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European Commission aims to lower carbon price by 2030

European Commission aims to lower carbon price by 2030

The energy efficiency framework outlined by the European Commission will lower European carbon prices if not compensated by the implementation of the Market Stability Reserve.

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Eagle Materials reports record 1Q revenues

Eagle Materials reports record 1Q revenues

Eagle Materials has released its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. During this period, cement sales volumes increased by 4% y/y to reach 1.3 million t.

Lafarge Surma Cement signs clinker supply deal with Metrocem

Lafarge Surma Cement signs clinker supply deal with Metrocem

Bangladesh’s only fully integrated cement producer has reportedly signed a supply deal with Metrocem Cement.

Lego-style concrete bricks: a new approach to construction?

Lego-style concrete bricks: a new approach to construction?

Kite Bricks is developing the Smart Brick, made-to-order concrete blocks that fit together in a similar manner to Lego® pieces.

Siam City Cement achieves net profit growth of 19.2% in 1H14

Siam City Cement achieves net profit growth of 19.2% in 1H14

Despite a slower second quarter, Thailand’s second largest cement company saw a 10% increase in sales in the first half leading to net profit of THB3.38 billion.

 

Business and appointments news: Vecoplan, Venture Measurement and Vortex

Business and appointments news: Vecoplan, Venture Measurement and Vortex

Vecoplan and Venture Measurement appoint new Vice Presidents, while Vortex has named Fenix Systems as the company’s exclusive representative in Poland.

Cost model study update: construction of office buildings

Cost model study update: construction of office buildings

MPA The Concrete Centre has published an update to its ‘Office Cost Study’ to include a summary of the revised data, comparing the costs of constructing office buildings with different structural solutions.

Cement industry updates: India and Pakistan

Cement industry updates: India and Pakistan

The demand outlook for FY15 appears more favourable in India, while Pakistani exports to Afghanistan fell by around 9% in July – December of FY14.

Villaluenga de la Sagra cement plant achieved 50% fuel substitution rate in 2013

Villaluenga de la Sagra cement plant achieved 50% fuel substitution rate in 2013

Officials visited Lafarge’s Villaluenga de la Sagra cement plant in Spain this week to learn more about its use of alternative fuels.

 

Adelaide Brighton Cement acquires new quarry

Adelaide Brighton Cement acquires new quarry

The Australian cement company has bought the Penrice limestone quarry located near to its Angaston plant.

Weak Chinese demand offsets market growth for Volvo

Weak Chinese demand offsets market growth for Volvo

Volvo’s sales for 2Q14 fell 9%, as improvements in North America and Europe failed to compensate for weak demand from China.

Holcim breaks ground on Hagerstown modernisation project

Holcim breaks ground on Hagerstown modernisation project

A ceremony took place on 21 July to mark the start of a 2-year, US$95 million modernisation project at Holcim’s Hagerstown cement plant.

UK waste industry reiterates call for circular economy

UK waste industry reiterates call for circular economy

Key figures in the UK waste industry met last week to discuss the issue of waste and recycling.

 

Qatar witnesses a 40% fall in cement demand during Ramadan

Qatar witnesses a 40% fall in cement demand during Ramadan

In Qatar, a decline in cement demand during Ramadan has driven domestic manufacturers to begin conducting plant maintenance work.

Loesche hands over world’s largest slag mill

Loesche hands over world’s largest slag mill

Loesche’s LM 63.3+3 mill attained a new record product rate of 255 tph of blastfurnace slag meal after only a short period of operation in Taiyuan, northern China.

Munson Machinery doubles test lab capabilities

Munson Machinery doubles test lab capabilities

Munson Machinery is expanding its headquarters in Utica, New York, increasing the size of its test lab facility and expanding the site’s assembly area.

New biodiversity management guide launched for the cement and aggregates industry

New biodiversity management guide launched for the cement and aggregates industry

International Union for Conservation of Nature, in collaboration with CEMBUREAU and other partners, has developed the ‘Integrated Biodiversity Management System’ as a guide for cement and aggregates companies.

 

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