Time to Decarbonize

Decarbonization Of Post-Combustion And Geogenic CO2 From Cement Making And Concrete. By Stephen B. Harrison and Allegra Cresswell-Turner Some industries are considered difficult to decarbonize. Ammonia, iron and steel making are examples and cement making is another. The challenge of decarbonization in these industries is that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions result from the processes themself, in addition to post-combustion CO2 emissions…

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Cement and Sustainable Finance

Sustainability-Linked Finance Is One Of The Fastest Growing Sectors In The Finance Space. It’s Also Helping Change The Cement Industry. By Jonathan Rowland The cement industry talks a lot about sustainability. Major cement companies all have some sort of sustainability strategy. Sustainability is also a central component to the work of the two global cement associations, the GCCA and WCA, and…

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LafargeHolcim to Convert Texas Plant to Low Carbon PLC

As part of a global effort to adopt more sustainable products and lower the industry’s carbon footprint, LafargeHolcim in the US announced that its Midlothian, Texas, facility will be the first cement plant in the country to fully convert to portland limestone cement (PLC). The decision to convert Midlothian to OneCem, part of the Envirocore blended cement portfolio, represents what…

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Albarrie Spotlights Efficiency with Tandem Filter Bags

Tandem Nonwoven Baghouse Filter Bags from Albarrie offer improved operating capabilities and excellent filtration abilities by combining high-performance P84 polyimide fibers with conventional fibers like PPS or Polyester. The P84 top layer, with its multi-lobal fiber construction, provides higher surface area for effective surface filtration and dust cake formation while maintaining high airflow and low pressure drop across the media.…

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WCA to Hold Global Virtual Conference

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that its fourth annual conference will take place virtually this month. The Oct. 20-21 event will bring together global leaders and experts from the cement and wider hard-to-abate sector to showcase and discuss the work and progress the industry has made toward decarbonization, and what is needed in the years ahead. “This year’s conference…

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Cement Shipments Drop 2.3% in July

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2021 were an estimated 9.6 million metric tons (Mt), a 2.3% decrease from shipments in July 2020, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through July totaled an estimated 60.0 Mt, a 3.9% increase from those for…

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