Cement News tagged: Environmental

China - Tibetan Goatian moved to protect air quality

30 December 2003, Published under Cement News

One of Tibet’s major polluters, Goatian Cement, has been moved away from the outskirts of Lhasa into a deep valley at 30km distance.

Sumitomo Osaka Cement to expand waste processing

24 December 2003, Published under Cement News

Sumitomo Osaka Cement plans to spend 4 billion yen over a two-year period starting in fiscal 2004 to increase its processing capacity for waste products used as raw materials.

Chile – Corema authorises Polpaico alternative fuels burning

18 December 2003, Published under Cement News

Corema, the environment agency covering the Santiago metropolitan region, has authorised Cemento Polpaico to burn alternative fuels in its Cerro Blanco works, 38km north of

UK – SEPA calls Scottish companies for EMS sign-up

17 December 2003, Published under Cement News

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is calling Scottish companies to sign up for the remas project, a three-year study to examine environmental management systems (EMS) in the EU.

Europe – Cement Sustainability stakeholders make progress in wide range of issues

Europe – Cement Sustainability stakeholders make progress in wide range of issues

12 December 2003, Published under Cement News

The latest Cement Sustainability stakeholder meeting, hosted by the Cement Sustainability Initiative in Brussels, was the scene for productive talks on many of the more complex issues surrounding the

China – Setting green limits to cool down expansion

12 December 2003, Published under Cement News

China is considering a major campaign of environmental impact assessment in the fast-growing cement, steel and aluminium sectors to cool down excessive growth.

Europe – European greenhouse gas emission trading scheme is ready

Europe – European greenhouse gas emission trading scheme is ready

11 December 2003, Published under Cement News

EU commissioner and environment chief Margot Wallstrom said at a recent UN climate change conference : “The EU carbon market is now a reality. …

World Economic Forum creates Global Greenhouse Gas Register

09 December 2003, Published under Cement News

At the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Milan, Italy, the World Economic Forum announced it is creating a Global Greenhouse Gas Register to facilitate the disclos

Kenya – Bamburi and Worldwide Fund for Nature regenerate degraded Shimba Hills forests

08 December 2003, Published under Cement News

Lafarge-owned Bamburi Cement, no stranger to conservation issues, is teaming up with the Worldwide Fund for Nature in a project that is to regenerate the degraded forests of Shimba Hills in the south

World – Value of carbon trading doubles in a year

08 December 2003, Published under Cement News

According to the World Bank, the Kyoto protocol on climate change is stimulating increasing flows of carbon finance to developing and transition economies, even though it is not yet in force.

India – Shree Cement plans fuel recycling plants

08 December 2003, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement is planning to set up mini-fuel recycling plants with assistance of German equipment supplier KHD Humboldt GmbH. The plans come within the framework of a major cost-cutting drive in its f

Romania – Holcim Romania opens eco-friendly concrete station

08 December 2003, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania is investing 1.5m euros in an eco-friendly concrete station in Sibiu.

Bulgaria – Zlatna Panega opts for old tyres

08 December 2003, Published under Cement News

The Bulgarian subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, Zlatna Panega is planning to generate 15 per cent of its required energy from old tyres.

Nigeria – Ashakacem renew MoU with Savannah Conservation

08 December 2003, Published under Cement News

Leading Nigerian cement producer Ashakacem, part of Lafarge, and Savannah Conservation Nigeria (SCN) recently renew a five year-old Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between them.

Kenya – Bamburi and Worldwide Fund for Nature regenerate degraded Shimba Hills forests

08 December 2003, Published under Cement News

Lafarge-owned Bamburi Cement, no stranger to conservation issues, is teaming up with the Worldwide Fund for Nature in a project that is to regenerate the degraded forests of Shimba Hills in the south

World – Value of carbon trading doubles in a year

08 December 2003, Published under Cement News

According to the World Bank, the Kyoto protocol on climate change is stimulating increasing flows of carbon finance to developing and transition economies, even though it is not yet in force.