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WCA CEO will call for government action to cut CO2 emissions at COP26

09 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Urgent action in three key areas could save around 900Mta of CO 2 annually by 2030, says Ian Riley, World Cement Association CEO. Ian Riley will speak at the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), part of COP26, to outline three key actions governments around the world can take right now that will significantly accelerate the cement and concrete industry’s progress towards net zero and beyond.   Riley will tell delegates at COP26 that not only is a net-zero cement industry achievable, new t...

HeidelbergCement sets 2030 CCUS targets

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, has set out HeidelbergCement’s 2030 targets for carbon capture and storage utilisation (CCUS) during a state visit by the German Federal President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to Norway on 4-5 November 2021.   Dr Dominik von Achten said: “We target CO 2 -reductions of up to 10Mt with several CCUS projects already underway by 2030. One example is the CCS project at the Slite cement plant on the Swedish island of Go...

Semapa reports 68% climb in profit

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Portugal’s Semapa has recorded a net profit of EUR122.2m (US$141.17m) in the first nine months of 2021, up 68 per cent on EUR72.8m in the 9M20. The group’s consolidated turnover rose 4.7 per cent YoY to reach EUR1515.3m, with EUR366.7m contributed by Secil (-3.5 per cent YoY). EBITDA from the cement segment remained largely consistent at EUR107.3m (-0.1 per cent YoY).

Prince of Wales visits Renfrew CCUS project

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Prince of Wales visited the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture technology, pioneered by Carbon Clean, at a site visit in Renfrew, Glasgow, during COP26. The Prince of Wales champions the development and adoption of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) solutions through a CCUS Task Force within the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), which he launched in 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Prince of Wales came to see the technology in operation at Doosan Babco...

Holcim and Cemex among founding members of First Movers Coalition

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim and Cemex are among the companies that have joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) as founding members at COP26 to drive green demand and carbon technologies to advance climate goals. The initiative aims to accelerate innovation and the development of early-stage decarbonisation technologies by leveraging their combined purchasing power. The coalition will work across the eight key hard-to-abate industries of cement, steel, aluminium, chemicals, shipping aviation and trucking, a...

GCCA looks to Roadmap implementation at COP26

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

At the COP26 meeting yesterday, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) held a webinar session entitled ‘From Global Commitment to Local Action – Implementing the Cement and Concrete Net Zero Roadmap’.   Introduced by Thomas Guillot, GCCA Executive Chief, the webinar aimed to see how the industry could move forward with the global roadmap to reduce CO 2 emissions. He stressed how the industry needs to engage with policymakers and stakeholders around carbon pricing, the circula...

HeidelbergCement sees 7% rise in revenue for 9M21

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has posted a seven per cent YoY increase in revenue to EUR13.996bn (US$16.17bn) for the first nine months of the year, against EUR13.14bn in the year-ago period. The result from current operations before depreciation and amortisation (RCOBD) grew by six per cent to EUR2.896bn from EUR2.731bn. “HeidelbergCement has achieved a good result in the first nine months of 2021. The general conditions in the third quarter were very challenging due to the exceptionally high year-on-...

Vicat posts 9M21 consolidated sales up 4% YoY

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat reported consolidated sales in the third quarter of 2021 of EUR794m, up 4.2 per cent YoY on a reported basis and up 19.7 percent at constant scope and exchange rates when compared with the 3Q20. “This performance confirms the strength of the Group’s business trends in a quarter when the basis of comparison was highly unfavourable in France, the Americas and India. Last year, activity in the third quarter of 2020 was boosted by a catch-up in these regions after the pandemic had taken ...

Italy’s cement production falls 14% in August

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined 14 per cent YoY in August 2021 to reach an index of 67, when compared with the base year of 2015, according to Federbeton, Italy’s concrete association. This results in a year-to-date  increase of 20 per cent YoY following YoY advances of 24 and 32 per cent in July and June 2021, respectively. In July 2021 the country imported 97,549t of cement, down 18 per cent YoY, at a total CIF value of EUR4.998m or EUR51/t. However, in the January-July 2021 period imports in...

Holcim and Volvo Autonomous Solutions collaborate on autonomous dumper trial

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Switzerland and Volvo Autonomous Solutions have entered into a collaboration to jointly test and further develop the use of autonomous electric dumpers in a limestone quarry.  Holcim Switzerland and Volvo Autonomous Solutions will jointly test and further develop the use of autonomous electric dumpers at Holcim's Gabenchopf quarry in Siggenthal, Switzerlandt. The battery-electric dumpers that are currently being tested mark a groundbreaking step in the industry: not only are the...