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Germany and Chile to launch club to help countries reduce emissions from cement production

Chile/Germany: The governments of Chile and Germany are reportedly preparing to launch a so-called ‘climate club’ to help developing nations invest in technologies to decarbonise sectors such as cement and steel production. The partners will set up a platform to connect countries with funding and technical support from governments and the private sector, according to […]

Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association lobbies for lower … – Global Cement

Bangladesh: The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) has called for a 60% cut to duties on clinker imports, to US$1.84/t from US$4.61/t. The Financial Express newspaper has reported that BCMA members are struggling with high shipping costs and supply issues due to Russia’s war in Ukraine.The Bangladesh government published plans to raise the duty on […]

Crown Prince of Denmark to inaugurate ConsenCUS CO2 capture pilot at Aalborg Portland Cement

Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will today inaugurate the ConsenCUS CO2 capture pilot unit at Aalborg Portland Cement’s Rørdal plant. Kadri Simson, the European Union (EU) Energy Commissioner, and Lars Aagaard, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Supply Minister, will also attend the event. A European Commission-run carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) […]

Global Cement and Concrete Association announces Innovandi … – Global Cement

World: The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has named the 15 anticipated deliverers of low-CO2 cement and concrete production shortlisted for participation in its second Innovandi Open Challenge. The association chose the start-ups based on their potential to deliver CO2 emissions reduction in the global cement and concrete sector in line with its Concrete […]

UltraTech Cement looking to buy Kesoram Industries

India: UltraTech Cement, India’s largest cement producer has commenced negotiations to acquire promoters’ stakes in Kesoram Industries, which sells cement under the Birla Shakti brand. It has two cement plants: Vasavadatta Cement in Sedam, Karnataka, and Kesoram Cement, located in Basantnagar, Telangana. The two plants have a combined cement capacity of 10.8Mt/yr. source

6 innovative startups that are kicking CO2 out of cement and concrete – Canary Media

Canary MediaColumnsRESOURCE CENTERPodcastsDaily newsletter This article is part of our special series "The Tough Stuff: Decarbonizing steel, cement and chemicals." Read more. 24 October 2023 One of the first batches of modern cement was cooked up in a kitchen. In 1824, the British bricklayer Joseph Aspdin began experimenting with clay and limestone, mixing the ingredients with […]

European Union eases up on sustainable packaging

Europe: The European Parliament voted in favour of multiple amendments to the European Commission’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) on 22 November 2023. The amendments remove, modify or make non-binding the PPWR’s 2040 reuse targets. Meanwhile, 2030 targets were made adjustable to recycling rates. Total packaging volumes are still required to drop by 5% […]