Environmental

27 August 2014

New species of snail discovered in Lafarge Malaysia limestone quarry

A new, presumed narrowly endemic species of snail has been discovered in a limestone quarry in Malaysia run by Lafarge. The new species of snail, discovered by Fendie Marzuki and Thor Seng Liew at the northern end of Gunung Kanthan, Malaysia, has been named 'Charopa lafargei', recogn...

09 September 2014

Castolin Eutectic presents HeidelbergCement with Conservationist of the Year Award

Maintenance, repair, wear protection and joining specialist Castolin Eutectic has presented HeidelbergCement AG with its Conservationist of the Year Award 2014. Established in 1973, the award recognises companies ...

25 August 2014

Semen Indonesia recognised for renewable energy efforts

Semen Indonesia has won an award from the country's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in recognition of its renewable energy efforts. PT Semen Indonesia group companies, including Semen Padang and Semen Tonasa...

21 August 2014

Exshaw achieves environmental milestone

Lafarge Canada Inc announced its cement plant in Exshaw, Alberta, has met its target to reduce emissions of dust, sulphur dioxide (SO 2 ) and oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) from its existing cement kiln line, and achieve...

15 August 2014

Solidia Technologies signs partnership agreement with Linde Group

The US start-up Solidia Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with the Linde Group, a gases and engineering company, that includes the development, demonstration and commercialisation of Solidia’s CO 2 -bas...

13 August 2014

Six Cemex USA cement plants earn EPA’s Energy Star®

Cemex has said six of its cement manufacturing plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® certification. The recognition of Cemex USA's plants in Brooksville (FL), Miami (FL), Clinchfiel...

22 July 2014

IUCN launches biodiversity guide

The International Union for Conservation (IUCN), in cooperation with CEMBUREAU and other cement and aggregates industry associations, has published a new guide to encourage companies to responsibly manage biodiversit...

18 July 2014

Namibia: Ohorongo's biomass boost

Namibia-based Ohorongo Cement plant plans to use blackthorn as biofuel for cement production, helping the southern Africa country's sole cement producer keep energy costs down. "In the long term we will be very ...

18 July 2014

Semen Indonesia to build East Java WHR facility

Semen Indonesia is to invest in a IDR638bn (US$54.4m) waste heat power generation facility in East Java as the company looks to reduce costs and move towards more environmentally-friendly energy sources. The country...

10 July 2014

Report: EU-ETS carbon leakage difficult to determine

A recent study by Vivid Economic and Ecofys entitled ‘Carbon leakage prospects under Phase III of the EU ETS and beyond’ has considered whether the EU ETS leads to carbon leakage and found that it is difficult to det...

07 July 2014 Thomas Armstrong

Australia: calls for Adelaide Brighton Cement licence review

Adelaide Brighton's Birkenhead cement plant is coming under pressure for tighter regulation on its environmental performance. Greens leader, Mark Parnell, says data provided by Adelaide Brighton to the National Pollu...

27 June 2014

Messebo Cement shifts to biomass usage, Ethiopia

Ethiopia-based Messebo Cement is establishing a biomass processing plant to help partly substitute imported coal usage in its manufacturing process, thereby reducing production costs. The new facility, which is 90 ...

13 June 2014

UK: environment agency approves Cemex recycling plant

The UK Environment Agency (UKEA) has given the go-ahead for a solid fuel recyling unit to supply Cemex's Rugby cement plant in Warwickshire. Work is expected to start later this summer with recycling firm SITA UK set...

12 June 2014

Continental Cement earns EPA Energy Star certification

Continental Cement Company’s Hannibal plant has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification. "Continental Cement is pleased to accept EPA’s Energy Star certification in recognit...

10 June 2014

Cemex Mexico recognised for its environmental strategy

Cemex Mexico has been recognised for its achievements in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and use of alternative fuels in its operations by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (...

06 June 2014

Holcim Mexico to implement biomass firing at Orizaba

Holcim Mexico plans to use biomass from the coffee, paper and brewing industries as energy source for its kilns. The initiative will help the cement producer to reduce its carbon footprint. The alternative fuel wi...