Environmental

09 February 2016

Oil prices tumble, demand rises

As the oil market is supplied with considerable volumes from US shale oil to ramped up production in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, oil prices have tumbled in the past six months. On the back of price falls, demand for oil has increased. Real Brent crude oil prices are hitting bottom prices...

29 January 2016

Spain: Cemex Lloseta sees 13,730t CO2 reduction

Cemex’s Lloseta plant in Spain reduced its CO 2 emissions by 13,730t in 2015, the company announced on the occasion of the UN World Day for Carbon Emissions Reduction, which took place on 28 January 2015. Reduc...

21 January 2016

Bestway Cement recognised for sustainability endeavours

Bestway Cement, together with its newly-acquired Pakcem unit, was honoured for its efforts in contributing to sustainable development, when it received four awards at an award ceremony held in Islamabad, Pakistan. B...

14 January 2016

BLA releases fifth sustainable development report

The British Lime Association (BLA) has released its fifth sustainable development report which presents the industry's progress in 2014. The report features case studies from member companies detailing a range of i...

14 January 2016

Groundbreaking for MBT resource recovery facility, USA

Entsorga West Virginia announced the groundbreaking of the US’s first resource recovery facility utilising Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). The state-of-the-art waste-to-solid fuel plant will be located in Mart...

08 January 2016

Germany's environmental advances

The recently-published "Environmental data of the German Cement Industry 2014" highlights efforts made by the German cement industry to make production as resource-efficient as possible and to further reduce emission...

06 January 2016

Philippines: Apo Cement Corp recognised for environmental stewardship

Apo Cement Corp, a subsidiary of the Cemex Philippines, was recently recognised for its environmental stewardship, health and safety, and community development achievements. The Apo team received the awards from th...

05 January 2016

USA: Lehigh Cement welcomes Energy Star certificates

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Lehigh Hanson has announced that several of its plants have achieved the EPA’s ENERGY STAR ® certification for 2015. Lehigh’s cement plants in Leeds (AL), Union Bridge (MD) and Glen Fall...

24 December 2015

Canada: climate agenda presents economic opportunity

Canada has seen a real softening in its cement market with major cement companies seeing an annual fall of 15-16 per cent, according to Michael McSweeney, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC). ...

18 December 2015

Joule and HeidelbergCement announce partnership

Joule, pioneers in the production of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, and HeidelbergCement have announced a partnership designed to explore application of Joule's technology to mitigate carbon emissions in cement ma...

25 January 2016

Unlocking emission reduction potential

As the world waits for the outcome of the COP21 talks in Paris, the cement industry has called for long-term policy certainty to unlock the industry's emissions reduction potential. The Cement Sustainability Initia...

10 December 2015

Cemex presents new conservation book

Cemex has released a new conservation book entitled “Earth’s Legacy: Natural World Heritage,” the third edition of its Nature Series. "This new book combines photography with expressive prose to enhance the reader’s ...

09 December 2015

USA: Essroc’s Energy Star cement plants

Essroc’s Martinsburg and Nazareth cement operations, have for the second year in a row, earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification. This endorsement signifies that the industr...

09 December 2015

Chile: Cemento Polpaico's photovoltaic park gets environmental green light

Chile's environmental authorities have approved a plan of local cement maker Cemento Polpaico SA  for the construction of a 23.5-MW photovoltaic (PV) park as part of the central system SIC. The approval, published o...

09 December 2015

WBCSD: Cement industry leaders announce plans to reduce their emissions by 20-25% by 2030

Today, at COP21 in Paris, the cement industry will reaffirm its commitment to help tackle climate change, releasing a set of action plans aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 1Gt by 2030 compared to business as usua...

08 December 2015

New shredding operation boosts SRF production capabilities in South Korea

A new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) production facility is now fully operational in Wonju city, South Korea, thanks to global shredding firm UNTHA and local partner PERITUS.   Korean waste management specialist Zion has...