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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 […]