Environmental

04 May 2016

USA: Essroc cited for 10 health violations

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited through its Cleveland Area Office Essroc Cement Corporation for one repeated and 10 serious safety and health violations, reported OSHA. The cement producer, part of the Italcementi Group, now fac...

03 May 2016

Myanmar: Lwin Mountain Cement feasibility study halted

The Karen National Union (KNU) has suspended the feasibility study for the Lwin Mountain Cement factory being carried out by the Phyu Min Tun Company, near Min Lwin Mountain, in Thaton Township, Mon State, Myanmar. ...

28 April 2016

Irish Cement: Limerick plant to cut alternative fuel usage

Irish Cement is putting forward new proposals to reduce the amount of alternative fuels by half to 90,000t, at its facility in Mungret, Ireland. It comes after a public outcry against the original proposals to burn ...

20 April 2016

USA: Essroc Martinsbrug to tighten up dust emissions control

Essroc officials said in a statement that it will implement strict dust-control improvements over the next 60 days as part of ongoing environmental efforts, and has already made investments to repair equipment. Essr...

20 April 2016

USA: Ravena plant investigated for slurry spillage

Officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration investigated a spill Tuesday at the Lafarge cement plant on Route 9W of liquid slurry used in th...

22 April 2016

Ireland: cement firms make windfall profits from ETS permits

CRH, Lagan Cement and Quinn Cement have together made EUR128m (US$145m) through the sale of permits under the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS).  On Sunday, the Irish Independent reported that the three firms were...

15 April 2016

Ecuador: Unacem recognised as eco-efficient

Peruvian cement producer Union Andina de Cementos (Unacem), which resulted from the merger of Cementos Lima and Cementos Andino and its Ecuadorian operations of Lafarge and Selvalegre, was acknowledged as an eco-effi...

14 April 2016

Cemex paves Egypt's first concrete highway

Cemex in Egypt contributed to the paving of Egypt’s first concrete highway. The approximately 22-mile (35km) road connects Cairo, the country’s capital, with the seaport city of Suez, two of the nation’s most importa...

13 April 2016

Colombia: Cementos Argos will process 2.5m tyres at its Bogotá plant

Following an agreement with the local government of Bogotá, Colombian cement manufacturer Cementos Argos will recycle 2.5m used car tyres to fuel its cement production. According to the president of Cementos Argos...

13 April 2016

Protestors seek talks with President over PT Semen Indonesia's Rembang plant

PT Semen Indonesia was targeted by nine women who protested against the development of its new  cement plant in their hometown in Rembang, Central Java. The public rally was held in front of the Presidential Palace o...

05 April 2016

USA: Montana City cement plant wins energy award

Ash Grove Cement Co's Montana City plant has won top honours in the annual "Ash Grove Energy Management (AGem) Outstanding Plant of the Year" competition. “Our team is honoured to win the AGem award,” said Dick John...

05 April 2016

Spain: LafargeHolcim to seek different quarry area for Sagunto

Teresa Garcia, environment councillor for the town of Sagunto, Spain, is advising LafargeHolcim to “consider other options” for a new quarry as the coveted area in Pinyal is “an important forest area and head of basi...

01 April 2016

OCL invests in West Bengal's first solar power plant

OCL India, part of the Dalmia Bharat Group, has inaugurated West Bengal’s first and largest solar power plant. The 5.5MW photovoltaic plant will deliver power to its grinding unit at Godapiasal Industrial Park in Pas...

24 March 2016

Cement Association of Canada registers CSA Group's first EPD

CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development and testing and certification services, has had its first environmental product declaration (EPD) registered by the Cement Association of Canada for gener...

24 March 2016

Second LNG-fuelled cement carrier launched

Less than six months after the first LNG-fuelled cement carrier was launched, JT Cement has launched the MV Ireland, a dedicated cement carrier powered by LNG. JT Cement is a joint venture by Swedish company Erik Thu...

23 March 2016

New Sandbag report claims ETS is not working

Sandbag, a UK-based think tank, has released a report about the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and argues that the ETS has actually led to an extra 15Mt of CO 2 being released and that if the scheme had never exi...