Cement News tagged: Environmental

Ambuja Cement ranks highly in global CDP report

19 April 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements Ltd has been ranked as number two in the world in the latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The report features 13 of the largest publicly-listed companies, which account for 15 per cent of global cement production, and highlights their business readiness for a low-carbon economy transition. "We are delighted with the CDP’s World ranking – and even mo...

WCA President urges industry to tackle climate change

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Zhi Ping Song, President of the World Cement Association (WCA), has called on the cement industry to take greater initiative in proactively tackling issues it is likely to face in the years ahead, especially in the all-important area of climate change. "There are some storm clouds gathering on the horizon for the cement industry, and we must work together now to repair the roof while the su...

Irish Cement receives approval to replace fossil fuels

16 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has received permission from An Bord Pleanála to replace fossil fuels at its facilities in Mungret, Limerick, and Platin, Co Meath. The Mungret decision has been criticised by Limerick Against Pollution (LAP), according to The Irish Times. The environmental group has been critical of the plant’s environmental record and the proposal to burn used tyres. However, the EUR10m proje...

Increased demand for alternative fuel in Egypt

11 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Khaled Fahmy, has opened a cement production line at Arabian Cement Co’s facility in Ain Sokhna, Suez, that uses Hot Disk technology for alternative fuel production from recycled waste, according to Watani. At the opening, Dr Fahmy noted that now waste is being used as a source of alternative fuel, a new system of efficient collection and handling needs to b...

CDP report claims producers still need to vastly reduce CO2 levels

CDP report claims producers still need to vastly reduce CO2 levels

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

A new report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) entitled 'Building Pressure', which analyses 13 of the world's largest publicly-listed cement companies, reveals that they need to more than double their emissions reductions if they are to limit global warming to below 2˚C, as agreed in the Paris Climate Deal. The companies analysed in the report have a total market capitalisation of US$1...

Egyptian cement prices rise EGP250/t in March

11 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement prices increased by EGP250/t (US$14.14/t) to reach EGP1100/t at the beginning of March, reports Ahram Online. This has been attributed to some manufacturers using a halt in production in Sinai to raise prices, according to members of the Building Materials Division of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce.  The cement price hike is part of a wider increase in the cost of building mat...

Cementos Alfa receives environmental approval for Mataporquera quarry

Cementos Alfa receives environmental approval for Mataporquera quarry

09 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Ministry of Environment has approved the expansion of the Mataporquera quarry, submitted by Cementos Alfa. With the approval the life of the quarry, where Cementos Alfa exploits some 0.6Mta of limestone and marl reserves for cement production, has been extended for a new period of 30 years. The expansion of the operations covers an area of 77.49ha of land, owned by the municipali...

New CSI-IEA cement technology roadmap offers strategy for 24% cut in CO2 emissions

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and International Energy Agency (IEA) have published a new technology roadmap, Low-Carbon Transition in the Cement Industry, to update the first global cement roadmap produced in 2009. The roadmap provides a combination of technology and policy solutions to reducing direct carbon emissions by the cement industry by 24 per cent below current levels ...

Supreme Court of Pakistan issues notice to several companies

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued notices to several cement factory owners to appear on 20 April, with regards to clarifying their position on the drying out of the Shiri Katas Raj Temple Pond. The pond has allegedly been depleted due to the operation of cement plants in the area, which may have removed the underground water. The court has requested the companies involved to develop ...

Montcada Municipality files appeal against LafargeHolcim plant environmental permit

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Municipality of Montcada i Reixac, Spain, has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Catalonia against the renewal of the environmental permit of the LafargeHolcim plant located in the municipality. Reasons for the appeal have not been disclosed. The cement producer received a renewed authorisation from the Department of Environment and Sustainability on 12 December 2017. Last ye...

LafargeHolcim’s Holly Hill awarded EnergyStar certification

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Holly Hill cement plant is one of the 93 manufacturing plants that has been awarded EnergyStar certification for superior energy performance in 2017. The EnergyStar programme is awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and honours companies which reach the top 25 per cent of energy performance in their industries. ”Earning EnergyStar certification is a rea...

New Chairman of LafargeHolcim Foundation announced

29 March 2018, Published under Cement News

As of 1 April 2018, the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction will be chaired by former LafargeHolcim Executive Committee member Roland Köhler, replacing Rolf Soiron who acted as the Chairman of the Foundation since its inception in 2003. Jan Jenisch, CEO of LafargeHolcim, will join the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, together with Jens Diebold, Head of Su...

IEA and CSI prepare for 'Low-carbon transition Roadmap' launch

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The new Global Cement Technology Roadmap wil be launched online on Friday, 6 April 2018. The Technology Roadmap builds on the long-standing collaboration between the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The new Roadmap aims to capture the current situation of the global cement indu...

Katakiya Cements has closure order revoked

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has revoked its closure order on Kakatiya Cements' facility in Nalgonda, according to Money Control. In October 2017 the CPCB had issued closure directions to the plant following the non-connectivity of emissions monitoring equipment to the organisation’s server. Therefore, Kakatiya installed online SPM stack monitoring equipment and provided c...

LafargeHolcim treated 10Mt of waste in 2017

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s global waste treatment arm, Geocycle, treated 10Mt of waste in 2017, an increase of 13 per cent YoY. The company co-processed many different types of waste, including shredded industrial waste, spent solvents, used tyres and sewage sludge, according to a press release. "Sustainable building and living are key to the future and we are committed to playing an important role as...

MPA challenges government for level playing field on energy pricing and biomass fuels

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association's (MPA) 2017 annual sustainable development report highlights that although domestic sales have steadily improved since 2012, UK manufacturers continue to face high regulatory policy costs with high energy prices and high electricity network and wholesale costs. The MPA states that these issues are largely a result of energy and climate change policies an...