Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

19 July 2016

Poland: Cemex Chelm benefits from new RDF shredders at EkoPaliwa

EkoPaliwa, a waste recycling company in Chelm, Poland, commissioned Weima to install two Powerline 3000 single-shaft shredders with hydraulic drive used in secondary shredding in its plant to produce alternative fuels. Cemex requires the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) for its Chelm cement ...

18 July 2016

Canada: CAC joins CPLC

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has become a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) as a strategic partner and to join other leading Canadian companies. The CPLC is a voluntary initiative t...

18 July 2016

India: four critically injured at plant in Sindri

Following a blast in the hot air generator on Saturday, four contract workers at a cement plant in Sindri, India, were severely injured. The injured were taken to Bokaro General Hospital where their condition is said...

15 July 2016

Morocco halts further imports of RDF

Morocco has suspended imports of European waste to be incinerated for energy after a spate of protests by environmental activists. The controversy broke out last month when local media reported that cement firm L...

Lafarge Canada set for next phase of AF project 14 July 2016

Lafarge Canada set for next phase of AF project

Lafarge Canada is about to commence the next phase of a project to test the suitability of a variety of alternative fuels, the Kingston Whig-Standard reports. In conjunction with researchers from Queen's Universit...

15 July 2016

IFC grants Cemex EUR106m "green" loan

The International Finance Corp (IFC) has granted Cemex a loan of EUR106m to support the company’s sustainable development investment in emerging markets. After a thorough assessment of Cemex’s environmental, gover...

EU member states could save EUR9bn by co-processing more waste 19 July 2016

EU member states could save EUR9bn by co-processing more waste

Just over half of the waste generated in the EU is recycled, 13 per cent is used for energy recovery, but 35 per cent is still disposed of, mostly in landfills claims a report by Ecofys. Ecofys has clarified the r...

08 July 2016

Portugal: N+P deliver SRF

On 8 May 2016 a ship carrying 2500t of baled SRF berthed at Lisbon. The SRF originated from N+P Alternative Fuels’ location in Grimsby, UK and will be used as a substitute for primary fuels in the cement ind...

07 July 2016

Philippines: Cemex achieves Energy Management ISO

Cemex Holdings Philippines’ subsidiaries, Solid Cement Corporation and Apo Cement Corporation, recently passed the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) audits , making them the first cement plants in the co...

07 July 2016

Morocco: protestors oppose Italian RDF imports

Shipments of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) bound for Moroccan cement plants have sparked protests among environmentalists in Casablanca, Morocco World News reports. Around 2500t of RDF – mainly composed of tyres, plas...

07 July 2016

EUROSAC Grand Prix Award is won by dy-pack

This year’s EUROSAC Grand Prix Award went to dy-pack for the Self-dy sack a pasted paper valve bag with a dustproof, self-closing internal valve. A plastic lip in the valve area secures the closing of the valve after...

06 July 2016

India: Ramco expands Tamil Nadu power plant

The Environment Ministry of India has given Ramco Cements environmental clearance to expand its captive power plant (CPP) at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu, at a cost of approximately INR214.2m (US$3.18m). Rambo proposed...

06 July 2016

Philippines: clinker delivery to Taiheiyo facility runs aground

Bulk carrier MV Belle Rose was refloated last week having run aground on Monad Shoal off the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reports. Environmental activists have called on the ship’s owners to bear the cost of r...

06 July 2016

CRH releases 2015 sustainability report

CRH has launched its 2015 Sustainability Report that covers 84 pages on how it approaches sustainability, health and safety, environment and climate change, governance as well as people and community.  In the 84-pa...

01 July 2016

Bulgaria: Green Oscar for Devnya Cement

During the official ceremony held on 8 June 2016 at Hilton Hotel Sofia, Bulgaria, Devnya Cement received the Green Oscar in the Industry and Production sector – one of 13 awarded during the Sixth Bulgaria's Greenest ...

29 June 2016

LafargeHolcim and CDC bring low-carbon building material to market

LafargeHolcim and CDC Group, the UK's development finance institution, have announced the creation of 14Trees, a joint venture that aims to accelerate the productdion and commercialisation of Durabric, which the comp...