Cement News: Environmental

06 July 2016

CRH releases 2015 sustainability report

CRH has launched its 2015 Sustainability Report that covers 84 pages on how it approaches sustainability, health and safety, environment and climate change, governance as well as people and community.  In the 84-page report the company highlights that 1.6Mt of alternative fuels provi...

01 July 2016

Bulgaria: Green Oscar for Devnya Cement

During the official ceremony held on 8 June 2016 at Hilton Hotel Sofia, Bulgaria, Devnya Cement received the Green Oscar in the Industry and Production sector – one of 13 awarded during the Sixth Bulgaria's Greenest ...

29 June 2016

LafargeHolcim and CDC bring low-carbon building material to market

LafargeHolcim and CDC Group, the UK's development finance institution, have announced the creation of 14Trees, a joint venture that aims to accelerate the productdion and commercialisation of Durabric, which the comp...

24 June 2016

Japan: Taiheiyo Cement plans 75MW biomass power plant

Japan's Taiheiyo Cement will construct a biomass-fired unit with 75MW in Ofuna Factory, Iwate prefecture. The new unit is understood to burn domestic and imported biomass fuel. At the site, a several power units ha...

Vietnam: Viet-Dung Quat cement plant forced to close 24 June 2016

Vietnam: Viet-Dung Quat cement plant forced to close

Dai Viet-Dung Quat cement plant has been forced to temporarily shut down in the central province of Quang Ngai due to environmental pollution. Since 26 May, the locals have gathered in front of the plant to call for ...

23 June 2016

Crimea: JSC Bakhchysarai Factory Stroyindustriya to start modernisation

Crimea's sole cement producer, JSC Bakhchysarai Factory Stroyindustriya, is to be modernised. The company intends to upgrade from the wet-process to semi-dry manufacturing, which will increase its production capacit...

Indonesia: calls to protect Java from cement 23 June 2016

Indonesia: calls to protect Java from cement

Environmental experts have advised cement plants be moved outside Java to prevent worsening ecological damage to the densely populated island. Senior adviser to the environment and forestry minister, Suryo Adi Wibowo...

23 June 2016

Pakistan: Pioneer Cement sets up 12MW WHR plant

Pioneer Cement Ltd (PIOC) has signed an agreement with CITIC industries for a 12MW Waste Heat Recovery System (WHR) at its plant, Chenki district, Khushab on the banks of Jhelum River in Punjab province of Pakistan. ...

22 June 2016

Philippines: settlement following cargo vessel crash

The Cebu provincial government and other entities, which suffered damage following the cargo vessel MV Belle Rose running aground in the waters off Daanbantayan town last week, have agreed to settle and allow the shi...

16 June 2016

Spain: Cosmos to go ahead with biomass

Cementos Cosmos is to be allowed to burn biomass at its kiln, according to the Cordoba appeal judge dealing with the case. Cordoba municipality had said the cement producer could not fire its kiln with waste, but thi...

14 June 2016

Brazil: Sobradinho plant starts tyre collection point

Votorantim Cimentos has set up a collecting point for used tyres from local rubber shops on its Sobradinho cement plant, reports Max Press Net. The company is using shredded tyres and biomass as alternative fuels t...

09 June 2016

Canada: Ontario's Climate Action plan is welcomed by CAC

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) in a statement congratulates the Ontario government and the leadership being shown by Premier Wynne and Minister Murray on the release of its world-leading Climate Action Plan. ...

02 June 2016

Cemex Dominicana to buy 11.5MW of wind power

The power company EGE Haina will sell wind energy to Cemex Dominicana, for its cement plant located in San Pedro (east), as a unregulated user of the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI). The agreement all...

20 May 2016

Cement to light roads

Dr José Carlos Rubio, researcher at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Morelia, Mexico, has found a creative solution to light streets and highways in the evening without using power: cement. By m...

12 May 2016

Japan: companies turn to recycling

Japan’s cement makers are turning to resource recycling as alternative revenue sources as demand for cement is seen shrinking over the mid- to long term. Japanese demand for cement declined for a second straight year...

11 May 2016

Sri Lanka: Holcim Lanka inaugurates new transport model

LafargeHolcim subsidiary Holcim Lanka has begun operations of a new ship-to-rail road hybrid model for the transportation of its raw materials. The state railway will transport Holcim cement related raw materials ...