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CCUS project gets underway in Denmark

12 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Denmark are currently testing a new technology that aims to significantly reduce CO 2 emissions from the cement industry. Forming part of the NEWCEMENT initiative, this latest project tests the implementation of a process technology that uses pure oxygen in the cement combustion process. It marks a collaboration between the Technological Institute, DTU, FLSmidth Cement and Lhoist, which owns Faxe Kalk A/S and is part of the INNO-CCUS partnership.  Jens Christiansen at th...

Hoffmann Green extends reach in western France

12 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has announced the signature of a commercial partnership with Groupe Tartarin, a company based in Vienne, western France, which manufactures a wide range of ready-to-use cements. Founded in 1923, Groupe Tartarin offers a wide range of ready-to-use cements to meet specific needs, from garages to garden sheds and industrial buildings. Based in the Vienne region of France, Tartarin is a key local player in the construction industry, supporting its custome...

Titan launches new company logo

12 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Titan has unveiled its new logo, designed to embody “the group’s purpose to make the world around us a safe, sustainable, and enjoyable place to live and reflects its Green Growth strategy”.  According to the company, with its globe-shaped emblem and new colour palette, Titan’s refreshed logo also stands for Titan’s international presence, promise to create value for all its stakeholders, thirst for innovation, and determination to grow. The company has also introduced a new baseline, “...

Titan endorses Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal

11 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Titan has endorsed the Antwerp Declaration calling for an EU Industrial Deal that will complement the EU Green Deal, and will ensure the sustainable growth and competitiveness of the European economy. The declaration, an outcome of a European industry summit that was held in Antwerp, Belgium, on 20 February 2024, has been signed by more than 630 businesses in 20 sectors. It emphasises the industry's commitment to Europe's transformation and outlines the urgent need to enhance the continen...

Hoffmann Green extends contract with Bouygues Immobilier

11 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green has announced a two-year extension of its partnership with Bouygues Immobilier, a key player in the French real estate development sector with a 70-year track record in the market. Signed in May 2022, the initial contract has been extended to 31 December 2025. According to Hoffmann Green, the renewal of its collaboration with Bouygues Immobilier reflects the success of the first innovative and sustainable projects realised with Hoffmann zero per cent clinker cement. Hoffm...

GCCA supports major decarbonising talks in Paris on the built environment

08 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Leading organisations from the cement and concrete industry are attending international talks in Paris, where parties are hoped to agree a framework to decarbonise the built environment. The Global Buildings and Climate Forum, which take place this week, involves discussions between government ministers, local authorities, businesses, and other stakeholders, from across the world.   The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) together with France Ciment, the national industry cement b...

Cementos Molins appoints new CEO

08 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins has appointed Marcos Cela as the new CEO. He succeeds Julio Rodríguez, who has held the job for the last nine years. The change comes after Rodríguez’s request to resign from his duties as the company's chief executive officer, and will be effective as of end of June, following the Shareholders Annual General Meeting, when Mr Cela’s appointment is to be officially confirmed.  The change in the company’s leadership is the result of a carefully-planned process that took plac...

Breedon enters US with BMC Enterprises acquisition

07 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has announced its acquisition of BMC Enterprises Inc (BMC) for US$300m, marking the group’s entry into the US. BMC is a supplier of ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and building products, headquartered in St Louis, Missouri. The deal gives Breedon the opportunity to launch a scalable third platform. "This transaction will give us a platform that is well-placed to grow in the highly-fragmented US construction market, is culturally aligned with Breedon and has a familiar pe...

Scotland's MPA calls for mineral forum

07 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Scotland’s economic development and drive for decarbonisation depend on domestically available mineral products, according to a new document from the Mineral Products Association Scotland (MPAS) that sets out a series of policy recommendations for the Scottish government. The document, ‘Priorities for Scotland’, highlights the role played by Scotland’s mineral production sector, which manufactures around 30Mt of aggregates, concrete and asphalt each year.  Essential for renewable energy...

Breedon posts record revenue in 2023

06 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has announced record revenue of GBP1487.5m (US$1893.5m) in 2023, up seven per cent from the GBP1396.3m seen in the previous year. EBIT over the same period declined two per cent from GBP148m to GBP145.7m, while profit before tax slipped one per cent from GBP135.8m to GBP134.4m. According to the company, the record revenue was due to improved pricing, which offset a two per cent reduction in volumes, reflecting the challenging macroeconomic conditions.  In terms of volumes,...