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Swiss cement sector requires quarry expansions to sustain production beyond 2024

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Without the expansion of quarries, Swiss cement production could fall as early as 2024, according to the National Geological Survey Swisstopo, Switzerland’s federal office of topography.  To carry out the implementation and maintenance of construction and infrastructure projects, the country needs approximately 5Mta, according to the organisation. Swiss cement plants covered 86 per cent of supply requirements in 2019 – the remaining 14 per cent were covered by imports. Without new permits, ...

Breedon trading exceeds expectations

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon, a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, today issued an update on recent trading. The Group’s recent trading update, published on 18 November 2020, noted continuation of positive trading into the fourth quarter. Since then, the company said performance has continued to exceed expectations across the group, with revenues in November ahead of the prior year, on a like-for-like basis. "This strong trading performance has continued into December, in part...

Cementir Holding NV is awarded B rating from Carbon Disclosure Project

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding NV has been awarded a ‘B’ rating from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), recognising its actions to mitigate climate change and its significant commitment to a low-carbon economy. This result represents a strong improvement from previous ‘F’ rating and puts Cementir amongst the top players in the cement industry and much better than the average company, considering a CDP European and Global average rating of ‘C’. "We are proud to be recognised for our efforts to address ...

Brevik plant's CCS investment approved by Norwegian parliament

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian parliament has approved the investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility at the HeidelbergCement Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway. The Brevik  carbon capture and storage  (CCS) project will enable the capture of 400,000t of CO 2 per year and the transportation for permanent storage, making it the first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant in the world.   Work on the new facility in Brevik is expected to begin immediately, with the goal of star...

Cementir launches FUTURECEM™ with up to 30% lower carbon emissions

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

On 1 January 2021, Cementir will begin distributing the cement of the future, named F UTURECEM ™, which has a carbon footprint that is up to 30 per cent lower compared to regular cement. Cementir herlads the launch of the patented F UTURECEM ™ technology as a significant contribution to both the green transition of Cementir Group and the construction industry in general.   F UTURECEM ™ is a new grey cement innovated by the group's research and development department in Aalborg, Denmark, ...

CDP maintains HeidelbergCement's A list emissions rating

09 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The global environmental non-profit organisation CDP has once again recognised the activities of HeidelbergCement as one of the world’s leading companies in cutting emissions, mitigating climate risks and developing the low-carbon economy. HeidelbergCement could maintain its position on the CDP Climate Change A List from the previous year and remains leading in the cement sector.  "The solid A rating from CDP that we've received for the second year in a row recognises our huge efforts ...

VDZ releases new decarbonisation 2050 roadmap for German cement sector

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

VDZ has released a new   study, "Decarbonising cement and concrete: A CO 2 roadmap for the German cement industry.” The study shows possible ways of mastering this transformation by the year 2050. It advocates a completely new approach to the production of cement and its use in concrete is needed to achieve full climate neutrality.  "We are well aware of our responsibility, and the industry in Germany is willing to make its contribution towards achieving climate neutrality in the future...

Aker Carbon Capture and Man Energy Services agree CCS and waste heat agreement

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Aker Carbon Capture and Man Energy Services have signed an agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications with heat recovery.     With CCS, captured CO 2  is compressed before being liquefied and transported to a permanent storage location. The two companies aim to develop carbon capture solutions that require less energy. The transfer of heat is key for CO 2 -capture plants' improved, overall power-consumption with...

Cementos Cosmos invests EUR4.4m in PV plant

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cosmos, part of Votorantim Cimentos, plans to install a 6.2MW photovoltaic facility at its plant in Toral de Vados, Spain. The facility will consist of 14,028 solar panels and will be located on a 10ha plot near the Toral de los Vados industrial estate. The project represents and investment of EUR4.4m and when completed will supply 15 per cent of the plant’s electricity requirement. In addition, the alternative power supply will reduce the carbon emissions of the cement plant by 35...

Climeworks' Orca project upscales to explore direct air capture for CO2 reduction

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Climeworks' Orca project to create direct air capture (DAC) in Iceland has reached the next level where the DAC technology is combined with Carbfix's underground storage of carbon dioxide, capturing 4000t of CO 2 per year when completed. The cement industry may need to explore such technology to improve its capabilities of reducing CO 2 emissions. By scaling up its direct air capture and storage technology, Climeworks is making a permanent CO 2 removal solution more easily attainable ...