Cement News tagged: Environmental

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka wins awards

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, through public announcement disclosed that being the country's leading cement manufacturer successfully, it won the award for 'Best Construction Brand' for the Ninth consecutive year at the 14th annual SLIM-Nielsen People's Awards ceremony recently. It further adds, the first and only cement in the country to receive the SLS 1253 certification. The company was earlier ...

Scottish Government awards Tarmac GBP1.49m to develop Dunbar freight rail

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Scottish Government has allocated GBP1.49m to Tarmac's Dunbar cement plant in a Freight Facilities Grant.The fund is open to companies looking to move freight by the more sustainable modes of rail or water instead of road. The grant will support the company's drive to enhance its rail capabilities at the plant which provides cement products for construction projects across Scotland and ...

Buffalo Fuel to open new US$2.2m alternative fuel facility

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Buffalo Fuel Corp is planning to set up a new US$2.2m facility in Niagara Falls, New York, USA, for processing tyres and recyclable paper into fuel for cement kilns. The company has applied to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) board for a 15-year tax break for the project that would save it US$527,000 in total. Aaron Santarosa, vice president, said the recycli...

Cementos Argos installs solar power unit in Honduras

12 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s Celsia CV (Grupo Argos) has installed a 10.6MW solar plant at Cementos Argos’ facility in Comayagua, Honduras. The unit consists of 32,160 solar panels and will be able to meet 20 per cent of the cement plant's electrical demand. As a result, Cementos Argos should be able to avoid some 10,000tpa of CO 2 emissions. The project is Celsia’s first photovoltaic plant in Honduras.

EUR10bn Innovation Fund open for registration

EUR10bn Innovation Fund open for registration

05 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Innovation Fund, which for the period 2020-30 may amount to about EUR10bn depending on the carbon price, will focus on highly-innovative technologies and big flagship projects with European value added that can bring on significant emission reductions. From mid-2020, Europe's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency ( INEA) is expected to be entrusted with the implementation of the grant...

Cherat Cement to receive gas for its captive power plant

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement Co Ltd (CHCC) has started receiving gas supply from Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd, for its for its plant located at Nowshera in KPK province, Pakistan. This will help in reducing the production costs of the company, said the company's Executive Director Abid Wazir.   According to the company's half-yearly report ending December 2019, to reduce its production costs, CHCC is also ...

Quinn Cement  fined GBP2000 or emissions breach

Quinn Cement fined GBP2000 or emissions breach

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Quinn Cement was fined GBP2000 (US$2554), having pleaded guilty to failing to limit gas emissions from its Ballyconnell plant in Ireland. The breach ocurred between 2018-19 and was monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have surpassed permitted levels for Hydrogen Chloride release. In total, there were 36 breaches recorded between 5-7 October 2018, which the EPA demanded Qu...

MPA launches UK Concrete to promote concrete

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has launched UK Concrete to proactively engage with political stakeholders and public bodies, and promote the advantages of building in concrete and the vital role the material plays in people's everyday lives. Chris Leese, former vice president at Cemex UK, has been appointed as director of UK Concrete and will be responsible for rolling out the organis...

Cemex UK has launched Vertua® ultra zero – a carbon neutral concrete

25 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK claims to have launched the UK's first ready-mix concrete that is a carbon-neutral product. The Vertua ® low-carbon concrete range can offset any residual CO 2 to provide a carbon-neutral product, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, says Cemex UK. The range features a variety of bespoke concrete mix designs and includes the Vertua ultra zero option, which is a CarbonNeut...

Cemex announces new climate action strategy

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced a new Climate Action Strategy to outline the company's vision to advance towards a carbon-neutral economy and to address society's increasing demands more efficiently. To date Cemex has reduced its specific CO 2 emissions by more than 22 per cent compared to the company's 1990 baseline. Now it has defined a more ambitious target of a 35 per cent reduction of specific net ...

IMO 2020 rules – likely to be blessings for cement industry in Pakistan

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is likely benefit from competitive furnace oil instead of the more costly re-gasified liquefied natural gs (RLNG) for power generation, if it is allowed in the backdrop of IMO 2020 rules, which discourages use of high-sulphur fuel oil in shipping industry.   According to a report of local research house, furnace oil (FO) prices is experiencing downward trend due to ...

MPA wins GBP6.02m from BEIS for CO2 reduction trials

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded the Mineral Products Association (MPA) GBP6.02m (EUR7.24m)  for ground-breaking demonstrations of hydrogen and plasma technology to reduce CO 2 from cement and lime production. The cement trials will take place at sites operated by Tarmac and Hanson Cement in the UK. The cement production trial comprises two d...

Khums Cement Factory reopens, Libya

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

National Company's Khums Cement Factory in Libya has reopened following a modernisation programme to reduce the environmental impact of operations. New filters were installed to limit the emissions of dust and gas that results from the production process, the Libya Observer reported citing a Facebook post by the municipality of Khums. "The National Company has taken this step as evidence of ...

Cementos Cienfuegos reverts to tyre burning to keep production going

18 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cuban government has ordered domestic cement factory Cementos Cienfuegos to used waste tyres as fuel to save on oil amid a worsening fuel shortages brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island. President Miguel Diaz-Canel has ordered the cement works, located in the center of the country, to receive an increasing supply of used tyres to burn, the official daily Granma said. Cuba ha...

Argos celebrates launch of green cement at Rioclaro

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos' Rioclaro plant has started its new 0.45Mta calcined clay production line involving an investement of US$78m investment for the manufacture and distribution of green cement. In this process, the use of clinker is reduced thanks to the incorporation of calcined clays (artificial pozzolan). During the production process, CO 2 emissions are reduced by up to 38 per cent and ener...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh signs agreement with Reckitt Benckiser

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd (LHBL) has signed a corporate agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Bangladesh Ltd (RB). Under the agreement RB will take professional waste management services from Geocycle, a project of LafargeHolcim. Rajesh Surana, CEO, LHBL said: "With the expansion of industrial base and population growth in Bangladesh, larger volumes of waste are generated and there are only few...