Cement News: Environmental

20 October 2016

Belgium: LEILAC project reaches FEED phase

The Low Emissions Intensity Lime & Cement (LEILAC) consortium has completed the Preliminary Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study for the carbon capture pilot plant. The project will now enter the full Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase following a decision taken at t...

17 October 2016

Indonesia: PT Semen Indonesia looks to alternative fuels to save jobs

Cost-saving measures other than staff layoffs are considered more efficient in improving company margins as they are challenged by weak demand, according to corporations and consulting firms quoted in The Jakarta Pos...

17 October 2016

Saudi Arabia: Aumund and Sweidan open new spare parts unit

A UMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany, and S WEIDAN Industrial Services, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have opened a new spare parts stock unit at the Riyadh warehouse to be at full disposal with parts instantly available. ...

14 October 2016

Egypt: manufacturers encouraged to increase AF use

The Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Tarek Qabil, announced that the industry has completed a study on the use on alternative fuel sources to fossil fuels in Egyptian cement plants. Mr Qabil said that the mini...

Myanmar: Run Myaing Galay cement plant opposed 14 October 2016

Myanmar: Run Myaing Galay cement plant opposed

Local residents and community leaders met with local press at Zayat Phyu village on 8 October to protest against the proposed cool power plant to supply electricity for the No 2 Myaing Galay cement plant near Hpa-an,...

10 October 2016

Vietnam: inspection of polluted plants

A joint delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment were due to inspect cement plants that pose a high risk of contamination. The inspection investi...

USA: Cemex New Braunfels cuts water usage 04 October 2016

USA: Cemex New Braunfels cuts water usage

Cemex has announced the completion of a new water recycling system atits Balcones quarry near New Braunfels, Texas, USA, will result in 90 per cent less water used annually than previously used by the quarry's wash p...

04 October 2016

India: calls to assist cement plants in energy conservation

Executive director of Dalmia Cement, R A Krishnakumar, has called for a special package of concessions, particularly in taxes, for cement factories in an attempt to encourage them to adopt energy conservation measure...

05 October 2016

Scwhenk invests EUR30m in Allmendingen works

German cement producer Schwenk is investing EUR30m in its Allmendingen cement plant to reduce NOx and organic carbon emissions as well as mercury. The XMercury equipment, designed by Austrian emissions control sup...

23 September 2016

USA: concerns over plant location near school

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has raised concerns over the location of a cement plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as is it situated across from a school. It is reported that dozen...

23 September 2016

India: Ramco mine expansion dispute

A public hearing convened to discuss the expansion of a limestone mine belonging to a private cement plant owned by Ramco Cement in Sendurai, Tamil Nadu, was interrupted by attendees protesting the plans. Police remo...

17 October 2016

Responding to climate change

This week ICR looks at further tightening of pollution control around the world following Cembureau's reminder that the EU Parliament is expected to vote on the provisional directive to reduce emissions of air pollu...

29 September 2016

Italy: Monselice cement plant to burn SRF

The 0.7Mta capacity Monselice cement plant (Cementizillo group), in Padova, Italy, has received so the authorisation to substitute 50 per cent of its petcoke firing with solid secondary refuse-derived fuel (SRF) La...

20 September 2016

EU reaches agreement on stricter air pollution limits

The European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a directive to reduce emissions of air pollutants on 30 June 2016. The new National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD) sets stric...

19 September 2016

CSI: trend of continuous decline in CO2 emissions by cement industry

The Cement Sustainability Initiative’s (CSI) recently-published “Getting The Numbers Right” (GNR) report for 2014 has identified a trend of continuous reduction in CO2 emissions by the cement industry over the last d...

16 September 2016

Malaysia: Lafarge to pay for dust cleaning

Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd has agreed to bear the cost of cleaning up the homes of residents in three villages affected by dust accidentally released from one of its plants last Monday as a result of repair works on a bl...