Cement News: Environmental

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 overnight rate by 0.25 per cent to one per cent, there is no other major news....

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...

UAE: Arkan testing hazardous waste recycling 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...

Irish Cement to receive fossil fuel replacement go-ahead 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...

09 March 2017

SINTEF partnership brings commercial carbon capture close

Hawaii-based Westec Environmental Solutions (WES) is partnering with SINTEF in Norway to push forward the development of carbon capture with more advanced technology. WES's innovative contractor design captures CO ...

08 March 2017

United States: St Marys Cement Detroit plant releases dust

Residents living near St Marys Cement’s Detroit plant have complained of releases of dust by the plant, according to reports in the local press. News website Local 4 details the case of a family living opposite th...

07 March 2017

Zambia: three companies awarded Nyimba limestone mining rights

Three companies have been awarded prospecting rights for limestone mining in Nyimba District, Eastern province, Zambia. GTJ Ltd working with the Zambia Consolidated Mines Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH), Vikram Inves...

01 March 2017

Irish Cement to reduce fossil fuel use, plans WHR project

Irish Cement is currently preparing to replace fossil fuels at its Platin works in Co Meath, Ireland. The project started with a planning application to Meath County Council in November 2015, and will shortly be l...

01 March 2017

Ireland: council to monitor Irish Cement Mungret emissions

Limerick City and County Council is to set up a station to monitor the air quality near the Irish Cement plant in Mungret. The move comes ahead of a planned demonstration in opposition to the firm’s plans to use tyre...