Phil Kerton investigates the EU Environmental Trading Scheme from 2008-11 and looks at the recent performance of the main European producers in this area, plus likely changes to permit allocation levels in Phase III.
Spenner Zement looks to limit its kiln gas emissions with Enotec’s Continuous Emissions Monitoring technology.
Titan’s Zlatna Panega plant in Bulgaria has been reaping the rewards of its advanced alternative fuels programme.
The Cement Sustainability Initiative has launched its 2012 Progress Report which reviews sustainability targets.
Holcim’s Corporate Development Sustainability Report 2011 sets new sustainability targets for the Swiss major.
Phil Kerton looks at the CSI’s plans to record a cement plant database for emissions and energy consumption.
Tony Whitten explores a way forward in protecting biodiversity in and around limestone quarries.
Reiner Härdtl reviews the strengths and merits of CEM X multi-component cements, which incorporate more than one addition to cement clinker to reduce CO2 and overall clinker content.
Ducon Technologies describes how US cement plants can best ensure that they are MACT compliant.
Lafarge has introduced its industrial ecology strategy to its Iraqi plants and is now improving waste management. Oil waste and municipal waste are two areas where Lafarge expects to make headway.
OPC is seeing rivals that can be manufactured with less CO2, Celitement is one such product.
An update on the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme as Phase II draws to a close.
ICR looks at how the majors are reducing their environmental impact.
As the EPA introduces more stringent legislation, ICR considers the impact on cement manufacture.