Cement News tagged: Environmental

Baltsem to install equipment for neutralizing Hexavalent Chromium

19 April 2005, Published under Cement News

The Baltsem plant (Balakliia, Kharkiv region), one of the three major cement producers in Ukraine, intends to install equipment for adding additives that neutralise hexavalent chromium to cement.

Cement plant to contain controversial dust pile

19 April 2005, Published under Cement News

Dragon Products cement company plans to cap its 17-acre dust pile in midcoast Maine that has been the focus of lawsuits that have been filed by neighbors against the cement manufacturer.

Burning sludge as a fuel could help cut pollution

15 April 2005, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement Co. in Union Bridge hopes to be the first plant in North America to burn pelletized sludge as an alternative or supplemental fuel source to the coal that fires its cement kiln.

Bacnotan forming consortium to take on geothermal projects

14 April 2005, Published under Cement News

Bacnotan Consolidated Industries, Inc. plans to venture into the geothermal power business as the firm diversifies its interests after selling its cement holdings. Ramon del Rosario, Jr., president,

HK plant clears technical hurdles to trial waste-burning

HK plant clears technical hurdles to trial waste-burning

14 April 2005, Published under Cement News

The Green Island Cement company has cleared all technical obstacles to a controversial trial on waste incineration this month. After months of dry runs - burning without waste input - and technical fi

Sewage burn debate

12 April 2005, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement Co. is proposing to use as much as 100tpd of pelletized sludge - known as a "biosolid" - as an alternative or supplement to the coal it burns in kilns at its factory in Union Bridge, in

Controversy surprises cement plant managers

Controversy surprises cement plant managers

12 April 2005, Published under Cement News

Managers of the Ash Grove Cement Co. plant say a controversy over use of industrial slag to make cement at the Holcim Inc. plant near Three Forks is surprising, because Ash Grove has used slag for 41

Cement Akmenes EU Assistance, Lithuania

11 April 2005, Published under Cement News

Akmenes Cementas, the only manufacturer of cement in Lithuania, plans to launch an environment protection project worth LTL10.5m (EUR 3.04m).

Holcim Romania receives environment protection award

08 April 2005, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania, a subsidiary of Swiss cement company Holcim Ltd, has been awarded the Excellency in Environment Protection by InterCity magazine in recognition of the company’s

Is it waste or not?

06 April 2005, Published under Cement News

In Montana, Asarco’s extensive slag pile is regarded as a "toxic substance" while it’s on the property of the East Helena smelter, but the exact same material is transformed into a "feed p

CO2 rise forces energy UK rethink

05 April 2005, Published under Cement News

Carbon dioxide emissions are rising rapidly in the UK, forcing the government to consider a range of new measures to keep its pledge to combat climate change. Figures from the Department of Trade and

Japan drafts emissions plan

05 April 2005, Published under Cement News

A governmental panel in Japan has approved a plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that will rely heavily on sinks, renewable energy and energy-efficiency. The plan will

CEMEX’s facilities recognized for environmental excellence

04 April 2005, Published under Cement News

The National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) recently recognized Cemex’s Ready-Mix facilities in Houston and Katy, Texas, with its annual Commitment to Excellence

Mine safety group confers major awards to Holcim Philippines

04 April 2005, Published under Cement News

The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA), organizers of the 51st annual National Mine Safety and Environmental Conference, recently honored Holcim

Taiwan’s energy alternatives

01 April 2005, Published under Cement News

With oil prices spiralling over the past year from around US$28 to around US$40 per barrel, spiking to over US$55 at one point, Taiwanese energy specialists have warned that prices

Canada slashes emissions targets

31 March 2005, Published under Cement News

The Canadaian federal government has slashed its emissions-cutting targets for large industrial polluters by more than a third from the goal set out in Canada’s original climate change plan, The