Cement News tagged: Environmental

Cement Association of Canada welcomes Alberta’s output-based allocation system

07 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has welcomed the publication of the Alberta government’s overarching policy framework for the output-based allocation system (OBAS). The new system marks a step change from the current Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) in the state. The OBAS will set an industry-specific performance benchmark for emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs). ...

Possible relief from petcoke ban for India’s cement sector?

06 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) is likely to exempt the cement industry from the partial petcoke ban for industrial use, according to a report in The Hindustan Times. The government has moved forward a proposal as Solicitor General A Nadkarni informed the Supreme Court that the use of petcoke in the cement industry was minimal and for non-fuel purposes, according to the ...

EPA to take Irish cement to court re emissions incident

04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Protection Agency has initiated legal proceedings against Irish Cement for alleged breaches of its operating licence at its Limerick plant. The EPA has confirmed to the Limerick Leader it has issued a summons to the company, relation to the emissions from the Castlemungret cement pant.  The case is scheduled to come before a sitting of Limerick District Court on 2 March 2...

Jammu & Kashmir government plans co-processing of plastic waste

01 December 2017, Published under Cement News

In India, the Jammu and Kashmir government is considering the use of polythene and plastic material waste, which accounts for around 20 per cent of waste collection, to fire cement and brick kilns, in line with the National Green Tribunal’s guidelines to the 2016 solid waste management rules. The move was discussed in a meeting led by Pradeep Singh, advisor to the Chief Minister of Jammu and...

Norwegian CO2 capture project completes testing phase

Norwegian CO2 capture project completes testing phase

30 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A 'key milestone' on a collaborative project to deliver CO 2 capture technology efficiency has been reached claims Westec Environmental Solutions (Verditek group) and project partners Sintef and the Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute. The pilot-scale project passed a key milestone on Wednesday, successfully completing the initial testing phase using independent testing at the Sintef fac...

Adelaide Brighton awards power contract to Infigen

28 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Adelaide Brighton has awarded Infigen Energy’s Lake Bonney wind farm the contract to supply power to two cement plants north of Adelaide and a quarry on Yorke Peninsula. The deal is understood to extend over five years and involve a larger volume of power than the 88GWh transaction signed last week with Pacific Hydro by 14 firms, cities and municipal agency, reports the Australi...

Ohorongo considers TDF use

Ohorongo considers TDF use

30 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Following the inauguration of its first RDF processing plant earlier this year , Namibia's Ohorongo Cement is now investigating, together with Metallurgical Research and Consulting (METRECO), the use of tyre-derived fuel (TDF) to fire its cement kilns at the Sargberg plant. The step is taken in line with the company’s efforts to replace up to 80 per cent of imported coal with alternative f...

Irish Cement plans to reduce carbon emissions

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has stated that its plans to increase alternative fuels usage is not a move to develop a waste incinerator, according to The Irish Times. The company has been using 120,000t of residual waste at its Platin cement works and has requested permission to increase the volume to 600,000t. The new plans submitted to Bord Pleanála for approval would allow the company to replace up to 8...

Apeco slag conveyor system is installed at Swedish cement plant

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Apeco has successfully completed a slag conveyor system project at the Cementa cement plant in Slite, Gotland, Sweden. The supplied conveyors were installed on a hill with limited bearing points, and are capable of transporting sand or slag at a rate of 600tph. Within the framework of the project, Apeco delivered two belt conveyors with different transshipment chutes and flap-valves to the...

HeidelbergCement working to lower carbon emissions

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have signed an agreement on a three-year collaboration to exchange scientific and technical knowledge, according to a company press release. HeidelbergCement has pledged to lower specific CO 2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 in comparison to 1990 levels. This agreement is an attempt to further that goal by exploring so...

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 2021-30

21 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 2021-30 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

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.