Lafarge Canada Announces Phase II of Project CO2MENT

Following the implementation of Project CO₂MENT, Lafarge Canada has moved to the second stage of carbon capture at its Richmond, B.C., cement plant. Flue gas from the plant’s manufacturing facility is now captured through Svante’s equipment – reducing the amount of gases released into the atmosphere.

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August Cement Shipments Up Slightly

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2019 were 10.3 million metric tons (Mt), a slight increase from shipments in August 2018, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through August totaled 66.9 Mt, an increase of 2.4% from those for the same period in 2018. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in August 2019 were, in descending order, Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, these states accounted for 41% of cement produced. 

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Eagle Materials to Acquire Kosmos Cement for $665M

Eagle Materials Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kosmos Cement Co. (a 75/25 joint venture between Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Buzzi Unicem S.p.A.), to purchase Kosmos’ Louisville, Ky., cement plant, as well as seven distribution terminals and raw material reserves. The plant has the capacity to produce nearly 1.7 million tons of cement annually, boosting Eagle Material’s U.S. cement capacity by roughly 25%.

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International Cement Seminar & Exhibition a Huge Success

The 38th International Cement Seminar & Exhibition (ICSE) was held Nov. 19-21 in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria Center. The show – produced by SEMCO Publishing, the owner of Rock Products, Cement Americas and Concrete Products magazines – was an unqualified success.

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