Cement Shipments Flat in July

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2022 were an estimated 9.6 million metric tons (Mt), essentially unchanged from shipments in July 2021, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Shipments for the year through July totaled an estimated 62.0 Mt, an increase of 3.3% from those for the same…

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Purified Slag Product Tested as Cement Alternative

Finnish company Betolar is exploring the possibility of using slag that is purified from vanadium, which could replace more than 10% of the cement used in Finland. Betolar is investigating the utilization of slag from the steel industry in the production of cement-free concrete. Betolar does not produce concrete itself, but using the Geoprime solution developed by the company, concrete…

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CEMEX Implements Hydrogen Technology in Dominican Republic

CEMEX has confirmed that it is implementing hydrogen technology at its cement plant in San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic. The project is part of the “Future in Action” program, which seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Currently, the use of CEMEX’s hydrogen technology includes injection into furnaces to optimize the combustion process and thus increase the…

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Siam Cement Group, Rondo Energy Announce Investment, Plan Partnership 

Siam Cement Group has invested in Rondo Energy, joining decarbonization investment leaders Energy Impact Partners and Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Rondo and SCG will be collaborating under a letter of intent to develop and expand the use of Rondo’s Heat Battery (RHB) technology.  The RHB can deliver deep decarbonization when applied across SCG’s lines of business including cement, chemicals,…

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