Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

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 cent owned Western Flank acreage. Supply of gas over a 12-month term is...

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...

USA: Orcem receives backlash over new plant 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...

01 December 2016

EU urged to end carbon credits system

Carbon Market Watch is urging EU lawmakers to abolish the carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS) after it was revealed that cement producers took EUR5bn windfall from scheme between 2008 and 2015. The watchdog...

A TEC commissions its Rocket Mill at Wiener Neustadt 01 December 2016

A TEC commissions its Rocket Mill at Wiener Neustadt

To optimise the production of highly-caloric residue-derived fuels for the cement industry the Austrian company ASA has installed an A TEC’s Rocket Mill ® RM 2.50 double at its treatment plant in Wiener Neustadt. ...

29 November 2016

Irish Cement's tyre burning plans could end up in High Court

The dispute on Irish Cement's plans to burn used tyres at its Castlemungret plant look set to end up in the High Court as residents seek to prevent the implementation of the EUR10m project. Members of Limerick Aga...

25 November 2016

Philippines: Taiheiyo contributes to National Greening Programme

Employees from Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc and Solid Earth Development Corp planted 5350 seedlings across different sites in San Fernando in support of the National Greening Programme (NGP). Taiheiyo Philippin...

06 December 2016

Gaza residents oppose new cement plant

In October 2016 Sanad Construction Industries (SCI) announced the launch of the first phase of a project to build a cement plant in a vacant lot in the West Bank. This first phase would see the construction of the pl...

16 November 2016

Kenya: Bamburi Cement and Geocycle form partnership

Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim Group) and a global waste management firm have signed an agreement for alternative fuels. Geocycle will help Bamburi Cement that will see the firm's Kenyan subsidiary Geocycle Kenya inc...

17 November 2016

India: Dalmia Cement commits to 100% renewable power

Dalmia Cement Ltd is the first cement company in India to join RE100, a global collaborative initiative of the world’s most influential companies committed to running their operations with 100 per cent renewable powe...

11 November 2016

USA: Cemex Victorville receives WHC certification

Cemex USA's Victorville cement plant in southern California recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and has received the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its ongoing sustainability, env...

30 January 2017

Cement producers won't ignore climate change

In a week when Donald Trump, a staunch sceptic of climate change, has become the US President-elect, there was better news for environmentalists – not only because the Paris Agreement came into force, but also beca...

10 November 2016

Irish Cement AF proposal receives backlash

Willie O’Dea, technical director or Fianna Fáil (Irish political party) has accused Irish Cement of “an illegitimate and wrongful attempt” to influence a planning decision after company bosses insinuated that it may ...

10 November 2016

CSI and cement leaders welcome The Paris Agreement's activation

The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November. Members of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) welcomed the news as a key milestone in establishing a stable regulatory framework to enable the business co...