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Statkraft to supply wind power to Opterra

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Renewable energy producer Statkraft has signed a power purchase agreement with Opterra for the supply of green electricity from onshore wind farms to three of the cement producer’s plants in Germany. Statkraft plans to supply around 30mkWh of wind power annually to Opterra’s cement works in Karsdorf (Saxony-Anhalt), Wössingen (Baden-Württemberg) and Sötenich (North Rhine-Westphalia) between 2022-25. The wind power will be generated in four wind farms that no longer receive EEG subsidies a...

Cemex to work with Carbon8 Systems on CCUS

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will work with Carbon8 Systems to evaluate the company’s patented carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technology and how CO 2 captured during the cement production process can be used to develop low-carbon construction products, such as alternative aggregates.   Both Cemex and Carbon8 Systems recognise the benefit of mineralisation as a carbon sink. Therefore, they may explore the application of the technology to different byproducts as well as the manufacturing of p...

Cementir receives A- Climate Change CDP rating

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding NV has been awarded an 'A-' rating for Climate Change from CDP,   improving from last year 'B' rating and placing Cementir above the cement and concrete sector average (B), the European average (B) and the Global average (B-). Francesco Caltagirone jr, CEO and chairman of Cementir Holding NV, said: "This achievement is a further recognition of our efforts to make our carbon footprint more sustainable. We are committed to tackling climate change, and minimising our...

Boston Consulting Group signs Climeworks agreement

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Boston Consulting Group (BSG) has signed a 10-year agreement with Climeworks, which will remove part of BCG’s unavoidable CO 2  emissions and therefore, is an important part of the company’s net-zero strategy. BCG does consulting with the cement sector and the agreement could see Climeworks' direct carbon capture technology at more cement plants around the world.  With this agreement, and others in this space still to come, BCG’s goal is to help unlock a meaningful direct air capture capa...

Top producers receive CDP A-grade environmental ratings

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

For the third year in a row, HeidelbergCement has received the top A score rating by the global environmental non-profit organisation CDP, while Holcim recorded A- for successive years on water security from the ratings agency and Cemex achieved an A rating from CDP in  leadership in corporate sustainability. HeidelbergCement was recognised for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy. In the ‘Water security’ category, HeidelbergCement rece...

Airvault modernisation to see new preheater construction method

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The business unit Cement Technologies of thyssenkrupp has received an order from Ciments Calcia SA, subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, for the construction of a turnkey cement production line.     The new 4000tpd clinker kiln line is to be built at the Airvault site and will replace the two existing lines. A new construction method is being implemented for the erection of the preheater tower at the Airvault plant. The preheater modules, including brickwork and electric systems, ar...

Innovative Ash Solutions wins GBP0.5m grant for PFA plant

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A new cement manufacturing site is being launched in the UK by Innovative Ash Solutions (IAS), after receiving a GBP500,000 grant. This funding will support the development of a facility capable of processing up to 20,000t of incineration fly, cyclone and boiler ash, into a sustainable form of pulverised fuel ash (PFA), a key ingredient used in cement.   This facility is a joint venture between Levenseat Ltd, a leading player in the Scottish waste and resource management sector and Or...

Foundations laid for CBR wind turbine

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CBR (HeidelbergCement group) is constructing a wind turbine project on the Ghent I site, in Belgium. The foundations have now been poured. The wind turbine will allow CBR to produce (and use) green energy at its cement plant in Ghent. Thanks to this project, more than 20 per cent of the needs of the Ghent plant will be covered by wind energy. Reducing CO 2 emissions is a priority objective for CBR. The development of renewable energy sources is one of the levers to achieve this.  

Italy's cement output falls 4% in September, imports up 39%

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined four per cent YoY in September 2021 to reach an index of 100, when compared with the base year of 2015, according to Federbeton, Italy’s concrete association. This results in a 9M advance of 16 per cent YoY following YoY increases of 24 and 20 per cent in July and August 2021, respectively. Cement prices were up seven per cent YoY in September 2021 to reach and index of 127, when compared with the base year of 2015, up from 125 and 124 in August and July 2021,  r...

Cemento Cosmos to stop Cordoba kiln

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemento Cosmos, part of Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos, is stopping the kiln at its Córdoba plant in Spain in 2022 due to high energy costs. The plan is to “significantly” reduce clinker production with temporary shutdowns over the next year, reports Diario Córdoba. While clinker will no longer be produced at the Córdoba plant, cement production will continue, using clinker from other group plants, possibly from the Cementos Balboa plant in Badajoz, which was purchased earlier this year. ...