International Cement Review articles tagged under : Environment

28 March 2018

Changing world, changing industry

How much influence do modern-day global trends such as climate change, shifting economic power and urbanisation exert on the cement sector? This article looks at several key megatrends and their impact on decisions for the cement industry of the future. By Dr Adrian Vaida, independent researcher, Australia. In today’s rapidly-changing world the cement industry must adapt its practices ...

21 March 2018

Waste to wealth

Lafarge Africa’s Ewekoro plant, some 50km north of Lagos, in Ogun state, Nigeria, pioneered the use of alternative fuels in the country. The company charts the milestones and looks at the future challenges in transfo...

20 March 2018

Playing its part in Paris

In line with the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change, HeidelbergCement has published its ‘Sustainability Commitments 2030’, which see the cement producer leading the development of carbon capture, utilisation and ...

23 February 2018

Turkey seeks alternatives

The concept of a circular economy is growing in influence and as a result the cement production process has begun to evolve. As a large-scale cement producer, Turkey shows considerable potential for the adoption of t...

RDF production and utilisation in India 07 December 2017

RDF production and utilisation in India

The production of refuse-derived fuels (RDFs) from municipal solid waste (MSW) offers one solution to address the growing waste issue in countries with increasing populations such as India. At the same time, these RD...

09 November 2017

Tyres: going full circle

Contributing to the circular economy, an innovative tyre-burning initiative at PPC’s De Hoek plant in the Western Cape, South Africa, has successfully demonstrated the viability of burning waste tyres as an alterna...

The restoration revolution 20 September 2017

The restoration revolution

While current environmental legislation expects the extractive industry to restore its abandoned mining areas back to their former use, it often falls short of detailed steps to achieve this goal. In the last few yea...

16 August 2017

A zero waste solution

The development of new alternative fuel (AF) processing and handling technology has enabled cement producers to improve their fuel substitution rates while providing municipal and other authorities with a sustainable...

21 June 2017

Cooling down refrigerants...in the kiln

The safe disposal of hydrofluorocarbons, present in end-of-service refrigerants, is key in helping to prevent excessive levels of global warming in the future. Cement kilns provide one way of dealing with these harmf...

13 June 2017

Sustainable Primavera

The construction and operation of cement plants carry the potential to have a profound impact on the local environment and communities. However, with a strategic approach that considers a cement producer’s return on ...

23 May 2017

Canada's low-hanging fruit

In the run-up to the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference in Calgary, Canada, Adam Auer discusses the use of low-carbon fuels in the domestic cement industry to meet Canada’s federal and provincial clima...

15 May 2017

Myanmar’s co-processing potential

With cement demand anticipated to rise over the coming years and production capacity set to soar to more than 20Mta, Myanmar’s cement industry has significant potential for co-processing several types of waste in its...

18 April 2017

Effective mercury sorbents

Cabot Norit Activated Carbon investigates the critical sorbent properties to ensure lower mercury emissions.

06 March 2017

Places of discovery

Whitehopelman explains how cement producers can benefit from quarries with archaeological finds.

09 February 2017

Gaining in strength

As cement companies aim to lower their carbon footprint by reducing the clinker factor in their final product, clinker substitution features high on the agenda. The use of silica fume and rice husk ash provide option...

16 January 2017

Alternative ambitions

LafargeHolcim is delivering on its 2030 Plan to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and increasing its usage of waste derived alternative fuels to lower its CO2 emissions by 40 per cent on its 1990 baseline.