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Neustark raises US$69m for carbon dioxide removal expansion

Switzerland: Neustark has raised US$69m in a growth equity round to scale up its carbon dioxide removal technology. The funding, led by Decarbonisation Partners—a collaboration between BlackRock and Temasek—will support Neustark’s aim to permanently remove 1Mt of CO₂ by 2030. Climate tech growth investor Blume Equity also joined the round, alongside existing backers Holcim, Siemens […]

2023 Climate Tech Companies to Watch: Sublime Systems and its clean cement – MIT Technology Review

The firm is using electrochemistry to reinvent one of the world’s dirtiest materials.Explore the 2023 list of 15 Climate Tech Companies to Watch.Sublime Systems has invented a new way to make cement. The startup’s approach employs electrochemistry to dramatically cut emissions, both by tweaking the chemical reactions involved and by eliminating the need for high temperatures.Sublime […]

Andrew Boileau appointed as managing director of MQP

UK: MQP (Midland Quarry Products) has appointed Andrew Boileau as its managing director. He succeeds Rick Green, who has retired after a 40-year career in the industry, taking responsibility for MQP’s three quarries and 10 asphalt plants located across the Midlands. MQP is a subsidiary of Heidelberg Materials. Boileau previously worked as the Programme Director […]

ACC acquires Asian Concrete and Cements – Cement industry news from Global Cement – Global Cement

India: Adani Group subsidiary ACC has completed its acquisition of the outstanding 55% stake in Asian Concrete and Cements for US$93.2m. The Economic Times newspaper has reported that ACC expects the acquisition to strengthen its market position in North India.Asian Concrete and Cements owns the 1.3Mt/yr Nalagarh cement plant in Himachal Pradesh and the 1.5Mt/yr […]

Cemex España's Alcanar cement plant to host HYIELD waste-to-hydrogen trial – Global Cement

Spain: Cemex España has announced its participation in the HYIELD consortium, which plans to build a waste-to-hydrogen demonstration plant at the producer’s Alcanar cement plant in Catalonia. The demonstration plant will process a total of 2000t of biogenic waste to produce 400t of green hydrogen for use as fuel, fertiliser and for other applications. The […]

Sustainable Challenges in the Cement Industry – AZoBuild

In this interview, Murielle Goubard, the Global Sector Manager for Building Materials at Malvern Panalytical, talks to AzoBuild about sustainable challenges in the cement industry. My primary responsibility is assisting our customers in resolving their concerns and addressing new and upcoming challenges within their industry. Cement is significant among construction materials as a standalone and fundamental concrete […]