JK Lakshmi Cement, TARA to begin limestone calcined clay production
JK Lakshmi Cement to tie up with the Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA) to integrate calcined clay technology into its operations to begin the production of limestone calcined clay cement (LC3).The producer told the media that this type of composite cement decreases the product’s clinker factor by 50% and its carbon footprint by 40%.JK Lakshmi Cement told the media that this collaboration will be a game-changer for the cement industry, giving impetus to its efforts in combating climate change, mitigating emissions, and bringing a holistic transformation in the surrounding communities to form sustainable livelihoods in large numbers.JK Lakshmi Cement has partnered with the Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), India, with the signing of a long-term memorandum of understanding (MoU) to introduce the decarbonisation process in cement production.The partnership is aimed at the cement producer’s target of carbon neutrality by 2047 via the Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) and other technologies production.
Thyssenkrupp Polysius wins orders in Vietnam
ThyssenKrupp Polysius’ Asia Pacific division has secured an order for two Polflame-type main burners for an unnamed cement plant. The equipment supplier has highlighted the ability of its burner product to cope with low-grade coal and support high alternative fuel substitution rates as key selling factors. The order follows the purchase of an Impact Crusher by the same customer previously.
Lafarge Canada to donate to wild salmon project
Lafarge Canada has announced a five-year in-kind donation with the Nicomekl Enhancement Society (NES) in British Columbia. The agreement will see the building materials producer donate around US$15,000/yr in aggregates, concrete and labour to enhance the sustainability of the wild Pacific salmon population and ecosystem within the coastal area of the Nicomekl River.
Holcim divests Holcim Russia
Holcim has agreed to sell its Russian business to its local management. When the transaction is completed, the business will continue to operate under different branding. Holcim says that it remains committed to supporting Holcim Russia’s employees and ensuring an orderly transfer for its customers. DGAP Corporate News has reported that Holcim deconsolidated the subsidiary in March 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The company’s statement said, “Holcim’s Board of Directors expresses its heartfelt concern about the tragic human suffering in the region, and is fully committed to supporting affected people, families and communities. The Board of Directors thanks all Holcim colleagues who are mobilising around the world alongside local NGOs to provide shelter, essential goods and medical supplies, as well as volunteering their time.”