Cement News tagged: Environmental

Norway's CCS funding from EU receives cautious backing

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Norway is attempting to give carbon capture and storage (CCS) a new start with an updated concept focussed on developing transport and storage infrastructure to attract interests from investors around Europe. This includes the transport of CO 2 by boat instead of earlier plans to move CO 2 by pipeline, but the European Commission has been cautious in its response stating that there is curren...

LafargeHolcim receives approval for tyre burning project

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s plans to incinerate tyres at its facility in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, has been given regulatory approval by the Canadian province. Although the company requested a three-year project the Environment Department has issued industrial approval to conduct a one-year pilot. Environment Minister, Margaret Miller, has said that the company must monitor air quality at regular interva...

Oman Cement Co to use waste tyres as AF

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

An agreement between Oman Cement Co (OCC) and Oman Environmental Services Holding Co Be’ah will see the cement producer include waste tyres in its fuel mix. The Memorandum of Understand (MoU), signed by Be’Ah CEO, Eng Tariq Ali Am Amri, and OCC CEO, Eng Salim Abdulllah Al Hajri, formalises the scope of cooperation between the two companies. It is estimated that around 45,000tpa of waste tyre...

New RDF rules for Indian cement plants

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Detailed guidelines recently finalised for India’s Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 will see cement factories within 400km of RDF plants have to ensure that the material constitutes at least five per cent of their fuel supply. "In this arrangement, cement industries will have to pay the transportation cost of the first 100km, while urban bodies will have to pay for the remaining 300km," sai...

PCA seeks EPA reform of non-hazardous secondary materials policy

PCA seeks EPA reform of non-hazardous secondary materials policy

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has called for changes to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) non-hazardous secondary materials (NHSM) policy. PCA Vice President and Counsel for Government Affairs, Charles Franklin, explained why reforming EPA's NHSM policy was so important for the cement industry. While many cement manufacturers already strive to use alternative fuels, they ...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippin...

Dalmia Cement looks to replace coal with plastics

Dalmia Cement looks to replace coal with plastics

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement has met with Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board to discuss how it can use the state’s waste in the cement production process, after the Union Government has directed all cement companies to reduce coal consumption, according to the Shillong Times. “They are requesting if we can get them the waste, especially plastic, wood chips and rubber crumbs and the calorific v...

Nuvoco's Mejia plant wins energy efficiency award

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco's Mejia plant has been awarded at the 19th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Hyderabad, India. Nuvoco has previously been recognised by CII in 2016 and its latest honour was for its contribution in energy efficiency and for sharing best practices and technologies among 148 companies from power, pulp and p...

Argos awarded Energy Star certification

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it was awarded Energy Star certification by the US Environment Protection Agency for the third-consecutive year. The certification was awarded as a result of the company’s performance in terms of energy use at its Harleyville (SC), Newberry (FL) and Roberta (AL). The facilities fall within the 25 per cent top works with the best energy performance.

Ssangyong inaugurates largest cement WHPG

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s Ssangyong Cement Industrial Co inaugurated the largest waste heat power generator (WHPG) in a cement plant, according to the Maeil Business Newspaper. The 43.5MWh WHPG has been installed in the company’s Donghae works in Gangwon Province. The KRW100bn (US$889.4m) is expected to save power costs equivalent to a third of the cement plant’s production costs as it is expected to pr...

Ambuja Cement among top 5 in DJSI 2018

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement has gained two places to the fifth spot on the Construction Material Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2018. Ambuja Cement MD and CEO, Ajay Kapur, said, “We are truly honoured by this highest recognition for the second year in a row from the global DJSI ranking, which is regarded as the most respected independent sustainability ranking system. While thi...

Qatar to increase solid waste recycling as construction waste falls

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Qatar has set itself a target to recycle 15 per cent of solid waste generated in the country over the next four years, according to the Qatar Second National Development Strategy (NDS2). The state is making significant efforts to increase the waste recycling rate and promote environmental awareness on reducing the quantity of domestic solid waste. The generation of total solid waste (construc...

Fort Myers to send waste material to LafargeHolcim facility

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local government in Fort Myers (FL), USA, has announced plans to send 30,000t of toxic sludge to LafargeHolcim’s quarry outside of Crystal River, according to the Citrus County Chronicle. The waste material, currently surrounded by a neighbourhood, will be moved to the quarry for pre-treatment before delivery to the company’s plant in Theodore (AL) for use in cement production.  PPM Consult...

UltraTech joins EP100 energy-smart companies

11 September 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has joined the EP100, which is a global leadership initiative to bring energy-smart companies together. UltraTech believes that by joining the group it will double its energy productivity and reduce its carbon intensity. UltraTech aims to reduce its carbon emission by 25 per cent by 2021 from its 2005 baseline. Mr K K Maheshwari, managing director, UltraTech Cement Ltd said, ...

Kerala pollution control board in waste disposal talks with cement companies

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is holding talks with cement companies to dispose of foam-based waste from households following recent floods in the Indian state. KSPCB Ernakulam Regional Chief Environmental Engineer, M A Baiju, said the department has pinned hopes on the cement companies to shift the foam waste piled up at various waste collection points. "The damaged beds,...

Cemex Costa Rica receives Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certificate

06 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Wildlife Habitat Council has awarded Cemex Costa Rica with the Conservation Certificate for the company’s support to the El Paso Monkey Biological Corridor. The project quantified the forest reserves at the quarries of the Colorado plant and obtained an inventory of tree species to identify the most suitable species for the reforestation of a 2ha area. In addition, the cement produc...