Cement News: Environmental

17 March 2016

Irish Cement's AF plans opposed by local Green Party

Irish Cement’s plans to convert its Limerick plant to burn alternative fuels have run into opposition from the local Green Party.   Earlier in March, the CRH group company said it was seeking approval from Limerick City and County Council to burn used tyres as well as shredded plast...

17 February 2016

European cement industry carbon costs cannot be passed onto customers

One of the issues during the debate on the future of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), is the ability (or not) of a sector to pass on to their customers costs arising from to the purchasing of CO2 allowances....

12 February 2016

CEMBUREAU welcomes EC progress towards circular economy

On 2 December 2015, the European Commission adopted its ambitious Circular Economy Package, which is expected to help Europe to become more resource efficient. The package has been welcomed by Europe’s cement prod...

12 February 2016

Indonesia January sales rise 4.4%

Indonesian cement sales have begun the year on a positive note, rising by 4.4 per cent YoY in January to 5.14Mt on the back of high demand from infrastructure projects across the country "This shows that the governm...

Oil prices tumble, demand rises 09 February 2016

Oil prices tumble, demand rises

As the oil market is supplied with considerable volumes from US shale oil to ramped up production in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, oil prices have tumbled in the past six months. On the back of price falls, demand for oil h...

29 January 2016

Spain: Cemex Lloseta sees 13,730t CO2 reduction

Cemex’s Lloseta plant in Spain reduced its CO 2 emissions by 13,730t in 2015, the company announced on the occasion of the UN World Day for Carbon Emissions Reduction, which took place on 28 January 2015. Reduc...

Bestway Cement recognised for sustainability endeavours 21 January 2016

Bestway Cement recognised for sustainability endeavours

Bestway Cement, together with its newly-acquired Pakcem unit, was honoured for its efforts in contributing to sustainable development, when it received four awards at an award ceremony held in Islamabad, Pakistan. B...

14 January 2016

BLA releases fifth sustainable development report

The British Lime Association (BLA) has released its fifth sustainable development report which presents the industry's progress in 2014. The report features case studies from member companies detailing a range of i...

14 January 2016

Groundbreaking for MBT resource recovery facility, USA

Entsorga West Virginia announced the groundbreaking of the US’s first resource recovery facility utilising Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). The state-of-the-art waste-to-solid fuel plant will be located in Mart...

08 January 2016

Germany's environmental advances

The recently-published "Environmental data of the German Cement Industry 2014" highlights efforts made by the German cement industry to make production as resource-efficient as possible and to further reduce emission...

06 January 2016

Philippines: Apo Cement Corp recognised for environmental stewardship

Apo Cement Corp, a subsidiary of the Cemex Philippines, was recently recognised for its environmental stewardship, health and safety, and community development achievements. The Apo team received the awards from th...

05 January 2016

USA: Lehigh Cement welcomes Energy Star certificates

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Lehigh Hanson has announced that several of its plants have achieved the EPA’s ENERGY STAR ® certification for 2015. Lehigh’s cement plants in Leeds (AL), Union Bridge (MD) and Glen Fall...

24 December 2015

Canada: climate agenda presents economic opportunity

Canada has seen a real softening in its cement market with major cement companies seeing an annual fall of 15-16 per cent, according to Michael McSweeney, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC). ...

18 December 2015

Joule and HeidelbergCement announce partnership

Joule, pioneers in the production of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, and HeidelbergCement have announced a partnership designed to explore application of Joule's technology to mitigate carbon emissions in cement ma...

25 January 2016

Unlocking emission reduction potential

As the world waits for the outcome of the COP21 talks in Paris, the cement industry has called for long-term policy certainty to unlock the industry's emissions reduction potential. The Cement Sustainability Initia...

10 December 2015

Cemex presents new conservation book

Cemex has released a new conservation book entitled “Earth’s Legacy: Natural World Heritage,” the third edition of its Nature Series. "This new book combines photography with expressive prose to enhance the reader’s ...