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Hanson set to begin working on carbon capture and storage

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HyNet North West has secured GBP72m of funding to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster, through its development of a hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in northwest England. As a consortium partner, Hanson can now carry out a CCS feasibility study at its Padeswood facility near Mold, Flintshire, according to a press release. The study will provide a design basis and cost estimate for a carbon capture plant and connection to the planned HyNet North West...

Titan Cement Group sets new ESG targets for 2025

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has released its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets for 2025 and beyond. The targets include an updated, more ambitious, CO 2 reduction goal for 2030, aligned with the vision of the European Green Deal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.  "We are building on our strong track record on sustainability and aspire to increase our positive impact on people, society, and the environment. We are committing to ambitious targets that aim to generate more valu...

Cemex to reopen Lloseta plant

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has signalled its intention to restart cement production at its Lloseta plant in Spain in the coming weeks, according to Ultima Hora Online. The plant closed in January 2019 but the company had to communicate to government  before 15 April 2021 what its plans were regarding the fate of the plant: to resume production or shut down and dismantle the works. The cement producer will manufacture "a type of cement with specific benefits, more sustainable and resilient” with a limited produ...

Cemex to develop a carbon-neutral alliance in Germany

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV is developing a carbon-neutral alliance in Germany as part of its ‘Future Action programme’ to test and accelerate technologies to reach carbon neutrality at its Rüdersdorf plant. Cemex is joining pioneering industrial consortiums to develop industrial-scale demonstration projects using ground-breaking technologies to form this alliance, which aspires to achieve carbon neutrality at the Rüdersorf plant by 2030. Several technologies, including waste heat recovery, carbon...

Spain’s cement consumption falls 2% in February

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has declined 2.4 per cent YoY to 1,136,748t in February 2021, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Cement consumption in the first two months of the year saw a 10.1 per cent drop when compared with the 2M20. In terms of exports, volumes increased by 29.2 per cent YoY in February 2021. “We are observing this export improvement with great caution. We cannot forget that we are still immersed in a pandemic situation, which still weighs on local prod...

Titan Cement to install new precalciner at Kamari plant

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement is investing EUR25m at its Kamari cement plant, Viotia, Greece. The project will see a new precalciner in operation by 2022.   The modernisation will  reduce CO 2  emissions, contribute to the waste management solutions in Attiki, and increase the plant’s competitiveness. Specifically, this upgrade will significantly increase the Kamari plant’s capacity for using alternative fuels, substituting in large part the fossil fuels necessary for the operation of its kilns. Follow...

Tarmac introduces a fully-recyclable hybrid bag

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH Group) has moved to using 50 per cent recycled plastic in its packaging, with the release of new all-weather, fully-recyclable hybrid bag.  Manufacturing facilities in Scotland and Wales are all now in production with the new bag, which offers rip, tear and puncture resistance, as well as providing essential protection against rain and water damage. Other sites currently producing a 30 per cent recycled content bag are due to switch to the latest packaging in the coming months...

Local man becomes new plant manager at Dunbar cement plant

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH Group) has promoted a local employee as its new plant manager at Dunbar Cement. Chris Bradbury, who previously worked at Tarmac’s Tunstead plant in Derbyshire, began working in the industry as an apprentice in 1994 and has experience of working at cement plants in UK, Nigeria and the Philippines. The 45-year-old has risen through teh ranks and has been appointed the new plant manager at the Tarmac Dunbar cement plant, which employs 140 people. Mr Bradbury, who lives in Dunb...

Research company CI4C to investigate use of polysius® pure oxyfuel

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The four European cement manufacturers Buzzi Unicem-Dyckerhoff, HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat plan to investigate the industrial-scale use of Oxyfuel carbon capture technology in cement production in a demonstration plant. Hence, the research company "CI4C - Cement Innovation for Climate" was established. The aim is to capture 100 per cent of the CO 2 and use it with the help of renewable energies to produce so-called 'refuels', ie climate-neutral synthetic fuels such a...

Breedon announces revenues of GBP928.7m in 2020

11 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc has announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2020 when it achieved revenues of GBP928.7m (US$1.29bn) and profit before tax of GBP48.1m, down from GBP94.6m in 2019.  The company sold 2Mt of cement as it did in 2019, and decreased aggregate sales to 21.7Mt in 2020 from 20.2Mt in 2019. Ready-mix sales fell to 2.6Mms from 3Mm 3 in 2019, while asphalt sales increased to 3.3Mt from 3Mt in 2019. "Although we remain mindful of the ongoing impact of COVID-1...