Cement News: Environmental

23 December 2016

Vietnam: Ha Tien 1 ordered to relocate

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People’s Committee has demanded Ha Tien 1 Cement cease operation of its Thu Duc cement grinding station and relocate the plant. The company earlier proposed relocating its Thu Duc cement grinding station to District 9 and scaling up the capacity of its Ph...

23 December 2016

Ireland: EPA to weigh in on Limerick plans

Limerick Council has engaged consultants with a view to making an unprecedented submission over Irish Cement’s EUR10m Mungret plans, which will see fossil fuels replaced by the burning of tyres. At this week’s met...

20 December 2016

Dominican Republic: Cemex starts solar tender process for San Pedro de Macorís

Cemex has opened tendering process for its new photovoltaic solar plant at San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic. The cement producer is looking for a company that can build and operate its new 13MW sola...

19 December 2016

Pakistan: Pioneer Cement starts its WHR plant in Punjab province

Pioneer Cement Ltd has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that its 12MW Waste Heat Recovery power plant (WHRPP) has started operations on from 15 December at Jouharabad, Khushab district, in central Punjab provin...

New EU carbon allowance mechanism proposed 15 December 2016

New EU carbon allowance mechanism proposed

MEPs have proposed that a system should be established for the cement and clinker sectors, among others, whereby importers will be required to surrender allowances to cover for the carbon content of imported good...

16 December 2016

Slovenia: Salonit receives EUR15m EBRD loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced it is to provide a EUR15m loan to Salonit Anhovo to help it improve its operations. The funds will be used for energy and resource efficiency ...

HeidelbergCement announces Quarry Life Award winners of 2016 12 December 2016

HeidelbergCement announces Quarry Life Award winners of 2016

On 8 December 2016, the winners of the International Quarry Life Award were presented in Brussels, Belgium. This was the third edition of this bi-annual competition established by HeidelbergCement to explore innovati...

12 December 2016

Semen Indonesia plant receives environmental permit

Despite protests, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has issued a new environmental permit to Semen Indonesia for its plant in Rembang. The new plant is almost complete and although some local residents have fou...

08 December 2016

USA: scientists develop programmable cement

Scientists at Rice University, Texas, USA, have decoded the kinetic properties of cement and developed a way to "program" the microscopic, semi-crystalline particles within. The process turns particles from disord...

08 December 2016

India: proposed Karnataka plants denied environmental clearance

The federal Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has put a hold on proposals to build two cement plants and associated limestone mines in Kalaburgi, Karnataka, according to the Times of India. The two projec...

08 December 2016

Costa Rica: residents seek relief from dust

Residents of Lourdes de Agua Caliente, Cartago, Costa Rica, have spoken out about dust emissions from a nearby Holcim Costa Rica plant. The Ministry of Health visited the plant in question this week, ordering it t...

06 December 2016

Australia: Adelaide Brighton Cement agrees gas deal

Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adelaide Brighton Ltd, has signed a gas purchase agreement with Beach Energy Ltd for the delivery of exMoomba of processed sales gas from Beach's 100 per cen...

06 December 2016

Shree Cement awaits environmental clearance for West Bengal grinding unit

Shree Cement is awaiting environmental clearance for its cement grinding unit in West Bengal, India. The company plans to build a 5Mta grinding plant at Prabatpur and Digha villages, Raghunathpur, Puralia district...

06 December 2016

Protests again Semen Indonesia plant

Approximately 300 people from Rembang, Central Java, have marched 150km in protest of the construction of a cement plant in the area by state-owned Semen Indonesia. The march was undertaken in a bid to force Central ...

05 December 2016

Vietnam: Ha Long Cement dust complaints

Residents of the northern Quang Ninh Province's Hoanh Bo District have complained about dust emissions, noise and smoke from the Ha Long Cement plant. Nguyen Van Ty head of Dat Do Village’s residential area said d...

01 December 2016

USA: Orcem receives backlash over new plant

Orcem America has said it wants to set up operations in Vallejo, California, opposite the Mare Island peninsula. Under Orcem’s proposal, slag would be brought in from Asia via the Mare Island Strait. Despite the p...