Cement News tagged: Environmental

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...

Wonder Cement signs MSW MoU

Wonder Cement signs MSW MoU

18 September 2017, Published under Cement News

India-based Wonder Cement has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the municipal council of Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, regarding the use of municipal waste to fuel its cement kiln. According to the MoU, the council will arrange door-to-door waste collection, waste segregation and will transport the dry and plastic waste to the cement producer’s cement works in Nimbahera to be use...

Cemex participates in cross-sector EPOS project

15 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the European Union supported EPOS project designed to foster cross-sector industrial symbiosis. The project will highlight case studies exemplifying ways for companies to use wastes from other industries to deliver greater efficiency, save raw materials and contribute to more sustainable processes. Cemex’s South Ferriby cement plant in the UK has already worked wit...

EU and Switzerland link emissions trading systems

EU and Switzerland link emissions trading systems

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The EU and Switzerland are joining their respective emissions trading systems following the adoption of the European Commission of two proposals to finalise an agreement between the two parties. The Swiss Federal Council has approved a deal to link the carbon markets of the country with the European Union, according to the European cement association, Cembureau. The move sees participants in ...

Proposal for solar array at Holcim US Hagerstown

11 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc is proposing the construction of a 10MW solar power plant on a 120-acre section of its property just south of Antietam Creek, near its cement plant in Hagerstown (MD), USA, according to reports in the Herald Mail-Media. NRG Solar Hagerstown LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc, will lease the site for 35 years and build the array to supply up to 20 per cent of power required b...

Energy minister visits Dunbar cement plant

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy has taken a closer look at energy use in industry, through a visit to Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant, the only cement manufacturing site in Scotland. The visit enabled the Minister to get a closer look at a business that produces essential building products for use across Scotland, at a time when the Scottish Government is actively...

Cementos Progreso joins the CSI

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Progreso of Guatemala has joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) as its first affiliate member, a new level created this year by CSI to expand its membership base and facilitate the initial steps for new joiners of the initiative. Cementos Progreso was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Guatemala City, Guatemala. As a key player in construction industry in Latin A...

Irish Cement allowed to burn waste tyres and hazardous waste at Castlemungret

01 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Limerick City and County Council has signed off the EUR10m plan by Irish Cement to go ahead with its proposal to burn waste tyres and hazardous materials in its cement kiln at Castlemungret. The council granted planning permission last March, for Irish Cement to burn "hazardous" substances, including "end of life tyres", as fuel at its plant in Castlemungret, Co Limerick, provided it adhered...

Florida cement-recycling business turned down

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Sarasota County Commissioners, in Florida, have turned down a plan to locate a cement-recycling plant near a popular bird sanctuary. The Audubon Society calls the site an ideal location for bird watching. Mr Jim Gabbert had proposed building a 16-acre cement-recycling facility less than a mile away from The Celery Fields. County Commissioner Nancy Detert said she would have approved the p...

Proposed ban of petcoke import not to apply to cement industry

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

India’s Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) is determined to get a ban on petcoke import, although the ban would not apply to the cement industry, according to Sunita Narain, green activist and member of the EPCA. "We have recommended a ban on petcoke import into India and we have recommended a ban on the use of petcoke in all industries other than cement," Ms Narain said. ...

Vietnam seeks UNDP cement GHG reduction assistance

18 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction has requested assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in formulating and implementing proposals for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projects in the cement industry. The reduction of GHG in the cement industry play a key role in the country achieving the emission reduction targets laid out in the nationally determined contribution of Vie...

LH Côte d'Ivoire implements new dust control measures

17 August 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire has put in place a dust control measures to reduce the environmental impact of the Treichville cement plant in Abidjan's port as part of the company's wider health and safety efforts. The project involves increasing the number of dust removal filters at the plant. In total 42 filters have been installed, involving an investment of approximately XOF693m (US$1.2...

Lafarge to receive Metro Vancouver's residuals as alternative raw materials

15 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing.   The residuals are the solids removed during the drinking water filtration process, and consist of materials from the source water (sediments and naturally-occurring elements) and ...