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The Colombian Superintendent of Industry and Commerce (SIC) ratified sanctions that were imposed in December on Cementos Argos, Holcim Colombia and Cemex Colombia, for price cartelization that took place between 2010-2012, reported El Tiempo. The cement producers were fined a combined $71.6...
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PCA Energy and Environment Awards

The Roanoke Cement Co. Troutville cement plant in Troutville, Va., received the Overall Environmental Excellence Award from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine as part of the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment...

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Infrastructure The Portland Cement Association (PCA) issued the following statement in response to publication of the American Council for Capital...
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Babcock & Wilcox’s (B&W) electrostatic precipitator (ESP) technologies deliver maximum particulate removal efficiency with proven reliability and reduced operating and maintenance costs. Engineered upgrades, quality components and replacement parts, and aftermarket services help keep existing ESPs...
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Lafarge, Solidia Technologies Work to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Lafarge signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. start-up Solidia Technologies to industrialize an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete. The technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process, and involves the capture of CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing. Overall, CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 70 percent.

As part of the agreement, Lafarge will work with Solidia to demonstrate feasibility of commercial-scale production in the first half of 2014. The two companies will collaborate to market the technology as a new solution for the precast sector.

This partnership illustrates Lafarge’s commitment to bring to the market innovative solutions contributing to building better cities. Lafarge Research Center, the world’s leading research facility in building materials, holds a portfolio of more than 1,000 patents, which has tripled since 2005.

The company has been working for over 20 years to reduce its environmental footprint and in particular, its CO2 emissions. These have been reduced by nearly 25 percent per ton of cement since 1990.

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