Cement News: Environmental

04 July 2006

Tarmac’s eco-friendly approach to business

Tarmac is spearheading an ambitious eco-friendly restoration project to enhance the environment in one of the first initiatives of its kind in the UK. The firm has consulted a team of environmental sp

04 July 2006

Making tomorrow’s buildings more energy efficient

According to the International Energy Agency, the consumption of coal, oil and gas rose by 700% between the early 1960s and the year 2000. Today approximately 40% of the total energy used in OECD coun

04 July 2006

Holcim sets emissions and safety targets

Holcim has announced that it has set new targets for emissions and occupational health and safety.

30 June 2006

Cement dust is ’no real risk to health’

Fears that dumped cement kiln dust would be a risk to health cannot be proved experts say. Castle Cement wants to tip dust waste from its new UK£56m kiln on farmland at the firm’s Padeswood fac

Siam City Cement to invest in alternative fuel 21 June 2006

Siam City Cement to invest in alternative fuel

Siam City Cement plans to set up a new power plant burning industrial waste, a report in Krungthep Turakij said. Holcim, the major shareholder in Siam City Cement, has been successful in building a t

16 June 2006

Meeting was not a secret, says Cemex

Owners of Rugby Cement Works have hit back over claims they held a secret meeting to discuss new fuel-burning proposals. Cemex outlined plans to trial the new Climafuel system at a meeting on June 2,

Climb every mountain, swim every river 16 June 2006

Climb every mountain, swim every river

Holcim has succeeded in using alternative fuel at many of its plants worldwide. Holcim has now begun to apply the new approach to its affiliate plant in Saraburi province, Thailand, with an investment

15 June 2006

Ghacem Briefs Parliamentary Select Committee

Ghacem Limited last week briefed a parliamentary select committee on Environment, Science and Technology delegation on the company’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) programme. The acting ma

15 June 2006

Italcementi receives social award

Italcementi achieved recognition for TX Active®, the photocatalytic active principle for cement products capable of fighting against air pollution, by receiving the Sodalitas Social Award. Italcementi

14 June 2006

Holcim Apasco co-processes more waste

Mexican cement maker Holcim Apasco has co-processed 1Mt of waste over the last 11 years to fuel kilns at its six cement plants, 90 ready-mix facilities and four aggregates plants, local news agency No

09 June 2006

Lafarge to reduce emissions, UK

Lafarge’s Westbury works in Wiltshire, UK is installing new equipment to control emissions after breaching its permit conditions earlier this year. Lafarge was forced to take action after the E

08 June 2006

Anger over plans to burn waste at plant, UK

Campaigners have hit out at plans to begin burning waste at the Rugby Cement plant - all the way from London. Waste could be transported from the capital and burned at the Long Lawford Road site as th

06 June 2006

New fuel plans at Rugby Cement?

Plans to launch a new an alternative fuel system at Rugby Cement Works have been greeted with dismay by plant opponents.

05 June 2006

Cement plant to curb pollution, US

Mountain Cement Co. and two environmental groups have signed an agreement to install pollution-control equipment at one of the plant’s kilns. Under the agreement signed Wednesday, a US$5m baghou

02 June 2006

Rugby to trial household waste fuel

Rugby Cement in the UK wants to trial a fuel made from household rubbish which is hoped will cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 10 per cent. Cemex hopes to burn Climafuel, which contains paper, pla

30 May 2006

Cement Association of Canada announces Lafarge award

The Ontario Region of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is proud to announce that the Lafarge Canada cement plant in Bath, Ontario, received the Land Stewardship Award from the US Portland Cement