The collaboration follows a pilot phase started in 2016 which saw a joint team of Air Liquide and Solidia Technologies experts industrialise the Solidia ConcreteTM, which uses carbon dioxide (CO2) to cure concrete.The combination of the consumption of CO2 during curing, and lowered carbon emissions achieved in the production of low-energy Solidia ConcreteTM that is used to bind the concrete, results in an up to 70% reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional concrete, according to the major industrial gases company.As part of the partnership, Air Liquide is Solidia’s preferred supplier of CO2 and the equipment used for its injection.In the US, where sales of Solidia Concrete have been launched, Airgas, an Air Liquide company, supplies the carbon dioxide recovered and purified from CO2 emitted by other industries.Matthieu Giard, Vice President and Executive Committee Member of Air Liquide Group, supervising the Industrial Merchant business line, said, “We are pleased with our collaboration with Solidia Technologies. Based on an innovative use of CO2, this technology represents a particularly interesting solution to reduce the carbon footprint of precast concrete. This partnership is totally in line with our climate objectives which are the most ambitious of our sector. It is also characteristic of our approach: to reach our climate objectives, we work on our own assets, we develop solutions for our clients and we also adopt a strategy to partner with ecosystems so as to extend and amplify the impact of our actions in favor of the environment.”Tom Schuler, President and CEO of Solidia Technologies, added, “Air Liquide’s expertise has been a critical element in the development of our CO2 curing technology and the delivery of higher performance, lower environmental footprint concrete.”
Morocco seizes 1.63 tons of cannabis The city of Agadir, Central Morocco./Morocco World News A cannabis plantation near Ketama, in Morocco’s Rif mountains. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)Moroccan police seized 4.85 tons of cannabis near the western city of Agadir, official radio reported on Monday.The banned substance was concealed in a shipment of watermelon inside two pickup trucks, it said, adding that the operation occurred on Sunday night in the town of Ait Melloul near Agadir.One person was arrested for suspected links to a criminal drug trafficking network, and many material were seized including an important sum of money, it added.Despite efforts to crack down on cannabis cultivation during the past decade, Morocco remains one of the world’s largest producers of the narcotic plant, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.Moroccan security services have seized a total of 179,657 kg of cannabis in 2019, according to official statistics.Related Morocco seizes 1.48 tons of cannabis 2.23 tons of cannabis seized in southwestern Morocco
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook The stories in Tuesday’s newspapers involving the area’s clubs…The Daily Mail reports that Fulham are set to open contract talks with Ryan Sessegnon – and that Whites players are backing Slavisa Jokanovic.It follows reports that head coach Jokanovic is under pressure following Fulham’s poor results and in particular their dismal defending. AdChoices广告The Mail say a source has indicated that the squad believe Jokanovic is the man to turn their season around.Sessegnon, meanwhile, will be offered an improved deal in an attempt to cement his long-term future at Craven Cottage.Slavisa Jokanovic has insisted on a brand of attacking football. [Picture: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire]There are more reports that Chelsea plan to sign a striker when the transfer window reopens in January.The Mail say Chelsea’s hierarchy are prepared to back head coach Maurizio Sarri after his impressive start by bringing in a forward.Again, Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, who has been touted for a move to Stamford Bridge during successive transfer windows, is said to be top of the wanted list.However, amid reports that Icardi has a release clause of £97.5m and that Inter are determined to keep him, Poland international Krzysztof Piatek of Genoa “is shaping up as a more realistic mid-season target” after impressing for Genoa, the Mail say.Napoli are also said to be keen on Piatek, 23, and are supposedly prepared to pay £30m.Chelsea remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri. [Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire]The Sun run a similar story, again declaring that Chelsea have lost patience with Alvaro Morata and want to sign a striker.Icardi “tops the list”, The Sun say, with Patrick Cutrone “a cheaper alternative” – AC Milan’s Cutrone has also recently been linked with a move to SW6.The Daily Mirror believe ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the leading candidate to take over from under-pressure coach Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid and that this could be a barrier to Real signing Blues star Eden Hazard given that he and Conte had an uneasy relationship during the Italian’s time at Stamford Bridge.And The Sun have picked up on reports in Italy that Chelsea have sent scouts to watch AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli.
Newly-elected Hall of Fame linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher will be followed to Canton by their former teams as the Ravens will play the Chicago Bears in the 2018 Hall of Fame Game.As many speculated with Lewis being a headliner inductee, the Ravens will participate in the annual exhibition game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 2. The 8 p.m. kickoff will mark the first time in team history that the Ravens will play in the Hall of Fame Game.Lewis, Urlacher, and the rest of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be enshrined on Saturday, Aug. 4 with a significant contingent of Ravens fans expected to be in attendance.Tuesday’s announcement means John Harbaugh’s team will play five preseason games this summer instead of the traditional four and will be permitted to start training camp as early as July 18, a week earlier than normal. Despite the benefit of extra practice time, participating teams usually proceed with great caution in the Hall of Fame Game by resting most of their prominent players as Dallas and Arizona each held out upwards of 30 players in last year’s contest.The Bears will be playing in the Hall of Fame Game for a record-tying fifth time and are coming off a 5-11 campaign that included a 27-24 upset victory over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium last October. Four of Chicago’s five victories last season came in a clean sweep of the AFC North.Those interested in joining WNST.net for Ray Lewis’ Hall of Fame induction in Canton can sign up for our various trip options HERE.