Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

06 January 2004

Spanish bonemeal

Valencia region, eastern Spain, used 75 per cent of the bonemeal made in the region as a fuel for the cement industry in the region, a representative of the Local Government, Rafael Blasco, said on Ja

05 January 2004

Spain – Cement plants burn 75 per cent of Valencia’s bonemeal

The region of Valencia, eastern Spain, burns 75 per cent of its bonemeal production in cement plants – the highest in Spain, according to local government representative, Rafael Blasco. The use of bon

05 January 2004

UK – Court rejects superquarry plan

Plans for a 600ha ‘super quarry’ at Lingerbay, Harris have received a setback for cement producer Lafarge as the Court of Session rejected the plans.

05 January 2004

Hudson plant debate

The longstanding debate over St Lawrence Cement`s proposal to build a US$320 million cement plant about 20 miles from the Connecticut border in New York continues. Currently, the company, St. Lawrence

Melon uses tyres 05 January 2004

Melon uses tyres

Chile`s Cemento Melon has begun using used tyres to fire its kiln no 9 at its industrial plant in Region V municipality La Calera, Melon communications manager Ignacio del Rio confirmed to

30 December 2003

China - Tibetan Goatian moved to protect air quality

One of Tibet’s major polluters, Goatian Cement, has been moved away from the outskirts of Lhasa into a deep valley at 30km distance.

Sumitomo Osaka Cement to expand waste processing 24 December 2003

Sumitomo Osaka Cement to expand waste processing

Sumitomo Osaka Cement plans to spend 4 billion yen over a two-year period starting in fiscal 2004 to increase its processing capacity for waste products used as raw materials.

18 December 2003

Chile – Corema authorises Polpaico alternative fuels burning

Corema, the environment agency covering the Santiago metropolitan region, has authorised Cemento Polpaico to burn alternative fuels in its Cerro Blanco works, 38km north of

17 December 2003

UK – SEPA calls Scottish companies for EMS sign-up

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is calling Scottish companies to sign up for the remas project, a three-year study to examine environmental management systems (EMS) in the EU.

12 December 2003

China – Setting green limits to cool down expansion

China is considering a major campaign of environmental impact assessment in the fast-growing cement, steel and aluminium sectors to cool down excessive growth.

12 December 2003

Europe – Cement Sustainability stakeholders make progress in wide range of issues

The latest Cement Sustainability stakeholder meeting, hosted by the Cement Sustainability Initiative in Brussels, was the scene for productive talks on many of the more complex issues surrounding the

11 December 2003

Europe – European greenhouse gas emission trading scheme is ready

EU commissioner and environment chief Margot Wallstrom said at a recent UN climate change conference : “The EU carbon market is now a reality. …

09 December 2003

World Economic Forum creates Global Greenhouse Gas Register

At the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Milan, Italy, the World Economic Forum announced it is creating a Global Greenhouse Gas Register to facilitate the disclos

08 December 2003

World – Value of carbon trading doubles in a year

According to the World Bank, the Kyoto protocol on climate change is stimulating increasing flows of carbon finance to developing and transition economies, even though it is not yet in force.

08 December 2003

Kenya – Bamburi and Worldwide Fund for Nature regenerate degraded Shimba Hills forests

Lafarge-owned Bamburi Cement, no stranger to conservation issues, is teaming up with the Worldwide Fund for Nature in a project that is to regenerate the degraded forests of Shimba Hills in the south

08 December 2003

Nigeria – Ashakacem renew MoU with Savannah Conservation

Leading Nigerian cement producer Ashakacem, part of Lafarge, and Savannah Conservation Nigeria (SCN) recently renew a five year-old Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between them.