Cement News: Environmental

09 December 2015

USA: Essroc’s Energy Star cement plants

Essroc’s Martinsburg and Nazareth cement operations, have for the second year in a row, earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification. This endorsement signifies that the industrial facilities perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities na...

09 December 2015

Chile: Cemento Polpaico's photovoltaic park gets environmental green light

Chile's environmental authorities have approved a plan of local cement maker Cemento Polpaico SA  for the construction of a 23.5-MW photovoltaic (PV) park as part of the central system SIC. The approval, published o...

09 December 2015

WBCSD: Cement industry leaders announce plans to reduce their emissions by 20-25% by 2030

Today, at COP21 in Paris, the cement industry will reaffirm its commitment to help tackle climate change, releasing a set of action plans aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 1Gt by 2030 compared to business as usua...

08 December 2015

New shredding operation boosts SRF production capabilities in South Korea

A new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) production facility is now fully operational in Wonju city, South Korea, thanks to global shredding firm UNTHA and local partner PERITUS.   Korean waste management specialist Zion has...

Irish Cement to burn used tyres at Limerick works 07 December 2015

Irish Cement to burn used tyres at Limerick works

Irish Cement will burn used tyres at its cement plant in Limerick plant. The Irish Examiner reported that the company plans to switch to dry waste material such as rubber from used tyres and plastic to fuel the kiln ...

25 January 2016

Industry action on climate change

World leaders gathered in Paris this week for critical talks on global warming at the UN COP21 climate change summit which, if a decisive agreement is reached, could drive climate change actions in the building indus...

CEMBUREAU welcomes positive steps forward in  circular economy package 03 December 2015

CEMBUREAU welcomes positive steps forward in circular economy package

CEMBUREAU has said it welcomes the circular economy package published by the European Commission yesterday. The European cement association said the regional industry, which uses alternative fuels for 38.8 per cen...

02 December 2015

Demand for fossil fuels set to decline as investors consider world’s fuel choices at COP21

As the word’s decision makers are preparing to gather at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, investors consider the long-term prospects and risks of the fuel choice made in power generation and other industries. Alli...

24 November 2015

Dominican Republic: no Azua exploitation concession for Cemento Santo Domingo

The Abinader Corona family, who part-own Cemento Santo Domingo, reported this morning that after 16 years of work in strict accordance with national laws and legal norms of trade, the government disapproved of the Ha...

23 November 2015

Egypt: residents' angry over Titan’s Alexandria emissions

Titan's Alexandria cement plant is being investigated in terms of environmental concerns after local residents’ complaints. A complaint was filed on Sunday at the Alexandria Prosecution against the Portland cement fa...

18 November 2015

Coal prices set to fall further

Cement producers can expect to look forward to lower coal prices as world demand for the commodity is expected to fall and over-investment in mines is causing a production hike. China’s slowing economic growth is ...

18 November 2015

Producers in north China to trial winter peak shifts

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has unveiled a document to ask cement enterprises in northern China to carry out peak-shifting production on a trial basis in winter. The peak-shifting ...

18 November 2015

Brazil: Votorantim improves co-processing rates

Votorantim Cimentos’ has invested BRL12m (US$3.14m) in a co-processing project for its Cuiabá cement plant, Mato Grosso. The facility is now able to process waste materials such as old tyres, rice straw, industrial w...

19 November 2015

HeidelbergCement recognised for climate reporting

HeidelbergCement has further improved its climate reporting and has been honoured bythe CDP as "Sector Leader Energy & Materials" in the DACH region. With an overall rating of 99 A- HeidelbergCement is one of the f...

13 November 2015

CEMBUREAU and Birdlife adopt joint position on EU nature directives

Birdlife Europe and CEMBUREAU have joined forces to identify ways in which the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives could be enhanced to the benefit of biodiversity and nature conservation across Europ...

10 November 2015

Cementos Argos included in the CDLI

Cementos Argos has been included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) ranking for Latin America thanks to its good practices in the field of sustainability and the quality and transparency of the informa...