Environment Articles

06 March 2017

Places of discovery

Whitehopelman explains how cement producers can benefit from quarries with archaeological finds.

09 February 2017

Gaining in strength

As cement companies aim to lower their carbon footprint by reducing the clinker factor in their final product, clinker substitution features high on the agenda. The use of silica fume and rice husk ash provide option...

16 January 2017

Alternative ambitions

LafargeHolcim is delivering on its 2030 Plan to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and increasing its usage of waste derived alternative fuels to lower its CO2 emissions by 40 per cent on its 1990 baseline.

12 December 2016

Going alternative in Japan

Sumitomo Osaka Cement has modified its Ako plant to meet the need to burn a variety of alternative fuels.

From gas to garbage 08 November 2016

From gas to garbage

The IFC reports on the potential to increase alternative fuel collection and usage in Egypt.

19 October 2016

Benchmarking energy

The US Environmental Protection Agency outlines its ENERGY STAR programme as an energy benchmark and the progress made by Cemex US to manage its energy performance.

Visible cracks 10 October 2016

Visible cracks

CDP reports on cement company performances across a range of environmental and sustainable indicators to see where cement producers need to improve.

26 September 2016

SPL: lessons learned

Sintef looks at the potential for co-processing in the cement industry with spent lot lining.

16 September 2016

Ignore FSI potential at your peril

Dekra Insight outlines why any potential for serious injury is something that cannot be ignored by cement plants.

31 August 2016

Best practice in karst mining

The high biodiversity and ecological sensitivity of karst areas presents additional challenges in terms of sustainable mining practices to cement producers as they mine for the limestone required by their production ...

25 July 2016

Raw MSW gasification at Conch Tongling Cement

To enable Conch Tongling Cement to burn a higher rate of alternative fuels, an integrated gasification system was installed and duly tested. The system converts organic or fossil fuel-derived carbonaceous materials i...

20 July 2016

Carbon capture breakthrough

The Low Emissions and Intensity Lime and Cement Consortium oversees trials to capture CO2 at HeidelbergCement's Lixhe plant in Belgium.

11 July 2016

Next-generation cement carriers

The first LNG/MGO-fuelled cement carrier is launched.

08 June 2016

Future-proofing fuel management

Saxlund works towards sustainable waste fuel handling in cement production.

08 June 2016

The SEACON project

The SEACON project is a new research initiative into the production of an innovative concrete, containing high-chloride constituents (ie, cement, water and aggregates) in combination with non-corrosive reinforcement....

25 May 2016

California’s changing climate

King & Spalding show how California is leading the way in legislation to mitigate climate change.