Cement News: Environmental

24 November 2003

UK – Superquarry, WWF and Lafarge

Plans for a new superquarry on the remote island of Harris by Lafarge are back in focus with a new court hearing expected this week.

24 November 2003

India – Environmental Excellence awards for cement companies

The Eight NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials in New Delhi was concluded with the presentation of the National Awards for Energy Performance, Environment Excellence and Quality

24 November 2003

Tanzania – Bureau of Standards proposes cement factory emissions standard

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is proposing a standard on cement factory emissions to stop them from polluting the environment.

24 November 2003

UK – Environment Agency urges companies for permit applications

The Environment Agency (EA) is urging companies to start planning their permit applications for the EU greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme.

Ireland – Proposals for use of animal waste in cement 17 November 2003

Ireland – Proposals for use of animal waste in cement

In a report to the Irish Cabinet, senior officials of four government departments, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food Safety Authority

17 November 2003

USA – Rare flower discovered on former aggregate site

When RMC South Florida Inc donated its aggregate site to Florida International University little did the company know that the site held botanical treasures.

Spain – Cementos Portland invests 87m euro in environmental friendly kiln 17 November 2003

Spain – Cementos Portland invests 87m euro in environmental friendly kiln

Spanish cement manufacturer Cementos Portland is investing 87m euro in a new cement kiln at its Seville plant.

17 November 2003

Asia – Curbing global warming the Asian way

Asia’s cement producers are contributing in global climate regulation by replacing coal with rice husks that would otherwise be incinerated and dumped in landfills.

10 November 2003

USA – Senate rejects plan to limit GHG emissions

While Europe gears up for carbon emission trading, the US Senate has rejected a market-based scheme to reduce the country’s emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

10 November 2003

USA – Tyre burning plans at Lafarge Ravena, NY

Lafarge North America plans to burn tyres at its Ravena cement works with the aim to reduce its use of coal as thermal energy source and possibly cut emissions.

10 November 2003

Austria – RMC Austria and WWF protect rare grassland environment

RMC Austria will be helping to protect an area of nationally significant, rare dry grassland through its latest agreement with WWF. The area contains the company’s Hollitzer Quarry, operated by Readym

03 November 2003

UK – Environment Agency moves on Castle Padeswood WDF burning

The Environment Agency has opened the final stage of public consultation on Castle Cement’s application to build a new cement kiln in North Wales.

03 November 2003

UAE – Building materials industry to invest more in environmental measures

UAE Minister of Health Hamad Rahman Al Madfa, made an appeal to the world’s cement and building material companies to double their efforts in reducing environmental pollution caused by their productio

03 November 2003

UK – Greenhouse gas trading one step closer

The UK Environment Agency has contacted 1000 businesses and organisations in England and Wales in the first stage of implementing the UK component of a Europe-wide emissions trading scheme designed to

30 October 2003

Japan – Taiheiyo-Ebara construct new Ecocement plant

A new Ecocement plant is planned for the Tama area. Taiheiyo Cement Corporation and Ebara Corporation have concluded a 27.18bn yen contract with Tokyo Santama Area Regional Association of Waste Dispos

30 October 2003

Japan – Tokuyama converts waste plastic to fuel

Tokuyama has started the full scale operation of its waste plastic-to-fuel facility, effectively nearly doubling overall capacity from 45,000tpa to 85,000tpa, after the completion of the third-stage phase of its was...