Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

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 power, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. Following the a...

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 ...

CSI and cement leaders welcome The Paris Agreement's activation 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...

04 November 2016

USA: Roanoke Cement OSHA safety recognition

Roanoke Cement Co’s Richmond site in Virginia, has been awarded admission to US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programme (SHARP). SHARP recognises sma...

Lafarge Jordan orders 15MW solar plant 03 November 2016

Lafarge Jordan orders 15MW solar plant

Lafarge Cement Jordan's Rashadiya cement works is to reduce production costs by generating some of its electricity by solar power. The cement producer is contracting Adenium Energy Capital to build a solar plant for ...

02 November 2016

Egypt: cement plants to use 15% of waste by 2030

The Ministry of Environment's submitted plan that seeks to encourage the increase in waste used as alternative fuel in cement plants to 15 per cent by 2030 has been approved by Egypt’s cabinet, according to the Minis...

27 October 2016

Uganda: Tororo Cement's trucks to be billed for road damages

Tororo Cement trucks are being asked to foot the bill for damaging roads in Uganda with their heavy loads. More than 40 trucks carrying limestone, pozzolanic rocks and marble from Kosiroi mining site in Karamoja ply...

27 October 2016

USA: Hagerstown plant US$96m upgrade

Holcim (US) has completed a US$96m upgrade on its Hagerstown plant, Maryland. The facility has existed for over 100 years and according John Stull, CEO of US operations for LafargeHolcim, the latest improvements "rea...

26 October 2016

Myanmar: Myaing Kalay plant expansion opposed by locals

Plans by the military-owned Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) to expand the cement plant at Hpa-an Township in Kayin State in the country’s south-east have run into local opposition, Frontier Myanmar reports. Loc...

21 October 2016

China: FLSmidth install HOTDISC® at China Resources' Hongshuihe plant

FLSmidth partners with China Resources Cement (CRC) and Sino Environment Engineering Development Co Ltd (SEPETC) to process uraban and industrial waste and burn alternative fuel at CRC's Hongshuihe cement plant. F...

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 repo...

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...