Cement News tagged: Environmental

Europe – Gearing up for ETS

26 May 2004, Published under Cement News

More and more major corporations are incorporating climate change issues into their business decisions in the run-up to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), revealed a major industry survey of the F

Italy - Italcementi develops eco cement

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Italcementi announced on 25 May at the Milan congress of the Italian Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations that it had developed a special type of ecological cement that would allow larg

Italy - Italcementi develops eco cement

25 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Italcementi announced on 25 May at the Milan congress of the Italian Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations that it had developed a special type of ecological cement that would allow larg

USA – Ash Grove to run tyre burning trial

14 May 2004, Published under Cement News

It appears that Ash Grove Cement Company will be allowed to run a 60-day trial burning scrap tyres at its plant in Omaha, Nebraska. This follows a three-month research programme into the subject by th

USA – Holcim’s Three Forks works to burn tyres

USA – Holcim’s Three Forks works to burn tyres

14 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Holcim’s Three Forks plant in Montana wants to replace some of its traditional coal and petcoke fuels by scrap tyres, a move which has generated protests from local pressure groups.

USA – Cement firm’s objection questioned

14 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Rio Grande’s Tijeras plant in New Mexico faces stricter environmental pollution control legislation. Local public hearings in Bernalillo County have discussed the proposal to bring local ambient

EU – Closing ETS loopholes

EU – Closing ETS loopholes

11 May 2004, Published under Cement News

European regulators are concerned that EU governments may soften the blow of emissions trading on certain energy and manufacturing companies by allocating them pollution permits from a planned reserve

TXI in a hurry to cement new permit

10 May 2004, Published under Cement News

The biggest industrial plant in North Texas is racing the calendar. If Dallas-based Texas Industries Inc wins, which means getting its permit changed by June 15, the cement maker gets to unplug some

UK – Cauldon gets PSP go-ahead

07 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Lafarge’s Cauldon works, Staffordshire, has been granted the approval of the Environment Agency (EA) to reduce its fossil fuel use by a quarter, replacing it with processed sewage pellets (PSP). The p

Cemex gets green light for US sand mine

06 May 2004, Published under Cement News

The cement major Cemex has been granted by an US court the concession to develop a sand mine at Santa Clarita, California, from where it plans to product 56.1Mt. The permission has been delayed by pre

Hundreds expected at tyre burning protest

06 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Hundreds of people are expected to join a protest march against the burning of tyres as an alternative to fossil fuels at Rugby’s new plant in the town of Rugby. Members of campaign groups Rugby

UK – Baseline monitoring test results are positive for Rugby residents

06 May 2004, Published under Cement News

The UK Environment Agency (EA) has released the results of baseline monitoring tests carried out at Rugby Cement. Dr David Hudson, the EA’s environment manager commented: “The pollution levels from th

Cement group to pioneer new fuel

05 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Lafarge, the UK’s largest cement manufacturer is set to pioneer the use of sewage treatment sludge as a fuel, in an effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Lafarge UK has struck a deal wi

Inspection goes smoothly for Dragon project

05 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Engineers found just one minor concern last week while inspecting Dragon Products Co.’s $40 million expansion project at its cement-making plant on US Route 1. The project is nearing completion

New Zealand – Fletcher Building Ltd seeks NGA

27 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Fletcher Building Ltd is entering negotiations with the New Zealand government regarding a Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement (NGA) for a wide range of its manufacturing facilities, including its cement

Japan – Contaminated soil treated to become cement raw material

26 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement makers in Japan will have an additional avenue to contract their raw materials. Geo Environment Technology (GET) has started commercial operation for a new soil treatment and transhipment facil