Environmental

21 October 2014

Cembureau voices concern over EU GHG targets

On 23-24 October the European Council will decide on the 2030 climate and energy framework, including targets for GHG emissions reduction, renewables and energy efficiency. The targets are expected to impose a 43 per cent cut for ETS sectors, placing a significant additional burden ...

20 October 2014

Ras Al Khaimah-based cement company sees temporary environmental shutdown

The UAE Ministry of Water and Environment has closed a Ras Al Khaimah cement factory in Khor Khuweir for a month. The plant has not complied with rules under Cabinet Resolution No 24 of 2011, relating to the protecti...

16 October 2014

Cemex launches Dominican Republic solar power plant

Cemex announced the launch of a 1.5MW power plant to supply renewable energy to its cement plant in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. Cemex said the initiative is part of its commitment to sustainability, ...

19 September 2014

Suez Cement plant to switch to coal

Italcementi Group is looking to find a long-term solution to the fuel shortage problems it faces in Egypt with its subsidiary Suez Cement. Suez Cement needs to find a reliable fuel source for its cement plants to kee...

15 September 2014

Four Holcim (US) Inc plants awarded Energy Star®

Holcim (US) Inc. announced that four of its plants earned the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR®. "Holcim is grateful to, once again, be awarded for our commitment to sustainability," said Filib...

27 August 2014

New species of snail discovered in Lafarge Malaysia limestone quarry

A new, presumed narrowly endemic species of snail has been discovered in a limestone quarry in Malaysia run by Lafarge. The new species of snail, discovered by Fendie Marzuki and Thor Seng Liew at the northern end ...

09 September 2014

Castolin Eutectic presents HeidelbergCement with Conservationist of the Year Award

Maintenance, repair, wear protection and joining specialist Castolin Eutectic has presented HeidelbergCement AG with its Conservationist of the Year Award 2014. Established in 1973, the award recognises companies ...

25 August 2014

Semen Indonesia recognised for renewable energy efforts

Semen Indonesia has won an award from the country's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in recognition of its renewable energy efforts. PT Semen Indonesia group companies, including Semen Padang and Semen Tonasa...

21 August 2014

Exshaw achieves environmental milestone

Lafarge Canada Inc announced its cement plant in Exshaw, Alberta, has met its target to reduce emissions of dust, sulphur dioxide (SO 2 ) and oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) from its existing cement kiln line, and achieve...

15 August 2014

Solidia Technologies signs partnership agreement with Linde Group

The US start-up Solidia Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with the Linde Group, a gases and engineering company, that includes the development, demonstration and commercialisation of Solidia’s CO 2 -bas...

13 August 2014

Six Cemex USA cement plants earn EPA’s Energy Star®

Cemex has said six of its cement manufacturing plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® certification. The recognition of Cemex USA's plants in Brooksville (FL), Miami (FL), Clinchfiel...

22 July 2014

IUCN launches biodiversity guide

The International Union for Conservation (IUCN), in cooperation with CEMBUREAU and other cement and aggregates industry associations, has published a new guide to encourage companies to responsibly manage biodiversit...

18 July 2014

Namibia: Ohorongo's biomass boost

Namibia-based Ohorongo Cement plant plans to use blackthorn as biofuel for cement production, helping the southern Africa country's sole cement producer keep energy costs down. "In the long term we will be very ...

18 July 2014

Semen Indonesia to build East Java WHR facility

Semen Indonesia is to invest in a IDR638bn (US$54.4m) waste heat power generation facility in East Java as the company looks to reduce costs and move towards more environmentally-friendly energy sources. The country...

10 July 2014

Report: EU-ETS carbon leakage difficult to determine

A recent study by Vivid Economic and Ecofys entitled ‘Carbon leakage prospects under Phase III of the EU ETS and beyond’ has considered whether the EU ETS leads to carbon leakage and found that it is difficult to det...

07 July 2014 Thomas Armstrong

Australia: calls for Adelaide Brighton Cement licence review

Adelaide Brighton's Birkenhead cement plant is coming under pressure for tighter regulation on its environmental performance. Greens leader, Mark Parnell, says data provided by Adelaide Brighton to the National Pollu...