Cement News tagged: Environmental

UK – Waste burning in cement kilns under fire by incinerator group

10 June 2004, Published under Cement News

As the Environment Agency is currently reviewing the Substitute Fuels Protocol (SFP) incinerator group Cleanaway has criticised the burning of waste in cement kilns, claiming it could lower environmen

Indonesia – HeidelbergCement signs first Indonesian carbon finance deal

09 June 2004, Published under Cement News

Indocement, part of the HeidelbergCement group, has signed an agreement with the World Bank-managed Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF) regarding the sale of CO2 reduction certificates as part of a Clean Deve

USA – Holcim clear last major hurdle for Ste Genevieve works.

08 June 2004, Published under Cement News

After five years of clearing the legal terrain to building its plant in St Genevieve County, Holcim received the required air pollution permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Spokes

UK – No public enquiry into Westbury

06 June 2004, Published under Cement News

The UK government has rejected calls for a public enquiry into plans to burn recycled liquid fuel at Lafarge’s Westbury plant. Environment minister Elliot Morley said “It would not be normal to have a

UK – RMC Group wins EU Process Award for Sustainable Development 2004

UK – RMC Group wins EU Process Award for Sustainable Development 2004

04 June 2004, Published under Cement News

RMC Group, based in Rugby, has won the 2004 European Environment Award in the Process category. The award celebrates special efforts by companies to implement sustainable approaches in their activitie

Zambia – Cutting building costs

02 June 2004, Published under Cement News

The University of Zambia’s Technology Development and Advisory Unit (TDAU) has developed a technology that could reduce the cost of making building blocks by at least 50 per cent. Known as the Stabili

Quinn goes green

Quinn goes green

01 June 2004, Published under Cement News

Irish entrepreneur Sean Quinn has invested about €40 million in wind energy company Airtricity, giving him a 16 per cent stake. Airtricity said his investment was part of an €80 million private place

USA – Essroc downsizes but keeps environmental promise

26 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Essroc is reconsidering the scale of its Plant 1 upgrade, scheduled for completion in 2005. While company officials have released few details about the revised plans, they have confirmed they will kee

USA – Essroc downsizes but keeps environmental promise

26 May 2004, Published under Cement News

Essroc is reconsidering the scale of its Plant 1 upgrade, scheduled for completion in 2005. While company officials have released few details about the revised plans, they have confirmed they will kee

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

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

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