Cement News: Environmental

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 recognised by Eneregy Star for their efforts in energy efficiency and...

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...

15 August 2016

South Africa: AfriSam sees market potential for slag cements

Mike McDonald, manager of AfriSam’s Centre of Product Excellence, says that he expects demand for better-performing cements with a low clinker content to grow in South Africa. This is considering the proposed intro...

UK: cement plants in Olympic park? 12 August 2016

UK: cement plants in Olympic park?

Plans to construct four cement and concrete plants near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London have caused outrage among local residents. If the plans are to go through, more than 900 HGV movements would go in an...

10 August 2016

Vietnam: "Cement plants are damaging automotive trade"

Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy chair of Quang Ninh province, has instructed the provincial Department of Natural Resources and the Environment to examine the pollution level caused by the cement and clinker plants to fin...

Myanmar: protestors vow to continue fight against MCL 12 August 2016

Myanmar: protestors vow to continue fight against MCL

Local protestors in Kyaikmaraw in southeast Myanmar have reacted angrily to the publication of a report into the building a new coal-fired cement plant, Burma News International reports. The report, which follows ...

05 August 2016

Indonesia: PT Tripa Semen Aceh plant faces legal objection

The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has filed the lawsuit against Aceh Tamiang district head Hamdan Sati, becasue the licence that PT Tripa Semen Aceh was given to establish a factory and a mine on 25...

04 August 2016

Indonesia: Kendeng plant protesters win temporary reprieve

People from the Kendeng Mountains, in the northern part of Central Java, have won a temporary reprieve after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that further environmental impact analyses would be needed before cemen...

01 August 2016

United States: Cemex fined US$1.69m over air pollution

Cemex has reached a deal with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whereby the company will pay a US$1.69m fine and install pollution-control equipment in five of its American plants, the Knoxville News Sentine...

01 August 2016

Japan: Taiheiyo Cement to set up subsidiary for biomass plant

Taiheiyo Cement will spend JPY23.5bn (US$224m) to set up a biomass power plant at a cement production site in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, Japan. An electricity-wholesaling subsidiary with a capitalisation of JPY4bn wi...

29 July 2016

Philippines: Human rights body begins investigation into GHG-emitting firms

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) has begun an investigation into the possibility that major carbon-emitting multinationals have breached human rights law, The Guardian reports. This follows ...

28 July 2016

USA: Cemex settles with EPA

Cemex and its affiliate, Kosmos Cement Company, have reached a settlement deal with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve alleged historical violations of the Clean Air Act at five cement plants in Ala...

27 July 2016

Zambia: solar farm Zambezi Portland Cement

Zambezi Portland Cement has plans to establish a 5MW solar farm in Ndola, at a cost of US$7m. The company will be the first in Zambia's Copperbelt Province to produce electricity using solar energy.  Operations Di...

28 July 2016

Brazil: Votorantim Cimentos de Corumbá cuts water consumption by 60%

The development of a sound environmental management system and employee engagement at work have provided significant changes to Votorantim Cimentos de Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul. In the last three years, the company...

21 July 2016

Mexico: Geocycle brand aims for a future without waste

Geocycle is unifying its brand globally and in Mexico, the company operating under the name Ecoltec will now be known as Geocycle. It will continue to offer sustainable waste management solutions to reach its objecti...