HeidelbergCement Appoints New Communication, Investor Relations Head

Christoph Beumelburg was named director of Group Communication & Investor Relations at HeidelbergCement. He will report to Dr. Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the managing board. The previous head of the function, Andreas Schaller, left to pursue opportunities outside of the organization.

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Vallejo Marine Terminal Drops Cement Plant Appeal

Vallejo Marine Terminal, the development partner for a proposed Orcem Americas cement plant in in Vallejo, Calif., recently withdrew its appeal of a 2017 rejection by the city’s planning commission. According to city manager Greg Nyhoff, VMT’s withdrawal “effectively terminates the proposed project” as the company owned the site on which Orcem wanted to build the plant.

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Inventys Partners with Lafarge, Total on Carbon Capture Project

Inventys announced a project partnership with Lafarge Canada and Total, a major energy company, to develop and demonstrate the first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO₂ from a cement plant while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Project CO₂MENT will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO₂ capture system and a selection of CO₂ utilization technologies at Lafarge Canada’s Richmond, B.C., cement plant over the next four years. 

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PCA Reinstates Geotechnical Group for Water Infrastructure

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the re-establishment of a Geotechnical Group supporting cement-based solutions for water resources to coincide with National Dam Safety Awareness Day (May 31), providing a boost to the technical support available for dam safety nationwide. PCA is the premier concrete resource providing guidance for dam safety officials to help address the complex and expensive problems that plague the nation’s water infrastructure, including dam maintenance and reliability.

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