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Caribbean Cement Company to expand production

Jamaica: Caribbean Cement Company’s first phase of its expansion project is set for completion in 2025. The expansion will increase cement production by 30%. Managing director Jorge Martinez said “When completed, this project will further reduce our CO₂ emissions and deliver increased output from 2600 to 2850t/day of clinker to meet the increased local demand […]

New Marine Radios Cement Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority > United States Marine Corps Flagship > News … –

Photo by Cpl. Summer S. Dowding, MAWTS-1 COMCAM 22 Jan 2024 | By Johannes Schmidt, Office of Public Affairs and Communication, MARCORSYSCOM Marine Corps Systems Command In a decisive move meant to ensure dominance over the electromagnetic spectrum, Marine Corps Systems Command is on track to upgrade 50,000 legacy radios with state-of-the-art multi-channel, crypto-compliant models in […]

PPC revenue driven by performance in Zimbabwe

South Africa: PPC’s revenue grew strongly in the 10 month period to 31 January 2024 mainly due to sales growth from its subsidiary in Zimbabwe. Revenue also mounted in the group’s South African and Botswana cement business, where prices rises offset falling sales volumes. Earnings grew across the business. The company said that sales volumes […]

How electricity could help tackle a surprising climate villain – MIT Technology Review

Sublime Systems is trying to drive down the carbon footprint of cement production.Cement hides in plain sight—it’s used to build everything from roads and buildings to dams and basement floors. But there’s a climate threat lurking in those ubiquitous gray slabs. Cement production accounts for more than 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions—more than sectors […]

Residents sign petition opposing expansion of quarry at Heidelberg Materials’ Ketton cement plant

UK: Over 450 people have signed a petition opposing plans to expand the quarry at Heidelberg Materials’ Ketton cement plant. The company has submitted a planning application for the extension to Rutland County Council, according to the Rutland Times newspaper. Residents including those at the nearby village of Empingham, cited negative effects upon air quality, […]

These startups are teaming up to decarbonize cement and concrete – Canary Media

ColumnsRESOURCE CENTERCanary MediaDaily newsletter 17 January 2024 Cement and concrete are essential building blocks of modern society — and they’re both extremely carbon-intensive to produce. In recent years, startups across the country have begun devising novel ways of making low-carbon construction materials, including by using methods that mimic coral reefs, recycle industrial waste or replace […]

Holcim US rebrands Boston businesses – Cement industry news from Global Cement – Global Cement

US: Holcim US has rebranded its businesses in Boston, Massachusetts, to unite them under the Holcim name. Resources News has reported that Lafarge Cement, which operates the Charlestown cement terminal, as well as building materials producer Aggregate Industries, will rebrand as Holcim US.Holcim US’ Northeast and Great Lakes regional senior vice president and general manager […]

Brimstone negotiates funding for new cement plant with US Department of Energy

US: Brimstone is negotiating a US$189m Federal award with the Department of Energy to finance the construction of a new decarbonised cement plant. This plant will produce up to 140,000t/yr of Ordinary Portland Cement and supplementary cementitious materials, reducing CO₂ emissions by 120,000t/yr. Brimstone’s process uses carbon-free calcium silicate rocks, reducing its CO₂ footprint. In July […]

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