Cement News tagged: Environmental

Eqiom test 4 biogas trucks

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

France-based Eqiom is testing four biogass trucks as part of the company’s strategy to reduce the carbon emissions generated by its trucks by six per cent by 2020. As an alternative to diesel, the biogas helps improve air quality and protect the environment. Natural gas for vehicles includes 95 per cent methane and very light hydrocarbons. The four vehicles are being put into operation i...

Environmental groups oppose Calero Risso plant

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The building of a cement plant at Calero Risso in Paraguay, proposed by Jiménez Gaona y Lima under the name of Cementos Concepcion, has met with further disapproval from environmental groups. The area includes the Risso Cave, where important fossils were discovered, including microfossils that are 550m years old and said to be the first organisms on the planet with a skeleton. The Paraguaya...

Holcim invests US$1m in solid waste processing in El Salvador

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and its Geocycle brand have plans to invest more than US$1m in new waste processing equipment in El Salvador. The new equipment will be used to treat solid waste to supply alternative fuel for its cement production in the country. Geocycle processes around 0.7m used tyres in 2018, bringing the company’s waste tyre use to 6m tyres since 2001, according to Jaime Recinos, direc...

Taiwan Cement Co sets CO2 capture targets

12 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Co (TCC) has committed a budget of TWD600m (US$19.1m) to expand its carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology this year. By 2025 the company estimates that it will capture approximately 450,000t of CO 2 per year. TCC's eventual aim is to reach zero CO 2 emissions from its industrial facilities. TCC's vision is to make CO 2 capture a mature technology, which can...

Gujarat launches pilot air pollutant permit cap and exchange mechanism

Gujarat launches pilot air pollutant permit cap and exchange mechanism

07 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India has launched the world's first trading programme for particulate air pollution quotas. The western state of Gujarat piloted the scheme on 5 June involving some 350 industrial plants in Surat, including cement plants. The trading programme has been devised by academic experts, including Anat Sudarshan from the University of Chicago and Nicholas Ryan from Yale University. The government w...

Lafarge Cement UK increase concrete longevity with Lafarge Endure SR

06 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement UK (part of Aggregate Industries and LafargeHocim group) has launched a new high-performance, low-carbon, blended cement called Lafarge Endure SR. The new CEM II cement is a blend of clinker and Portland fly ash to produce a cement with a lower embodied CO 2 and improved plastic and hardened properties when used in concrete.  Endure SR is also resistant to sulphates, making it...

Cinvestav produce cement using volcanic ash

Cinvestav produce cement using volcanic ash

06 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Scientists at Mexico’s Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) are using volcanic ash to make environmentally-friendly cement. First tests have shown that cement formulations that work contain up to 80 per cent of volcanic material, without the need for high-temperature kilns. Cinvestav reported that the group has developed some 15 alternatives in the past four year and have a...

Shanshui Cement to work with Conch Venture on waste utilisation projects

03 June 2019, Published under Cement News

China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with China Conch Venture Holdings Ltd to collaboratively develop projects for the treatment of industrial solid and hazardous waste by cement kilns. According to an announcement, the projects would look to use China Shanshui Cement’s production lines in Shandong and northeast China. Conch Venture is expected t...

LafargeHolcim’s Oggaz plant receives ISO 14001

03 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The first cement plant in Algeria, LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Oggaz has received the ISO 14001 (2015) environmental safety certificate. "Sustainable development, environmental protection, and the health and safety of our employees and stakeholders are part of the LafargeHolcim Group's DNA and are fully included in all our development plans. Our responsibility is to translate these prior...

Dangote releases 2018 sustainability report

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has published its first standalone sustainability report and has confirmed its readiness to support the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in its ambition to host a sustainable stock exchange and capital market in Nigeria. Dangote took part in the ‘Facts behind the Sustainability Report’ (FBSR), an interactive forum created by the NSE to promote environmental, social and governa...

UltraTech Cement disposes of 5000t of waste from railway workshop

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has safely disposed of 5000t of non-hazardous waste from Golden Rock railway workshop in Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu. Phase I of the project, which began in January 2017, has now been completed, with the material used as alternative fuel at UltraTech’s Ariyalur facility. Phase II will see the railway workshop dispose of another 5000t to other cement producers in Ariyalur. Th...

Andusia and Powerday form SRF agreement

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Andusia has signed a solid recovered fuel (SRF) supply contract with Powerday PLC, London's largest waste recycling and waste management company. Andusia and Powerday have formed a partnership to export 10,000t of SRF annually to be recovered at a Mediterranean cement plant. Powerday has the capacity to process up to 1.6Mta of construction, demolition, municipal, commercial and industrial...

Cemex aligns with UN sustainable development goals

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is strengthening its commitment to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by prioritising five goals that are directly connected with the company's business and represent a better opportunity to contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda. These five goals are focussed on: • the promotion of decent employment and economic growth • innovation and infrastr...

Lafarge Canada launches new lower-carbon fuel system

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has launched a lower-carbon fuel system (LCF) system at its Richmond facility, with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become the most carbon-efficient cement plant in the country. It will also help minimise landfill waste, specifically non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada, according to a press release. The fuel handli...

Republic Cement to co-process Nestlé Philippines' plastic waste

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Nestlé Philippines and Republic Cement (CRH-Aboitiz) have entered into an agreement to co-process post-consumer plastic waste in the company’s cement kilns.  "We are happy to partner with Nestlé Philippines and to help address pollution from residual plastics and sachets. This is a win-win situation for us and the environment. Together, we can build a greener, stronger Republic," said Nabil ...

Soil and wind-blown sand cement developed in China

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Chinese researchers at Ximjiang Communications Construction Group Co Ltd claim to have developed a low-cost and environmentally-friendly cement with ingredients that include natural soil and wind-blown sand. The new 'green cement' also includes construction waste and steel slag and is said to halve both construction costs and time. The cement has been developed to be used in the construction ...