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Alamo Cement Company announced the completion of its new solar power system in San Antonio, Texas, advancing its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and aligning itself with the cement industry’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality. The 45-acre solar panel field (the equivalent of 35 football fields) is estimated to generate up to 15 percent of...
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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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Heidelberg Materials North America announced approximately $8.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, to study the subsurface geology for suitability for the storage of carbon dioxide at its new state-of-the-art cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana. The award, which is managed by the U.S. National...
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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 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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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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Conclusions from various summits, conferences and meetings show that despite unprecedented climate distress, from radical weather changes with regional impact to local phenomena, we are still heading a one-way road towards climate disaster. Pledges are not being kept and solutions remain declarative. CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition – second edition – is announced for October...
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On November 10-11 CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition brought together the most brilliant minds and top experts to find and outline the most effective and high-importance solutions for decarbonizing the cement industry which is responsible for almost 8 % of CO2 emissions. The topics that make the agenda of the biggest Cement and Construction companies...
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Dr.Yianni (Ioannis) Spanos Director of Sustainability, Keo International Consultants    Bio:   Dr. Spanos is a consultant, professional engineer, and sustainability expert with 20 years of experience. Following a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering, he has completed an MSc in European Construction, an MSc in Building Services Engineering, a Ph.D. in Physics of energy...
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