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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...

Ecocem to collaborate with Point.P on low-carbon building solutions

17 July 2023, Published under Cement News

POINT.P, part of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution France, and Ecocem have reinforced their long history of commercial collaboration with a partnership announcement to develop and market low-carbon solutions for binders, concretes and mortars.    This partnership will support POINT.P’s ambition to meet its target of reducing cement-related carbon emissions (ready-mix concrete, concrete blocks and prefabricated elements) by 35 per cent by 2030. For Ecocem, it will be an opportunity t...

IFESTOS CCUS project to receive EU commission grant

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU Commission has selected IFESTOS for grant agreement preparation for the third call for large-scale projects under the EU Innovation Fund. IFESTOS is TITAN Group’s groundbreaking Carbon Capture project in Greece. Marcel Cobuz, chairman of the Group Executive Committee of TITAN Group, stated: "We are truly excited that the Commission has chosen to support our large-scale, highly innovative project. IFESTOS is a cornerstone of our accelerated decarbonisation roadmap to net-zero. In ...

FLSmidth sells AFT filter media business

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has sold its filter media business, AFT®, to the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group. AFT was started by FLSmidth in 1999 and was known previously as Advanced Filtration Technologies. The acquisition of AFT significantly expands Micronics’ portfolio of engineered filtration solutions to better serve customers’ baghouse filtration needs in industries such as cement, lime, coal-fired power utilities, energy from waste, co-generation, mining, and minerals, where the demand for high-t...

Holcim receives EU Innovation Fund grants for CCUS projects

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has been selected for three grants from the European Union Innovation Fund for breakthrough carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects in Belgium, France and Croatia. According to the company, the projects were selected for their highly scalable profile, mature technologies, and advanced partnerships to advance the EU’s Green Deal, putting clean technologies to work for a net-zero future. The three projects are the Go4Zero project in Belgium, which aims to capture and...

Ultra High Materials shortlisted for GCCA's 2nd Innovandi Open Challenge

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Ultra High Materials of Reston, VA and Washington, USA, is one of 15 start-ups, shortlisted by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), from a global list of applications, for its pioneering Innovandi Open Challenge scheme, to work on developing low-carbon concrete for the world.  The GCCA’s Innovandi Open Challenge brings together start-ups and the industry’s leading manufacturers to work together on innovative ways to cut emissions and accelerate progress. During the Spring, a...

Capsol Technologies awarded feasibility study for its end-of-pipe carbon capture technology

13 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Norway-based carbon capture technology provider, Capsol Technologies, has been awarded a feasibility study for its CapsolEoP ® (end-of-pipe) carbon capture technology at a cement plant in northern Europe. The study is for a plant aiming to capture more than 1Mta of CO 2 . The award is Capsol Technologies’ first paid engineering study on a cement plant. The company is seeing an increasing volume of requests and sales engineering work in the cement sector and is expecting more engineering stu...

Heidelberg Materials announces closed-loop recycling project

13 July 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of its decarbonisation strategy, Heidelberg Materials is pioneering a large-scale closed-loop recycling project called CIRCO₂BETON®. As a first in France, the company will install an industrial-scale selective separation platform at its Achères quarry near Paris, where demolished concrete will be crushed using novel processes and separated into its components: sand, aggregates, and recycled concrete paste (RCP).  The high-quality recycled sand and aggregates will be reincorporat...