Environmental

24 June 2016

Japan: Taiheiyo Cement plans 75MW biomass power plant

Japan's Taiheiyo Cement will construct a biomass-fired unit with 75MW in Ofuna Factory, Iwate prefecture. The new unit is understood to burn domestic and imported biomass fuel. At the site, a several power units had been operational, but some of them were damaged when the Great East ...

24 June 2016

Vietnam: Viet-Dung Quat cement plant forced to close

Dai Viet-Dung Quat cement plant has been forced to temporarily shut down in the central province of Quang Ngai due to environmental pollution. Since 26 May, the locals have gathered in front of the plant to call for ...

23 June 2016

Crimea: JSC Bakhchysarai Factory Stroyindustriya to start modernisation

Crimea's sole cement producer, JSC Bakhchysarai Factory Stroyindustriya, is to be modernised. The company intends to upgrade from the wet-process to semi-dry manufacturing, which will increase its production capacit...

23 June 2016

Indonesia: calls to protect Java from cement

Environmental experts have advised cement plants be moved outside Java to prevent worsening ecological damage to the densely populated island. Senior adviser to the environment and forestry minister, Suryo Adi Wibowo...

23 June 2016

Pakistan: Pioneer Cement sets up 12MW WHR plant

Pioneer Cement Ltd (PIOC) has signed an agreement with CITIC industries for a 12MW Waste Heat Recovery System (WHR) at its plant, Chenki district, Khushab on the banks of Jhelum River in Punjab province of Pakistan. ...

22 June 2016

Philippines: settlement following cargo vessel crash

The Cebu provincial government and other entities, which suffered damage following the cargo vessel MV Belle Rose running aground in the waters off Daanbantayan town last week, have agreed to settle and allow the shi...

16 June 2016

Spain: Cosmos to go ahead with biomass

Cementos Cosmos is to be allowed to burn biomass at its kiln, according to the Cordoba appeal judge dealing with the case. Cordoba municipality had said the cement producer could not fire its kiln with waste, but thi...

14 June 2016

Brazil: Sobradinho plant starts tyre collection point

Votorantim Cimentos has set up a collecting point for used tyres from local rubber shops on its Sobradinho cement plant, reports Max Press Net. The company is using shredded tyres and biomass as alternative fuels t...

09 June 2016

Canada: Ontario's Climate Action plan is welcomed by CAC

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) in a statement congratulates the Ontario government and the leadership being shown by Premier Wynne and Minister Murray on the release of its world-leading Climate Action Plan. ...

02 June 2016

Cemex Dominicana to buy 11.5MW of wind power

The power company EGE Haina will sell wind energy to Cemex Dominicana, for its cement plant located in San Pedro (east), as a unregulated user of the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI). The agreement all...

20 May 2016

Cement to light roads

Dr José Carlos Rubio, researcher at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Morelia, Mexico, has found a creative solution to light streets and highways in the evening without using power: cement. By m...

12 May 2016

Japan: companies turn to recycling

Japan’s cement makers are turning to resource recycling as alternative revenue sources as demand for cement is seen shrinking over the mid- to long term. Japanese demand for cement declined for a second straight year...

11 May 2016

Sri Lanka: Holcim Lanka inaugurates new transport model

LafargeHolcim subsidiary Holcim Lanka has begun operations of a new ship-to-rail road hybrid model for the transportation of its raw materials. The state railway will transport Holcim cement related raw materials ...

11 May 2016

LafargeHolcim launch 2030 sustainability programme

LafargeHolcim has announced a new group sustainability strategy called "The 2030 Plan" which sets ambitious long-term goals to help the company lead in sustainability and set new standards. The plan encourages the e...

09 May 2016

Philippines: CeMap President calls for greater use of blended cement

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has requested that the government to change its policies relating to the use of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in public infrastructure projects so that...

05 May 2016

Belgium: Lixhe plant funded for carbon capture

HeidelbergCement is to start a project capturing CO 2 at its Lixhe plant in Belgium. The five-year project is being led by the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement consortium, which includes the Australian techn...