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Mitsubishi teams up with OCO to pioneer carbon-negative aggregates

Mitsubishi teams up with OCO to pioneer carbon-negative aggregates

OCO Technology has been selected by Mitsubishi Corporation as the only UK company to be part of its Green Concrete Consortium programme focusing on carbon-negative concrete and aggregate production.

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NI concrete firm set to ramp up production

Tobermore has invested in a new concrete batching plant at its County Londonderry site as part of a £10 million expansion programme.

Minerals sector braced for red diesel tax hike

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to freeze the Aggregates Levy for 2021/22, but expressed disappointment over...

Hanson to decarbonise cement plant through CCS

Hanson UK has joined forces with a consortium that aims to create the world’s first low carbon industrial cluster.

Alba upbeat as gold drill results bear fruit

Alba Mineral Resources has announced a further update to its Clogau-St David’s gold project surface drilling campaign, identifying a new vein system at...

Galantas set to expand blasting at NI gold mine

Galantas has reached a formal agreement with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to enable blasting to take place at its Omagh gold mine.