Cement News tagged: Environmental

UK – Greenhouse gas levels still increasing

26 March 2004, Published under Cement News

As more coal was burned in power stations and electricity imports from the continent fell, the Scotland increased its carbon emissions by 1.5 per cent between 2002 and 2003. However, UK levels remaine

Italcementi, CNR Join European Research Project

25 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The technical centre of Italian cement producer and distributor Italcementi Group and the IT institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) have joined a 3.4 mln euro ($4.2 mln) European tes

Albania – Elbasan Cement ordered to close

25 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The Albanian government has ordered the closure of Elbasan Cement Factory, along with two other industrial plants, due to its environmental concerns as well as fining each company

Garadag cement pays fine

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

BAKU: Garadagh Cement has paid the State Environmental Fund of Azerbaijan AzM350m, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Hussein Baghirov informed reporters. ’The new management of the

Cement firms prepare to replace coal

Cement firms prepare to replace coal

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The South African cement industry is set to embark on a multi-million rand project to systematically replace some of the coal used in its kilns with alternative, waste-derived fuels. The first waste m

Maine legislator joins plant protest

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Adding to the inter-state opposition to St. Lawrence Cement’s plans to build a cement plant in Hudson, the majority leader of Maine’s Senate, Sharon Anglin Treat, has expressed ’&rsq

Lafarge plan may drive tourists away

Lafarge plan may drive tourists away

22 March 2004, Published under Cement News

UK: Locals are vowing to fight a planned quarry extension, which they say will be disastrous for Westbury’s White Horse. Lafarge Cement hopes to double the size of its stone quarry, just below

Cut costs with rice husk fuels

19 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Asia’s cement makers are cutting their fossil fuel consumption and turning to the rice paddy across the street for a greener, cheaper and potentially more abundant fuel to heat their kilns. Ceme

Portugal proposes 39Mt in CO2 licences

18 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Portugal has proposed emission of 39Mt of carbon dioxide from 2005 to 2007 under a European Union plan on output of greenhouse gasses, according to a preliminary proposal made available on Wednesday.

UK – Tearing down

13 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Two years ago, Lafarge closed its Eastgate cement plant, near Weardale, County Durham. Since then its industrial buildings have told a sorry tale of glory long-gone and provided the local community wi

High-chromium cement ban proposed

11 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Construction firms have been invited by the UK Health and Safety Commission (HSC) to comment on its plans to ban high-chromium cement. High-chromium cement is a known cause of allergic dermatitis and

USA – St Lawrence Cement to provide more information

11 March 2004, Published under Cement News

St Lawrence Cement is to provide additional data to New York Department of State on 10 topic areas relating to the expansion of its Hudson works. The Department wants to see a broad range of informati

UK – Cement as green belt saviour

09 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The UK needs 4.4m new homes by 2016, but the pressure on land use by a variety of activities is increasing steadily. The UK government has allocated brownfield areas and derelict industrial sites to e

Hima Cement Plant to Shut Down

08 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Uganda: Hima cement factory in Kasese district will close for a month after locals complained of air pollution. The factory’s Human Resource Manager, John Rwabona confirmed the closure by phone

UK – RLF receives health OK at Westbury

05 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The trust board of West Wiltshire Primary Care Trust has raised no objections to the recycled liquid fuel (RLF) trials at the Lafarge works in Westbury. Dr Pamela Akerman, acting director of public he

Europe – JRC develops smart construction materials

05 March 2004, Published under Cement News

In a joint effort, the EU’s Joint Research Centre, research institutions and researchers from private enterprises are developing smart construction materials capable of absorbing and eliminating pollu