International Cement Review articles tagged under : Environment

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 project is the latest in Argos’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its cement operations. By Argos, Honduras. More than 32,000 solar panels supply the power required...

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...

Asia’s plastic potential 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...

Shree’s sustainable path 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...

24 June 2019

Caracolito’s cleaner air

The replacement of the electrostatic precipitator with a bag filter at Cemex’s Caracolito plant in Colombia has had a positive impact on the company’s emissions indicators as well as the local environment and neighbo...

11 June 2019

Plugging the plastic leakage

The issue of post-consumer plastic leaking into the ocean with devastating consequences on marine life has existed for some time but only recently the rallying call to solve this issue appears to have been firmly hea...

21 March 2019

Leading from the front

Following last year’s IPCC report on climate change, there has never been a greater urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors and geographies to limit global warming to 1.5˚C. Therefore, the built...

25 February 2019

Cementi Rossi’s ORC solution

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology for waste heat recovery is a widely-proven technology for cement factories. A new tailored, turnkey ORC unit for Italian producer Cementi Rossi will feed about 30 per cent of it...