International Cement Review articles tagged under : Environment

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 alternative to coal in cement production. The project not only reduces coal usage and NOx emissions but also decreases landfill requirements for waste tyres, achieving a positive environm...

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 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...

Sustainable Primavera 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...

Myanmar’s co-processing potential 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.

12 December 2016

Going alternative in Japan

Sumitomo Osaka Cement has modified its Ako plant to meet the need to burn a variety of alternative fuels.

08 November 2016

From gas to garbage

The IFC reports on the potential to increase alternative fuel collection and usage in Egypt.

19 October 2016

Benchmarking energy

The US Environmental Protection Agency outlines its ENERGY STAR programme as an energy benchmark and the progress made by Cemex US to manage its energy performance.

10 October 2016

Visible cracks

CDP reports on cement company performances across a range of environmental and sustainable indicators to see where cement producers need to improve.

26 September 2016

SPL: lessons learned

Sintef looks at the potential for co-processing in the cement industry with spent lot lining.