Cement News: Environmental

15 September 2016

Nigeria: producers encouraged to use tyres as raw material

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has approached local cement producers, encouraging them to use tyres as a raw material for firing kilns. Acting Director General of SON, Dr Paul Angya, said, “We are looking for environmentally-friendly ways of disposing seized tyres. That...

13 September 2016

Canada: Lafarge improving environmental impact

Lafarge has completed a CAD20m (US$15.3m) modernisation project at its Exshaw plant in Alberta. The works focussed on improving the plant’s environmental impact but also nearly doubled output from 1.3Mta to 2.2Mta. ...

13 September 2016

Mexico: Ventika wind park officially opened

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the Ventika wind park in General Bravo, Nuevo León. The facility has a capacity of 252MW and is expected to generate 1mkWh annually. The project was developed by a ...

13 September 2016

USA: Cemex Lyons wins PCA Energy and Environment award

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded Cemex USA Lyons cement plant with its 2016 Energy and Environment Award for Land Stewardship. The Lyons plant’s award-winning land-stewardship programme, which w...

Cementos Argos is Dow Jones' Sustainability winner in construction materials 12 September 2016

Cementos Argos is Dow Jones' Sustainability winner in construction materials

For the fourth consecutive year, Cementos Argos was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) this time as an industry leader for construction materials, with results that support its leadership in social...

07 September 2016

Environmental award for Lucky Cement

Pakistan's Lucky Cement Ltd has been awarded the 13th Annual Environmental Excellence Award 2016, presented at the ‘Making Our Cities Sustainable’ conference organised by the National Forum for Environment and Health...

IENova to buy Ventika wind farm 06 September 2016

IENova to buy Ventika wind farm

Infraestructura Energétia Nova (IENova) signed an agreement on Monday with the Blackstone Energy Group to buy Ventika I and II wind parks, which are operated by Cemex. The acquisition carries a value of US$852m. T...

06 September 2016

Green cement volumes to rise at a CARG of 7.6% up to 2024

According to report published by Grand View Research, global green cement market is expected to reach US$37.76bn by 2024. Growing awareness regarding reduction in carbon emissions and its detrimental effect on the e...

02 September 2016

Cemex awarded for environmental efforts

Cemex was awarded the Honourable Mention for the 2016 National Award of Ecological Merit by Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources. The award is the most important environmental recognition in Mexi...

01 September 2016

LafargeHolcim Martres-Tolosane plant installs whole-tyre injection system

LafargeHolcim has installed a whole-tyre injection system at its plant at Martres-Tolosane, near Toulouse, France. The equipment will enable the cement manufacturer to use around 4000 tyres per day as alternative ...

25 August 2016

Cementos Molins applies to raise tyre use

Recognising the need to increase its use of tyres as fuel to fire its kiln, Cementos Molins is applying to extend its licence. Initially, Catalonia’s provincial government authorised Cementos Molins to burn 5000t of ...

24 August 2016

Dominican Republic: Cemex carries out reforestation at San Pedro de Macorís

With the help of 100 volunteer employees, Cemex organised a reforestation day at the quarry of its San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic as part of its “Manos a la Obra” (Hands to work) programme. The day sa...

19 August 2016

USA: Essroc's Speed plant has AF setback

Essroc's Speed cement plant, in southern Indiana, USA, has been informed by Clark County officials have decided that it will have to apply for rezoning to obtain a permit for burning hazardous waste for fuel. The C...

18 August 2016

USA: Cemex receives EPA certificates for five plants

Cemex USA has been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's Eneregy Star certification for 2016 at five of its cement plants. The Brooksville, Miami, Clinchfield, Fairborn and Victorville plants have all been...

18 August 2016

Philippines: new cement developed for rehab projects

Building Materials Inc and Republic Cement, Philippines, have developed a new cement called ‘Kapit-balay’, designed specifically for use in rehabilitating houses. Kapit-balay is a high-performance premium pozzolan ce...

17 August 2016

New BOPP film for extra bag protection

Cosmo Films, a speciality films manufacturer, has launched a special biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP) to provide extra protection for cement bags. The BOPP film has a 100 per cent polyolefin structure whi...