Cement News: Environmental

01 December 2016

USA: Orcem receives backlash over new plant

Orcem America has said it wants to set up operations in Vallejo, California, opposite the Mare Island peninsula. Under Orcem’s proposal, slag would be brought in from Asia via the Mare Island Strait. Despite the project providing a guaranteed 30 well-paid jobs to an area of economic...

01 December 2016

EU urged to end carbon credits system

Carbon Market Watch is urging EU lawmakers to abolish the carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS) after it was revealed that cement producers took EUR5bn windfall from scheme between 2008 and 2015. The watchdog...

01 December 2016

A TEC commissions its Rocket Mill at Wiener Neustadt

To optimise the production of highly-caloric residue-derived fuels for the cement industry the Austrian company ASA has installed an A TEC’s Rocket Mill ® RM 2.50 double at its treatment plant in Wiener Neustadt. ...

29 November 2016

Irish Cement's tyre burning plans could end up in High Court

The dispute on Irish Cement's plans to burn used tyres at its Castlemungret plant look set to end up in the High Court as residents seek to prevent the implementation of the EUR10m project. Members of Limerick Aga...

Philippines: Taiheiyo contributes to National Greening Programme 25 November 2016

Philippines: Taiheiyo contributes to National Greening Programme

Employees from Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc and Solid Earth Development Corp planted 5350 seedlings across different sites in San Fernando in support of the National Greening Programme (NGP). Taiheiyo Philippin...

22 November 2016

Gaza residents oppose new cement plant

In October 2016 Sanad Construction Industries (SCI) announced the launch of the first phase of a project to build a cement plant in a vacant lot in the West Bank, the first in Palestine. This first phase would see th...

Kenya: Bamburi Cement and Geocycle form partnership 16 November 2016

Kenya: Bamburi Cement and Geocycle form partnership

Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim Group) and a global waste management firm have signed an agreement for alternative fuels. Geocycle will help Bamburi Cement that will see the firm's Kenyan subsidiary Geocycle Kenya inc...

17 November 2016

India: Dalmia Cement commits to 100% renewable power

Dalmia Cement Ltd is the first cement company in India to join RE100, a global collaborative initiative of the world’s most influential companies committed to running their operations with 100 per cent renewable powe...

11 November 2016

USA: Cemex Victorville receives WHC certification

Cemex USA's Victorville cement plant in southern California recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and has received the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its ongoing sustainability, env...

10 November 2016

Irish Cement AF proposal receives backlash

Willie O’Dea, technical director or Fianna Fáil (Irish political party) has accused Irish Cement of “an illegitimate and wrongful attempt” to influence a planning decision after company bosses insinuated that it may ...

10 November 2016

CSI and cement leaders welcome The Paris Agreement's activation

The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November. Members of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) welcomed the news as a key milestone in establishing a stable regulatory framework to enable the business co...

04 November 2016

USA: Roanoke Cement OSHA safety recognition

Roanoke Cement Co’s Richmond site in Virginia, has been awarded admission to US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programme (SHARP). SHARP recognises sma...

03 November 2016

Lafarge Jordan orders 15MW solar plant

Lafarge Cement Jordan's Rashadiya cement works is to reduce production costs by generating some of its electricity by solar power. The cement producer is contracting Adenium Energy Capital to build a solar plant for ...

02 November 2016

Egypt: cement plants to use 15% of waste by 2030

The Ministry of Environment's submitted plan that seeks to encourage the increase in waste used as alternative fuel in cement plants to 15 per cent by 2030 has been approved by Egypt’s cabinet, according to the Minis...

27 October 2016

Uganda: Tororo Cement's trucks to be billed for road damages

Tororo Cement trucks are being asked to foot the bill for damaging roads in Uganda with their heavy loads. More than 40 trucks carrying limestone, pozzolanic rocks and marble from Kosiroi mining site in Karamoja ply...

27 October 2016

USA: Hagerstown plant US$96m upgrade

Holcim (US) has completed a US$96m upgrade on its Hagerstown plant, Maryland. The facility has existed for over 100 years and according John Stull, CEO of US operations for LafargeHolcim, the latest improvements "rea...