Environmental

02 July 2015

Arabian Cement commissions latest AF equipment

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has completed its latest addition to its alternative fuel processing equipment at its plant in the Suez governorate, as part of the Egyptian cement producer's shift towards diversifying its sources of energy. The HotDisc® combustion device by FLSmidth (Den...

26 June 2015

Philippines: Pasig City launches new RDF facility

The Pasig City government on Wednesday inaugurated a new refuse-derived fuel facility (RDF) which will supply alternative fuels to local cement plants including those of Lafarge. The collaboration between the Pasig...

19 June 2015

Hope Construction Materials supplies Scottish wind farm, UK

Hope Construction Materials, Britain’s leading independent concrete producer has just completed the supply of almost 12,000m3 of ready-mixed concrete to a new Scottish wind farm being built by renewable energy specia...

12 June 2015

China: Hubei producers may default on carbon obligations

Cement producers participating in the carbon market in China's Hubei province have told the local government they cannot afford the millions of yuan required to buy permits to cover mitigation obligations for 2014 an...

05 June 2015

Cemex announces projects with international organisations to protect natural sites

Cemex announced today a joint project with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International, ...

05 June 2015

Paraguay: INC expects to use up 20% biofuel

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) announced that subject to satisfactory analysis results, the cement producer will be including biofuel in its fuel mix. A series of tests is currently being carried out...

04 June 2015

Lafarge Tarmac achieves ISO 50001

Lafarge Tarmac has achieved the international energy management standard, ISO 50001, across its Cement and Lime division. It’s the first step in rolling the certification out across its entire UK business by the end ...

04 June 2015

Lafarge Industrial Ecology signs two agreements to manage RDF platforms in Egypt

Lafarge Industrial Ecology (ECOCEM) has signed two major contracts to manage and operate existing refuse-derived fuel (RDF) platforms in Suez and Qalyubeya, Egypt. In an effort to continue its efficient waste mana...

27 May 2015

Holcim releases 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report

Holcim today released its 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report that outlines the Group’s economic, environmental and social performance and presents Holcim’s objectives for the areas of OH&S, social responsi...

22 May 2015

Waste-derived fuel solution commissioned for HCM

Saxlund International has collaborated with Hope Construction Materials (HCM) to install and commission a new waste-derived fuel solution for the UK-based cement producer. Located at the company’s Hope Works cement...

21 May 2015

Fauji Cement inaugurates WHR project, Pakistan

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has inaugurated a 12MW waste heat power project at its factory in Jhang Bahater, Attock district of Pakistan. Sinoma Energy Conservation of China commissioned the project at an esti...

21 May 2015

Ohorongo wins Environmental Excellence award

Ohorongo Cement has received the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries Award hosted by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia, which works in close liaison with the Ministry of Environment & Tou...

13 May 2015

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement on track with housing programme, Sri Lanka

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement is on schedule with its ‘Savi Piyasa’ housing programme and has now partnered with nine leading brands in the construction sector and two commercial banks to add value to its technical assista...

15 May 2015

Ash Grove Cement names Louisville plant AGem winner

Ash Grove Cement Company’s Louisville (NE) plant won top honours in the annual Ash Grove Energy Management (AGem) Outstanding Plant of the Year competition. “Ash Grove created the AGem program in order to improve ef...

08 May 2015

Ash Grove Cement recognised by Wildlife Habitat Council, USA

Ash Grove Cement Company announced that two of its cement manufacturing plants received Wildlife Habitat Council certifications. The Midlothian (TX) cement manufacturing plant was granted Corporate Lands for Learni...

01 May 2015

USA: Cupertino plant agrees lawsuit settlement

Hanson Permanente Cement Inc, owners of Lehigh Cupertino cement plant, has agreed to pay a US$2.55m penalty to settle a federal suit and install a US$5m wastewater treatment facility after dumping toxic wastes into a...