Cement News tagged: Environmental

Japan – 40 Japanese companies to conduct mock CO2 emission rights trades

01 December 2003, Published under Cement News

While Europe is gearing up for its emissions trading scheme, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is set to launch a mock trading of CO2 emission rights.

UK – Environment Agency urges companies for permit applications

24 November 2003, Published under Cement News

The Environment Agency (EA) is urging companies to start planning their permit applications for the EU greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme.

Tanzania – Bureau of Standards proposes cement factory emissions standard

24 November 2003, Published under Cement News

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is proposing a standard on cement factory emissions to stop them from polluting the environment.

India – Environmental Excellence awards for cement companies

24 November 2003, Published under Cement News

The Eight NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials in New Delhi was concluded with the presentation of the National Awards for Energy Performance, Environment Excellence and Quality

UK – Superquarry, WWF and Lafarge

UK – Superquarry, WWF and Lafarge

24 November 2003, Published under Cement News

Plans for a new superquarry on the remote island of Harris by Lafarge are back in focus with a new court hearing expected this week.

UK – Monitors for Rugby tyre trial

24 November 2003, Published under Cement News

A UKP400,000 monitoring programme is to keep track of air pollution, possibly produced by burning tyres at the Rugby cement plant near the town’s centre.

USA – Changing cement, changing emissions for the better

USA – Changing cement, changing emissions for the better

24 November 2003, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association announced the latest effort by the industry to significantly reduce the emissions burden on the environment.

Asia – Curbing global warming the Asian way

17 November 2003, Published under Cement News

Asia’s cement producers are contributing in global climate regulation by replacing coal with rice husks that would otherwise be incinerated and dumped in landfills.

Spain – Cementos Portland invests 87m euro in environmental friendly kiln

17 November 2003, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement manufacturer Cementos Portland is investing 87m euro in a new cement kiln at its Seville plant.

USA – Rare flower discovered on former aggregate site

17 November 2003, Published under Cement News

When RMC South Florida Inc donated its aggregate site to Florida International University little did the company know that the site held botanical treasures.

Ireland – Proposals for use of animal waste in cement

17 November 2003, Published under Cement News

In a report to the Irish Cabinet, senior officials of four government departments, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food Safety Authority

Austria – RMC Austria and WWF protect rare grassland environment

10 November 2003, Published under Cement News

RMC Austria will be helping to protect an area of nationally significant, rare dry grassland through its latest agreement with WWF. The area contains the company’s Hollitzer Quarry, operated by Readym

USA – Tyre burning plans at Lafarge Ravena, NY

10 November 2003, Published under Cement News

Lafarge North America plans to burn tyres at its Ravena cement works with the aim to reduce its use of coal as thermal energy source and possibly cut emissions.

USA – Senate rejects plan to limit GHG emissions

10 November 2003, Published under Cement News

While Europe gears up for carbon emission trading, the US Senate has rejected a market-based scheme to reduce the country’s emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

UK – Greenhouse gas trading one step closer

03 November 2003, Published under Cement News

The UK Environment Agency has contacted 1000 businesses and organisations in England and Wales in the first stage of implementing the UK component of a Europe-wide emissions trading scheme designed to

UAE – Building materials industry to invest more in environmental measures

03 November 2003, Published under Cement News

UAE Minister of Health Hamad Rahman Al Madfa, made an appeal to the world’s cement and building material companies to double their efforts in reducing environmental pollution caused by their productio