The second wave of the pandemic causes cement production and consumption to fall even more

The restrictions on economic activities derived from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic have caused a new drop in the Production (-3.9%) and Consumption (-5.3%) volumes of cement in Catalonia. These negative figures are added to the accumulated losses since last March, and place the interannual index (the accumulated index of the last 12 [...]

January 14th, 2021|

Coincidence with Generalitat to support energy replacement initiatives

Generalitat of Catalonia offers its support to the projects of the Catalan cement industry related to energy recovery. In a meeting between the Secretary for Business and Competitiveness, Joaquim Ferrer i Tamayo, and a delegation headed by the president of Ciment Català, Salvador Fernández Capo, both parties agreed on the diagnosis that the energy use [...]

December 24th, 2020|

Ciment Català makes contributions to the Circular Economy Roadmap in Catalonia

As a relevant economic actor, also due to its experience in the construction sector, Ciment Català has intervened during the month of December in two of the sessions of the participatory process that the Generalitat has launched to prepare the Roadmap of the Economy Circular in Catalonia (FREC). The project should accelerate the transformation of [...]

December 22nd, 2020|

Unions and employers evaluate the results of the sustainable use of resources in cement plants

The Autonomous Committee for the monitoring of the agreement on the sustainable use of resources in Catalonia (CASA Cataluña), in its telematic meeting on December 2, evaluated the situation of the recovery of waste in the cement factories of Catalonia that, therefore, refers to energy substitution, it exceeded 40% during 2019. In this sense, it [...]

December 11th, 2020|

The Aggregates Advisory Council cools the sector’s recovery expectations

The Advisory Council of Arid of Catalonia foresees difficulties in the recovery of the activity rates associated with the sector due to the health emergency of Covid-19. At its last meeting (held in November), this working group discussed the situation of mining operations in Catalonia and their environmental impact, and analyzed demand and future prospects. [...]

December 10th, 2020|

Ciment Català participates in the presentation session of the ‘Hotspot Catalonia 2021’, the summit of experts in circular economy

In defense of the principles of saving and reusing resources of its associated companies, Ciment Català has been part of the introductory session of the CE Hotspot Catalonia, the event that will bring together experts from around the world in circular economy in Barcelona next year. The event held on November 19 gathered more than [...]

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Generalitat ratifies that the sector has fulfilled 100% the environmental objectives related to emissions

The last meeting of the Voluntary Agreement for the efficiency in the use of resources, and the transition towards a Circular Economy of the Catalan cement industry, held between Ciment Català and the Department of Territory and Sustainability of Generalitat on November 11, has demonstrated the absolute compliance with the environmental objectives in terms of [...]

November 26th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Uncertainty grips the Catalan cement market: production, consumption and exports have fallen in the last year

The fall in economic activity as a result of the restrictions decreed by public administrations in the framework of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic punishes the cement industry. The Catalan market statistics for the month of October, although provisional, confirm a negative evolution of all the indicators. In the accumulated of the last 12 [...]

November 23rd, 2020|Tags: , |

Cement consumption in Catalonia normalizes in September but still accumulates a decrease of 13% during 2020

Cement consumption in Catalonia during 2020 (January to September) has decreased by 13% compared to the same period in 2019, mainly as consequence of the fall in economic activity due to Covid-19. However, the data for September indicate a certain normalization of the domestic market, which has been maintained, with a slight increase of 1.6% [...]

November 12th, 2020|Tags: , |

The Catalan cement companies carry out analyzes to evaluate the use of Residual Organic Matter from Ecoparques

The cement factories are conducting preliminary analyzes to assess the feasibility of carrying out industrial tests on the possible future material and energy recovery of the organic rejection fraction from the remaining fraction that reaches Ecoparcs (Residual Organic Matter) biosecrated. The project is part of the set of environmental policies of the cement industry and [...]

November 9th, 2020|Tags: , , |