Cement News tagged: Environmental

Beyond Zero Emissions plans CO2 neutral Australian cement sector

27 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has set a plan for Australia’s cement industry to reach zero carbon emissions by the next decade. The Zero Carbon Industry plan ‘Rethinking Cement’ foresees a five point strategy to this goal with the biggest reduction coming from a switch to geopolymer cements. The organisation believes that some 50 per cent of the domestic cement market could be replaced by geop...

Bernard Mathieu to front WCA's Global Climate Change Forum

27 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced mthe appointment of Bernard Mathieu as Director of its Climate Programme. In this role, Mr Mathieu will lead the WCA CEOs’ Global Forum on Climate Change that aims to draft the WCA Roadmap on Climate Change. The forum will take place on 27-28 June 2018 in Paris. "I am delighted to be supporting the WCA’s efforts to promote climate change valu...

Diamond Cement to be visited by the EPA after environmental concerns

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Officers of the Environmental Protection Agency in Accra are expected to visit Diamond Cement Factory and the area of Aflao Duta in Ghana on Friday 16 February, because the land surface of Agbawoeme, Duta and Agorbiakorpe is heavily polluted with cement dust. Local residents have complained about their crops being affected and no access to clean water. The cement factory has already been cal...

Cemex renews Birdlife conservation partnership

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced it is renewing its partnership with Birdlife International, the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. The renewal extends the cement producer’s 10-year partnership by a further three years. “Cemex and BirdLife’s joint efforts have significantly improved the biodiversity of Cemex’s quarries, such as its Cerrito Blanco Quarry in northwestern Mexico. As a result of t...

French cement producers to burn more wood waste

French cement producers to burn more wood waste

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

French cement producers plan to lift alternative fuels use from 41 per cent of the fuel mix to 50 per cent by 2025. To support the initiative, they have set, in collaboration with the BTP’s Union of Recycling Companies, the goal to double the amount of wood waste used in the energy supply of the cement industry. "At the national level, the reduction of landfills and the substitution of foss...

Cementos Moctezuma fined MXN3.346m by environmental regulator

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s environmental regulator PROFEPA has fined Cementos Moctezuma’s Tepetzingo plant MXN3.346m (US$179,795) over a breach in environmental regulations. In addition, the cement producer is required to shut down its second production line as a temporary measure. According to the Attorney General's Office, the company did not have a valid authorisation for the installed capacity, which res...

LEILAC holds inaugural conference in Belgium

LEILAC holds inaugural conference in Belgium

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The inaugural Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference was held in Oupeye, Belgium, on 7-8 February. Over 130 delegates attended the two-day event organised by the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) Consortium. LEILAC has set up an industrial project with EUR12m of EU funding to demonstrate technology designed to reduce carbon emissions from cement and lime industrie...

Andusia celebrates 1Mt RDF collection with golden bale

08 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is celebrating the collection of its 1 millionth tonne of RDF to be sent to Europe for recovery. The bale will be produced and collected from AWM in Leeds, UK, and then delivered to SWB in Bremen, Germany. To achieve this impressive milestone Andusia will be working with one of their reliable hauliers to collect and safely deliver the millionth bale, TrailerTrans....

UltraTech to be supplied with alternative fuel

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tiruchi City Municipal Corporation (TCMC) has set an agreement with an environmental organisation to supply alternative fuel (AF) processed from fresh dry waste to UltraTech’s Ariyalur facility. While preventing a build-up of waste in its dump, the corporation’s project will also generate 12,000t of AF over the next two years, according to The Times of India. TCMC has contracted IL&FS E...

Wastewater restrictions tighten in Mandalay

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mandalay cement producers face the possibility of being penalised if they fail to draft and implement environmental management plans (EMP) within a year. The Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation issued notices to industrial factories across nine industries, including cement in Mandalay plants, requiring them to draft EMPs and submit them to the ministry for ap...

MPA report highlights CO2 emissions fall for UK cement producers

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) reports that carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of cement fell by two per cent between 2016-17 in the UK. However, for aggregates and asphalt production CO 2 emissions incresed in the country, while readymix concrete production saw a decline in emissions. The data collected forms part of the MPA's Sustainable Development Summary data which was recently...

ECRA to test oxyfuel on industrial scale with two pilot projects

01 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Based on extensive research undertaken by the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA),
 oxyfuel technology will now be implemented in two cement plants in Europe. "The technical feasibility of oxyfuel technology can only be proven in real-scale application, but we have sufficient information from our research to believe that we will obtain a positive result after the trials," said Daniel Ga...

Reliance awarded 468ha of Yavatmal forest for new cement plant

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Maharashtra government has given the green light to the diversion of 467.5ha of reserved forest land for the construction of a cement plant in Zari Jamni, Yavatmal district. Reliance Cementation Pvt Ltd had been pursuing the project since 2009. The application seeking diversion of the 'C class’ forest reserved under Forest Conservation Act, 1980, was officially moved in May 2011 an...

N+P's new Teeside Subcoal® plant will come on-stream in 3Q18

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

N+P is investing in a new Subcoal ® facility, which is being constructed in Teesside, UK. Once erected, this will be one of the most modern alternative fuel producing facilities in the world, according to the company. The input capacity of this new facility will be between 200-250,000tpa and will mainly consist of RDF streams with a high calorific value (CV). The output capacity is arou...

Bestway Cement bags five CSR awards

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement has won five awards at the 10th Annual CSR Awards 2018 ceremony, held on 18 January in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Bestway won the coveted awards by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) in the categories of Green Energy Initiatives, Community Development and Service, Education and Scholarship, Vocational Trainings and Sustainability Initiatives.

Tata Steel launches branded LD slag product for clinker making

19 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Tata Steel has launched two new products, Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman, India's first branded Linz-Donawitz (LD) slag products for applications in road, fly ash brick and clinker making. This is the first foray by any domestic steel major in branding processed steel slag. Speaking on the launch of the brands, T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel, said: "We at Tata Steel are extremely happy to...