Environmental

10 December 2014

HeidelbergCement honours International Quarry Life Award winners

The winners of HeidelbergCement’s International Quarry Life Award were yesterday honoured at an award ceremony held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Quarry Life Award was established by HeidelbergCement to generate innovative ideas for promoting and protecting biodiversity at its quarr...

05 December 2014

CAC applauds Ontario government for its commitment to low-carbon fuels

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) congratulates Premier Wynne and Minister Murray for proposing new regulations to help Ontario's energy-intensive industries reduce their reliance on coal and their greenhouse ga...

09 December 2014

Four Lehigh Hanson Cement Plants Earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. announced that four of its Lehigh Cement plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious Energy Star certification for 2014. The company’s cement manufacturing plan...

04 December 2014

Saudi: City Cement Co invest in alternative energy project

City Cement Co intends to invest SAR25m (US$6.7m) in an alternative energy project, the Saudi-based producer said in a bourse statement yesterday. The project, anticipated to be completed by the end of the first hal...

04 December 2014

Baticim Enerji signs loan agreement, Turkey

Turkish renewable energy producer Baticim Enerji Elektrik Uretim has signed a US$40m loan agreement with local lender Akbank, Baticim Enerji’s affiliate company Baticim Bati Anadolu Cimento Sanayii said. Baticim En...

02 December 2014

Holcim Indonesia develops Educational Forest

Holcim Indonesia, in collaboration with the Bogor Institute of Agriculture, has jointly developed Holcim Educational Forest (HEF), a rehabilitated former quarry mining site covering 60ha of land in Cibadak, Sukabumi,...

28 November 2014

Latin America: Cemex launches Crecimientos platform

Cemex has established its Crecimientos (“Growth”) platform which is designed to create new business models with high social and environmental impact in Latin American and Asian countries where the company is present....

27 November 2014

Egypt: Italcementi to build wind park

Italcementi SpA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Egypt for the construction of a 120MW wind park in the coastal town of El-Zaafarana, where the government has agreed to allocate l...

21 November 2014

PPC signs waste tyre agreement

PPC has signed an agreement to source waste tyres from the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) for use at its De Hoek cement factory, South Africa. The country’s largest cement pr...

10 November 2014

EU ETS: cement sector included on EU carbon leakage risk list

On 27 October, the European Commission adopted the list of sectors expected to be at risk of carbon leakage, which will be applicable for the period 2015-19. The list includes the cement industry, a fact welcomed by ...

07 November 2014

Terra Cement signs joint venture agreement with Ore Mines International

Terra Cement Inc has signed joint venture agreement with Ore Mines International Pty Ltd in South Australia (OMI) to form a new company, under the name of Terra Cement Australia Pty Ltd (TCA). TCA will engage in the ...

06 November 2014

Rembang project temporarily halted, Indonesia

Central Java Governor, Ganjar Pranowo, has said that Semen Gresik's cement plant project in Watuputih, Rembang, has been halted to respect the process of a citizen lawsuit at the Commercial Court in Semarang, Central...

31 October 2014

Michigan DEQ grants Lafarge new fuel approval, USA

State officials have approved a request from Lafarge to burn asphalt shingles and plastics at its plant near Alpena, Michigan, USA. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved the permit sayin...

24 October 2014

Semen Indonesia starts Tuban WHR plant construction

Semen Indonesia has commenced the construction of a 30.6MW power plant at its Tuban cement works to reduce the company’s electricity costs. Using heat from the cement production process, the waste heat recovery pla...

23 October 2014

Taiwan: ITRI to receive award for its HECLOT carbon capture technology

Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has introduced High Efficiency Calcium Looping Technology (HECLOT), a calcium looping technology developed to reduce carbon emissions from fossil power pla...

23 October 2014

Concerns raised by South Korean imports of Japanese coal

Lee In-young, an opposition spokesman for the New Politics Alliance for Democracy party and member of the National Assembly's Environment Labour Committee, has raised concerns over radioactive-contaminated coal bough...