Cement News tagged: Environmental

LafargeHolcim Canada operations receive concrete responsible sourcing certificate

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s operations in Canada obtained the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete for a ready mix concrete plant in Burlington, Ontario and a ready mix concrete plant in Edmonton, Alberta. Both plants received CSC bronze level certification for operating in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way. In particular, the pl...

Four Cemex US plants earn Energy Star certification

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Four Cemex USA cement plants achieved the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star® certification for 2017, recognised for their efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability. The Brooksville, Miami, Clinchfield and Victorville plants achieved the certification by ranking in the top 25 per cent for energy conservation when compared to similar US facilities. Each plant also had to me...

Waste tyres to be used in New Zealand cement manufacture

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider government plan to address the environmental problems of end of life tyres, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced at the Golden Bay Cement works in Whangarei. “New Zealand has a long-standing problem, with 5m waste tyres generated each year. We have dozens of tyre stockpiles around the coun...

CSI and ECRA publishes new technology papers

22 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) have released their new "CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2017" to update the perspective of available technologies for CO2 abatement and energy efficiency in the cement sector. The publication analyses existing and future technologies with potential to increase energy efficiency and decrease CO2 emissions in ...

Arabian Cement wins energy management award

Arabian Cement wins energy management award

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has been honoured with the ‘2017 Award of Excellence in Energy Management’ by Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum that promotes policies and programmes to advance clean energy. CEM8 energy ministers presented the award to Mahmoud Mohsen, director of the energy department at ACC, at the annual CEM meeting in Beijing, China, earli...

Mexico recognises nine Cemex plants for environmental achievements

15 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Nine Cemex cement plants in Mexico have received Recognition of Environmental Excellence by the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection. The works of Atotonilco, Barrientos, Ciudad Valles, Ensenada, Mérida, Monetrrey, Tamuín, Torreón and Zapotiltic all received the award. Recognition of Environmental Excellence is awarded to companies whose operations demonstrate continuous improv...

Cemex terminals achieve Energy Star Challenge

Cemex terminals achieve Energy Star Challenge

07 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Two Cemex USA terminals have achieved the US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star® Challenge for Industry by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy conservation. The terminals, located in La Mirada and San Diego (CA), each reduced their energy consumption by more than 10 per cent. In 2016 Cemex USA conducted pilot programmes at its California terminals to cut energy use. T...

Ohorongo Cement breaks ground on new solar plant

06 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 5MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant which will provide green and clean electricity to the company’s cement plant in Namibia. The close to NAD100m (US$7.8m) investment is expected to be in operation by the end of 2017, and will be located in close proximity to the Sargberg cement plant in Otavi. SunEQ four Inves...

Continental Cement wins PCA Land Stewardship prize

02 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Continental Cement Co was among the winners in the recently-announced winners of the 2017 Energy and Environment Awards of the US Portland Cement Association (PCA). The cement producer’s Hannibal cement plant in Missouri was awarded the Land Stewardship prize for its efforts to improve wildlife on its site “The Hannibal cement plant has exhibited exceptional land stewardship. The Wildli...

Al-Safwa Cement, SEC, sign deal for recycling of carbon ash

01 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has signed a cooperation agreement with Al-Safwa Cement Co of Saudi Arabia for the recycling of carbon ash and the use of oils and oil residues as an alternative fuel source. Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Tuaimi, executive vice president Generation at SEC, said approval has been granted by the General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection. This...

Latin American cement low-carbon roadmap

25 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Adocem, the Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers, recently presented its “Road map for a low-carbon economy”. The initiative aims to improve awareness of new alternatives for reducing CO2 emissions and technological innovations while at the same time, remove barriers to moving towards a low-carbon economy. The initiative is led by the Inter-American Cement Federation (FICEM), ...

CEMBUREAU: EU-ETS needs to ensure sufficient flexibility for free allocation share

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

With many stakeholders  calling for a proper impact assessment ahead of the EU-ETS trilogue, Ecofys, a Navigant company, has published a study, commissioned by CEMBUREAU, which compares and analyses the supply and demand balance in terms of the free allowances available and this for the European Commission, European Parliament and Council proposals. The authors have also assessed the likelihoo...

Cemex USA recognised for land stewardship

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has been recognised by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and land stewardship with the 2017 Lone Star Land Steward Award for the Trans Pecos Ecoregion. The award recognises Cemex, the El Carmen Land & Conservation Co LLC and part owner of the ECLCC, Josiah Austin, for their dedication to excellence in wildlife and natural-resource ...

CEFC finance helps ResourceCo turn waste into fuel

22 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Australia, is lending AUD30m to ResourceCo to build two new plants that will transform selected non-recyclable waste streams into Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF). This solid fuel will initially be used locally but will also be exported as an alternative to coal and gas for cement kilns in Asia. The first plant is to be built at Wetherill Park in...

HeidelbergCement launches fourth edition of Quarry Life Award

17 May 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has launched the fourth edition of competition to boost biodiversity in quarries. The 'Quarry Life Award' targets innovative approaches to study and boost biodiversity at quarry sites and aims to raise awareness about mining ecology. New in this fourth edition is the separate assessment of scientific and community project ideas. To participate in this competition, students, ...

MPA publishes latest Sustainable Development Performance summary

15 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its 2016 Sustainable Development (SD) Performance Summary which it states demonstrates the Mineral Products industry's commitment to action on sustainability and evidence based reporting. The key highlights include: • Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate - MPA members' Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate deteriorated slightly from 3.25 to 3.79....