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Cement production has an emissions problem. Here’s how companies are addressing it. – The Architect's Newspaper

July 2023 was the hottest month ever recorded. Scorching heat, droughts, a disruption of the polar jet stream, and record-high ocean surface temperatures offer just a taste of how climate change is affecting the planet. Yet while the architecture industry is making strides toward shrinking its footprint—firms are doing everything from designing tall timber towers […]

Cemex Deutschland and Alba to build new biochar plant

Germany: Cemex Deutschland has partnered with recycling service provider Alba to construct a new biochar production facility at its Rüdersdorf cement plant in Brandenburg. Named ALCE, the project will utilise biogenic waste to produce biochar, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cement production. This initiative is part of the Carbon Neutral Alliance, targeting carbon […]

Holcim US rebrands Boston businesses – 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 […]

Holcim's 'KOdeCO' project gains strategic status in Croatia

Croatia: Holcim Croatia’s €237m ‘KOdeCO’ project has been declared a strategic investment by Croatia. This will reportedly make Holcim the first producer of carbon-neutral cement in Croatia and one of the first in Europe, according to a press release by the company. In January 2024, Holcim Croatia began implementing the carbon capture and storage project […]

The Global Cement Challenge – Rhodium Group

Note Achieving the global climate goals of the Paris Agreement will depend on the successful acceleration of policy and innovation to support the wide-scale deployment of low-carbon cement technologies in the regions that matter the most. Cement is a cornerstone of infrastructure the world over, utilized in everything from bridges to buildings to roads. The […]