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BGF invests GBP3.4m in Nuada CCUS technology

27 July 2023, Published under Cement News

BGF, one of the largest and most experienced growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland, has invested GBP3.4m (US$4.37m/EUR3.76m) in Nuada (formerly MOF Technologies), a UK-based company that is redefining the capture of CO 2 from foundational and hard-to-abate industries.  Nuada is working with leading cement manufacturers ( Buzzi SpA , Heidelberg Materials and Cementir Holding ) and is currently deploying a first-of-a-kind plant at Buzzi SpA's Monselice plant in northern I...

Breedon reports solid 1H23

26 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group plc announced its unaudited interim results for the first six months of 2023, ended 30 June. Revenues for the UK-based construction materials group increased by 11 per cent YoY to GBP742.7m (US$958.7m), but EBIT saw a five per cent drop YoY to GBP62.1m in the 1H23. On a like-for-like basis (adjusting for six bolt-on acquisition in the last 12 months), revenue increased by seven per cent and EBIT by four percent. As as result the EBIT margin slipped by 140 basis points to 8....

Survey launch for UK's quarry, mining and mineral product sector

26 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Pye Tait Consulting is carrying out a labour market survey of the UK’s quarrying, mining and mineral products sector on behalf of the Minerals Matter (part of MPQC). This survey will be the largest labour market information survey since 2019 to improve data on skills, training and qualifications within the sector, according to Aggregates Business Magazine. Labour market information is relied upon by various government bodies to help shape policies and direct potential areas for funding....

New kiln bag filter at Cauldon

25 July 2023, Published under Cement News

A new kiln bag filter system currently being installed at the Cauldon cement plant of Holcim-owned Aggregate Industries is expected to be operational by early 2024 A new multi-million-pound system is currently being built at Aggregate Industries ' Cauldon cement plant, UK, to reduce emissions at the site and improve performance. The GBP8.7m (US$11.2m) kiln bag filter system will remove particulate matter and prevent it being emitted to the atmosphere. The new filter sys...

Pipe conveying in Portugal

24 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Pipe conveyors offer several advantages compared to conventional conveyors, including the ability to easily overcome obstacles with curves, no need for transfer points, the absence of material spillage and very limited environmental impact. Demonstrating the benefits of this system in practice, Bedeschi’s recent installation of an alternative fuels pipe conveying system for the SECIL Group’s Outão cement plant in Portugal has proven to be a good fit for the producer’s Clean Cement Line R&D i...

Heidelberg Materials and partners launch GOCO2

24 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has announced its GOCO 2 (Grand Ouest CO 2 ) project with   jointly partners Elengy, Lafarge France , Heidelberg Materials France, GRT gas, Lhoist and Total Energies. The project aims to capture and store up to 2.6Mta of CO 2 in western France. The project assumes that by 2050 as much as 4Mta of CO 2 will be stored. The project will involve Lafarge Cements  Saint-Pierre-la-Cour (Mayenne) plant and Heidelberg Material's in Airvault (Deux-Sèvres) plant, the...

GCCA and LeadIT release Green Cement tracker

21 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have launched a new decarbonisation tracker, to help policymakers, industry experts, academics and the public monitor worldwide decarbonisation efforts in the cement industry. The Green Cement Technology Tracker was unveiled at an international inter-governmental meeting focused on clean energy, which is taking place in India.   Per Andersson, head of the Secretariat – LeadIT, sai...

Imperial College London awarded GBP1m CCUS additive funding

20 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Imperial College London (ICL) researchers have been awarded GBP1m funding to develop a carbon negative cement additive. The funding comes from the Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage (CCUS) Innovation 2.0 competition, part of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s (DESNZ) GBP1bn (US$1.28bn/EUR1.23bn) Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP).   Imperial researchers are transforming magnesium silicate minerals such as olivine, which are naturally abundant, into a supplementary cementitio...

Spain sees demand drop 4% in June but exports surge 24%

18 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption in the first half of 2023 edged up by 0.3 per cent YoY to 7,539,907t, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. In June 2023 alone, cement demand in the Iberian country fell 4.3 per cent to 1,319,112t when compared with June 2022. “The evolution of the semester has closed with ‘zero’ growth in line with our forecasts at the beginning of the year. The confluence of three electoral processes, which will end with the holding of the general elections...

GeZero CCUS project selected for EU Innovation funding

17 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon technologies, has selected Heidelberg Materials ’ pioneering GeZero Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project for Grant Agreement Preparation.     As part of the project, a completely new concept and operational design will be implemented in the company's German cement plant in Geseke . GeZero’s unique approach will model a solution for inland sites that are not in close proximity to the co...