Cement News: Environmental

07 December 2006

Italcementi Starts Construction of Research Centre

Italian cement group Italcementi has started the construction works of its new research and innovation centre, named ITClab, which will span 11,000m2

07 December 2006

Holcim to talk to group opposing cement plant

A group opposing the construction of a cement plant near Weston and the company wanting to build it will meet for the first time next week.

05 December 2006

NZ cement plant opposer demands details

An opposition group has demanded the company wanting to build a cement plant at Weston immediately release details about its emissions.

04 December 2006

St. Lawrence Cement will seek leave to appeal to Supreme Court Of Canada

St. Lawrence Cement Group will apply to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the judgment rendered on Oct. 31 by the Quebec Court of Appeal regarding the Beauport class action suit.

British Cement Association sees Climate Change as Pre-Budget Priority
04 December 2006

British Cement Association sees Climate Change as Pre-Budget Priority

The British Cement Association (BCA) today urged the Government to use this year’s Pre-Budget Statement to set out a clear path towards tackling greenhouse gas emissions through the taxation and regul

30 November 2006

Sugar Creek looks at mining, blasting

The debate over blasting and limestone mining continues in Sugar Creek.

Residents form group to oppose cement plant 29 November 2006

Residents form group to oppose cement plant

A group of concerned residents has formed a society to oppose Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd’s proposed cement plant near Weston.

23 November 2006

State renews leases sought by cement company

The state land commissioner – in the face of court action – is going to renew a cement company’s mineral leases for state trust land regarded as environmentally sensitive by conservationists.

23 November 2006

ECF cement factory closed for environmental problems

The Environmental Agency of Albania, announced today the closure of a big cement plant in Elbasan, (central Albania), owned by an Anglo-Libyan company ECF.

22 November 2006

State renews leases sought by cement company

Facing a court order requiring a decision, the state land commissioner said Tuesday he will renew a cement company’s mineral leases for state trust land regarded as environmentally sensitive by

21 November 2006

Cement Firms cleaning up their act

The cement industry is feeling the pinch these days. Some cement companies are under investigation on the charge that they manufactured cement out of industrial wastes that are harmful to humans.

16 November 2006

BCA supports legal footing for Government target on reducing CO2 emissions

The British Cement Association is supportive of the Government’s aim of achieving a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions on 1990 levels by 2050, as announced in today’s Queen’s Speech

15 November 2006

Holcim announces products at GreenBuild 2006 in Denver

Holcim has launched the Envirocore family of environmentally-friendly products and the Web site www.envirocore.us, which is a portal for sustainability, green building and environmental issues.

14 November 2006

Mercury released by cement plant center of DEQ investigation

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is keeping a close eye on the results of tests from a cement plant that was found to be releasing two to three times more mercury into the air than previo

13 November 2006

Cement firm to face questions about dust

The Maidencreek Township supervisors said they will ask Lehigh Cement Co. to disclose the contents of dust emitted from its plant in the township.

10 November 2006

Portugal Cimpor mulls wind parks construction in Northern Africa

Cimpor is in the process of studying participation in projects for the production of wind energy in Morocco and Tunisia