International Cement Review articles tagged under : Environment

18 May 2021

Titan America’s energy drive

Titan Florida has garnered the coveted ISO 50001 certification for its Pennsuco (PNS) plant – the second certification for Titan America’s two US cement plants. PNS is the largest cement facility in Florida and recognised as one of the most environmentally friendly and efficient plants in the US. The two Titan facilities are the only cement plants in America to have reached the signature achie...

17 May 2021

From waste to commodity

Entsorga West Virginia LLC converts municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) non-hazardous byproduct materials into alternative, clean energy. The company has been meeting the growing demand for soli...

05 May 2021

Carbon reduction on paper

The European kraft paper and paper sack industry has put further efforts into improving its carbon footprint. The latest carbon impact analysis on European paper sacks carried out by the Swedish research institute RI...

15 March 2021

China’s path to green growth

It’s been almost 25 years since Changming Gao, senior consultant of FLSmidth (Beijing) Co Ltd, proposed the ‘Four-Zero and One-Negative’ sustainable development strategy. Since then, continuous improvements and innov...

VICEM’s shift to sustainability 08 March 2021

VICEM’s shift to sustainability

Vietnam’s cement industry has expanded significantly over the years, leading to considerable overcapacity – a particularly challenging issue given the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in sales falling. In response, m...

14 December 2020

Safety ambitions for the next decade

Safety had always been a priority, but as of 2001, the industry set about developing common metrics and sharing of safety best practice. This led to demonstrable yearly improvement in safety performance across the gl...

New analytics for MCCs 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 highe...

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...

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...

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...