Environmental

27 July 2016

Zambia: solar farm Zambezi Portland Cement

Zambezi Portland Cement has plans to establish a 5MW solar farm in Ndola, at a cost of US$7m. The company will be the first in Zambia's Copperbelt Province to produce electricity using solar energy.  Operations Director, Daniele Ventriglia, said the company has submitted an Environm...

22 July 2016

Brazil: Votorantim Cimentos de Corumbá cuts water consumption by 60%

The development of a sound environmental management system and employee engagement at work have provided significant changes to Votorantim Cimentos de Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul. In the last three years, the company...

21 July 2016

Mexico: Geocycle brand aims for a future without waste

Geocycle is unifying its brand globally and in Mexico, the company operating under the name Ecoltec will now be known as Geocycle. It will continue to offer sustainable waste management solutions to reach its objecti...

21 July 2016

Taiwan Cement to expand its microalgae farm

Taiwan Cement Corp yesterday announced plans to expand its microalgae farm, which produces astaxanthin, a key ingredient in high-priced skincare products. Not only would the expanded microalgae farm produce astaxant...

19 July 2016

Poland: Cemex Chelm benefits from new RDF shredders at EkoPaliwa

EkoPaliwa, a waste recycling company in Chelm, Poland, commissioned Weima to install two Powerline 3000 single-shaft shredders with hydraulic drive used in secondary shredding in its plant to produce alternative fuel...

18 July 2016

Canada: CAC joins CPLC

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has become a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) as a strategic partner and to join other leading Canadian companies. The CPLC is a voluntary initiative t...

18 July 2016

India: four critically injured at plant in Sindri

Following a blast in the hot air generator on Saturday, four contract workers at a cement plant in Sindri, India, were severely injured. The injured were taken to Bokaro General Hospital where their condition is said...

15 July 2016

Morocco halts further imports of RDF

Morocco has suspended imports of European waste to be incinerated for energy after a spate of protests by environmental activists. The controversy broke out last month when local media reported that cement firm L...

14 July 2016

Lafarge Canada set for next phase of AF project

Lafarge Canada is about to commence the next phase of a project to test the suitability of a variety of alternative fuels, the Kingston Whig-Standard reports. In conjunction with researchers from Queen's Universit...

15 July 2016

IFC grants Cemex EUR106m "green" loan

The International Finance Corp (IFC) has granted Cemex a loan of EUR106m to support the company’s sustainable development investment in emerging markets. After a thorough assessment of Cemex’s environmental, gover...

19 July 2016

EU member states could save EUR9bn by co-processing more waste

Just over half of the waste generated in the EU is recycled, 13 per cent is used for energy recovery, but 35 per cent is still disposed of, mostly in landfills claims a report by Ecofys. Ecofys has clarified the r...

08 July 2016

Portugal: N+P deliver SRF

On 8 May 2016 a ship carrying 2500t of baled SRF berthed at Lisbon. The SRF originated from N+P Alternative Fuels’ location in Grimsby, UK and will be used as a substitute for primary fuels in the cement ind...

07 July 2016

Philippines: Cemex achieves Energy Management ISO

Cemex Holdings Philippines’ subsidiaries, Solid Cement Corporation and Apo Cement Corporation, recently passed the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) audits , making them the first cement plants in the co...

07 July 2016

Morocco: protestors oppose Italian RDF imports

Shipments of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) bound for Moroccan cement plants have sparked protests among environmentalists in Casablanca, Morocco World News reports. Around 2500t of RDF – mainly composed of tyres, plas...

07 July 2016

EUROSAC Grand Prix Award is won by dy-pack

This year’s EUROSAC Grand Prix Award went to dy-pack for the Self-dy sack a pasted paper valve bag with a dustproof, self-closing internal valve. A plastic lip in the valve area secures the closing of the valve after...

06 July 2016

India: Ramco expands Tamil Nadu power plant

The Environment Ministry of India has given Ramco Cements environmental clearance to expand its captive power plant (CPP) at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu, at a cost of approximately INR214.2m (US$3.18m). Rambo proposed...