Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

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, said that the cement industry is just one of the business sectors in...

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...

Brazil: Sobradinho plant starts tyre collection point 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. ...

 Cemex Dominicana to buy 11.5MW of wind power 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...

05 May 2016

France: Saint-Pierre-la-Cour plant to raise alternative fuel usage

Lafarge is to increase its alternative fuel usage at Saint-Pierre-la-Cour, the biggest cement plant in France, reports Aggregate Research. The replacement rate of fossil fuels currently used could reach 83 per cent ...

04 May 2016

USA: Essroc cited for 10 health violations

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited through its Cleveland Area Office Essroc Cement Corporation for one repeated and 10 serious safety and health violations, report...

03 May 2016

Myanmar: Lwin Mountain Cement feasibility study halted

The Karen National Union (KNU) has suspended the feasibility study for the Lwin Mountain Cement factory being carried out by the Phyu Min Tun Company, near Min Lwin Mountain, in Thaton Township, Mon State, Myanmar. ...