Cement News: Environmental

24 February 2017

UK: Quinn Cement seeks sustainable future

To achieve a more sustainable manufacturing process and further decrease imported fossil fuel consumption, Quinn Cement has adopted the use of alternative fuels from local residual waste materials to co-fuel production. The introduction of solid recovered fuel (SRF) into the manufact...

23 February 2017

USA: fire at LafargeHolcim Hagerstown plant

According to several local news sources, approximately 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a conveyor belt fire at LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Hagerstown, USA. It is unclear in which part of the facility the co...

17 February 2017

Lithuania’s waste targets under scrutiny as government ponders CHP decision

The Lithuanian Parliament Committee on Environment Protection has suggested that the Government should adopt a final decision on the construction of waste-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Vilnius and K...

16 February 2017

Cembureau welcomes European Parliament's approach to EU-ETS policymaking

Cembureau has reponded to this week's vote in Strasbourg by the European Parliament, welcoming its decision not to deliberately discriminate between sectors and to apply a fact-based approach to policymaking on the E...

LafargeHolcim to host innovation start-ups 10 February 2017

LafargeHolcim to host innovation start-ups

LafargeHolcim has launched a plan to scale up its access to innovative construction solutions through collaborating with entrepreneurs. The Start-Up Accelerator will offer young companies on-site accommodation and th...

10 February 2017

USA: Cupertino plant under pressure to reduce noise

The Lehigh Southwest Cupertino cement plant was noise tested for 25 days in October and only recorded one day with higher readings than expected. The results were shared during a city council meeting on 24 Jan. City...

Sustainable vision supported by thyssenkrupp at Cotec meeting 10 February 2017

Sustainable vision supported by thyssenkrupp at Cotec meeting

At the 11th Cumbre de Cotec Europa, an event hosted by the Cotec Foundation, thyssenkrupp supported the organisation's vision for a sustainable model for the economy and production systems. Together with several Euro...

10 February 2017

European Parliament to vote on removing cement sector ETS exemption

On February 15 the European Parliament will vote on a report from its environment committee on the reform of the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS). Among the recommendations in the report is the suggestion that the...

08 February 2017

Australia: GECA cement and concrete standard announced

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) operates Australia’s only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling programme and has released a new standard for cement, concrete and concrete products, and is...

07 February 2017

India: residents protest about Dawar Cement's NOC

Residents of Khrew in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district staged a protest on Monday in Srinagar, alleging that Dawar Cements has secured No Objection Certificate (NOC) for limestone mining without public support. A la...

02 February 2017

Cembureau calls for maintaining free EU ETS allowances for best performers

The European cement industry has made it clear to MEPs in the European Parliament that the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) must maintain free allowances at the level of best performers to achieve real emission r...

02 February 2017

Hanson UK to release new slag cement at Ecobuild 2017

Hanson UK is showcasing a range of specialist concretes at the Concrete and Masonry Pavilion at Ecobuild 2017, at the Excel in London 7-9 March 2017. Stand D129 will include Regen ® GGBS (ground granulated blast...

01 February 2017

Australia: Adelaide Brighton raises concerns over new homes

Adelaide Brighton Cement (AdBri) is opposing the state government’s plans to build homes and tourism accommodation at Cruickshank’s Corner and Port Approach, fearing it will encourage more complaints about the cement...

31 January 2017

Jamaica: CCC joins greenhouse initiative

State Minister of the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr, has praised the Caribbean Cement Company (CCC) for partnering with the Department of Corrections (DCS) to establish a greenhouse project at the...

30 January 2017

India's Central Pollution Control Board issues waste guidelines

India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued guidelines to ensure that millions of tonnes of hazardous, municipal, industrial and agro-waste is properly recycled and used in cement plants as fuel. The ...

27 January 2017

Cementos Molins expects to raise AF use to 39%

Cementos Molins plans to raise alternative fuel use at its Sant Vicenç del Horts plant near Barcelona, Spain, from 34 to 39 per cent of the fuel mix this year. The step is expected to reduce fuel costs by EUR1.2m ann...