Cement News tagged: Environmental

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

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

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...

Vikram Cement recognised with water management award

10 October 2017, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd (UTCL) has been recognised at the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) National Awards for Excellence in Water Management 2017. Vikram Cement Works, an integrated cement manufacturing unit of UTCL, won the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) National Awards for Excellence in Water Management 2017 in the ‘outside the fence’ category. This award is a recognition f...

European Parliament releases waste-to-energy study

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

On 25 September 2017, the European Parliament Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel published a study entitled “Towards a circular economy-Waste management in the EU” to examines the role of waste management in the context of a circular economy transition and current state of policy development. The report provides an overview of the state-of-play of incineration and other wa...

Petition bill submitted against Lafarge Brooksfield's tyre burning project

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Nova Scotia's opposition New Democrats have presented a petition and a bill in the legislature calling on the Liberal government to ban tyre burning in the province. The party held a news conference with opponents of the government's July decision to approve a one-year pilot project allowing Lafarge Canada to burn tyres at the Brookfield cement plant. NDP environment critic Lenore Zann said h...

China will impose new environmental tax from 1 January 2018

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Businesses in China are being urged to prepare themselves for a new environmental tax for the start of next year. China will abandon its current system under which polluters are charged locally in favour of the nationwide environmental protection levy to reduce air, soil and water contamination, reports South China Morning Post. The new regime will see firms that cause pollution taxed under a...

Dioxin levels to be tested near Irish Cement's Castlemungret plant

03 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement’s EUR10m plans for its Limerick plant to substitute part of its fossil fuels for waste tyre burning is coming under fresh attack, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agrees for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to carry out tests of dioxin levels in dairy cattle near the cement plant in Mungret. Local residents fear there will be an increase in the levels of dioxins ...

Birkenhead residents call for stricter environmental licence for Adelaide Brighton

28 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Australia's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reviewing Adelaide Brighton Cement’s current licence, which expires at the end of October. Port Adelaide Residents’ Environment Protection Group wants stricter controls on dust and noise levels coming from the plant. A local environment group ius also advocating that Adelaide Brighton Cement should help pay for cleaning dust...

Taiheiyo selected to Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index

26 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement was selected for the fourth consecutive year as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) in 2017. The index is the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and serves as one of the key benchmarks for socially-responsible investment. The DJSI are the investment indices developed and provided cooperativel...

ACC Ltd launches Chandrapur Green Building Centre

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

In line ACC Ltd's commitment to the concept of sustainable construction and a greener environment in India, the cement producer has launched its Green Building Centre in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. The centre was inaugurated by Gopika Tiwari, cluster head – West & Central India, and Amit Mathur, director – Sales West. Danish Rashid, head – Green Buildings Business; Anish Kundel, sales head – N...

Hyderabad High Court halts construction of Nagarjuna Cements' third unit

21 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The Hyderabad High Court has issued notices to the Central and Telengana state governments to halt the construction of a third unit of Nagarjuna Cements Ltd in Suryapet district, India. Karunakar Reddy, counsel for the petitioner, submitted that the company had begun its expansion work for the third unit despite objections by the locals raised during the public hearing. He submitted that the...