CEMEX Awarded DOE Grant for Carbon Capture Development

CEMEX USA has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to research, engineer and develop a pilot for a breakthrough carbon capture unit. The project, anchored to CEMEX’s Victorville, Calif., plant, will also contemplate cost-competitive solutions to completely close the loop on current carbon emissions.

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CEMEX Dominicana to Expand Operations

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CEMEX Dominicana expects to recommission one of its production lines at its plant in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, which could imply a 33% increase in its production capacity in the country. The increase would boost the cement industry’s self-sufficiency, noted the company, and would strengthen CEMEX Dominicana’s position to serve the growth of the construction sector in the…

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Cement Shipments Rise in December, Full Year 2020

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2020 were 7.5 million metric tons (Mt), a 13% increase from shipments in December 2019, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through December totaled 103 Mt, a slight increase from those for the same period in…

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Seebo AI Solution Predicts, Prevents Production Losses

Cement manufacturers suffer, on average, millions of dollars of losses each year due to various process-driven inefficiencies such as kiln throughputs, emissions, clinker quality and ammonia usage. Seebo’s Process-Based Artificial Intelligence solution enables cement manufacturers to identify process-driven inefficiencies in their production processes in order to predict and prevent production losses. 

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HeidelbergCement Reports 2020 Results

HeidelbergCement presented preliminary, unaudited figures for the full year 2020. In a difficult market environment, the result from current operations before depreciation and amortization rose like-for-like by 6% to a record €3.7 billion. Consistent implementation of the company’s COPE action plan led to cash savings of around €1.3 billion.

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