Amid volatility in the construction industry and impending financial crisis in Europe, the majority of the top cement companies scored positive results in the first half of the year. Total volume of cement sales is comparable to last year’s first half record, while volumes in aggregates and concrete slumped by seven percent and nine percent, respectively.
Moving past the challenges of alternative fuel usage
With the mounting burden of energy costs, concerns with the long-term availability of fossil fuels, and increasing awareness of greenhouse gas emissions, cement manufacturers are growing more focused on developing and instituting cost-effective alternatives. The hurdles to change have proven challenging, but several are leading the charge in overcoming those roadblocks.