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・Compact and highly versatile module configuration significantly shortens time required for transport and installation. ・MHI to expand the lineup of compact CO2 capture systems, and establish an integrated customer support package from planning to after-sales service.   Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) received the “Awards for Excellence” at the 2022 Nikkei Excellent Products and Services Awards...
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Acquisition of state of a art fiberglass mat facility in the USA Enhances Holcim’s roofing technology from Malarkey to Elevate Supports expansion in the fast-growing USD 45 billion North American roofing market Holcim acquires a state-of-the-art fiberglass mat facility in Maryland, USA from an affiliate company of Maryland Paper. This transaction expands Holcim’s technology platform...
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A prototype house called BioHome3D has been developed by researchers using 3D printing technology. It was printed using a combination of wood waste and bio-resins, forming a 100% bio-based, recyclable material that can withstand the weather. The company behind it has raised $80 million to develop a research factory where it can figure out how...
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The European Commission and the US administration have recently signed an “administrative agreement on artificial intelligence for the public good” at a virtual ceremony. The agreement was signed in the context of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), launched in 2021 as a permanent platform for transatlantic cooperation across several priority areas, from supply...
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The UN-backed Scientific Assessment Panel to the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances gave us recently an optimistic scenario about the ozone layer – it is on track to recover within four decades. However, the ambitious goal of the cement industry to become climate-neutral by 2050 has to be achieved through digitization – it is...
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Reaching net zero by 2050 requires finding innovative ways to reduce emissions and decarbonize some of the most polluting sectors and industries. Clean hydrogen can be crucial in minimizing climate change impacts, helping decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors that rely on fossil fuels—such as heavy industry, shipping, and air transport—while contributing to food security, economic growth, and...
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 – Interview with Dr. Edelio Bermejo, Holcim’s global head of research and development (R&D) and intellectual property (IP), by Guy Woodford, Aggregates Business editor – The cement and construction industries are among the highest CO2 emissions generators in the world. The cement industry alone accounts for 8% of global emissions, not far behind the agriculture...
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Votorantim Cimentos, a building materials and sustainable solutions company, has revised its decarbonization targets to 475 kg of CO2 per tonne of cement by 2030. Votorantim Cimentos’ new global target is 8.7% lower than the target of 520 kg of CO2 per tonne of cement, previously announced as part of its 2030 Sustainability Commitments. The new scope...
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Double “A” ranking recognizes Holcim’s performance in climate and water security management One of 15 companies in Europe to achieve double A and first company in its sector Third consecutive year on CDP’s “A List” CDP recognizes Holcim’s sustainability leadership with a double “A” ranking for climate and water management. Holcim is one of 15...
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Heidelberg Materials acquires the Mick George Group, which operates more than 40 sites in the UK including major recycling facilities, aggregates quarries, and ready-mixed concrete plants  The company’s fully integrated recycling, quarrying, concrete, and earthmoving business will significantly strengthen Heidelberg Materials’ circular economy activities Recirculation of building materials from production to recycling is key to...
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