Cement News tagged: Environmental

Lafarge seeks approval for tyre burning plans

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has applied for industrial approval regarding its plans to burn tyres as an alternative fuel for its Brookfield cement plant. After the successful completion of an environmental examination in July, the project also requires an industrial study from the Department of Environment. The approval will only come once the plant’s environmental impact has been fully examined. Laf...

Insee Cement wins two green awards

16 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Insee Cement (Siam City Cement group) secured two prizes for fostering green production processes and a culture of environmental sustainability, at the Presidential Environmental Awards 2017. Insee Cement’s Ecocycle received a Bronze award in the solid waste management category and the Puttalam cement plant also was awarded the Bronze in the Chemical Industry Sector. Siam City Cement (Lan...

Four Roanoke Cement sites recertified by Wildlife Habitat Council

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Titan America-owned Roanoke Cement Co has received recertification of four of its sites by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). The company’s Front Royal, Richmond and Bristol locations in Virginia, as well as its Winston-Salem (NC) terminal received the WHC “Conservation Certification” as recognition of the cement producer’s  meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education pr...

EU agrees revised ETS for 2020-30

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Coinciding with the UN Climate Summit COP23 in Bonn later this month, EU negotiators have agreed a revised Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the 2020-30 trading period. Following a two-year intensive negotiation process, the agreement builds on the Commission’s approval and includes the following main improvements agreed by Parliament and Council. Significant changes to the system will...

New cement type from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag

New cement type from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Spain and Brazil have developed a new type of cement manufactured from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag as a more sustainable alternative to currently-produced cements. The new cement has been created by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) of Brazil, according to UPV sources. Dr Jordi Payá, rese...

US EPA extends comment period for NESHAP Residual Risk rule

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extend the comment period on its rule “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry Residual Risk and Technology Review” from 6 November to 21 November 2017. The EPA is making this change due to a request for additional time to prepare comments on the proposed rule.

Newberry and Roberta plants receive EPA Energy Star certification

Newberry and Roberta plants receive EPA Energy Star certification

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos' Newberry and Roberta cement plants, located in Florida and Alabama, respectively,  have received the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR ® certification for outstanding performance and commitment towards reducing energy consumption and preserving environmental resources.   The two plants had to perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide...

Petcoke ban in NCR expected to raise fuel costs and cement prices

31 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in northern states of India can expect rising fuel costs on the back of the Supreme Court's ban on petcoke use in the National Capital Region (NCR) from 1 November 2017. The Supreme Court acted to direct Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments to notify the ban immediately after it was informed that pollution in the NCR had shot up after Diwali, due to toxic gase...

Cemex Victorville wins California energy award

24 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex‘s Victorville Cement plant received the Southern California Edison (SCE) 2017 Energy Efficiency Award for its land stewardship and commitment to conserving energy. The award was presented during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, reports Aggregates Manager. "Cemex considers energy usage and the environment at all of our operations," says Eric Wittmann, Cemex USA region...

Irish Cement and local residents kept waiting on hazardous waste burning

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

An Bord Pleanála, Ireland's Planning Board, has said they need more time to decide on the planning permission granted to Irish Cement to enable it burn hazardous waste as a power source at its manufacturing plant in Mungret. In March Limerick City and County Council approved a EUR10m plan by Irish Cement that would allow the company burn up to 115 types of hazardous material, including ani...

Pollution control authority requests plant closure

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

India's Kakatiya Cement & Sugar Industries Ltd have been informed to close its cement division operations on directions from the pollution control authority. Following instructions sent by the Pollution Control Board, the supply of power to Kakatiya Cement and Sugar Industries Ltd's cement division was disconnected yesterday evening. The company, which operates a plant in the Nalgonda Distri...

Spain's cement industry in drive to reduce CO2 emissions 80% by 2050

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

According to a new report by Oficemen, the Spanish cement industry is undertaking steps to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 when compared with 1990 as base year. In its “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry for the reduction of carbon emissions by 2050”. Conventional means such as increased energy efficiency and co-processing will enable the sector to reduce its CO2 footprin...

Vietnam’s GENCO 1 in cement deal

17 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Power Generation Corporation 1 (GENCO 1), a unit of the country’s state utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN), has signed deals with seven partners to sell some 2.9Mt of fly ash from the Duyen Hai 1 and 3 thermal power plants in the southern province of Tra Vinh. The fly ash will be used as additives in cement production, reported the Thoi Bao Kinh Doanh newspaper, citing Nguyen Hai H...

Dalmia Cement picks up Green Award 2016

16 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, Dalmiapuram, has won the Green Award-2016 from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board for the second time. The industry is the only cement plant and one among the three organisations in the State to be bestowed with the honour. Thirty-three organisations were short-listed, based on scrutiny of questionnaires from several participating units, this year. RA Krishnaku...

Cemex fleet first to achieve carbon neutral certification in Colombia

13 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it has received de Sello Verde de Verdad (True Green Label), granted by Colombian company Ecologic SAS, and the certification of neutralisation of transport-related GHG emissions in Colombia, issued by the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC Internacional). This certification makes the cement producer the first company in the country with ...

Indonesia’s Negeri Sembilan Cement agrees WHR JV with Tenega Nasional

12 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Negeri Sembilan Cement Industries Sdn Bhd (NSCI), owned by Cement Industries Malaysia Bhd, has agreed with Indonesian utility giant Tenega Nasional Bhd (TNB) to a joint venture that would see waste heat from the cement plants used in the generation of electricity. TNB subsidiary TNB Repair and Maintenance Sdn Bhd will develop, operate and raise financing for the waste heat recovery (WHR) pl...