions. Julien Blanchard and David Hoffmann, co-founders of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, said: “We are honoured to be working with key players such as Polylogis and LogiOuest to support their development strategy t...

Rohrdorfer Zement invests in new PV system

20 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer Zement has installed a new photovoltaic (PV) system as its plant in Rohrdorf , Bavaria, Germany. The system, which covers around 2000m 2 of roof space, has a peak output of 400KW. According to the company, the Rohrdorf site has been producing a third of its own electricity needs since 2011 thanks to its waste heat power plant. This latest PV project will add a further 350MWh per year to the share of self-produced electricity.  The new PV installation took five weeks to cons...

Ramboll forms building sustainability leadership team

20 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Ramboll has announced the creation of its Sustainability Leadership Group for buildings in the UK, which will oversee Ramboll’s business strategy to be the Partner for Sustainable Change and reinforce the company’s commitment to driving sustainability in buildings. The team is headed by Lora Brill, appointed earlier this year as Ramboll’s head of sustainability for buildings in the UK. She is joined by Austen Bates, who assumes the role of sustainability lead for building services. Mr Bat...

Weakness lingering in Spanish cement industry

19 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain reported marginal growth of 0.3 per cent YoY in May to 1.364Mt, up from 1.361Mt in May 2023, according to the latest cement statistics.   Exports were up 11.4 per cent YoY in May, coming in at 504,696t, almost 52,000t more than in the same month of 2023. January-May 2024 Cement consumption was down 3.4 per cent YoY in the first five months of 2024, amounting to 6.014Mt, down from 6.227Mt in the same period a year earlier.Exports fell by 18.2 per cent YoY in...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies provides cement for Zero CO2 wind turbine base

18 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Green energy company, the VALOREM Group, based in France and Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies have claimed the pouring of the world's first wind turbine foundation made from zero per cent clinker decarbonised concrete.  On the site of the Plaine des Moulins wind farm in Jazeneuil (Vienne), France, the VALOREM Group and Hoffmann Green poured a wind turbine foundation using 630m 3 of decarbonated concrete. The use of decarbonated concrete resulted in a saving of 33t of CO 2 , ie 32 per...

Ecocem named an Industry Partner of the SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship

18 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has been made an industry partner of the SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship Programme. The programme will support the temporary placement of Dr Suhaib Salawdeh of Atlantic Technological University at Ecocem to conduct research activities into optimising the cement technology company’s breakthrough ACT technology for Irish concrete using Irish materials. The programme, announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Patrick O’Donovan TD, will supp...

Heidelberg Materials appoints chief sustainability and new technologies officer

18 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has appointed Dr Katharina Beumelburg as a new member of the managing board and chief sustainability and new technologies officer, effective from 1 October 2024. Dr Beumelburg will succeed Dr Nicola Kimm who will leave the company after completing her three-year term of office on 31 August 2024. Dr Beumelburg joins Heidelberg Materials from SLB (formerly Schlumberger), the world's largest global energy technology company, where she has been a member of the executive...

Adbri shareholders agree to CRH takeover

13 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Shareholders in Australia-based Adbri have given the green light to the takeover bid by Ireland’s CRH . According to The Australian, almost 98 per cent of the votes cast at a meeting held this week at Adbri were in favour of CRH’s acquisition of 57 per cent of Adbri shares. CRH first made a bid for the shares in December 2023, offering AUD3.20(US$2.13)/share, valuing the company at around AUD2.1bn (US$1.4bn). As part of the deal, Barro Group will retain its 43 per cent share of Adbri.  ...

MPA responds to government proposals for a UK CBAM

13 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Government proposals for a UK carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) have been welcomed by the UK cement industry, but the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and UK Concrete say it has to happen by 2026. A CBAM in the UK is also important to reduce the risk of high-emission cement undercutting domestic production and flooding the UK market. Cement imports already account for 30 per cent of the UK market (3.6Mt) and, according to analysis from the MPA and UK Concrete, have accelerated i...