Cement News tagged: Environmental

HeidelbergCement looks back at 2018 sustainability achievements

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has published its 2018 sustainability report in which it lays out its plans to produce CO2-neutral concrete by 2050 and its achievements in the area of sustainable cement and concrete production in 2018. CO 2 emissions In terms of energy and climate protection, the group has reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions in cement production by 1.4 per cent from 607.6kg CO 2 /t...

Holcim Argentina to replace 35% of energy with wind power

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has signed a contract with YPF Luz to replace 35 per cent of its conventionally-sourced energy with wind power. This translates to 142,000Mwh per annum of demand, which YPF Luz will supply from its 30MW Los Teros wind farm. The wind farm is currently being constructed in Azul, Buenos Aires, and will begin delivering power to the Argentine Interconnected System in February 2020...

Eurocement Group to offer polypropylene packaging

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Eurocement Group will provide customers with the opportunity to purchase ared cement in high-quality polypropylene (PP) bags as result of a strategic cooperation between Eurocement and SIBUR, one of Russia’s largest PP producers. The group is currently large-scale testing of the PP packaging under actual operating conditions, in which customers are able to evaluate the benefits of the pa...

Dalmia Cement responds to 'net zero' emissions call

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement is among 28 companies that have agreed to set up a firm commitment to targets that are aligned with limiting global temperature rises below 1.5˚C and to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. The announcement comes in response to the call-to-action campaign ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019. In recent days, shareholders of CRH, LafargeHolcim...

Andusia forms partnership with SRF producer for Mediterranean exports

Andusia forms partnership with SRF producer for Mediterranean exports

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Andusia has partnered with Mid UK Recyling (Beaupar group), the UK's largest solid recovered fuel (SRF) producer. The partnership will see the companies export more than 20,000t of SRF to two cement plants in the Mediterranean. Eamonn Hanley, group operations director at Mid UK Recycling, commented: "The significant investment in multiple SRF production lines has allowed the company to produc...

Caribbean Cement to dispose of over 2m tyres

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement has been selected by the country’s government to remove and dispose of over 2m old tyres stockpiled at the Riverton City disposal site in Kingston, according to the Jamaica Observer. Peter Donkersloot Ponce, general manager, has confirmed that the company will be signing a memorandum of understanding with the government this week. He also noted that the company is l...

UAE cement company finds use for camel dung

UAE cement company finds use for camel dung

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Gulf Cement is preventing thousands of tonnes of camel waste from going to landfill. The cement company is cutting its emissions while using camel dung to supplement its fuel usage. Under the government-run scheme, farmers of Ras-al-Khamaih deposit camel waste at designated collection stations to be blended with coal to make a fuel for Gulf Cement. "People started to laugh, believe me," said...

Kawasaki to capture CO2 in Wyoming

19 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) and the Japan Coal Energy Center have signed an MoU to research solid sorbent capture technology with the twin-goals of reducing emissions and producing cement with inputs from the coal sector. The research will take CO 2 captured from coal-burning power plants and mix it with calcium-containing coal ash and industrial waste to make calcium carbona...

Dalmia Cement to take non-hazardous waste

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement's Ariyalur plant has agreed for the safe disposal of non-hazardous waste from the Golden Rock Railway Workshop (GRRW) in Turuchi, India. Dalmia's cement plant the second cement factory to accept waste from the GRR after UltraTech Cement's Ariyalur plant disposed of nearly 5000t of this zero-value waste in 2017. The zero-value waste is being used as an alternative fuel by Dam...

Ethiopian cement plants encouraged to turn to biomass

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ethiopian government hopes that more cement plants will consider replacing their coal imports with locally-produced biomass to reduce foreign currency spending and cut carbon emissions. Many of Ethiopia's 17 factories import coal from South Africa at a cost of US$220m annually. The  CCIIDD is working with the cement industry to replace foreign coal with local biomass. "If we can replace ...

Bestway Cement wins Annual Environmental Excellence Award 2019

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement Ltd (BCL) has won the16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2019 for its vision and effective implementation of environmentally-friendly policies at all of its four plants in Hattar, Farooqia, Chakwal and Kallar Kahar, Pakistan. The event was organised last week in Karachi by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH). Bestway is a pioneer in establishing Pakistan...

Big Boss Cement withdraws from Tarlac project

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Big Boss Cement has pulled out of its plans to construct a grinding unit worth PHP6bn (US$116.5m) in Bamban, Tarlac, following protests by some of the town’s residents. The protesters were reportedly concerned that the plant would pose health risks to the community, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. "Upon learning that the people in Bamban had contested its projec...

thyssenkrupp Group sets carbon neutral target of 2050

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

thyssenKrupp Group aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, and to have cut emissions from production and outsourced energy by 30 per cent as early as by 2030. This means emissions from thyssenkrupp products have to fall by 16 per cent by 2030. "The threats posed by climate change affect us all. As an industrial company with operations around the globe we are in a particularly god position to reduc...

Tycoon's plans for Lebanese 3Mt cement plant back on

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Pierre Fattouche, a businessman with interestes in Armenia and South Sudan, wants to build a 3Mta cement plant in Lebanon to export cement to Syria. The proposed site is in Ain Dara where a group of activists have been trying to block plans for the plant over concerns of underground water reserves and air pollution. The permit for the cement plant was awarded in 2015, but political tensions o...

Power Cement's WHR plant nears completion

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd has announced that it is installing a 12MW waste heat recovery (WHR) power plant, which is expected to be operational later this year at the company's plant site in Deh Kalo Kohar, Nooriabad Industrial Estate, District Dadu (Sindh). Currently, 100 per cent of the plant's power requirement is being fulfilled through the electricity grid, according to Power Cement. Earlier, t...

AfriSam will use carbon tax to as an incentive for energy innovations

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

AfriSam's Cementitious Executive, Hannes Meyer, highlighted the potential of South Africa's new carbon tax to incentivise energy-saving innovation. The new carbon tax came into force on 1 June 2019 and AfriSam has been preparing for this change. Speaking at a presentation to media at its Dudfield cement plant near Lichtenburg in the North West province, Mr Meyer said AfriSam continues to cut ...