Cement News tagged: Environmental

New order restricts limestone mining in Chittorgarh

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has been restricted from mining limestone in Chittorgarh and near the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary after a new order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday. The NGT requested the Pollution Control Board and local authorities "to immediately stop all mining activities within the municipal limits of Chittorgarh city and within 10km of the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary or with...

LafargeHolcim's Ravena plant to fight for waste tyre burning

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has urged local residents near to its Ravena cement plant to defeat a new law that would prevent the cement company from burning tyres. Last week the company took out a full-page advertisement in the local paper to promote its cause. A new proposal would prevent the burning of waste tyres. Drafted last summer, the new measure plans to set the strictest national limits on tyre bu...

Cemex USA reveals new low-emission clinker transport

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has established a new low-emission, high-efficiency locomotive to transport clinker at its plant in Victorville, California. The locomotive is equipped with an MTU-4000 Series engine, designed to cut emissions by more than 80 per cent and fuel consumption by 25 per cent. It is expected to reduce emissions by 34t per year, according to a company press release. "Sustainability is emb...

Siam Cement targets floating solar power projects

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) aims to diversify by developing floating solar modules that it hopes to supply as 1GW solar farms to state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). EGAT is planning to eight hydroelectric dams in Thailand over the next 20 years. EGAT announced in January that installation of the first project, a 45MW farm at the Sirindhorn Dam on the country's eastern b...

GCCA replies to Guardians' 'Concrete Week' launch article

GCCA replies to Guardians' 'Concrete Week' launch article

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) set out a formal reply to the Guardian newspaper's article which was posted on Monday 26 February 2019, stating that cement and concrete are part of the sustainable future. The GCCA commented, "The Guardian’s 'Concrete Week' is a great opportunity to look at a range of important issues associated with concrete, and it is right to examine som...

Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp opens 9.8MW solar power plant

26 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cleantech Solar has completed building an on-site solar PV system for Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp (CMIC) in Cambodia. The whole system includes a 2.8MW floating solar power plant deployment on CMIC's reservoir and the remaining 7MW installed across multiple rooftops of the facility. Through a long-term partnership agreement, the project is expected to generate 297GWh of clean energy, avoiding...

LafargeHolcim temporarily shuts down its Mabini plant

LafargeHolcim temporarily shuts down its Mabini plant

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim temporarily closed the grinding plant in Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines, in compliance to the Environment Management Bureau-Region IV office's order issued on the morning of 13 February 2019. The company is submitting to the legal process on this matter, cooperating with authorities and will work with all stakeholders towards a positive and fast resolution of the issue.   La...

INSEE Ecocyle Lanka launches Ecocycle Environmental Services

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Insee Cement's subsidiary INSEE Ecocyle Lanka is launching an eco-friendly service called Ecocycle Environmental Services  to collect and process waste from industries around the Biyagama Export Processing Zone, Sri Lanka. INSEE Ecocycle has established a range of much needed industrial waste management services, including laboratory services, e-waste management, emergency response, training ...

Exshaw plant receives funding boost for low-carbon fuels project

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Exshaw cement plant (LafargeHolcim group) will receive funding for environmental improvements from a new Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) innovations fund for industry in Alberta, Canada. The new fund is a US$70m scheme that derives from Alberta's climate leadership plan and will leverage more than US$200m in 11 provincial projects that are forecast to eliminate 5.3Mt of CO 2 leakage...

Lafarge Cement UK secures Energy Management System certification

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement (UK Aggregate Industries group) has achieved BS EN ISO50001:2018 in Energy Management Systems after demonstrating its ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.   As the latest version of the standard for Energy Management Systems, BS EN ISO50001:2018 requires companies to show continuous improvement in reducing the energy intensity of their operations.   The certification is form...

Cementos Alfa plans doubling biomass use

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Alfa, part of the Portland Valderrivas Group, has avoided the emission of 31,000t of CO 2 at its Mataporquera plant, Cantabria, in 2018 as a result of the use of 150tpd biomass as alternative fuel. Moreover, the use of the fuel, through improved energy efficiency, is enabling the company to remain competitive. In 2019 it plans to double the amount of biomass and therefore, has appl...

Gotland could eventially see wind powered cement production

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementa (HeidelbergCement group) and utility group Vattenfall are proposing a pilot cement plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to be run on wind power instead of fossil fuels. Vattenfall and Cementa will conduct an in-depth study this year into how the pilot plant can be built.  Simulations indicate that the electrification of Cementa's Gotland factory would work well together with the pla...

Taiwan Cement reassures customers on its raw material quality

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement came under pressure to reassure customers that the company's products meet quality safety standards after former Hualien County Council speaker Lai Chin-kun was charged with fraud for supplying raw materials mixed with industrial waste between 2010-15. Lai's family operates Wen Hao Co, Jian Dong Mining Co and several other companies in Hualien County that are mainly involved in ...

Cement companies show positive performance in CDP ranking

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

International organisation CDP has released its annual ‘A List’ which names the world’s leading businesses and scores them on their approach to climate change, water security and deforestation. The ranking is from A to D-, with F indicating a failure to provide sufficient information to be evaluated. The score assesses the level of detail and comprehensiveness of the response to CDP’s questi...

Geocycle Albox plant processes waste to 53,000t of AF

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Geocycle, part of the LafargeHolcim group, produced 53,000t of alternative fuels, the highest in 10 years, at its Albox plant in Spain as it processed 49,000t of waste, up 20 per cent when compared with volumes in 2017. The company has invested a total of EUR860,000, including a new waste treatment line in Spain. It allows the company to pre-treat a range of wastes, such as plastics, rags an...

Cyprus sets 24% reduction goal in greenhouse emissions by 2030

25 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The government of Cyprus has approved a draft National Plan for Energy and Climate to see a reduction of 24 per cent of greenhouse gases in the country by 2030, compared to levels emitted in 2005. However, this total excludes emissions from cement, electricity and pottery sectors. This compares to the EU's greenhouse emissions target of 40 per cent reduction by 2030. Currently the industrial ...