Cement News: Environmental

24 August 2016

Cementos Molins applies to raise tyre use

Recognising the need to increase its use of tyres as fuel to fire its kiln, Cementos Molins is applying to extend its licence. Initially, Catalonia’s provincial government authorised Cementos Molins to burn 5000t of tyres as fuel for its kiln in its Sant Vicenç dels Horts plant, but fo...

24 August 2016

Dominican Republic: Cemex carries out reforestation at San Pedro de Macorís

With the help of 100 volunteer employees, Cemex organised a reforestation day at the quarry of its San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic as part of its “Manos a la Obra” (Hands to work) programme. The day sa...

19 August 2016

USA: Essroc's Speed plant has AF setback

Essroc's Speed cement plant, in southern Indiana, USA, has been informed by Clark County officials have decided that it will have to apply for rezoning to obtain a permit for burning hazardous waste for fuel. The C...

18 August 2016

USA: Cemex receives EPA certificates for five plants

Cemex USA has been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's Eneregy Star certification for 2016 at five of its cement plants. The Brooksville, Miami, Clinchfield, Fairborn and Victorville plants have all been...

Philippines: new cement developed for rehab projects 18 August 2016

Philippines: new cement developed for rehab projects

Building Materials Inc and Republic Cement, Philippines, have developed a new cement called ‘Kapit-balay’, designed specifically for use in rehabilitating houses. Kapit-balay is a high-performance premium pozzolan ce...

17 August 2016

New BOPP film for extra bag protection

Cosmo Films, a speciality films manufacturer, has launched a special biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP) to provide extra protection for cement bags. The BOPP film has a 100 per cent polyolefin structure whi...

South Africa: AfriSam sees market potential for slag cements 15 August 2016

South Africa: AfriSam sees market potential for slag cements

Mike McDonald, manager of AfriSam’s Centre of Product Excellence, says that he expects demand for better-performing cements with a low clinker content to grow in South Africa. This is considering the proposed intro...

12 August 2016

UK: cement plants in Olympic park?

Plans to construct four cement and concrete plants near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London have caused outrage among local residents. If the plans are to go through, more than 900 HGV movements would go in an...

10 August 2016

Vietnam: "Cement plants are damaging automotive trade"

Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy chair of Quang Ninh province, has instructed the provincial Department of Natural Resources and the Environment to examine the pollution level caused by the cement and clinker plants to fin...

12 August 2016

Myanmar: protestors vow to continue fight against MCL

Local protestors in Kyaikmaraw in southeast Myanmar have reacted angrily to the publication of a report into the building a new coal-fired cement plant, Burma News International reports. The report, which follows ...

05 August 2016

Indonesia: PT Tripa Semen Aceh plant faces legal objection

The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has filed the lawsuit against Aceh Tamiang district head Hamdan Sati, becasue the licence that PT Tripa Semen Aceh was given to establish a factory and a mine on 25...

04 August 2016

Indonesia: Kendeng plant protesters win temporary reprieve

People from the Kendeng Mountains, in the northern part of Central Java, have won a temporary reprieve after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that further environmental impact analyses would be needed before cemen...

01 August 2016

United States: Cemex fined US$1.69m over air pollution

Cemex has reached a deal with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whereby the company will pay a US$1.69m fine and install pollution-control equipment in five of its American plants, the Knoxville News Sentine...

01 August 2016

Japan: Taiheiyo Cement to set up subsidiary for biomass plant

Taiheiyo Cement will spend JPY23.5bn (US$224m) to set up a biomass power plant at a cement production site in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, Japan. An electricity-wholesaling subsidiary with a capitalisation of JPY4bn wi...

29 July 2016

Philippines: Human rights body begins investigation into GHG-emitting firms

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) has begun an investigation into the possibility that major carbon-emitting multinationals have breached human rights law, The Guardian reports. This follows ...

28 July 2016

USA: Cemex settles with EPA

Cemex and its affiliate, Kosmos Cement Company, have reached a settlement deal with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve alleged historical violations of the Clean Air Act at five cement plants in Ala...