Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

02 February 2017

Hanson UK to release new slag cement at Ecobuild 2017

Hanson UK is showcasing a range of specialist concretes at the Concrete and Masonry Pavilion at Ecobuild 2017, at the Excel in London 7-9 March 2017. Stand D129 will include Regen ® GGBS (ground granulated blast furnace slag), a low-carbon cement replacement manufactured from a by...

01 February 2017

Australia: Adelaide Brighton raises concerns over new homes

Adelaide Brighton Cement (AdBri) is opposing the state government’s plans to build homes and tourism accommodation at Cruickshank’s Corner and Port Approach, fearing it will encourage more complaints about the cement...

31 January 2017

Jamaica: CCC joins greenhouse initiative

State Minister of the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr, has praised the Caribbean Cement Company (CCC) for partnering with the Department of Corrections (DCS) to establish a greenhouse project at the...

30 January 2017

India's Central Pollution Control Board issues waste guidelines

India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued guidelines to ensure that millions of tonnes of hazardous, municipal, industrial and agro-waste is properly recycled and used in cement plants as fuel. The ...

Cementos Molins expects to raise AF use to 39% 27 January 2017

Cementos Molins expects to raise AF use to 39%

Cementos Molins plans to raise alternative fuel use at its Sant Vicenç del Horts plant near Barcelona, Spain, from 34 to 39 per cent of the fuel mix this year. The step is expected to reduce fuel costs by EUR1.2m ann...

27 January 2017

South Korea: carbon emission quota increased

On 24 January the South Korean government increased the carbon emissions quota by 1700t to 539Mt and added 51Mt to emission rights in view of companies’ efforts for greenhouse gas reduction prior to the implementatio...

Mombasa Cement to build 36MW wind farm in Kilifi 26 January 2017

Mombasa Cement to build 36MW wind farm in Kilifi

Mombasa Cement is set to build a 36MW wind farm in Kilifi for its own energy use and sale to Kenya Power. The project, which consists of 12 turbines of 3MW each, will cost an estimated KES260m (US$2.5m). The wind ...

25 January 2017

UAE: Ras Al Khaimah hit by cement plant emissions

The Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA), has launched an investigation into dust clouds and emsisions from the Ras Al Khaimah cement factory following observations of Khor Khuweir residents. A num...

24 January 2017

New Zealand: eco-friendly cement developed

New Zealand cement company, HR Cement, is to launch a ground-breaking low-carbon footprint cement that helps reduce global CO 2 emissions. HR Cement, based in Mt Maunganui, developed the more environmentally-frie...

26 January 2017

UK: Ribblesdale plant begins GBP25m upgrade project

Hanson is implementing a seven-year project at Ribblesdale cement works in Clitheroe, Lancashire, to improve production efficiency and emissions. In the first six months of the GBP25m project, GBP11m is being spent o...

23 January 2017

Poured cement is an excellent absorber of CO2

According to newly-published University-led research, cement has been found to absorb carbon after it’s been poured, reports Copybook. "It sounds counterintuitive, but it's true," adds University of California, Irv...

20 January 2017

USA: CalPortland receives rebate for cooler efficiency upgrade

CalPortland reports that its Rillito cement plant has received an energy efficiency rebate check for US$71,212.70 from Tucson Electric Power (TEP), through TEP’s Arizona Corporation Commission-approved Commercial Ene...

19 January 2017

UK: Hanson to upgrade Ribblesdale plant at cost of US$31m

Hanson is to spend GBP25m (US$31m) on upgrading its Ribblesdale cement plant to improve production efficiency and reduce emissions, AggNet reports. The work, which includes the replacement of dust filters and the ...

19 January 2017

Cementos Argos becomes a member sustainability index

Cementos Argos has joined the FTSE Good Emerging Index which measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The index is operated by FTSE Russell a...

18 January 2017

Titan America’s Pennsuco Plant receives Zero Waste certification

Titan America’s Pennsuco Complex received its Gold Level Zero Waste Facility, making it the only facility of its kind in the USA to achieve Zero Waste Status. Randy Dunlap, President of Titan America's Florida Bus...

18 January 2017

CSI launches responsible sourced concrete certification

Initiated by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), a project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), international partners from the concrete sector began a responsible sourcing certi...