Cement News tagged: Environmental

NuCycle ramps up AF production for Cemex

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based NuCycle Energy has launched a facility in Plant City, Florida, to make alternative fuels, primarily as a coal substitute, exclusively for Cemex. The plant, which came online in April, is now fully operational and ramping up to process 150,000tpa of post-industrial materials, primarily process and packaging residuals. While the facility was built to support Cemex, plans are to build...

Lehigh plans upgrades following alleged violations of Clean Air Act

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In a settlement to resolve the alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Lehigh Cement Co and Lehigh White Cement Co have agreed to invest approximately US$12m in pollution control technology at their 11 Portland cement manufacturing plants, announced the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This settlement with Lehigh and Lehigh White will significantly reduc...

Cement companies targeted with an all-India RDF tender

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The North Delhi Municipal Corp is targeting cement companies with an all-India tender inviting industrial units to utilise the RDF recovered from biomining of the Bhalswa Landfill located in the city, according to the Hindustan Times. The Solid Waste Management rules established in 2016 state that RDF should form at least five per cent of the fuel mix of units that have a landfill within 100k...

Bhutan considers coal alternatives

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Bhutan is looking at options to reduce its carbon emissions. Given that the country generates 215t of municipal waste (MW) every day, about 50t of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) could be produced from sorted waste. In Bhutan, the three integrated cement plants, Dungsam Cement, Penden Cement, and Lhaki Cement produce clinker using rotary kilns with dry-process and consume an average of 500tpd of ...

LafargeHolcim plans second Malawi Durabric factory

LafargeHolcim plans second Malawi Durabric factory

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is trying to make housing more affordable to Malawi citizens and is planning to set up a second Durabric production plant. Durabric is made from soil, sand, cement and water and does not require firing like commonly-used clay bricks. LafargeHolcim is working in a joint venture with UK state-owned development financier CDC Group on a second production plant in Malawi. The joint ...

Lehigh Cement announces CCS feasibility study at Edmonton plant

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Cement, and the International CCS Knowledge Centre have announced a feasibility study for a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The project would seek to capture the majority of the CO 2 emissions from the flue gas of Lehigh’s Edmonton plant in Alberta, Canada.  "This is a North American first in the cement industry to e...

Mombasa Cement set to commission wind farm

Mombasa Cement set to commission wind farm

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Mombasa Cement will commission its new 36MW wind farm at Kilifi in December. The facility is composed of 12 wind turbines of 3MW each and will supply its 1.6Mta Athi River cement plant in Machakos County. The Kilifi wind farm is set up on a 1200h site owned by Mombasa Cement in Vipingo, a small coastal village located about 30km north of Mombasa. The company is also currently expanding the Vi...

Uzbekistan plans to order cement producers to monitor air emissions

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection has announced plans to order all existing cement enterprises to establish sampling and analysis stations for sources of emissions into the air. A draft resolution from the Cabinet of Ministers outlines the plan "to oblige all cement enterprises operating in Uzbekistan to establish automatic stations for sampling and analy...

Ohorongo Cement sees value in charcoal fines

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement in Namibia has partnered with Carbo Namibia, a Namibian manufacturer and exporter of charcoal products, in an attempt to increase its energy saving initiatives and lower its carbon footprint. Ohorongo initially approached local charcoal producers within the Otjozondjupa region to procure charcoal fines to utilise as alternative fuel. Prior to Ohorongo procuring the fines, it...

Birla Corp acquires stake in AMP Solar Clean Power

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp and RCCPL, its wholly-owned subsidiary, have acquired 26 per cent ownership (7.8 per cent and 18.2 per cent, respectively) of AMP Solar Clean Power. Birla Corp is planning to purchase solar power for its grinding units in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, (Raebareli Cement Works and Raebareli Hitech Cement) and RCCPL’s Kundanganj grinding facility. This will be achieved under the group’s...

CMA receives award for reducing single-use plastic campaign

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) atteneded at an event organised by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, on 19 November 2019, in New Delhi where an award was presented to Mahendra Singhi, President, CMA and Aparna Dutt Sharma, Secretary General, CMA, by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. In his Independence Day speech on 15 August 2019, the Prime Minister...

UltraTech facility begins receiving dry waste for RDF use

20 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has begun receiving dry waste at its unit in Jaggayyapet, Andhra Pradesh, sent from Vijayawada Municipal Corp’s (VMC) recycling facility in Ajit Singh Nagar. As part of the year-long memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties, the producer will receive 50tpd of waste. “Around 50t of dry waste collected by the VMC, which comprises of discarded plastic, ...

San Miguel Corp to use biodegradable cement packaging

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

San Miguel Corp is set to become the first company to use fully-certified biodegradable plastic packaging in the Philippines. It will be initially used for both food and non-food products, such as cement and feed sacks, grocery bags and other single-use plastic packaging. "Initially, we will use it for cement packaging," said Ramon Ang. "What we will use is a biodegradable plastic woven packa...

CRDC launches EcoConcreto product

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

  CRDC launch EcoConcreto product The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) launched its plastic-to-concrete invention 'EcoConcreto' at the Sustainable Brands Oceans Congress in Porto, Portugal. The CRDC process involves efficient upcycling of massive industrial quantities of plastic waste and enriching it into a synthetic construction aggregate that is lighter i...

Adelaide Brighton uses 1Mt of RDF at Birkenhead plant

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton has now used 1Mt of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at its Birkenhead facility, South Australia, diverting 2Mt of waste from landfill sites. The Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, and Environmental Minister, David Speirs, visited the company last week to recognise the milestone. "Through the use of this alternative fuel, Adelaide Brighton's Birkenhead plant has achiev...

Le Ciment du Sahel's quarry extension is put on hold

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Residents of Bandia, a town east of Dakar, Senegal, are concerned about Le Ciment du Sahel's plans to extend its quarry by an additional 236ha, cutting into a Baobab reserve. The government has not given its final clearance for the project, following mounting local resistance, demanding the protection of the forest. Le Ciment du Sahel (CDS), has a capital of XOF13.5bn (EUR20.6m) and is owned ...