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EcoLabel launched by LafargeHolcim

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched its EcoLabel to transparently communicate the environmental benefits of its green building solutions. The label will apply to all its products that comply with its green criteria, including lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. Building on LafargeHolcim's net zero pledge, this EcoLabel supports the company's ambition to accelerate green construction with the use of lower-footprint products such as ECOPact and Susteno. EcoLabel applies to all cement...

Ibstock highlights industry collaboration for carbon reduction

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A culture of collaboration and innovation will accelerate the UK concrete and cement sector's pathway to ‘Beyond Net Zero’ emissions, says leading building products manufacturer, Ibstock Concrete. Following the recent launch of the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero by UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Ibstock Concrete has reiterated the need for greater focus on product innovation if the sector is to achieve its goals.  The industry-w...

Swiss cement deliveries up 1% in 3Q

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) edged up by 0.9 per cent YoY to 1,137,615t in the third quarter of 2020. In the 3Q cement dispatches reached 1,127,516t, according to the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse, In January-September 2020 deliveries slipped by one per cent YoY to 3,148,523t when compared with the 9M19 when 3,179,871t were supplied to the domestic market. Lower-carbon CEM II cement accounted for 89.7 per cent of total deliveries while the share of CEM ...

Spain's September demand advances but exports drop

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has declined by 11.6 per cent YoY to 9.858Mt at the end of the 3Q20, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In September cement consumption edged up by 0.9 percent YoY to 1.246Mt. However, Oficemen President, Víctor García Brosa, warned against an overly optimistic outlook. “This slight positive value does not change the strongly negative trend of the year, and that, as we have already indicated, will probably cause us to close the 2020 financial y...

Cembureau welcomes European Commission's Renovation Wave

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cembureau, the European Cement Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission's Renovation Wave. "The renovation wave provides the EU with a unique opportunity to make a difference in citizens' lives, and the cement industry is fully ready to play its role" said Koen Coppenholle, CEO of Cembureau.  "By focussing on life-cycle approaches, circularity and ambitious building energy targets, the European Commission offers a convincing view of a decarbonised building ...

LafargeHolcim expands carbon capture projects

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's portfolio of carbon capture projects was strengthened with the US Department of Energy's national Energy Laboratory Technology’s (DOE-NETL) announcement that it will support the LafargeHolcim CO 2 MENT Colorado project.  LafargeHolcim has gathered a consortium of partners that include Svante Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC  and Total to complete a study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon capture facility.  With DOE-NETL's finding confirmed, th...

Secil Group award thyssenkrupp modernisation project

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Secil Group has awarded thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions SAS (France) a contract for the modernisation of its 2Mta Outão cement plant in Setúbal, south of Lisbon, Portugal. The 'CCL - Clean Cement Line' project will see the plant become an energy-efficient, low-NO x and low-CO 2 emission facility. The project is partly funded by the Portugal 2020 Government incentives programme. ThyssenKrupp’s scope of supply includes modification of the preheater tower, a new AS-MSC calcined with ...

Buzzi Unicem proposes mandatory conversion of saving shares into ordinary shares

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has announced its intention to convert savings shares into ordinary shares to streamline and simplifying the capital structure of Buzzi Unicem SpA, as well as at reducing corporate obligations and costs associated with the existence of different categories of shares. The Board of Directors of Buzzi Unicem SpA resolved to submit the proposal to shareholders for the mandatory conversion of savings shares into ordinary shares (the 'Conversion'), on the basis of a conversion rati...

Hoffmann Green Cement signs supply contract with Cemex

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a three-year contract with Cemex France to supply low-carbon and clinker-free cements on the ready-mix market. For the Ile-de-France and Aquitaine regions, Hoffmann Green will supply Cemex with the low-carbon cement resulting from its H-UKR and H-EVA technologies, enabling CO 2 emissions to be divided by five compared with the use of traditional cement. "The signing of this structuring contract with Cemex France today enables us to achieve...

GCCA highlights clean energy transition and biodiversity

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

At the second day of the Global Cement and Concrete Association's (GCCA) annual conference, cement producers were advised to be optimistic about the challenge of creating clean energy transitions, while also being asked to be more active in supporting biodiversity and pursue a more proactive decarbonisation drive. Keynote speaker, Dr Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the IEA, said the cement industry be optimistic in implementing the clean energy transition...