Oxyfuel Tech Fuels Cement Producers’ Carbon Capture Venture

The parent companies of Lehigh Hanson Inc., Buzzi Unicem and National Cement Co. have teamed with a fourth European peer on Cement Innovation for Climate or CI4C, a research corporation investigating the potential of oxygen fuel technology to maximize carbon dioxide capture in portland cement production.

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Cemex Expands Volunteering Commitments for 2020

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. celebrated International Volunteer Day on December 5 by setting a new target in connection with its volunteering commitments for 2020, aligned with the company’s vision of building a better future while contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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North America, Western Europe Lead White Cement Trade

In 2019, Western Europe remained the major white cement exporting region, while North America remained the largest import destination, according to CW Research’s latest “Global White Cement Market and Trade Report.” Western European intra-regional trade accounted for 74% of regional exports, while a much smaller percentage was shipped to North America.

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Cement Producers’ Settle Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Lehigh Cement Co. and Lehigh White Cement Co. have agreed to invest approximately $12 million in pollution control technology at 11 portland cement manufacturing plants in eight states to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice. The settlement will reduce more than 4,555 tons of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 989 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution annually.

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