Environmental

29 June 2005

Pacemco unveils new grinding concept

Pacific Cement Company, Inc. (Pacemco) in the Philippines is a two-time recipient of the Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Award. Last year, Pacemco also became the fourth Hall

24 June 2005

Petron, Holcim forge partnership

Petron Corp. recently entered into a memorandum of agreement with cement company Holcim Philippines for the processing of used oil and sludge from Petron’s customers at Holcim’s cement pla

22 June 2005

WWF and Lafarge Boost Environmental Agenda

Lafarge, the world leader in building materials and WWF, the global conservation organization have announced the renewal of their partnership following significant progress in reducing CO2 emissions,

10 June 2005

Emissions OK in trial waste burn

An incineration trial conducted by Green Island Cement has shown the amount of toxic pollutants produced from burning waste is not excessive, the environment watchdog said.

09 June 2005

TXI, residents to try mediation Midlothian: Cement maker wants to ditch pollution controls

Texas Industries Inc., local environmental groups and Midlothian residents will meet with a mediator over the next 30 days to try to reach a compromise on the cement maker’s request to turn off

07 June 2005

Cement Initiative assesses progress

One of the largest global sustainability programs ever undertaken by a single industry sector, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), released its first progress report today, three years after m

07 June 2005

Jordan Cement to curb emissions

According to local news reports, the Jordan Cement Factories Company (JCFC) will inaugurate a $3.5m new dust filter on June 8, in an attempt to rectify the environmental situation of its Fuheis factor

06 June 2005

Ash Grove plans tyre test burn

Ash Grove Cement Co in Louisville will begin a controversial test burn of scrap tyres on July 13, a company spokesman said. "We’re not sure of the number of days but it will be at least three da

06 June 2005

North Carolina fines cement company

North Carolina air quality regulators fined an South Carolina-based manufacturer nearly $270,000 for failing to monitor its emissions and then submitting false data to the state.Solite did not conduct

06 June 2005

Sumitomo Osaka Cement to use more ash

The use of incinerator ash as a raw material in cement is to be increased by Sumitomo Osaka Cement. The company plans to have all of its plants set up to use the ash within three years. However, in o

06 June 2005

UK watchdog warns Lafarge

Lafarge was yesterday given a formal warning after the Environment Agency carried out an investigation at its Wiltshire plant. The company had its knuckles rapped earlier this year

03 June 2005

Award for Shree Cement, India

Shree Cement Ltd has received the TERI corporate award for environment excellence & corporate social responsibility award for 2003-04. It received this award jointly with Tata

03 June 2005

Lehigh possibly closer to burning sewage

Lehigh Cement Co plans to burn sewage sludge from Baltimore to power one of its plants in Carroll County is one step closer to approval.

01 June 2005

Holcim Romania’s social responsibility project

Holcim Romania, a unit of Swiss cement company Holcim Ltd, will organise from June 14 to June 18, 2005 a series of training courses for 60 high school students from the cities of Alesd, Turda and Camp

31 May 2005

EU orders cut in Italy pollution allowances

European Union regulators on Wednesday ordered a nine per cent reduction in air pollution allowed by permits that Italy is giving industry, seeking to ensure companies buy some allowances as the EU em

31 May 2005

Dragon Cement receives historic designation

The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has designated the Dragon Cement plant and quarry as a State Significant Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. A dedication plaque wa