Cement News: Environmental

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 implementation of emissions trading. Community energy suppliers and cement manuf...

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...

UK: Ribblesdale plant begins GBP25m upgrade project 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...

USA: CalPortland receives rebate for cooler efficiency upgrade 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...

18 January 2017

Four Buzzi Unicem plants awarded Energy Star certification

Buzzi Unicem USA announced that four of its cement plants (Chattanooga, Tennessee; Festus, Missouri.; Maryneal, Texas; San Antonio, Texas) have been awarded Energy Star certifications from the US Environmental Protec...

10 January 2017

Shree Digvijay Cement Co awaiting environmental clearance for Pachhtardi

Shree Digvijay Cement Co is currently awaiting environmental clearance for the 0.35Mta (ROM) Pachhtardi limestone mining project near Pacchtardi village in Taluka Bhanvad, Gujarat. The mined limestone will be used...

09 January 2017

Pakistan: Lucky Cement's Pezu plant is operating normally

It has been clarified by a leading research house after consulting management of Lucky Cement in Pakistan that Pezu cement plant was not shut down on account of an environmental issue.   Invest and Finance Securitie...

12 January 2017

USA: Ash Grove Cement Durkee plant awarded Energy Star Certification

Ash Grove Cement today announced that its Durkee plant, Oregon, has been awarded the 2016 ENERGY STAR ® plant certification. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification is awarded to p...

04 January 2017

United States: Drake Cement’s Paulden plant seeking to expand clinker production

Drake Cement has submitted an application to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to increase clinker production at its Paulden plant from 660,000tpa to 726,000tpa. The plant’s current permit runs until...