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ASTM International launches new brand identity

ASTM International launches new brand identity

Under the motto ‘Helping our world work better’, the international standards organisation has launched its new brand identity.

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UKMF releases 'Future Minerals Scenarios for the UK' report

UKMF releases 'Future Minerals Scenarios for the UK' report

The UK Minerals Forum Working Group has published a report that examines how a stable and secure supply of minerals can be achieved in order to support the region’s population and economy to 2050.

China: cement production fell by 2.2% y/y in September 2014

China: cement production fell by 2.2% y/y in September 2014

The National Bureau of Statistics of China has revealed that cement production decreased by 2.2% y/y to 224.15 million t in September 2014.

Fan upgrade for Hanson Cement’s Purfleet plant

Fan upgrade for Hanson Cement’s Purfleet plant

Siemens integrated drive system reduces energy consumption and carbon footprint.

HECLOT can achieve a CO2 capture rate of up to 90% says ITRI

HECLOT can achieve a CO2 capture rate of up to 90% says ITRI

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has revealed that its High Efficiency Calcium Looping Technology (HECLOT) can achieve a carbon capture rate of up to 90%.

 

Nevyanskiy Cementnik increased cement output in September

Nevyanskiy Cementnik increased cement output in September

Nevyanskiy Cementnik recorded a 1% y/y increase in clinker output and a 5% y/y rise in cement output in September 2014, compared to September 2013.

KKR’s Green Portfolio Program cuts GHG emissions by 2.3 million t

KKR’s Green Portfolio Program cuts GHG emissions by 2.3 million t

Private equity portfolio companies participating in KKR’s Green Portfolio Program saved over 27 million m3 of water and recycled 1.6 million t of waste between 2008 and 2013.

Semen Indonesia reveals new expansion plans

Semen Indonesia reveals new expansion plans

According to reports, Semen Indonesia is planning to construct new cement facilities in Aceh, Sulawesi and Kalimantan, in addition to setting up a plant in Papua.

Savannah Cement looks to Rwanda and Burundi

Savannah Cement looks to Rwanda and Burundi

The Kenyan cement company is planning to expand its reach in the East Africa region.

 

Ceremony in Beirut celebrates winners of the Africa and Middle East edition of the Holcim Awards 2014

Ceremony in Beirut celebrates winners of the Africa and Middle East edition of the Holcim Awards 2014

Twelve projects across nine countries in Africa and the Middle were recognised for their contribution to sustainable construction by the Holcim Awards 2014.

TCL Group announces results for January – September 2014

TCL Group announces results for January – September 2014

The TCL Group achieved a 6.5% rise in revenue in the first nine months of 2014.

Aditya Birla reportedly bids for Holcim assets in Brazil and Philippines

Aditya Birla reportedly bids for Holcim assets in Brazil and Philippines

Indian media is reporting that the Aditya Birla group has bid for around US$1.5 billion of Holcim assets in Brazil and the Philippines being divested as part of the merger with Lafarge.

Cement and clinker statistics: Canary Islands, Spain, Morocco

Cement and clinker statistics: Canary Islands, Spain, Morocco

Sales of cement increased by 13.1% y/y in Lanzarote in January – September 2014 but fell by 5.73% y/y in the same period in Morocco.

 

Dangote Cement gets 5-year quarry license in Cameroon

Dangote Cement gets 5-year quarry license in Cameroon

The pozzolan quarry will support the company’s new 1 million tpa cement plant in Douala.

Modi government straightens out coal block allocation

Modi government straightens out coal block allocation

The new government in India has announced a new blueprint for coal block allocation following the Supreme Court decision earlier this year to cancel allocations made between 1993 and 2010.

ThyssenKrupp secures another order with Al Sawfa Cement

ThyssenKrupp secures another order with Al Sawfa Cement

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has received an order from Al Sawfa Cement Company, Saudi Arabia, for the construction of a complete cement production line.

Construction Products Association forecasts five years of growth

Construction Products Association forecasts five years of growth

According to the latest Construction Products Association Autumn Forecasts, the UK construction industry will grow 23% by the end of 2018.

 

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