Cement News: Environmental

23 September 2016

USA: concerns over plant location near school

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has raised concerns over the location of a cement plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as is it situated across from a school. It is reported that dozens of mixing trucks pull into the site every day, stirring dust into th...

23 September 2016

India: Ramco mine expansion dispute

A public hearing convened to discuss the expansion of a limestone mine belonging to a private cement plant owned by Ramco Cement in Sendurai, Tamil Nadu, was interrupted by attendees protesting the plans. Police remo...

22 September 2016

Italy: Monselice cement plant to burn SRF

The 0.7Mta capacity Monselice cement plant (Cementizillo group), in Padova, Italy, has received so the authorisation to substitute 50 per cent of its petcoke firing with solid secondary refuse-derived fuel (SRF) La...

20 September 2016

EU reaches agreement on stricter air pollution limits

The European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a directive to reduce emissions of air pollutants on 30 June 2016. The new National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD) sets stric...

CSI: trend of continuous decline in CO2 emissions by cement industry 19 September 2016

CSI: trend of continuous decline in CO2 emissions by cement industry

The Cement Sustainability Initiative’s (CSI) recently-published “Getting The Numbers Right” (GNR) report for 2014 has identified a trend of continuous reduction in CO2 emissions by the cement industry over the last d...

16 September 2016

Malaysia: Lafarge to pay for dust cleaning

Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd has agreed to bear the cost of cleaning up the homes of residents in three villages affected by dust accidentally released from one of its plants last Monday as a result of repair works on a bl...

US environmentalists to set out case against Orcem plant 16 September 2016

US environmentalists to set out case against Orcem plant

Environmental activists will today take their case against a proposed Orcem cement plant and marine terminal to the public, according to local media reports. The proposed project is to be built in Vallejo to the n...

15 September 2016

Nigeria: producers encouraged to use tyres as raw material

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has approached local cement producers, encouraging them to use tyres as a raw material for firing kilns. Acting Director General of SON, Dr Paul Angya, said, “We are loo...

13 September 2016

Canada: Lafarge improving environmental impact

Lafarge has completed a CAD20m (US$15.3m) modernisation project at its Exshaw plant in Alberta. The works focussed on improving the plant’s environmental impact but also nearly doubled output from 1.3Mta to 2.2Mta. ...

13 September 2016

Mexico: Ventika wind park officially opened

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the Ventika wind park in General Bravo, Nuevo León. The facility has a capacity of 252MW and is expected to generate 1mkWh annually. The project was developed by a ...

13 September 2016

USA: Cemex Lyons wins PCA Energy and Environment award

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded Cemex USA Lyons cement plant with its 2016 Energy and Environment Award for Land Stewardship. The Lyons plant’s award-winning land-stewardship programme, which w...

12 September 2016

Cementos Argos is Dow Jones' Sustainability winner in construction materials

For the fourth consecutive year, Cementos Argos was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) this time as an industry leader for construction materials, with results that support its leadership in social...

07 September 2016

Environmental award for Lucky Cement

Pakistan's Lucky Cement Ltd has been awarded the 13th Annual Environmental Excellence Award 2016, presented at the ‘Making Our Cities Sustainable’ conference organised by the National Forum for Environment and Health...

06 September 2016

IENova to buy Ventika wind farm

Infraestructura Energétia Nova (IENova) signed an agreement on Monday with the Blackstone Energy Group to buy Ventika I and II wind parks, which are operated by Cemex. The acquisition carries a value of US$852m. T...

06 September 2016

Green cement volumes to rise at a CARG of 7.6% up to 2024

According to report published by Grand View Research, global green cement market is expected to reach US$37.76bn by 2024. Growing awareness regarding reduction in carbon emissions and its detrimental effect on the e...

02 September 2016

Cemex awarded for environmental efforts

Cemex was awarded the Honourable Mention for the 2016 National Award of Ecological Merit by Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources. The award is the most important environmental recognition in Mexi...