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Solidia Technologies enters next phase of R&D project with further support from NETL

Solidia Technologies enters next phase of R&D project with further support from NETL

The US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory provides an additional US$752 000 for the ‘Utilisation of CO2 in High Performance Building and Infrastructure Products’ project.

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Cement news highlights: 27 – 31 October

Cement news highlights: 27 – 31 October

Catch up with the latest news from the international cement industry, from the LafargeHolcim merger to financial results.

Holcim Philippines reports rise in revenue for 3Q14

Holcim Philippines reports rise in revenue for 3Q14

Higher costs related to maintenance activities put a dent in the company’s margins, but net income rose 4.4% and gross revenue was up 18.2% in the quarter.

Ambuja Cements achieves a 46.1% increase in operating EBITDA

Ambuja Cements achieves a 46.1% increase in operating EBITDA

Ambuja Cements Ltd has reported an increase in net sales, operating EBITDA and net profit after tax for the July – September 2014 quarter.

Lucky Cement reports rise in gross profits and net sales

Lucky Cement reports rise in gross profits and net sales

Reporting on its results for the first quarter of its current financial year, Lucky Cement said that local sales grew to 0.965 million t and net sales revenue rose 12.2%.

 

ACC’s quarterly profit soars by 62%

ACC’s quarterly profit soars by 62%

ACC posted a 62% increase in net profit for the quarter ended 30 September 2014, which was attributed to better cost management and improved realisations.

JK Lakshmi Cement reports 197% rise in net profit

JK Lakshmi Cement reports 197% rise in net profit

The company has reported two consecutive quarters of growth, with production and sales both up and operating profit considerably higher than the same period last year.

Michigan DEQ approves Lafarge’s request to burn plastics and shingles

Michigan DEQ approves Lafarge’s request to burn plastics and shingles

The new permit will allow Lafarge to burn approximately 65 000 tpa of plastics and 26 000 tpa of asphalt shingles in kilns with pollution controls at its Alpena plant.

Acquired cement assets contribute US$110 million in net sales to Martin Marietta’s 3Q14 results

Acquired cement assets contribute US$110 million in net sales to Martin Marietta’s 3Q14 results

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. sees consolidated net sales rise to US$917.9 million in 3Q14.

 

Eagle Materials reports record cement sales volumes

Eagle Materials reports record cement sales volumes

Eagle Materials achieved record cement earnings and sales volumes for the quarter ending 30 September 2014.

BOHS praises Health and Safety Executive for focus on occupational hygiene controls

BOHS praises Health and Safety Executive for focus on occupational hygiene controls

The British Occupational Hygiene Society has welcomed measures by the HSE to inspect poor conditions likely to lead to ill health on construction sites.

Infographic: construction dust

Infographic: construction dust

Arco has created an infographic that highlights the health risks posed by construction dust.

Holcim and Cemex announce ‘adapted parameters’ to transaction proposal in Spain

Holcim and Cemex announce ‘adapted parameters’ to transaction proposal in Spain

Rather than combining their operations in Spain as originally announced, Cemex will acquire Holcim’s Gador cement plant and Yeles grinding facility and Holcim will retain its remaining assets in the country.

 

Cemex UK is helping to save the Twite

Cemex UK is helping to save the Twite

The Cemex UK team at Dove Holes quarry is creating a flower-rich meadow to help save the sparrow-like bird.

Industry appointments news

Industry appointments news

The latest industry appointments news from the Concrete Sustainability Hub, Loesche ThermoProzess and Atlas Copco.

EU decides on ambitious 2030 climate energy targets

EU decides on ambitious 2030 climate energy targets

The targets include a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%.

Cemex UK launches Technical Development Programme

Cemex UK launches Technical Development Programme

The company is future-proofing its business by developing the technical managers of the future.

 

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