Cement consumption in Catalonia grows by 9% annually and exceeds 2 million tons

Cement consumption in Catalonia during the period July 2018 to June 2019 has exceeded 2 million tons - for the first time since 2012 - and grows at an annual rate of 9%. The improvement of the internal market, in any case, isn’t enough for the consolidation of companies, which have a production capacity of [...]

July 29th, 2019|

IECA challenges startups in the development of a digital identity for cement

IECA (Spanish Institute of Cement and its Applications), with the collaboration of the EOI and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, has launched a technological challenge for startups consisting of the development of a digital identity for cement that allows its traceability and the encryption of capabilities and environmental information. Through the associated cement [...]

July 18th, 2019|

The Advisory Council of Aggregates evaluates paradigmatic examples of quarry restoration

The restoration program of quarries of the Generalitat had, during 2018, a total of 445 inspections on 384 extractive activities, according to the report released at the last meeting of the Advisory Council of Aggregates of Catalonia, held in Barcelona on July 10. The Advisory Board, formed by technicians of the Catalan administration from different [...]

July 15th, 2019|

Minister Chacón knows the environmental policies of the sector in her visit to the Montcada factory

The Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia, Maria Àngels Chacón, has seen the Circular Economy model practiced by Catalan cement factories during the visit she made to the Lafarge plant in Moncada i Reixac. This work session on June 28 is part of the Factory Visits Plan promoted by the Autonomous [...]

July 1st, 2019|

The data of the first four-month period predict a change of trend in the market

The cumulative consumption of the first four months of 2019, according to the data estimated by the Cement Barometer, shows a change in trend in the Catalan market, as it has experienced a growth of almost 6% over the same period of 2018. Anyway, this increase does not yet compensate for the falls that the [...]

June 18th, 2019|

The Catalan cement factories prevented in 2017 that 331 thousand tons of waste from the country ended up in the landfill

The energetic use of waste in the cement factories of Catalonia added, in 2017, 203,166 tons. This amount of materials allowed replacing 32.6% of the energy consumed, thus saving the use of fossil fuels, the main causes of global warming and Climate Change. The contribution of Catalan plants to the environment also included the use [...]

June 17th, 2019|

The cement industry, in the path of excellence in environmental management

The Catalan cement industry has reiterated its desire for excellence in environmental management and is positioned as a benchmark in the prevention and control of emissions. Violeta Vargas, of the Technical Services of Ciment Català, presented the results that endorse this commitment during the Technical Conference on the situation of the integrated environmental inspection and [...]

May 27th, 2019|

The taxation of the cement sector, under discussion with the Ministry of Finance and the Directorate General of Taxes

The tax burden on the Catalan cement factories has been the subject of debate at the meeting that representatives of the sector held last April 15 with the Secretary of Finance (and president of the Tax Agency of Catalonia), Marta Espasa, and the Director General of Tributes of the Generalitat, Natàlia Caba. Managers of the [...]

May 23rd, 2019|

Consensus with the Generalitat on the environmental benefits of the energy use of non-recyclable waste

Generalitat and the cement industry coincide in promoting the principles and practices of the Circular Economy as the production methodology that is more respectful with the Environment. This has become clear again in the last meetings held, in which Mercè Rius (General Director of Environmental Quality and Climate Change), Josep Maria Tost (director of the [...]

May 21st, 2019|

Cement consumption picks up in March, favored by the weather

One month of March without rains or without Holy Week has generated a 19.4% increase in cement consumption in Catalonia, according to the advanced data from the Cement Barometer. Despite this high monthly figure, the domestic market only grew by 3.9% during the first quarter of 2019. The changes of recent times do not allow [...]

May 20th, 2019|