Cement News tagged: Environmental

New waste treatment plant to supply RDF in UAE

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The construction of a solid waste treatment plant in Umm Al Qaiwain, UAE, is nearing completion. One operational, the facility will process waste from the nearby region and supply RDF to cement plants. The AED132m (US$36m) unit is expected to process 1500t of waste every day to produce 300,000tpa of alternative fuel, according to Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and E...

Henan to hike water and electricity fees

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Chinese province of Henan will increase water and electricity tariffs for cement and steel producers that have failed to meet ultra-low emissions standards, said the provincial environmental regulator. Henan is home to six of the country’s 20 most-polluted cities, reports Reuters. To address the emissions, companies that do not meet emissions treatment or clean transportation requirement...

Nesher Cement receives approval for AF use

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry has approved Nesher Cement’s revised emissions permit, which will see the company replace some of its raw materials with waste. It will also use waste as fuel to reduce its dependence on petcoke. The approval comes despite protests from environmental advocacy organisation Adam Teva V’Din, which alleged that the request for permit changes reflected n...

PPC Zimbabwe to establish 32MW solar plant

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe has found an investor for its project to establish a 32MW solar plant at its Colleen Bawn plant in Matabeleland South province. Half of the plant’s output will be used for the company’s cement manufacturing operations, while the other half will be supplied to the national power grid. The construction of the project is expected to last around 18 months.

Pan-United signs MoU to reduce singapore's CO2 emissions

Pan-United signs MoU to reduce singapore's CO2 emissions

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Pan-United, Keppel Data Centres, Chevron and Surbana Jurong, with the support of the National Research Foundation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to harness their combined resources and jointly develop the first end-to-end decarbonisation process in Singapore. This collaboration is aimed at accelerating the development of a highly-integrated clean and energy effic...

Argos makes top 5 in FTSE4Good World Index for corporate governance in construction sector

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos has been chosen as one of the top five companies in the world in the construction materials sector with the best corporate governance, environmental and social management practices, by the FTSE4Good World Index. "We are very proud to receive this recognition that highlights our teamwork and the great achievements we have obtained as a company in managing sustainability and creating valu...

Cemex Ventures to recycle plastic to produce concrete and aggregates via Arqlite

Cemex Ventures to recycle plastic to produce concrete and aggregates via Arqlite

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures is investing in US-based Arqlite SPC, a start-up that produces light recycled aggregates from plastic waste. The product benefits from a low CO 2 footprint and a greater durability for drainage, precast and lightweight concrete systems for non-structural use. Arqlite SPC began its research and development process in Argentina in 2016. It has developed an innovative technology...

LafargeHolcim's Mannersdorf plant set for carbon capture project

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Austria’s energy and petrochemicals company OMV and polymers firm Borealis have signed a memorandum of understanding with Verbund and LafargeHolcim to jointly develop the “Carbon2ProductAustria” (C2PAT) project, which aims to capture almost 100 per cent of the 700,000tpa of CO 2 emitted from LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Mannersdorf. The CO 2 is expected to be transformed to renewable-b...

HeidelbergCement highlights achievements and plans in 2019 sustainability report

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement reiterated its sustainability focus on climate protection in its newly-published 2019 sustainability report. By 2030 the company plans to reduce its specific net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement by 30 per cent compared with 1990. It was the first cement producer to have Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)-verified CO 2 reduction targets. Progress to date has seen these...

Cemex's climate strategy still on track

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it will be continuing to move ahead with its climate action strategy, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In February the company announced it had set a target for a 35 per cent reduction of its net specific CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement compared with its 1990 baseline. "Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and we believe t...

RHI Magnesita launches new brick at Mannersdorf plant

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita’s new ANKRAL LC series of refractory bricks has had its first usage in a pilot project at LafargeHolcim’s Mannersdorf facility in Austria. The bricks reuse secondary recycled materials from rotary cement kilns, without compromising the technical requirements and specifications required from the material. The materials were previously considered unsuitable for further use in th...

LafargeHolcim, GE Renewable Energy, COBOD develop wind turbine towers with 3D-printed concrete bases

18 June 2020, Published under Cement News

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim announced today that they will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimised 3D-printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200m. The three partners will undertake a multi-year collaboration to develop this solution, which will increase renewable energy production while lowering the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) and optimising const...

Aker Solutions signs CO2 capture agreement with Norcem

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions and HeidelbergCement-owned Norcem have signed an agreement towards the engineering, procurement and construction of a CO 2 capture, liquification and intermediate storage plant at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway. The carbon capture plant in Brevik is part of the Norwegian carbon capture demonstration project to be funded by the Norwegian government. Parliament is expe...

MPA UK Concrete releases framework for net negative emissions roadmap

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

MPA UK Concrete, the group representing the UK concrete industry, has developed a framework to help inform the delivery of an ambitious roadmap for the UK concrete and cement sector to achieve net negative emissions by 2050. The roadmap will also be used to inform net zero strategies for other mineral products, including aggregates, asphalt, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand, says ...

MPA calls for reform of mineral planning system

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published a policy paper calling for reform of the mineral planning system to ensure future supply to support housing and infrastructure construction, manufacturing and other key strategic sectors of the UK economy. Coming ahead of the UK Government's anticipated Planning White Paper, the MPA paper highlights the essential role of mineral products an...

South Korean producers sign agreeement to reduce NOx emissions

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s nine cement producers have agreed to work with the Ministry of Environment to lower NO x emissions, according to The Korea Times. Representatives of companies including Sungshin Cement and Hanil Cement, alongside officials from the ministry and the National Institute of Environmental Research, gathered at Ssangyong Cement's factory in Donghae, Gangwon Province, to sign the partn...