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Norway's EA approves full-scale CCUS plant at Brevik

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Norwegian environmental agency, Miljødirektoratet, has approved Norcem ’s plan for a full-scale CO 2 capture plant at the company’s Brevik plant. The environment agency has amended the pollution permit for Norcem Brevik in Porsgrunn municipality, based on an application and consultation process. The new permit enables the Heidelberg Materials -owned company to reduce its CO 2 emissions by 400,000t, or approximately 50 per cent, according to the agency’s Director, Ellen Hambro. In a...

Cauldon plant celebrates its 65th year anniversary

28 September 2022, Published under Cement News

It was a special occasion at Aggregate Industries ’ Cauldon Cement plant this month as the business held a jam-packed two-day event to mark 65 years of cement manufacturing.   Founded in 1957, the Cauldon plant, Staffordshire, was the very first dry-process cement plant to be installed in Britain and played a key role in the modernisation of the UK cement industry, says Aggregate Industries. As part of its Building Progress for a Sustainable Future programme, in 2021 the Cauldon pla...

GCCA partners The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS

27 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS (CEMCCUS) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have agreed to scale up the deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) throughout the cement and concrete industry, in a move to stimulate innovation, investment and increase the pace of decarbonisation efforts. Central to the agreement will be exploring incentives, policy frameworks and finance solutions at a global level that can enable industrial-scale CCUS projects over ...

TITAN Group's H2CEM wins IPCEI accreditation

27 September 2022, Published under Cement News

TITAN Group ’s H2CEM project for the production and use of green hydrogen in the cement industry is included in the second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) “Hy2Use".   H2CEM, with a total budget of EUR60m, is currently the only project in the second IPCEI that concerns the use of hydrogen as a climate-neutral fuel for cement production. The project will contribute to TITAN Group’s target to improve the carbon footprint of its operations, supporting the European goal ...

Holcim appoints Carmen Díaz as MD LafargeHolcim España

27 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has appointed Carmen Díaz as managing director of its subsidiary LafargeHolcim España . She will succeed Isidoro Miranda, who will continue to be linked to the group as senior advisor, a position he will combine with the presidency of CEMBUREAU. Carmen Díaz, a chemical engineer from the University of Oviedo and PDG (General Management Programme) from IESE, joined the company in 2002 as head of the concrete business area in Spain. She has been based in France and the UK, leading H...

HeidelbergCement rebrands to start a new chapter

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

This week ICR reported that HeidelbergCement was to change its name to Heidelberg Materials. This transformation towards a building materials company occurred gradually over the last century as the company diversified towards the wider building materials markets rather than restricting its growth to its cement business. The new name will reflect the change in company outlook but it will not change 150 years of cement history. What’s in a name? HeidelbergCement will have considered long an...

Holcim completes Cantillana acquisition

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has completed the acquisition of Cantillana, a specialty building solutions market leader in Belgium with 2022 estimated net sales of EUR80m. Cantillana offers a broad range of façade construction and external thermal insulation systems. This further strengthens Holcim’s position in building renovation and energy efficiency solutions, building on the recent acquisitions of PRB Group in France, PTB-Compaktuna in Belgium and Izolbet in Poland.   With more than 200 employees and ...

MVW Lechtenberg & Partners joins WCA as associate corporate member

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has welcomed MVW Lechtenberg & Partners (MVW), as an associate corporate member.   “We are delighted to announce that MVW Lechtenberg & Partners will join our growing membership network. They continue to lead the way in alternative fuel recovery technology and application, enabling firms to significantly reduce CO 2 emissions. MVW brings a clear global perspective to the challenges that cement producers face in increasing AFR usage,” said Ian Riley, ...

Holcim launches world's first 1.5°C science-based framework

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced the launch of the world’s first 1.5°C science-based framework to decarbonise the cement industry, following its partnership with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The framework was independently developed by the SBTi, in collaboration with an expert advisory group representing academia, civil society and industry, to decarbonise cement in a rigorous and science-driven way. Holcim has submitted its 1.5°C-aligned 2030 targets for SBTi validation, and is engagi...

Cementos Molins introduces waste raw materials to production line

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins has invested in a new dispenser for one of its raw mills that allows the use of 95,000tpa of alternative raw materials with an equivalent saving of materials from quarries. Thanks to the new alternative raw materials manufactured by sister company Promsa, Cementos Molins can take advantage of non-hazardous waste from other industrial activities while reduce its consumption of natural resources in the manufacture of cement.  The Spanish cement producer did not detail at whi...