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Having an “electronic nose” that smells fires before they start is a reality. The international technology patented for fire protection in cement factories helps cement manufacturing companies keep their operations teams and processes safe, while also making sure their costs are optimized. Preventing fires and explosions with modern technology is one of the keys of...
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Heidelberg Materials has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire The SEFA Group, Inc., the largest recycler of harvested fly ash for use in concrete products in the USA The transaction underlines Heidelberg Materials’ industry-leading CO₂ reduction focus providing an immediate step-change to the company’s CO₂ intensity in North America At the same time,...
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CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition 2023 will be held at InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu. This exquisite and chic hotel, located at the heart of the Peninsula of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 is the winner of France’s Leading hotel for 2 years in a row and the Best Hotel for Business...
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CEMEX announced that Volvo Trucks has supplied it with the world’s first fully electric and zero-emission heavy concrete mixer truck at a joint event in Berlin, Germany. The truck is the latest development of an agreement signed between the companies in 2021 to closely collaborate to improve productivity and carbon emissions reductions through the global...
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Heidelberg Materials acquires SER Group, a leading integrated company in the demolition and construction materials recycling business With this acquisition, Heidelberg Materials further expands its circular economy activities in Germany Reuse of building materials and concrete recycling are key to Heidelberg Materials’ strategy and to achieving the company’s ambitious climate targets Heidelberg Materials acquires SER Group, a...
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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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Heidelberg Materials successfully placed its first sustainability-linked bond (ISIN XS2577874782) with an issue volume of €750 million and a term until 2032 via HeidelbergCement AG as part of the €10 billion EMTN programme. The company had already announced the issue of a bond linked to sustainability criteria at its Capital Markets Day 2022. Interest in...
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CEMEX announced the launch of a new range of additives of natural origin, designed for a lower carbon footprint. These additives use natural, renewable, locally sourced raw materials, and can achieve up to 70% lower carbon footprint than petroleum-based additives. Admixtures are added to concrete mixes to strengthen attributes such as strength, malleability, and water...
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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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