International Cement Review articles tagged under : Environment

16 November 2020

New analytics for MCCs

New analytical methods to characterise the inner particle size distribution (iPSD) of (multi-)composite cements (MCC) have been developed by the Institute of Nonmetallic Materials in Germany, aimed at producing higher-substituted cements with improved efficiency and performance. By Dr Johannes Unseld and Prof Dr Albrecht Wolter, Institute of Nonmetallic Materials, Clausthal University of Techn...

27 October 2020

Establishing a reliable AF supply

Cement companies are increasingly implementing alternative fuel (AF) programmes to reduce fuel costs at their plants and contribute to sustainability. Often a key challenge, particularly in developing countries, lies...

20 October 2020

Chip Mong INSEE Cement: key steps to sustainability

For Cambodia-based producer Chip Mong INSEE Cement Corp (CMIC) sustainability has always been a key priority. Its 2Mta cement plant, located 125km southwest of Phnom Penh, is designed and operated to minimise environ...

06 October 2020

Vicat in India’s solar journey

Vicat in India has been successfully embarking on its renewable energy journey, using a small-scale trial project as a starting point. Here the company shares the different phases of its project management approach a...

Solar power to Piedras Azules 24 August 2020

Solar power to Piedras Azules

As part of its drive to include renewable and flexible energy sources in its cement production, Argos recently opened a 10.6MW solar farm to supply power to its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The...

13 August 2020

A new destination for waste

To support its drive to become part of a circular economy, Votorantim Cimentos has created Verdera, a nationwide provider of waste management services. The company enables the cement producer to reduce industrial and...

Taiheiyo’s bottom ash washing and desalination system 28 July 2020

Taiheiyo’s bottom ash washing and desalination system

Taiheiyo Cement has installed a full-scale incineration bottom ash washing facility at its  Kumagaya cement plant, Japan, for desalination and recycling the ash as a cement raw material. The facility is capable of re...

14 April 2020

Introducing the carbon border

As governments have put in place and tightened measures to reduce the emission of carbon and other greenhouse gases, the cement industry has expressed concerns over carbon leakage. To prevent this phenomenon from ero...

09 March 2020

Asia’s plastic potential

With the highest consumption of plastic in the world and representing two-thirds of global cement production, five Asian countries provide the opportunity to address the worldwide issue of non-recyclable plastic wast...

19 February 2020

Arabian Cement’s positive energy

Following its response to Egypt’s 2014 energy crisis, Suez-based producer Arabian Cement Co (ACC) has become a pioneer in the field of industrial energy efficiency. Having made the switch from natural gas to solid fu...

04 December 2019

Shree’s sustainable path

India’s cement industry has introduced several initiatives to place it on a path towards more sustainable cement production. Shree Cement highlights the actions it has taken to integrate sustainability into its cemen...

04 November 2019

Streamlining the waste-to-energy chain

How can a cement plant operate more sustainably in ecological and economic terms? As part of its initiative for the green cement plant, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions recently launched polysius ® fuel substitutio...

15 October 2019

Ocean plastic: an opportunity in the circular economy?

Initiatives are under way to address the global issue of plastics litter in the oceans. Norway’s SINTEF highlights the use of co-processing in the Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy project....

14 October 2019

Lowering the temperature

Clinker production is a high-temperature combustion process that generates nitrogen oxides (NO x ), one of the most significant kiln emissions. To reduce these emissions, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) has been ...

11 July 2019

Decarbonisation quick wins

Different world regions present different challenges to the cement industry. While in the fast-growing economies of Asia and Africa building capacity and security of supply are key, cement plant operations in other r...

25 June 2019

Bringing an old quarry to life

Quarry rehabilitation comprises more than just the planting of different varieties of trees on land no longer used. Cimenterie Nationale’s rehabilitation project in Lebanon also includes the country’s first green bel...