Continental Cement’s Davenport Plant Moves to PLC

Continental Cement Co., a subsidiary of Summit Materials, converted 100% of its annual production at its Davenport, Iowa, plant to portland-limestone cement. In 2021, the plant produced 1.1 million tons of cement. “Continental Cement has been working with our customers and specifiers to commercialize portland-limestone cement in all of our markets, and we are delighted that PLC adoption has progressed…

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Holcim US Moves Illinois Plant to OneCem

Following its recent rebrand and continuing its commitment to building progress for people and the planet, Holcim US transitioned its Joppa cement plant in Grand Chain, Ill., to OneCem portland-limestone cement (PLC) production.  The announcement follows the successful transitions to the lower CO2-intensive product at its Texas, Missouri and Michigan facilities. “As a leader in our industry, it’s our responsibility…

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CEMEX to Turn CO2 Into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

CEMEX continues its path to a net-zero future by joining forces with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company ENERTRAG in a milestone project that will combine CO2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.  The project is part of CEMEX’s Future in Action program to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a circular economy.…

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Buzzi Unicem, Alamo Cement Move Toward PLC Production

In keeping with their commitment to the environment and the Portland Cement Association’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality goals, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Co. will transition from ASTM C150 Types I and II portland cement production to ASTM C595 Type IL, or portland-limestone cement. CEO Massimo Toso said the companies will implement the full conversion by the end of…

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Cement Shipments Rise 5.4% in December

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in December 2021 were an estimated 8.0 million metric tons (Mt), a 5.4% increase from shipments in December 2020, according to the latest USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through December totaled an estimated 107 Mt, a 4.2% increase from those in…

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CEMEX, HeidelbergCement Hailed as ‘Supplier Engagement Leaders’

Following the 2021 global score release, the environmental non-profit organization CDP has listed CEMEX and HeidelbergCement as two of the globally leading companies in its Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) published last month.  The SER evaluates scope 3 emission objectives, company efforts to engage suppliers on climate action, and close monitoring of supply chain, based on CDP’s climate change questionnaire. The…

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Holcim Partners on Cement-based Energy Storage Solution

Holcim is working together with French engineering school INSA Lyon and French utility company ENGIE’s Corporate Research Center, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, to develop a breakthrough energy storage technology that will serve as an alternative to batteries.  The solution is based on cement hydration, storing heat as energy and releasing it when needed in an infinitely repeatable cycle. This next-generation approach…

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