Cemex to pilot high temperature electric device for cement kiln phase

Sources: Coolbrook B.V., The Netherlands; Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. is the first cement producer to announce testing of Coolbrook Roto Dynamic Heater (RDH) technology, which uses electric power to attain the 1,500-1,700°C kiln temperatures required to calcine and convert limestone and other raw feeds to clinker. At plant scale, an RDH apparatus…

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PCA offers feds an industry decarbonization reality check

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Federal policy is vital to accelerate deployment of technologies that can curtail industrial sector carbon dioxide emissions, Portland Cement Association contends in response to the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO) “Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities.” 

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Cemex, Holcim, tech giants charter procurement, supply chain coalition

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Holcim AG are First Movers Coalition (FMC) founding members, joining Amazon, Apple and nearly two dozen other major companies to accelerate development of early-stage decarbonization technologies through procurement and supply chain management practices. FMC will work across eight key sectors, seven of which—cement, steel, aluminum, chemicals, shipping, aviation and trucking—account for more than a third…

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Cemex, Holcim, tech giants charter procurement, supply chain coalition

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; Holcim AG, Zug, Switzerland; CP staff Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Holcim AG are founding members of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), joining Amazon, Apple and nearly two dozen other major companies to accelerate development of early-stage decarbonization technologies through procurement and supply chain management practices. FMC will work across eight key sectors,…

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Cemex, BP to explore low carbon power and transportation, energy efficiency

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff In the latest move toward delivering net-zero carbon dioxide concrete by 2050, Cemex has entered a memorandum of understanding with energy giant bp to develop solutions to decarbonize cement production and transportation. Potential measures may include low-carbon power or transport, energy efficiency, natural carbon offsets or carbon capture utilization and storage…

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Forum supplies policymakers tools to cut embodied carbon in new construction

The University of Washington-hosted Carbon Leadership Forum focused on an array of resources to support development of federal, state or local policies on embodied carbon in construction specifications and projects. Capping 2020 efforts earlier this year, it released the Embodied Carbon Policy Toolkit, offering public officials and industry professionals a carefully designed package to guide decarbonization efforts from Main Street…

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Institute scribes Energy Conservation Code language for net-zero buildings

Source: New Buildings Institute, Portland, Ore.  The New Buildings Institute presents its just-released Building Decarbonization Code as a groundbreaking tool for delivering carbon neutral performance and 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) overlay. NBI aims to help states and cities working to mitigate carbon resulting from energy use in the built environment, which accounts for 39 percent of U.S. greenhouse…

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