Colombia looks to diversify into phosphate

Colombia will tender a phosphate exploration block in September as part of an effort to attract more mining investment and diversify away from coal. Government mining agency ANM will invite international companies to submit bids for nine areas, including copper-bearing areas, with pre-qualification beginning on 9 February. The phosphate block is located in the southeastern department of Huila.

Holcim launches ECO Labels on CO2 reduction of its products

Holcim (Colombia) has introduced ECO Labels on the packaging of Holcim Boyacá Súper Fuerte and Holcim Maestro cement, providing information on CO2 reduction for sustainable products in the Colombian market. In the case of Boyacá Súper Fuerte cement, which is currently the most in demand in the Colombian market, this label will show the consumer that the CO2 reduction is equivalent to 40% and in the case of Maestro cement for masonry, the reduction reaches 50%.