02 August 2005

Boral cancelled sale agreement at cement works

After years of impasse there could at last be opportunities for new directions in development on the old Australian Portland Cement Works site. Since the closure of the historic site in the late 1980s

02 August 2005

Hot tub plan for old Lafarge works

A redundant UK cement works could regain its place at the heart of a North Pennines community if ambitious plans for an eco-village come to fruition. Full details of the project have been unveiled fo

01 August 2005

Zuari Cement expansion only after a thorough study

Southern India: A study of the problems likely to be faced by the people of peripheral villages would be made, before sanctioning the expansion of Zuari Cement, a government spokesman said. Presiding

01 August 2005

Site could cement RMC deal

Manatee county is hopeful a five-acre parcel near Port Manatee will suit RMC South Florida’s needs for a concrete batch plant and soothe the minds of East Manatee residents fighting to keep it o

28 July 2005

US in plans to bypass Kyoto protocol

The United States and Australia have been working in secret for 12 months on an alternative to the Kyoto protocol and will reveal today a joint pact with China, India and South Korea to cut greenhouse

28 July 2005

Gas pipeline given OK in Sugar Creek

Methane from a closed Sugar Creek landfill now will help power the Lafarge Corp cement operation. The Sugar Creek Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance Monday night allowing Lafarge and Waste Manag

27 July 2005

UK Cement works to reduce emissions

Lafarge Cement UK, has recently announced significant investment plans to cut emissions from its Dunbar works in Scotland by installing a UK£20m gas scrubbing system. The new system will cut the works

27 July 2005

Holcim plant to limit use of slag

Holcim Inc has agreed to limit the amount of slag it uses from Asarco’s idled East Helena, Montana, plant — and will not use any more slag from a Canadian smelter — after tests from the state sh

25 July 2005

Cement plant pares plans to burn tires

After two years of reviews and revisions Lafarge North America has filed a new application with the state Department of Environmental Conservation to burn 4.8 million tires annually at its Ravena ceme

22 July 2005

Farmer fails in bid to challenge waste burn

A UK farm-owner failed in a High Court challenge to plans to burn animal waste at a cement works. She claims that if the scheme goes ahead it will blight her home and contaminate her farmland. Mrs M

21 July 2005

Deal reached on TXI cement kiln

A long-running dispute over the use of pollution controls at TXI Operations’ Midlothian Texas cement kiln has been resolved. The Dallas-based company has reached a preliminary agreement to aband

20 July 2005

Cement firm’s dump pollutes ground water

Ground water is being contaminated from an illegal 170,000t dump on CRH lands at Blessington, Co Wicklow, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed yesterday. Last week, the EPA decided to refuse

18 July 2005

Cement plant agrees to air pollution fine

Lehigh Cement has reached the settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over emissions from two kilns, where tests in December 2003 found one kiln releasing 2.84 pounds of carbon monoxide pe

15 July 2005

Slag use at cement plant raises more air concerns

The Holcim Trident cement plant near Three Forks, Montana in the US is drawing more criticism for its use of industrial waste, this time slag imported from a Canadian lead and zinc operation. The Mont

15 July 2005

Foundation sets awards for sustainable construction

Late last year in Zurich, Switzerland, the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction invited architects, engineers and other specialists in the construction industry to join the first ever Holcim

15 July 2005

CO2 trading worth more than cement

European cement producers ’could make more from carbon trading than from exports’ In essence, producers could make more cash by reducing exports and trading surplus carbon emission allowa