Cement News tagged: Environmental

Ambuja Cement among top 5 in DJSI 2018

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement has gained two places to the fifth spot on the Construction Material Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2018. Ambuja Cement MD and CEO, Ajay Kapur, said, “We are truly honoured by this highest recognition for the second year in a row from the global DJSI ranking, which is regarded as the most respected independent sustainability ranking system. While thi...

Qatar to increase solid waste recycling as construction waste falls

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Qatar has set itself a target to recycle 15 per cent of solid waste generated in the country over the next four years, according to the Qatar Second National Development Strategy (NDS2). The state is making significant efforts to increase the waste recycling rate and promote environmental awareness on reducing the quantity of domestic solid waste. The generation of total solid waste (construc...

Fort Myers to send waste material to LafargeHolcim facility

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local government in Fort Myers (FL), USA, has announced plans to send 30,000t of toxic sludge to LafargeHolcim’s quarry outside of Crystal River, according to the Citrus County Chronicle. The waste material, currently surrounded by a neighbourhood, will be moved to the quarry for pre-treatment before delivery to the company’s plant in Theodore (AL) for use in cement production.  PPM Consult...

UltraTech joins EP100 energy-smart companies

11 September 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has joined the EP100, which is a global leadership initiative to bring energy-smart companies together. UltraTech believes that by joining the group it will double its energy productivity and reduce its carbon intensity. UltraTech aims to reduce its carbon emission by 25 per cent by 2021 from its 2005 baseline. Mr K K Maheshwari, managing director, UltraTech Cement Ltd said, ...

Kerala pollution control board in waste disposal talks with cement companies

Kerala pollution control board in waste disposal talks with cement companies

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is holding talks with cement companies to dispose of foam-based waste from households following recent floods in the Indian state. KSPCB Ernakulam Regional Chief Environmental Engineer, M A Baiju, said the department has pinned hopes on the cement companies to shift the foam waste piled up at various waste collection points. "The damaged beds,...

Cemex Costa Rica receives Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certificate

06 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Wildlife Habitat Council has awarded Cemex Costa Rica with the Conservation Certificate for the company’s support to the El Paso Monkey Biological Corridor. The project quantified the forest reserves at the quarries of the Colorado plant and obtained an inventory of tree species to identify the most suitable species for the reforestation of a 2ha area. In addition, the cement produc...

Chilean research team doubles cement performance

Chilean research team doubles cement performance

15 August 2018, Published under Cement News

A group of researchers of the Department of Engineering and Construction Management at the Universidad Católica (UC) has reported doubled the performance of cement materials through an innovative use of solid waste extracted from copper mining tailings. The findings are a step towards the reduction of the environmental impact of cement production as well as the waste from copper mining activ...

ResourceCo opens Sydney waste-to-fuel plant

13 August 2018, Published under Cement News

A new multi-million dollar waste-to-fuel plant has been opened in Sydney at Wetherhill Park by ResourceCo in a joint venture with Cleanway, an industrial and environmental services company. The new faculity will divert more than 50,000 truckloads of waste from landfill and will reduce the country's dependence on coal and petcoke. Ben Salway, CEO of Sustainable Energy at ResourceCo, said:...

Opposition to Alpha Cement project grows

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Some 200 residents of Aung Tha Pay village in Myanmar plan to march on the capital of Nay Pyi Taw to protect against Alpha Cement's construction of a new coal-fired cement plant. The Myint Investment Company won government approval for the Alpha Cement project in June 2015, but local residents did not know about the plans until the groundbreaking ceremony in July 2017, said U Ye Min Oo, the...

Pakistan cement companies recognised for corporate and sustainability reports

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Institute of Cost and Management Accountant of Pakistan (ICMAP) have awarded Best Corporate and Sustainability Report 2017 (BCSR) Awards to more than 40 companies, including several cement firms for their reports. The award-winning cement companies included Cherat Cement, Lucky Cement Ltd, Maple Leaf Cement Ltd and Thatta Cement Lt...

Fauji Cement to set up solar power plant

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 3 August 2018 that its Board of Directors in a special meeting discussed and approved setting up of 12.5MW captive solar power plant at Site in Jhang Bahtar, Attock, Punjab.   According to Brig (Rtd) Riaz Ahmed Gondal, company secretary, the project would be competed in 6-7 months and will help to overcome energy ...

Aceh's coastline damaged by PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia's coal spill

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia, (LafargeHolcim) is likely to face a hefty environmental clear up bill after a barge spilt 700t of coal off the Sumatra coast, polluting beaches, damaging coral and impacting marine life. The incident occurred on July 30, when the barge, reportedly carrying coal to the Aceh cement factory,  was hit by high waves just 100m (330ft) off Lampuuk Beach in Aceh Besar dis...

Holcim Philippines moves coal stockpile after spill

06 August 2018, Published under Cement News

To prevent the repeat of a coal spill that has polluted the shores of Bacnotan, Holcim Philippines Inc has moved its temporary coal stockpile to enclosed storage areas and put up three additional siltation pond, according to the Philippine Daily Enquirer. Coal at the original stockpile was washed down by heavy rains, resulting in “water coming from the mountain to create a gap in the benche...

Canada updates its carbon emissions tax policy

03 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Canada's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change updated its carbon tax policy framework this week and revealed that subsidy rates for industrial emitters were up across the board, but that cement, steel-making, lime and nitrogen fertiliser companies would be entitled to the highest subsidies. "We've been clear since the beginning that we would consult with industry and environmental exper...

Boral's Geelong grinding unit wins environmental approval

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Victoria's planning tribunal has given the approval for the Boral to construct a 1.3Mta clinker grinding facility at Geelong Port without further environmental monitoring. The Environment Protection Authority approved the construction of the AUS$100m (US$73.7m) facility on vacant land in the Lascelles Wharf precinct last October. However a local man took the EPA to the Victorian Civil and...

Lloseta plant applies for raw material extension

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex's Lloseta cement plant in Spain has applied for permission to extract a maximum of 15Mt of raw material from its quarry of Can Negret, Alaró, until 2032. The cement producers has presented the project to the Ministry of Treball in line with the Balearic mining ordinance of 2014. It also has drawn up a plan for the restoration following exploitation. The project will need to obtain perm...