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

March 5, 2014 by Robert Wilson

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]