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UK cement industry endorses CBAM proposal

UK: The UK cement industry has welcomed the government’s proposal for a UK carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) but urged for its implementation by 2026 to align with the EU CBAM and avoid competitive disadvantages. The Mineral Products Association (MPA) and UK Concrete responded to the government’s consultation, highlighting the need to level the carbon-cost […]

Dragon to close Thomaston cement plant – Global Cement

US: Dragon Products Company, a subsidiary of Giant Cement, has announced that it will close its plant located in Thomaston, Maine. The facility, which has been operational for almost 100 years, and has been under Dragon’s ownership since 2006, will undergo a gradual shutdown, beginning in December 2023.Dragon said that the closure had been prompted […]

Ghizlane Ruf appointed as Chief of Staff at Ecocem

Ireland: Ecocem has appointed Ghizlane Ruf as its Chief of Staff. The role will see her work with the company’s senior executives to prioritise strategic business decisions and enhance team efficiency. She has been in post since the start of 2024. Ruf previously worked for LafargeHolcim from 2016 to 2022 in a variety of customer […]

Nearshoring, megaprojects to boost Mexico cement production – Holcim – BNamericas English

The construction of industrial parks due to the nearshoring phenomenon and infrastructure megaprojects are fueling the Mexican cement industry, according to Holcim México. “There will be continuity in infrastructure works. I was in Quintana Roo [state], seeing the development of the Maya train. There will be a lot of work there next year,” local daily El […]

Lafarge Canada and Hyperion Global Energy launch Tandem Carbon Recycling System at Bath cement plant

Canada: Hyperion Global Energy has fired up its pilot Tandem Carbon Recycling System at Lafarge Canada’s Bath cement plant in Ontario. The system mineralises captured CO2 to produce mineral components for alternative building materials. It has a capture capacity of 1000t/yr. The partners will test the Tandem Carbon Recycling System in producing Lafarge Canada’s 30 […]

Fernando A. González, CEO of Cemex, elected President of the Global Cement and Concrete Association – Cemex

Monterrey, Mexico. October 16, 2023. Fernando A. González, CEO of Cemex, has been elected as the new President of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). The GCCA’s members account for 80% of global cement production capacity outside of China and have committed to achieving Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Mr. González, who has served […]

Adani considering acquisition of multiple cement companies

India: Adani Group is exploring potential acquisitions of several cement companies including Penna Cement, Saurashtra Cement, the cement business of Jaiprakash Associates and Vadraj Cement owned by ABG Shipyard. The group plans to invest US$3bn in these acquisitions to potentially surpass its rival, UltraTech Cement, within three to four years. The group is ready to […]

Capturing Carbon In Canada – World Cement

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Sectors Save to read list Published by David Bizley, Editor World Cement, Friday, 15 September 2023 10:30 Stephanie Voysey, Lafarge Canada, discusses a carbon capture unit installed at its Richmond plant […]