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Building China: The Role Of Cement In China's Rapid Development

March 5, 2014 by Robert Wilson
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China and Cement

China produced more cement in the last three years than was produced in the last one hundred years by the United States of America.[read more]

Cement maker first in world to capture CO2 with alga

March 18, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

We all know that making cement is an energy-intensive process, so when carbon prices are introduced in North America it’s going to have a major impact on an industry that quite literally lays at the foundation of our economy. In Ontario, cement maker St. Marys Cement — now part of Brazilian conglomerate Groupo Votorantim – has...[read more]

Cementing a green future

January 19, 2010 by Doris de Guzman

A green noose is slowly closing in on the cement industry, where production currently represent about 5% of global CO2 emissions. Last month, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a road map that calls for strong national policies as well as actions to develop...[read more]

A bit of concrete thinking

August 31, 2009 by David Hone

During my second year at University I worked for two months in a cement plant as part of the “practical experience” element of my chemical engineering studies. This was about 30 years ago and in those days nobody talked about CO2 – I don’t recall any mention of the CO2 footprint of cement or the overall impact of the industry on the...[read more]