Environmental

28 July 2015

Ireland: EPA to investigate Limerick dust emissions

As it cleared a blockage from its preheater, Irish Cement’s Limerick plant caused a dust emission that coated cars and houses. The dust release at around 4am on Saturday 25 July affected residents in a 3km-5km radius around the Castlemungret facility. The Environmental Protection Ag...

28 July 2015

India: pollution draws protesters onto streets in Khrew

Demanding an end to pollution from cement factories and illegal mining in the area, hundreds of residents of Khrew in Pulwama district protested and held a strike for a third consecutive day. The residents took to s...

27 July 2015

Pakistan: Bestway Cement inaugurates two WHR power plants

Bestway Cement Ltd has announced the inauguration of 6MW and 7.5MW waste heat recovery (WHR) power plants at Hattar and Farooqia, district Haripur, respectively, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province at an estima...

16 July 2015

CEMBUREAU: ‘EU-ETS proposal needs to incentivise best performers’

CEMBUREAU has taken note of the Commission’s proposals on EU ETSii post-2020 and will now proceed to a more indepth analysis with a view to engaging in a constructive discussion with the Commission, European Parliame...

14 July 2015

PCA statement regarding the complaint filed against EPA, Corps, on Waters of the US Rule

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released the following statement regarding the complaint the association filed today against the US Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, challenging the e...

10 July 2015

Cemex awards ecoperating Plus certification to building in Tijuana, Mexico

Cemex announced that it has awarded the ecoperating Plus certification to Torre Cosmopolitan, a sustainable and innovative commercial building, located in Tijuana, Baja California, México. The ecoperating Building C...

02 July 2015

Arabian Cement commissions latest AF equipment

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has completed its latest addition to its alternative fuel processing equipment at its plant in the Suez governorate, as part of the Egyptian cement producer's shift towards diversifying i...

26 June 2015

Philippines: Pasig City launches new RDF facility

The Pasig City government on Wednesday inaugurated a new refuse-derived fuel facility (RDF) which will supply alternative fuels to local cement plants including those of Lafarge. The collaboration between the Pasig...

19 June 2015

Hope Construction Materials supplies Scottish wind farm, UK

Hope Construction Materials, Britain’s leading independent concrete producer has just completed the supply of almost 12,000m3 of ready-mixed concrete to a new Scottish wind farm being built by renewable energy specia...

12 June 2015

China: Hubei producers may default on carbon obligations

Cement producers participating in the carbon market in China's Hubei province have told the local government they cannot afford the millions of yuan required to buy permits to cover mitigation obligations for 2014 an...

05 June 2015

Cemex announces projects with international organisations to protect natural sites

Cemex announced today a joint project with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International, ...

05 June 2015

Paraguay: INC expects to use up 20% biofuel

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) announced that subject to satisfactory analysis results, the cement producer will be including biofuel in its fuel mix. A series of tests is currently being carried out...

04 June 2015

Lafarge Tarmac achieves ISO 50001

Lafarge Tarmac has achieved the international energy management standard, ISO 50001, across its Cement and Lime division. It’s the first step in rolling the certification out across its entire UK business by the end ...

04 June 2015

Lafarge Industrial Ecology signs two agreements to manage RDF platforms in Egypt

Lafarge Industrial Ecology (ECOCEM) has signed two major contracts to manage and operate existing refuse-derived fuel (RDF) platforms in Suez and Qalyubeya, Egypt. In an effort to continue its efficient waste mana...

27 May 2015

Holcim releases 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report

Holcim today released its 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report that outlines the Group’s economic, environmental and social performance and presents Holcim’s objectives for the areas of OH&S, social responsi...

22 May 2015

Waste-derived fuel solution commissioned for HCM

Saxlund International has collaborated with Hope Construction Materials (HCM) to install and commission a new waste-derived fuel solution for the UK-based cement producer. Located at the company’s Hope Works cement...