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Belite: effects of cooling rate

10 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Belite properties show that the mineral has significant benefits in terms of producing cements with a reduced carbon footprint. Arthur Harrisson takes a closer look at belite and the effects of the cooling rate on the performance of high belite cements. By Arthur Harrison, UK Figure 1: Insley Type I belite (© A Harrisson) I n recent years the drive to reduce CO 2 emissions has encouraged a number of innovations in cement making. These include reducing the CO 2 produced b...

Start of Buzzi SpA share buyback programme

10 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA has announced the start of a share buyback programme pursuant to the authorisation passed at the 9 May shareholders’ meeting. Under such programme the company may repurchase up to a number of shares which, taking into consideration the ones held from time-to-time in treasury by the company and its subsidiaries, does not overall exceed the maximum amount of EUR200m. The share buyback is aimed at giving the company an instrument for liquidity investment, as well as a so-called “se...

Ecocem appoints new UK and Ireland MD

09 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Sally Anne Sherry is appointed Ecocem's new managing director for UK and Ireland business Ecocem has appointed Sally Anne Sherry as managing director for its UK and Ireland business operations. In this position, she will play a pivotal role in driving Ecocem’s growth and sustainability initiatives, and market presence in the UK and Ireland.   Ms Sherry brings almost two decades of experience in the property industry and expertise from several positions as a non-executive d...

CRH continues to invest in Ukraine

08 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CRH has invested a total of US$80m in Ukraine since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to Guillaume Cavalier, president of CRH in Central and Eastern Europe. This brings the company’s investment in Ukraine over its 25-year history in the country to over US$500m, reports bne IntelliNews.  “Investing in the expansion of production now is crucial to ensure the potential growth of the Ukrainian cement market following its integration into the EU,” Cavalier remarked, highli...

GCCA announces new partnerships

08 May 2024, Published under Cement News

New partnerships between cement manufacturers and tech start-ups, to work together on the development of low carbon concrete, have been announced by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). EnviCore, based in Canada, Queens Carbon and Chement, both in the USA, and NeoCrete in New Zealand, were all shortlisted last year, as part of the GCCA’s Innovandi Open Challenge Programme. They have all now formed a partnership with at least five GCCA member companies and leading manufacture...

Heidelberg Materials sees revenue dip 8% YoY in 1Q24

07 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has reported an eight per cent YoY decline in revenue to EUR4488m in the opening quarter of 2024. According to the company, the fall was the result of lower sales volumes due to poor weather conditions in key regions and a reduced number of working days in the quarter, although these factors were partially offset by positive price momentum in the individual core markets. The result from current operations before depreciation and amortisation (RCOBD) over the first quar...

Cool Planet signs carbon capture MoU with Carmeuse

07 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Cool Planet Technologies Ltd, based in Guildford, UK, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Carmeuse Technologies SA, a key global producer of lime, limestone and mineral-based products, to collaborate on decarbonisation technology developments, using Cool Planet's advanced membrane-based carbon capture technology. Cool Planet's technology will be used to build a pilot demonstration plant and a study for an industrial plant decarbonisation solution for Carmeuse's lime produ...

Dyckerhoff plans major Deuna cement carbon capture installation

06 May 2024, Published under Cement News

During the visit of Thuringia's Prime Minister, Bodo Ramelow, at the Dyckerhoff 's Deuna cement plant on 2 May, Dyckerhoff's Managing Director, Patrick Klein, announced that Dyckerhoff is planning to invest around EUR350m in the construction of a carbon capture installation at its Deuna plant in Thuringia. "Once the investment is completed, the Dyckerhoff plant in Deuna will be one of the first plants in Germany to produce and sell Net-Zero cement," said Klein. "I am delighted that Deuna...

Saint-Gobain signs Romanian energy deal

06 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a five-year renewable electricity supply agreement (power purchase agreement or PPA) in Romania with energy supplier OMV PETROM SA. The contract covers the purchase of green electricity from wind and photovoltaic sources provided by OMV PETROM SA and will start in January 2026.  OMV PETROM SA will provide around 800GWh of green electricity for a period of five years. This contract, combined with a photovoltaic park currently in the final stage of development at ...

Heidelberg Materials acquires Malaysia's largest pulverised fly ash supplier

03 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire ACE Group,the largest supplier of pulverised fly ash in Malaysia, effective 1 May 2024. The acquisition strengthens circularity within Heidelberg Materials’ value chain in Southeast Asia, according to the company. Reusing fly ash from energy generation contributes significantly to reducing the CO2 intensity of composite cement while used as an additive, fly ash can replace part of the energy-intensive clinker ...