Environmental

24 March 2014

Zimbabwe: Chinese-Zimbabwean joint venture invests in clean technology

Zimbabwe will soon have a modernised cement facility producing 0.2Mta with improved environmental performance. The Chinese-Zimbabwean joint venture is on track to complete a modernisation project that will cost the Chinese shareholder US$5m. The plant, which started operation in 200...

12 March 2014

Dangote launches 52.5 grade to Nigerian market

Dangote Cement yesterday launched its 52.5 grade cement to the Nigerian market. The African cement major said at a press briefing it has recalibrated all three of its Nigerian plants (Ibese, Gboko and Obajana) to pro...

12 February 2014

Cemex in tyre agreement with General Motors

Cemex has reached an agreement with General Motors (GM) of Mexico to use non-recyclable waste from the carmaker’s manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosí in its kilns. In exchange for the waste, Cemex will power GM’...

11 February 2014

Lafarge Volos sets up novel wastewater partnership, Greece

Lafarge's Volos cement plant in Greece has set up a novel partnership with a local drinks company, allowing it to reuse the company's wastewater in the cement producer’s industrial process. The Volos plant has conn...

06 February 2014

UK carbon capture potential to 2013

Pursuing CCS technology in the UK could create a new industry worth GBP15bn-GBP35bn by 2030, employing tens of thousands of people. It could also eventually cut energy bills and safeguard jobs in energy-intensive in...

06 February 2014

CeMAP recognised for sustainability efforts

The Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has been recognised for its sustainable development initiatives, beating 38 other industry organisations in the Sustainable Development Initiatives Rec...

22 January 2014

Phase 2 of Najran WHR trial operations to continue to end-April

Najran Cement has said trial operations of a second phase of its waste heat recovery plant are expected to continue to the end of April, the Saudi-based producer said in a bourse statement. The company launched phas...

31 December 2013

Holcim Philippines, lnc. scoops environmental award

Holcim Philippines, Inc. received eight awards at the Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANSMEC) Awards Nights, including the highest honour for excellence in environmental management, safety and...

20 December 2013

China: new Guangdong carbon market sees lively trade

The largest carbon market in China began yesterday with cement firms eager to take part in early deals. Anhui Hailuo bought 20,000 carbon permits from the new energy arm of power producer Huadian Energy Co. Debut tra...

19 December 2013

UK: Cemex quarry expansion gets go-ahead despite opposition

Cemex UK faces opposition to its plans to extend its Hyndford Quarry into a zone surrounding New Lanark, near the picturesque Falls of Clyde, Scotland. Campaigners opposed to plans to build a quarry next to the World...

19 December 2013

USA: Union Bridge plant earns EPA ENERGY STAR® Certification

Lehigh Hanson Inc's plant in Union Bridge, MD, has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the facility performs in the top 25 per cent of cem...

16 December 2013

Indocement’s Palimanan plant wins Gold PROPER rating

PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa has once again been awarded a Gold Rating by the government’s Pollution Control, Evaluation and Rating (PROPER) programme, for environmental achievements at its Palimanan factory in Ind...

13 December 2013

Australia: Kandos Cement plant set to be dismantled

An application to demolish parts of the Kandos Cement Works will be considered at Mid-Western Regional Council’s meeting next Wednesday. The demolition would allow for the future use of the site, although some struct...

12 December 2013

US September shipments up 14% YoY

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in September 2013 were 7.9Mt, up by 14 per cent in September 2012, latest data from the USGS shows. Shipments for the year through S...

29 November 2013

Guangdong to launch carbon permits market

Guangdong, a heavily industrialised province in China, plans to launch a carbon emission trading scheme next month, which will be the world's second largest after the EU. The scheme to be launched in Guangdong, Chi...

28 November 2013

Wildlife Habitat Council recognises Roanoke Cement for corporate conservation efforts, USA

Employees at Titan America, LLC's Roanoke Cement Company received international recognition for their contributions to conservation education at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 25th Annual Symposium, Celebrating...