Cement News tagged: Environmental

Geocycle India to process plastic waste from river clean-up

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC and Ambuja Cement’s waste management subsidiary, Geocycle India, will be joining Rekart Innovations in removing plastic waste from the Jojari riverbed in Pipar, Jodphur, Rajasthan. The first load of plastic waste, weighing more than 10t, was recovered recently and sent to Geocycle’s processing facilities at the cement plants of both cement producers. “Geocycle’s vast co-processing infra...

FLSmidth teams up with Carbon8 Systems for net zero emissions

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed a global commercial partnership with UK-based Carbon8 Systems (C8S) to accelerate the cement industry’s net zero ambitions.    Working with the UK’s C8S, FLSmidth will use its global network to extend the reach of C8S’ carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) solution. C8S’ technology, already deployed at a Vicat cement plant in France, takes CO 2  directly from process gasses ...

Andusia sees RDF volumes recovering in the UK

18 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Andusia reports that RDF volumes in the UK have started to recover after COVID-19 had restricted its availability. In March 2020 the Environment Agency said that RDF exports fell by 37 per cent versus the previous year – a fall influenced by the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown. Supporting this, according to data reported by both Veolia and Suez UK, the amount of waste generated i...

HeidelbergCement launches its 2020 Sustainability Report

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has published its Sustainability Report for the 2020 financial year. The company’s 12th Sustainability Report provides detailed information about the company’s path to climate neutrality, and its strategy and activities in the areas of environment, social responsibility and governance.  The report is based for the first time on the disclosure recommendations of the Task ...

Lami cement plants warned of need for local correspondence on emissions

Lami cement plants warned of need for local correspondence on emissions

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement companies in Lami, Fiji, have been urged to hold virtual meetings with the residents. Permanent Secretary for Environment, Joshua Wycliffe, says this will ensure that the companies are in regular talks with the residents, so their concerns do not fail to get attention during these challenging times. Mr Wycliffe says there have been resurgent reports indicating clinker emissions in th...

Ghana cement plant construction could be halted by injunction

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

President of the McCarthy Hill Residents Association, Eddie Quaynor, has disclosed the association will take out an injunction to stop the new construction of the new Empire cement factory in South McCarthy Hill, Ghana, if authorities do not ensure its closure.   The McCarthy Hill Residents Association recently held a press conference to protest against the location of a cement factory at ...

Cauldon plant invests GBP13m on reducing its carbon footprint

Cauldon plant invests GBP13m on reducing its carbon footprint

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Construction has started at Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon plant, located in Staffordshire, on a GBP13m investment project to reduce its carbon footprint.   The project will see   a new preprocessing plant for the storage, handling and feeding of solid alternative fuels, that would otherwise end up as landfill. In addition, a new chloride bypass will be installed, which will ensure quality of p...

LafargeHolcim to recycle decommissioned GE Renewable Energy wind turbines

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and GE Renewable Energy announced today an MoU to explore circular economy solutions to utilise materials from decommissioned wind turbines. Building on LafargeHolcim’s 10+ years of experience in recovering energy from wind turbine blades, the companies are exploring new ways of recycling wind blades, including as a construction material to build new wind farms. Edelio Berm...

LafargeHolcim joins the World Ocean Council

09 June 2021, Published under Cement News

In celebration of World Ocean Day, LafargeHolcim joins the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global, cross-sectoral industry alliance committed to sustainable ocean stewardship. This membership builds on LafargeHolcim's long-standing commitment to reviving marine ecosystems. Magali Anderson, the company's chief sustainability and innovation officer, said: "I am extremely proud to formalise our com...

The Concrete Initiative becomes an official partner of the New European Bauhaus vision

09 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Concrete Initiative (TCI) has been approved as an Official Partner of the New European Bauhaus, an EU initiative and vision for a sustainable built environment based on the Green Deal objectives, reports C EMBUREAU . As a key contributor of construction materials and solution provider for the construction sector, the TCI will commit to the New European Bauhaus Initiative notably by draf...

The Canadian Cement Association teams up with government to target net-zero carbon concrete

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

A new the partnership has been made between the Canadian government and Canada’s cement sector as represented by the Canadian Cement Association (CAC) to support the development and implementation of a 'Roadmap to Net-Zero-Carbon Concrete'. This work is designed to provide Canadian cement and concrete industry with the technologies, tools and policy needed to achieve net-zero carbon concrete ...

Heracles Group obtains EDP accreditation

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Heracles Group has become the first cement company in Greece to obtain Environmental Product Declarations (EDPs) for all cement types produced in its plants in Volos and Milaki, Evia. Through the EDPs for all cement products (bagged and bulk), covering both the domestic and international markets, Heracles Group brings innovation, climate-neutrality and implementation of cir...

HeidelbergCement aims to have the first carbon-neutral cement plant

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has announced its intention to upgrade its plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to become the world’s first carbon-neutral cement plant.   The installation at the Slite plant of HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Cementa will be scaled to capture up to 1.8Mt of CO 2 annually, which corresponds to the plant’s total emissions. Additionally, the use of bio-based fuels in the...

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd CEO to represent CPLC

02 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Mahendra Singhi, managing director and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd has been invited to represent the prestigious Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) as Carbon Pricing Champion. CPLC is a voluntary initiative aimed at accelerating climate change by securing the place of carbon pricing on the global agenda . The international group consisting of influential torchbearers o...

Lafarge Canada releases EcoPlanet in the Pacific Northwest

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada (LafargeHolcim group) has introduced the ultra-low carbon cement product, EcoPlanet to the Pacific Northwest, part of the company’s Western Canadian market. The first round of EcoPlanet projects were completed along the western coast, under the leadership of Brad Kohl, president & CEO of Western Canada. “The strength profile is the same as traditional Portland cement," he sha...

Hanson contributes to reforestation sequestration of CO2

28 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Crushed basalt donated from Hanson UK's Builth Wells quarry in Powys is being used in a field trial to measure the impact it can have on removing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from the atmosphere.  The world-first project by The Carbon Community aims to define a new reforestation approach to accelerate and enhance the sequestration of CO 2 in trees and soil and improve biodiversity.  In May mo...