Cement News tagged: Environmental

Cembureau members look to pilot test new EC building assessment framework

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Three member-companies of Cembureau, the European Cement Association, have successfully completed a pilot test of the European Commission's new building assessment framework, Level(s). Level(s) is a voluntary building assessment framework covering six broad areas: greenhouse-gas emissions, resource use, water use, healthy and comfortable spaces, resilience to climate change, and life-cycle co...

Bilfinger targets cement industry emissions reduction

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger is supporting the US-based tech firm PRTI in bringing a technology to Europe that can help cement companies reduce their emissions. "Emission standards are getting stricter in industries around the world," says Tom Blades, CEO of Bilfinger. "Bilfinger's expertise and emission reduction technologies help our customers meet these requirements in an effective and cost-efficient way." ...

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp sign co-processing agreement

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

To foster the sustainability of their production processes in Honduras, Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have signed an agreement for the disposal of post-industrial waste generated in some of Dinant’s production processes, including the plastics used in vegetable cultivation in the company’s greenhouses and in packaging of food, oils and soaps. Cementos Argos, which has an environmental permit ...

Cemex plants receive US EPA Energy Awards

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that its cement plants in Miami and Brooksville South have been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Certification for 2019, recognising Cemex's efforts to reduce energy efficiency and sustainability. The Miami cement plant has been recognised for nine consecutive years by the EPA and the Brooksville South plant has achieved such recognition in se...

FLSmidth urge greater efforts needed to create more sustainable cement

FLSmidth urge greater efforts needed to create more sustainable cement

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Per Mejnert Kristensen, FLSmidth Region president for Asia, spoke about sustainability and the role of the cement industry at the second annual Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) Conference in Singapore. "Leaders in the cement industry are fully aware of the issues concerning sustainability, but we cannot solve these issues individually. We must form closer, new partnerships and le...

GCCA launches 'Innovandi - the GCC Research Network'

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has today announced the formation of Innovandi - the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN).   The network ties together the cement and concrete industry with scientific institutions to drive and support global innovation with actionable research, building on the industry's long-held commitment to ensuring a sustainable future. The...

GCCA launches Industry EPD Tool

GCCA launches Industry EPD Tool

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched its new Industry Environmental Products Tool (Version 2.0) to support the publication of environmental product declarations (EPDs) by cement and concrete producers. The new Industry Environmental Products DeclarationTool (EPDT) supports assessment of the environmental impact of cement and concrete products. Dr Andrew Minson, ...

Gas prices lowered in Egypt for cement sector

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt has reduced the domestic price of gas for the cement, metals and ceramic industries, said Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli. Gas prices will continue to be reviews, but the cement industry will have a set price of US$6/mBtu down from US$8m/Btu, while metals and ceramics will pay US$5.50/mBtu down from US$7m/Btu. Egypt has also started to link energy prices to the international market ...

CMA commits to waste management

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) has expressed its commitment towards disposal of wastes and plastics and use of alternative fuels and raw materials. Addressing the 'CONSERVE 2019' conference on alternative fuel and raw materials in the cement industry, CMA President, Mahendra Singhi, said: "The Indian cement industry has been able to use almost 75Mt of waste as a replacement of...

Cemex included in Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has been included for the third-consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index thanks to its leadership in sustainability.  Cemex  was chosen after an assessment of the company’s business practices, recognising its performance on environmental, social, and governance criteria. “We are honoured to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA P...

Bamburi to dispose of Shell waste oil

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement’s waste division, Geocycle and Vivo Energy Kenya have agreed to collect and safely dispose of waste oil from Shell service stations across the country and Vivo Energy’s commercial customers. The initiative will see waste oil co-processed in Bamburi Cement’s kilns. Around 20,000l of waste oil per month is currently being collected by Shell service stations across Kenya....

Cemex launches CemSlag™ eco-friendly cement

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has launched a new product called CEMSlag™ which is a new eco-friendly binder suitable for concrete. Made from blastfurnace slag, the material is finely ground to provide a durable cement solution for high-quality concrete. CEMSlag™ has a lower CO 2 footprint than ordinary Portland cement and offers multiple benefits including lower permeability for increased resistance to chemic...

Dalmia Cement sets carbon neutrality target for 2040

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Dalmia Cement has taken a proactive stance in reducing carbon emissions by announcing that it has targeted being carbon neutral by 2040. "We follow the strict regimes and are the greenest cement manufacturing company in the world. Reducing transition risks and creating transition opportunities are the top priorities; emissions and energy intensities directly impact the operating costs...

GCCA to moderate session at 2019 Climate Action Summit

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is taking part in the 2019 Climate Action Summit to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. GCCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton, has been invited to moderate a session that will consider the cement and concrete industry's role in combatting climate change. The session will be hosted at the UN Headquarters on Saturday, 21 September ...

Irish Cement receives EPA approval for tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has been granted a licence by the Environmental Protection Agency to burn tyres and other solid wastes as fuel at its Mungret facility, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. The company will use the EUR10m project to move away from fossil fuel use at the plant. The plans have been subject to protests by local groups in the area, with appeals against the decision to supply the licence o...

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield plant starts tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield cement plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, has begun burning 20tpd of scrap tyres to reduce its coal use and lower its carbon footprint. "For every tonne of coal that we replace with scrap tyres, we will see a 30 per cent decrease in CO 2 emissions," said Lafarge director of environmental affairs Robert Cumming. "It also means that Nova Scotians have a way to use thei...