Cement News tagged: Environmental

Lafarge Cement UK secures Energy Management System certification

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement (UK Aggregate Industries group) has achieved BS EN ISO50001:2018 in Energy Management Systems after demonstrating its ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.   As the latest version of the standard for Energy Management Systems, BS EN ISO50001:2018 requires companies to show continuous improvement in reducing the energy intensity of their operations.   The certification is form...

Cementos Alfa plans doubling biomass use

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Alfa, part of the Portland Valderrivas Group, has avoided the emission of 31,000t of CO 2 at its Mataporquera plant, Cantabria, in 2018 as a result of the use of 150tpd biomass as alternative fuel. Moreover, the use of the fuel, through improved energy efficiency, is enabling the company to remain competitive. In 2019 it plans to double the amount of biomass and therefore, has appl...

Gotland could eventially see wind powered cement production

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementa (HeidelbergCement group) and utility group Vattenfall are proposing a pilot cement plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to be run on wind power instead of fossil fuels. Vattenfall and Cementa will conduct an in-depth study this year into how the pilot plant can be built.  Simulations indicate that the electrification of Cementa's Gotland factory would work well together with the pla...

Taiwan Cement reassures customers on its raw material quality

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement came under pressure to reassure customers that the company's products meet quality safety standards after former Hualien County Council speaker Lai Chin-kun was charged with fraud for supplying raw materials mixed with industrial waste between 2010-15. Lai's family operates Wen Hao Co, Jian Dong Mining Co and several other companies in Hualien County that are mainly involved in ...

Cement companies show positive performance in CDP ranking

Cement companies show positive performance in CDP ranking

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

International organisation CDP has released its annual ‘A List’ which names the world’s leading businesses and scores them on their approach to climate change, water security and deforestation. The ranking is from A to D-, with F indicating a failure to provide sufficient information to be evaluated. The score assesses the level of detail and comprehensiveness of the response to CDP’s questi...

Geocycle Albox plant processes waste to 53,000t of AF

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Geocycle, part of the LafargeHolcim group, produced 53,000t of alternative fuels, the highest in 10 years, at its Albox plant in Spain as it processed 49,000t of waste, up 20 per cent when compared with volumes in 2017. The company has invested a total of EUR860,000, including a new waste treatment line in Spain. It allows the company to pre-treat a range of wastes, such as plastics, rags an...

Cyprus sets 24% reduction goal in greenhouse emissions by 2030

Cyprus sets 24% reduction goal in greenhouse emissions by 2030

25 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The government of Cyprus has approved a draft National Plan for Energy and Climate to see a reduction of 24 per cent of greenhouse gases in the country by 2030, compared to levels emitted in 2005. However, this total excludes emissions from cement, electricity and pottery sectors. This compares to the EU's greenhouse emissions target of 40 per cent reduction by 2030. Currently the industrial ...

First 50kW solar cement kiln will be tested throughout 2019

11 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The launch of the first solar reactor operating at 800-1000˚C, using rotary kiln and a horizontal bubbling fluidised bed, to manufacture cement is a step nearer. The Solar Thermal Treatment of Non-Metallic Minerals (SOLPART) is preparing to move from the lab to an industrial-sized test plant. "We have tested a fluidised bed system at the level of between 10kW and 20kW and now we are commissio...

JSW Cement turns water provider

10 January 2019, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement will provide piped and solar-powered water to 11 villages near to its planned grinding plant in Jajpur district, India. As part of  the company's US$13bn 'Enterprise and Social Commitment' programme the villages will be provided with water through a 7500m pipeline later this year. JSW Cement is currently building a 1.2Mta grinding plant in Jajpur district and plans to raise it to ...

Cemex UK will use 100% renewable electricity in 2019

08 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex is partnering with ENGIE a services and regeneration group that uses 100 per cent renewable electricity to supplied sites. ENGIE has been providing electricity to over 150 CEMEX UK sites for over 10 years but has also supplying gas to 33 of these sites. Going forward all of the electricity supplied to the sites will be from 100 per cent renewable energy sources, including wind energy. ...

Pioneer Cement to begin RDF usage

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Pioneer Cement, a subsidiary of Raysut Cement, has signed an agreement with Emirates RDF that will lead to the use of fuel derived from household waste in its production plant. According to a statement, the company will be one of the first cement facilities in the region to use waste fuel. "Pioneer Cement has a strong focus in protecting the environment and the agreement, which will...

GCCA publishes its first six sustainability guidelines

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published its first six sustainability guidelines . The guidelines include a number of KPIs against which member companies must monitor and report on their sustainability performance across a number of key activities, this includes monitoring and reporting CO 2 emissions and other emissions from cement manufacturing, co-processing of fuel...

Ecocem announces total CO2 emissions saving

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem, Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of low-carbon cement, has announced that its efforts over 16 years to encourage replacing high-carbon cement with low-carbon cement has resulted in a saving of 10Mt of carbon emissions, according to a press release. The company’s ground-granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement has a carbon footprint approximately 95 per cent...

Ohorongo Cement plans for alternative fuel boost in festive period

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement and Rent-A-Drum have made a seasonal pledge to set up waste disposal sites in Thomas, Erongo and Oshana regions of Namibia to reduce the amount of festive waste going to landfill. The cement company wants to process the gift wrapping paper and packaging from the festive period to supplement its alternative fuels. “Since the beginning of the year, Ohorongo disposed of over 70 t...

Ambuja Cement calls on collaboration for sustainable water management

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF), the CSR arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd, has called for a greater emphasis on cohesive and collaborative efforts to inspire sustainable water management and build water sufficient, progressive and prosperous communities across India. In association with Samhita – a social enterprise specialising in developing CSR initiatives – ACF hosted a participatory dialogue on '...

Concrete blocks from recycled plastic gains cement producers' attention

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Center for Regenerative Design & Collaboration (CRDC) in Costa Rica has started making construction blocks from a combination of recycled plastic and limestone. The Ecoblock is made from shredded waste that has been shredded after being collected from local rivers in Costa Rica. The finished product is a resin-limestone hybrid which are 2.5.-5 per cent plastic waste and 7-16 per cent wa...