Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

09 March 2017

SINTEF partnership brings commercial carbon capture close

Hawaii-based Westec Environmental Solutions (WES) is partnering with SINTEF in Norway to push forward the development of carbon capture with more advanced technology. WES's innovative contractor design captures CO 2 with the assistance of a solvent. This approach has the advantage...

08 March 2017

United States: St Marys Cement Detroit plant releases dust

Residents living near St Marys Cement’s Detroit plant have complained of releases of dust by the plant, according to reports in the local press. News website Local 4 details the case of a family living opposite th...

07 March 2017

Zambia: three companies awarded Nyimba limestone mining rights

Three companies have been awarded prospecting rights for limestone mining in Nyimba District, Eastern province, Zambia. GTJ Ltd working with the Zambia Consolidated Mines Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH), Vikram Inves...

01 March 2017

Irish Cement to reduce fossil fuel use, plans WHR project

Irish Cement is currently preparing to replace fossil fuels at its Platin works in Co Meath, Ireland. The project started with a planning application to Meath County Council in November 2015, and will shortly be l...

Ireland: council to monitor Irish Cement Mungret emissions 01 March 2017

Ireland: council to monitor Irish Cement Mungret emissions

Limerick City and County Council is to set up a station to monitor the air quality near the Irish Cement plant in Mungret. The move comes ahead of a planned demonstration in opposition to the firm’s plans to use tyre...

24 February 2017

UK: Quinn Cement seeks sustainable future

To achieve a more sustainable manufacturing process and further decrease imported fossil fuel consumption, Quinn Cement has adopted the use of alternative fuels from local residual waste materials to co-fuel producti...

USA: fire at LafargeHolcim Hagerstown plant 23 February 2017

USA: fire at LafargeHolcim Hagerstown plant

According to several local news sources, approximately 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a conveyor belt fire at LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Hagerstown, USA. It is unclear in which part of the facility the co...

17 February 2017

Lithuania’s waste targets under scrutiny as government ponders CHP decision

The Lithuanian Parliament Committee on Environment Protection has suggested that the Government should adopt a final decision on the construction of waste-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Vilnius and K...

16 February 2017

Cembureau welcomes European Parliament's approach to EU-ETS policymaking

Cembureau has reponded to this week's vote in Strasbourg by the European Parliament, welcoming its decision not to deliberately discriminate between sectors and to apply a fact-based approach to policymaking on the E...

10 February 2017

LafargeHolcim to host innovation start-ups

LafargeHolcim has launched a plan to scale up its access to innovative construction solutions through collaborating with entrepreneurs. The Start-Up Accelerator will offer young companies on-site accommodation and th...

10 February 2017

USA: Cupertino plant under pressure to reduce noise

The Lehigh Southwest Cupertino cement plant was noise tested for 25 days in October and only recorded one day with higher readings than expected. The results were shared during a city council meeting on 24 Jan. City...

10 February 2017

Sustainable vision supported by thyssenkrupp at Cotec meeting

At the 11th Cumbre de Cotec Europa, an event hosted by the Cotec Foundation, thyssenkrupp supported the organisation's vision for a sustainable model for the economy and production systems. Together with several Euro...

10 February 2017

European Parliament to vote on removing cement sector ETS exemption

On February 15 the European Parliament will vote on a report from its environment committee on the reform of the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS). Among the recommendations in the report is the suggestion that the...

08 February 2017

Australia: GECA cement and concrete standard announced

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) operates Australia’s only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling programme and has released a new standard for cement, concrete and concrete products, and is...

07 February 2017

India: residents protest about Dawar Cement's NOC

Residents of Khrew in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district staged a protest on Monday in Srinagar, alleging that Dawar Cements has secured No Objection Certificate (NOC) for limestone mining without public support. A la...

02 February 2017

Cembureau calls for maintaining free EU ETS allowances for best performers

The European cement industry has made it clear to MEPs in the European Parliament that the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) must maintain free allowances at the level of best performers to achieve real emission r...