Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

26 April 2017

Aker Solutions wins Norcem carbon capture study contract

Aker Solutions has won a contract for concept studies at Norcem's cement production facility in Brevik, and Yara International's ammonia plant on Herøya, Norway. Norcem and Yara are among three companies in the running to receive funding from the Norwegian government to build and ...

26 April 2017

Orient Cement becomes CSI member

Orient Cement Ltd, part of the CK Birla Group, announced that it has joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). The Indian cement producer expects membership of this initiative to give further impetus to it...

19 April 2017

The Netherlands: first Concrete Sustainability Council certificates awarded

The first certificates for Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing were awarded during Building Holland, one of the major trade fairs for building, renovation and redevelopment in The Netherlands. ...

11 April 2017

CalPortland with 2017 Energy Star® Partner of the year - Sustained Excellence

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised CalPortland with a 2017 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through supe...

Philippine cement makers require permit less 27 March 2017

Philippine cement makers require permit less

The Philippine Mines and Geoscienes Bureau (MGB) has removed the need for cement producers and holders of quarry and industrial sand and gravel permits to secure a mineral processing permit (MPP) with immediate effec...

17 March 2017

Falling crude oil challenges uptrend, China cuts coal capacity

By Frank O Brannvoll, Cimeurope sarl, Belgium Last month the US$/EUR trading range was set at €1.04-1.08 and has held within €1.05-1.075 at €1.0720. Other than the US Federal Reserve Bank raising its overnigh...

APC: Moroccan cement producers use renewables for 80% of energy requirements 16 March 2017

APC: Moroccan cement producers use renewables for 80% of energy requirements

Moroccan cement producers source about 80 per cent of its energy from renewable energy sources, Mohamed Chaibi, president of the Moroccan cement association, APC, said. Leading the way is LafargeHolcim Maroc as t...

16 March 2017

Fiji: Pacific Cement and Tengy Cement sued over clinker shipments

The Fiji Fish Marketing Group is suing Pacific Cement, Tengy Cement and a third company, citing damage caused by the offloading of clinker in Lami, the Fiji Times reports. The Fish Marketing Group claims that the ...

15 March 2017

South Africa's proposed carbon tax could cost PPC ZAR90m

South Africa’s proposed draft carbon tax bill published in November could see PPC liable for an estimated ZAR90m in carbon tax, according to Pretoria News. However, PPC CEO, Darryl Castle, said the cement producer...

16 March 2017

UAE: Arkan testing hazardous waste recycling

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and Arkan have agreed a test project which will see hazardous waste material from smelting pots recycled for use as cement kiln fuel. EGA is the largest industrial unit of Mubadala Inv...

15 March 2017

Myanmar: Mandalay plants ordered to install emissions monitoring equipment

Mandalay's region government has ordered the cement factories in Kyaukse and Thazi townships to install air-testing devices. The Environmental Conservation Department conducted an investigation on cement factorie...

14 March 2017

Irish Cement to receive fossil fuel replacement go-ahead

Limerick City and County Council have informed Irish Cement of their intention to grant the cement producer planning permission for its fossil fuel replacement project at its Mungret plant in Limerick, Ireland. Th...

10 March 2017

EU: cap on emissions windfall set at 2.2% per year

The European Parliament and the Council (Environment Ministers) agreed on 28 February its negotiating position for the revision of the Emission Trading System (EU ETS), says Cembureau. According to the proposed dir...

10 March 2017

Irish Cement granted permission for Limerick plans

Limerick City and County Council has granted Irish Cement planning permission for an extension to its facility in Mungret. A spokesperson for the local authority stated permission for the development has been gran...

09 March 2017

Lafarge Jordan tells staff to have three-month paid vacation

Lafarge Jordan (LafaregHolcim group) announced on Saturday that it was giving its workers at the Fuheis cement factory a three-month paid vacation to reduce costs.

 The paid vacation went into effect as of 2 March...

09 March 2017

Myanmar: Mawlamyine Cement ordered to redo environmental study

The government of Mon State, Myanmar, has ordered another environmental impact assessment on Mawlamyine Cement Ltd (MCL), according to Soe Naing, head of the Mon State's environmental conservation department. “Ohn...