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In July, a group of investors that manages $2 trillion told cement makers to accelerate efforts to reduce their emissions. The coalition is made up of...
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Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. (GCC) announced U.S. cement volumes increased 9.8% in the third quarter of 2019 – a record high for the Mexico-based company. Consolidated net sales increased 8.3% to $301.7 million, primarily driven by increased cement volumes and improved pricing in...
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BinMaster’s PROCAP capacitance probes are an affordable, flexible solution for level detection in bins, tanks and silos. The probes detect the presence or absence of material in contact with the probe by sensing minute changes (as low as 0.5 pF) in capacitance caused by the difference in the...
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Lafarge, Solidia Technologies Work to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Lafarge signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. start-up Solidia Technologies to industrialize an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete. The technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process, and involves the capture of CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing. Overall, CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 70 percent.

As part of the agreement, Lafarge will work with Solidia to demonstrate feasibility of commercial-scale production in the first half of 2014. The two companies will collaborate to market the technology as a new solution for the precast sector.

This partnership illustrates Lafarge’s commitment to bring to the market innovative solutions contributing to building better cities. Lafarge Research Center, the world’s leading research facility in building materials, holds a portfolio of more than 1,000 patents, which has tripled since 2005.

The company has been working for over 20 years to reduce its environmental footprint and in particular, its CO2 emissions. These have been reduced by nearly 25 percent per ton of cement since 1990.

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