On 16 September 2021, in the presence of representatives of the local government and public institutions, the foundation stone was ceremonially laid, which symbolically began the construction of a modern rotary kiln for burning clinker.
In response to ever-increasing pressure on the cement and concrete industry for products with a lower carbon footprint, Lafarge in Canada and Holcim in the United States have partnered to launch a North America-wide campaign to raise awareness that environmentally-friendly cement products are a reality.
Regen GGBS (ground granulated blastfurnace slag) – a replacement product for some of the normal Portland cement (PC) content in concrete – can significantly reduce the environmental impact of a project as it cuts the CO2 emissions associated with concrete while helping to conserve natural resources for future generations.
The company has experienced a buoyant increase in the volume of cement sold in H1 2021 at 1875 tons, which is more than the volume sold over the entire year of 2020.
The Hynovi project aims to capture 40% of the carbon emitted by Vicat’s Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant in eastern France. Carbon produced by the plant will be recovered and combined with Hynamics’ low-carbon hydrogen to produce carbon-free methanol.
The company has set ambitious emissions reduction targets and has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Business Ambition for 1.5°C and UNFCCC Race to Zero.
Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim Group and MD & CEO, Ambuja Cements Ltd, shares his perspective on the creation of a more green and sustainable construction sector in India.
The report is an annual account of how the company is building progress for people and the planet in its Nigeria operations while also delivering profit to its shareholders.
Laurent Delade, IBITEK, explains how an end-to-end automated truck and dispatch flow management solution has helped optimise and increase the efficiency of the Aliénor Ciments grinding plant.
The world-renowned architectural firm, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, designed the project to integrate marine and terrestrial nature with architecture and the human world.