Carbon Capture Feasibility Study Begins at LafargeHolcim Plant

LafargeHolcim will conduct a joint study with Svante Inc., Total and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental, to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at its Florence, Colo., cement plant. The study will evaluate the cost of the facility designed to capture up to 725,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year directly from the plant, which would be sequestered underground permanently by Occidental.

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National Cement Obtains Approval for $250M Kiln Expansion

The Town of Ragland (Ala.) and the St. Clair County Commission both approved National Cement Co. of Alabama’s application and incentives for a $250 million kiln expansion project at its Ragland production plant.

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SBTi Validates LafargeHolcim’s Carbon Emission Targets

The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated LafargeHolcim’s targets to reduce its global carbon emissions. According to SBTi, LafargeHolcim’s targets are adequate and consistent with the global effort to keep temperatures below the 2° C threshold as agreed at the COP21 world climate conference in Paris.

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