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New emissions taxes hit Hungary’s cement industry

The Hungarian government recently enacted Emergency Decree 320/2023, taxing all CO2 emissions from the country’s 40 or so largest industrial enterprises. The government used emergency powers to set up a new taxation scheme, which undercuts existing free allowances under the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). The scheme additionally penalises the trade in ETS credits. Cement […]

Delivery driver ignores barricades, drives through fresh cement in … – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

WEATHER ALERTShawn Ley, ReporterCassidy Johncox, Senior News EditorPublished: July 27, 2023, 7:41 AMUpdated: July 31, 2023, 9:12 AMShawn Ley, ReporterCassidy Johncox, Senior News EditorROYAL OAK, Mich. – Ignoring construction barrels, caution tape, and road closure signs, a delivery driver drove right through freshly laid cement in Royal Oak, causing some frustration.After digging up the roadway to replace […]

Anhui Conch Cement tenders for coal supply bids

China: Anhui Conch Cement is seeking coal suppliers for two of its subsidiaries. The producer has tendered for bids for contracts to supply 410,000t of bituminous coal, high-sulphur coal and lignite to Naiman Banner Hongji Cement and 10,000t of lignite to Chifeng Conch. Online bidding will open on 25 August 2023 and close on 27 […]

Solving Cement's Massive Carbon Problem – Scientific American

End of Summer Flash Sale!  End of Summer Flash Sale! New techniques and novel ingredients can greatly reduce the immense carbon emissions from cement and concrete productionConcrete is everywhere: in buildings, roads, sidewalks, bridges and foundations for almost every structure imaginable. We make more concrete than we do any other material on Earth, and that volume […]

B5 Plus acquires Heidelberg Materials’ Gambian business

Gambia: Heidelberg Materials has sold its business in the Gambia to iron and steel products company B5 Plus. The business consists of the Banjul cement terminal. Heidelberg Materials says that it will continue to supply West African customers through its operations in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia and Togo. The company sold its subsidiary in […]

California Can Pave the Way on Decarbonizing Cement – NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Following a law enacted in 2021, all cement used in California will need to reach net zero emissions by 2045.jadenCalifornia’s cement plant in the Mojave desert announced in 2022 that it is switching to production of a lower-carbon cement (Source: CalPortland)Part of NRDC’s Year-End Series Reviewing 2022 Climate & Clean Energy Developments. Co-authored with Jaden Kielty. California […]

Update on Uruguay, January 2023 – Cement industry news from … – Global Cement

Cementos Artigas inaugurated an upgrade to its integrated Minas plant this week. The joint-venture between Spain-based Cementos Molins and Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos has been working on the US$40m project since mid-2020. The main plan is to combine the functions of the integrated Minas plant in Lavalleja and the company’s cement grinding plant at Sayago in […]

Carbon border adjustments being considered in Australia

Australia’s Climate Change Minister announced plans this week to look at a potential carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). Chris Bowen told an Australian Business Economists forum in Sydney that policies were needed to ensure a level playing field for Australian firms. Mentioning the European Union’s (EU) CBAM by name, he said that his department would […]