Cement News tagged: Environmental

LafargeHolcim joins SBTi and sets new 2030 CO2 targets

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) “Business Ambition for 1.5°C,” becoming the first global building materials company to sign the pledge with intermediate targets for 2030, validated by SBTi.  In its 2030 goals LafargeHolcim is further lowering its target for CO 2  intensity in cement to 475kg net CO 2  per tonne of cementitious material (net CO...

Roanoke Cement honoured in PCA's Energy and Environment awards

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement industry recognised Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) (Titan America) with top honours for Outreach in the 2020 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards this week.   The Outreach category honours activities that enhance community, employee, and government relations. The award was formally announced during a virtual presentation by the PCA held o...

Cemex Ventures to work with Carbon Clean on affordable carbon capture

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures (Cemex group) has signed an agreement with Carbon Clean, a leader in low-cost modular carbon dioxide capture and separation technology, aimed at developing a carbon capture solution for the cement industry that lies below the line of US$30/t cost of CO 2 captured.   The ambitious target of making carbon capture technology accessible and more efficient would be an unprecedented ...

The PCA awards Holly Hill plant with Land Stewardship Award

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded LafargeHolcim's Holly Hill cement plant in South Carolina, USA, with its 2020 Land Stewardship award. The annual honour recognises an industry participant that "goes above and beyond" what is required to provide environmental solutions at a facility. The award is the result of Holly Hill's multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to redivert a...

TCMA signs an MoU on clinker substitution with government ministries and 16 organisations

TCMA signs an MoU on clinker substitution with government ministries and 16 organisations

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Thai Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several ministries and 16 organisations to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emission by at least 300,000t CO 2 by 2022 through clinker substitution. The MoU is for "The Integrating Collaboration on Climate Change Management for Thailand Achieving Target of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction-Indu...

Cement sector pushes up Vietnam's CO2 emissions forecast for 2030

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam has submitted its forecast for CO 2 emissions by 2030 to the United Nations and has factored in the cement sector for the first time. Under the new plan the country only expects to cut its greenhouse gas emissions growth by nine per cent or nearly 84Mt of CO 2 by 2030 compared to its projections using 2014 as a baseline. Emissions are still expected to grow by 844Mt of CO 2 during t...

Ramco Cements installs new 9MW WHR unit

Ramco Cements installs new 9MW WHR unit

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has commissioned a 9MW waste heat recovery unit at its Jayanthipuram cement plant in Andhra Pradesh. Two more 9MW waste heat recovery systems are being installed at Jayanthipuram and are expected be commissioned in the coming months. "The installation of waste heat recovery systems in our plants will help us reduce the power cost. Besides savings in power cost, it also...

India Cements begins transporting fly ash by rail

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India Cements’ plant in Chilamkur, Andhra Pradesh, has started loading wet fly ash for another plant in Vishnupuram, Telangana. This marks the first time that fly ash is being loaded by railways from this plant, as the company used to transport the material through roadways. Freight customers currently receive a 40 per cent concession on the normal tariff rates (NTR) if they load fly ash ei...

Cemex reaffirms commitment to improving air quality

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Following up on the celebration of the United Nations "International Day of Clean Air for blue skies" Cemex has reaffirmed its commitment to the goal of improving air quality in cities and surrounding areas. Cemex has invested over US$280m since 2013 in technology to measure, control, and mitigate the gas and particle emissions in its operations. Through this continuous investment, the compa...

Taiwan Cement to provide carbon footprint labels on cement in 4Q20

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) has taken a leap forward in its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions by providing the first carbon footprint label for cement in Taiwan. TCC's products will be marked with carbon footprint labels as soon as the 4Q20. At the same time, TCC announced support for Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) "2050 Climate Ambition" statement to continue lowering the car...

GCCA launches 2050 Climate Ambition programme

03 September 2020, Published under Cement News

In the joint industry initiative “2050 Climate Ambition” 40 of the world’s leading cement and concrete companies have announced their commitment to reduce the sector’s CO2 footprint, aspiring to deliver carbon-neutral concrete by 2050, according to the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). Launched by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) on behalf of its member companie...

Argos plants receive Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation certification

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation (WHC) has certified Argos Savannah (Georgia) and Martinsburg (West Virginia) plants for their achievements and commitment to conservation initiatives. To be certified by the Wildlife Habitat Certification, the operations had to demonstrate that they have a meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programme. The certification ...

Tunisian government authorises use of polypropylene bags for cement

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s government approved the use of polypropylene for packaging cement, but the move has already drawn ire of the country’s environmentalists and the Tunisian Industrial Paper and Cardboard Co (Sotupapier). Sotupapier filed a complaint with the administrative tribunal on 21 August 2020 to challenge the decision taken by the Tunisian ministers of industry and trade. The company expects t...

Holcim Midlothian plant requests modified emission levels

27 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim Inc (LafargeHolcim) has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an air quality permit to modify emissions from the company's Midlothian cement plant, USA. If approved by the TCEQ, the new permit would give Holcim approval to raise its carbon monoxide emissions from approximately 4300tpa to 7100tpa. Holcim Inc also intends to burn increased amounts of petcoke...

Argos' Roberta and Harleyville plants recognised by Energy Star® certificates

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPAs) has recognised Argos' Roberta cement plant, located in Alabama, USA, and Harleyville, South Carolina, USA, with the ENERGY STAR ® certification for the fifth and third consecutive year, respectively. This recognition signifies that these plants perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets stric...

UltraTech secures bauxite raw material supplies from Hindalco

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Hindalco Industries Ltd, India's premier aluminium and copper producer, has won an order to supply 1.2Mta of bauxite residue to UltraTech Cement as a raw material for cement production. The order is part of UltraTech's drive to use industrial by-products, which can contribute to toxic waste if not disposed of properly. Hindalco has supplied 2.5Mt of bauxite residue to 40 cement companies in...