25 October 2005

Holcim Awards competition goes global

Following five regional competitions, 15 Award-winning projects will now compete in the first global Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects. The global phase of the competiti

21 October 2005

Ube to use more waste plastics as fuel

Ube Industries Ltd, Japan, is preparing to procure more waste plastics which can be recycled into fuel for cement kilns, by expanding the plastic-crushing facilities at its cement plant in Kanda, Fuku

20 October 2005

Berrima alternative fuel approval

Bluecircle Southern Cement at New Berrima has been granted permission to use alternative fuels in its everyday operations after nearly a three year campaign. Following an assessment by an independent

20 October 2005

EC to issue national CO2 allocation plan guidelines by end-2005

The European Commission is to issue guidelines to European Union member states on how to interpret the emissions trading scheme law for the next round of national CO2 allowance allocation plans by end

19 October 2005

Lafarge names sustainable development chief

Lafarge has appointed Olivier Luneau senior vice president in charge of sustainable development and public affairs, the group said on October 18, 2005. Luneau will report directly to the CEO. He succe

18 October 2005

Gujarat Ambuja wins Asian CSR award

Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd (GACL) today said it has won the Asian Corporate Social Responsibility Award (Asian CSR) 2005 for an initiative for corporate sustainable development. Gujarat Ambuja said it

18 October 2005

Plants top list of worst polluters

Oxford County’s largest polluters are its three largest, according to a PollutionWatch ranking. The annual ranking of polluters is based on data the companies themselves submit annually to the federal

17 October 2005

Tyre burn tests meet pollution standards

Ash Grove Cement Co. could begin burning tyres for fuel by late next year, now that tests show the plant would continue to meet state and federal air pollution limits. The Nebraska Department of Envi

12 October 2005

Union Cites Ongoing violations and permit failures

The United Steelworkers (USW) has taken the first step toward filing a civil lawsuit against Arizona Portland Cement (APC) and its parent companies, Taiheiyo Cement USA, Inc. and California Portland C

12 October 2005

Demolition of cement silos begins

The US city of Detroit and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy celebrated the start of demolition of the first of three cement silo installations, making way for major redevelopment of miles of choice

10 October 2005

Holcim Apasco receives ISO 14001 environmental certificate

Holcim Apasco, one of the largest cement makers in Mexico, has been awarded the ISO 14001 environmental certificate for replacing fossil fuels with garbage within its production process, corporate dir

05 October 2005

Cement plant accident-free since 1993; gets international safety certification

Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) has achieved a record of 7,832 hours of plant operations without lost time accident (LTA) as of September 30 since the cement plant in San Fernando started ope

30 September 2005

TCEQ Approves TXI’s Permit Modification

Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. announced today that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has approved a permit modification to adjust the usage of an air pollution device on one o

27 September 2005

Idaho department of environmental quality seeks Ash Grove comment

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a proposed permit to construct and draft Tier I air quality operating permit for the Ash Grove Cement Co. facility in I

23 September 2005

Holcim scraps plan to burn hazardous waste at new Nyergesujfalu plant

Holcim, one of the world’s biggest cement makers, announced on Wednesday that it has scrapped plans to burn hazardous waste at its proposed new plant in the village of Nyergesujfalu (N Hungary),

08 September 2005

Last chance for Cemex to curb Rugby pollution

Cemex last week received a final warning from government officials for pollution from its Rugby Cement plant. However, the Environment Agency (EA) gave the company the go-ahead to burn tyres as fuel a