08 March 2005

More controls in Dallas

As Dallas-Fort Worth struggles to reduce its smog, the state could decide March 9 whether to require stricter controls on pollution from a Midlothian cement plant owned by Dallas-

08 March 2005

Steel frame and sugarcane pulp houses

The Scottsdale steel frame housing technology, which can complete a house in just five days, was originally developed in New Zealand and combines the power of computer-aided design with modern roll-fo

08 March 2005

No adverse effects on environment - BPC study

Botswana - an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for the expansion of the Morupule Power station, situated 4km west of Palapye, had shown no serious impact on the environment. A senior offici

07 March 2005

Castle Cement ordered to shut down kiln

Environment Agency bosses last night said a notice had been served on a cement factory for breaching dioxin emission limits at its North Wales site. The enforcement notice was

01 March 2005

Making money out of Kyoto

The newest business model in town is simple: reduce greenhouse gases and get paid for it. Thanks to the Kyoto Protocol that came into effect this month, developing nations like India can get dollars,

28 February 2005

Lagan considers bonemeal fuel for cement plant

Irish-based Lagan Cement, the republic’s third-biggest supplier of cement, is researching “alternative” methods of fuelling the furnaces at its controversial factory near Kinnegad in Co Meath. Jude La

22 February 2005

Cement industry achieves climate change target

The British Cement Association (BCA) announced that all four UK cement manufacturers and the sector as a whole have achieved their targets under the Climate Change Levy Agreements for 2004. Three year

18 February 2005

CCL says new cement is cheaper, more environmentally friendly

Carib Cement has begun production of a newly formulated cement, that the firm says is stronger, more environment friendly, and cheaper to produce than the conventional

17 February 2005

Larger kiln approved at cement plant

A special use permit was granted Monday for Florida Crushed Stone to build a larger state-of-the art cement kiln at their plant off U.S. 98 in Brooksville. The company will use the kiln to

15 February 2005

India’s north east under attack

India’s North Eastern Council (NEC), in its magazine called, New Hopes, New Opportunities, has a section on industry. This chapter, with the name Limestone and Coal: Untapped Resources So Far, s

14 February 2005

India may be under pressure to cut emissions post-Kyoto

The world’s second-most populous nation, whose economy has been growing at a frenetic pace, creating a huge middle class, and spiralling demand for electricity and factories to feed export growt

14 February 2005

Workers offered tests for toxic gas

Holcim operating out of Port Nelson, New Zealand is offering its workers blood testing for methyl bromide gas following publicity about possible links with motor neurone disease. This follows similar

09 February 2005

Cemex makes "tirecrete" for road paving, Mexico

Cemex has begun a program to use more than 25 million disposed used tires/y to replace natural additives in road surfacing mix to make "tirecrete" ("llancreto" in Spanish), local press reported.

04 February 2005

BCA welcomes consultation on substitute fuels protocol

The British Cement Association (BCA) has welcomed the Environment Agency’s consultation document on the proposed revision of the Substitute Fuels Protocol (SFP)

02 February 2005

Clear Skies Act will encourage emission credit trading

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) and its members support the Clear Skies Act of 2005 (S. 131), which was introduced by Sens. James Inhofe (R- Okla.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) on Jan. 24. T

02 February 2005

Cemex embraces waste-to-energy program

Cemex Costa Rica co-processed 4626t of waste from the beginning of the waste-to-energy project on July 25 through to the end of 2004, transformation manager Fernando Rojas told BNamericas. Of the 4262