Cement News: Environmental

21 October 2016

Canada: Research shows burning tyres at LafargeHolcim plant promotes sustainability

Research by Dr Mark Gibson of Dalhousie University has demonstrated that LafargeHolcim’s burning of used tyres at its Brookfield plant is more environmentally sustainable than using fossil fuels, the Truro Daily reports. “The idea is that pound for pound, you get more energy from a ...

20 October 2016

Pakistan: Fecto Cement appeals mining ban

Fecto Cement has requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to allow it to carry out stone crushing activities in the Margalla Hills, which has been listed as a national park since 1980. The cement manufacturer asked t...

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 Fro...

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...

Saudi Arabia: Aumund and Sweidan open new spare parts unit 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...

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...