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Cementos Cosmos invests EUR4.4m in PV plant

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cosmos, part of Votorantim Cimentos, plans to install a 6.2MW photovoltaic facility at its plant in Toral de Vados, Spain. The facility will consist of 14,028 solar panels and will be located on a 10ha plot near the Toral de los Vados industrial estate. The project represents and investment of EUR4.4m and when completed will supply 15 per cent of the plant’s electricity requirement. In addition, the alternative power supply will reduce the carbon emissions of the cement plant by 35...

Climeworks' Orca project upscales to explore direct air capture for CO2 reduction

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Climeworks' Orca project to create direct air capture (DAC) in Iceland has reached the next level where the DAC technology is combined with Carbfix's underground storage of carbon dioxide, capturing 4000t of CO 2 per year when completed. The cement industry may need to explore such technology to improve its capabilities of reducing CO 2 emissions. By scaling up its direct air capture and storage technology, Climeworks is making a permanent CO 2 removal solution more easily attainable ...

Breedon's asset disposal to complete shortly

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now accepted Breedon Group’s undertakings to dispose of certain assets to Tillicoultry Quarries. The company made the move to address the CMA’s concerns that its purchase of certain assets from Cemex UK may lessen competition in certain areas. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, Breedon confirmed that it now expects the disposal of assets to Tillicoultry Quarries to complete shortly.

Hanson UK warned over Cement Data Order breach

30 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) has been warned by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for inadvertently releasing sensiitve market information when it made a payment to its trade association, the Mineral Products Association. Sharing information about the cement volumes produced in the last year contravenes the Cement Data Order of 2016, which protects the industry from anti-competitive collusion. Alistair Thompson, CMA director for remedies, business and financial analysis,...

Carbon8 makes new appointment to the Board

27 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon8 Systems has appointed Paul Collins to the Board of Directors. Carbon8 is a UK-based company that invented and owns a process that combines industrial waste and residues with captured CO₂ emissions to produce high-value construction aggregate. Paul joins Carbon8 Systems after 12 years at BWB Group, the multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy. His arrival at Carbon8 Systems, to drive the company’s financial evolution, coincides with the company’s first commer...

CRH posts 2% rise in EBITDA for 9M20

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH has reported a three per cent like-for-like (LfL) decrease in its sales to US$20.6bn for the nine-month period to the end of September 2020, maintaining the level of sales decline reported at the half-year stage. Despite the lower sales, EBITDA for the period was US$3.4bn, up two per cent on a LfL basis. This reflected a continued focus on cost rationalisation and mitigating actions to minimise the financial impacts of lower sales caused by the pandemic. The group reported US$65m of non...

HeidelbergCement joints Foundation 2 Degrees

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the support group of the Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°). Together with the Foundation 2° – a network of entrepreneurs for progressive climate policy – HeidelbergCement wants to develop cross-sector approaches and concepts for Germany and Europe to make climate protection a sustainable and successful business model. "For the development of a carbon neutral construction industry, we need the right social and political framework as well as strong partners with whom w...

Titan Cement Group enters strategic partnership with FLSmidth

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Greece-based Titan Cement Group has signed a new 2.5 year service agreement with FLSmidth that will put sustainability, digitalisation and productivity at the top of the agenda as the cement group aims to achieve best practice implementation across its plants in Europe, Africa and the Americas. The agreement gives Titan full access to FLSmidth’s extensive process- and technical knowhow and assistance services, covering the entire plant operations from on-site plant inspections and remote s...

Lafarge Zementwerke orders A TEC Flash Dryer for Mannersdorf

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH awarded A TEC the contract for the implementation of the Flash Dryer to be installed at its 1.1Mta Mannersdorf plant in Austria. The dryer will help the plant to reduce the moisture content of RDF for the kiln burner. The A TEC Flash Dryer enables the use of various waste heat sources (including clinker cooler flue gas, bypass gas, preheater gas). The material is dosed to the hot gas flow in the flash dryer and transported with this gas flow, while the moisture is e...

Breedon appoints CFO designate

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon has named James Brotherton as chief financial officer (CFO) designate, effective from 1 January 2021. Mr Brotherton was CFO of Tyman Plc between 2010-19 after holding the post of director of corporate development for five years. It is expected that he will be appointed to the Breedon Board as CFO when Rob Wood, the company’s current Group Finance Director, succeeds Pat Ward as CEO in 2021. Breedon’s Chairman, Amit Bhatia, said: ”We are tremendously pleased to welcome James to B...