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Hoffmann Green signs 3-year deal to supply clinker-free cement

07 October 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a three-year deal to supply its clinker-free and low energy cement H-EVA SOL to OTE, a specialist in energy and digital networks, civil engineering, and power plant construction. According to Business Wire, Hoffmann Green will supply OTE with its carbon-free activated clay-based cement, H-EVA SOL, as part of the 'Greenpose' process co-developed by OTE and TESMEC, a provider of a global and innovative solution of optical fibre in...

ENVEA Global appoints new CEO

07 October 2022, Published under Cement News

ENVEA Global, ambient, emissions monitoring and proces system manufacturer, has appointed Trevor Sands as its new CEO. Trevor has extensive senior leadership experience in global industrial businesses. He was most recently Global President of Servomex Group, the global expert in gas analysis.    Prior to this he ran the Control Valves business for IMI plc, he was Chief Executive of Cosalt plc and also spent 13 years with Emerson, including leading the Fisher Valves European business and ...

Holcim partners with TotalEnergies to fully decarbonise Obourg plant

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TotalEnergies to work together to fully decarbonise the cement producer’s Obourg plant in Belgium. In a bid to create the first carbon-free cement plant in Belgium, various energies and technologies will be assessed for the efficient capture, utilisation, and sequestration (CCUS) of around 1.3Mt of CO 2 emitted by the facility every year. Technologies include an innovative new air-oxyfuel switchable kiln, to facilitate the capt...

Saint-Gobain and Ecocem join forces to speed up delivery of low carbon products

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain and Ecocem have announced a major partnership focused on accelerating the delivery of low carbon products to market. Designed to reduce CO 2 emissions from cement, mortar and concrete, these products will support the acceleration of the construction industry’s transition to a low-carbon economy. Commenting on the partnership, Benoit Bazin, chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain, said, “As the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain develops in...

BillerudKronäs to shorten its name to Billerud

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Packaging supplier to the cement industry, BillerudKronäs, is changing its name to Billerud from 12 October 2022. The name change symbolises the company’s growth agenda as well as its development into an even more international company. The legal entities are not impacted in any other respect except that they change name from 'BillerudKorsnäs' to 'Billerud', according to the company.

Cemtech industry conference: Cembureau warns that EU ETS costs risk carbon leakage

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The European cement industry is facing increased costs imposed by the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), which is creating a competitive disadvantage with countries outside of the region.   Isidoro Miranda, president of CEMBUREAU, warns of increasing production costs due to the EU ETS during his presentation at Cemtech Europe “Today the EU industry is paying EUR8/t more to produce cement than countries outside of the ETS”, said Isidoro Miranda, president of Cembureau, the ...

Unprecedented fall in global cement output

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The biggest fall in worldwide cement production in two decades has been recorded, according to the World Cement Association (WCA). The WCA reports that global cement output fell eight per cent YoY to 1.9bnt in the first six months of 2022. The fall was caused by a 15 per cent drop in output to 977Mt in the volume of cement produced in China, the WCA said. Ian Riley, WCA chief executive, said the Chinese decline was the biggest in more than 20 years, with no comparable decline in recent m...

Italy's cement output contracts 13% in July

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy fell by 13 per cent YoY in July 2021, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value increased from 94 in June 2022 to 100 in July. The price index (2015 = 100) recovered from 184 in June to 190 in July, but when compared with July 2021, prices saw a 53 per cent increase.   Grey cement imports into Italy advanced by 10 per cent YoY to 148,116t in June 2022. In terms of CIF value, imports sto...

Fives receives French Pillard NOVAFLAM® order

03 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Fives has signed a contract for the delivery of a Pillard NOVAFLAM ® evolution for a new production line at a French cement plant. The cement producer is looking to decrease energy consumption and increase alternative fuel use to decarbonise. The new 65MW burner will be a significant step to producing clinker using the lowest amount of energy and support the substitution of fossil fuels such as natural gas, pulverised coal or petcoke by maximising the use of alternative fuels with a n...

Cemex to develop lightweight concrete for windfarm platforms

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced that it is part of a consortium that has received a grant from the European Commission to build a full-scale prototype of a floating offshore windmill with a concrete foundation. The company will design and produce a high-performance and lightweight concrete for an optimised low-carbon foundation structure for offshore windfarms. CEMEX has agreed to provide its expertise in concrete technology, chemical admixtures and special aggregates to design a specialty mix that...