Cement News tagged: Environmental

CEMBUREAU takes stock of Low Carbon Road map 2050 objectives

31 October 2018, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU recently hosted its 'Low Carbon Roadmap Progress towards the 2°C target' in the European Parliament, where it gave an industry update to MEPs. Five years ago the European cement industry published its Low Carbon Roadmap, outlining how CO 2 emissions could be reduced by 32 per cent (compared to 1990 levels) by 2050 with conventional technologies and potentially by 80 per cent if b...

Quarry Life 2018 Award winners announced

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

A team from the University of South Wales has won HeidelbergCement Group's Quarry Life Awards 2018 for its biodiversity project. The project investigated the value of translocating ancient woodland soils with quarried landscapes at Forest Wood quarry, Mid-Glamorgan, in Wales. The winners picked up a prize of GBP4400 at the ceremony held at Hanson's former sand and gravel quarry at Middl...

Carbon capture bioreactor starts at Fortaleza's Tula plant

26 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) has developed a bioreactor which uses microalgae to capture flue gases from cement companies. The reactor was launched at Cementos Fortaleza’s cement plant in Tula in the country’s state of Hidalgo, where it will pilot the technology at plant level. In the process the exhaust gas from the kiln is passed through a reactor that contains water, ...

Northern province of Vietnam will not plan more cement plants

23 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh will not add more cement or thermal power plants to provincial planning due to concerns about their negative impacts on the environment, according to Nguyen Van Doc, secretary of the provincial Party Committee and chairman of People's Council. The authority had already removed thermal power projects from planning in the Quang Yen and Dam Ha districts ...

Vassiliko Cement enlisted to dispose of waste tyres

Vassiliko Cement enlisted to dispose of waste tyres

19 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Vassiliko Cement has received 1800t of old tyres from the Dali industrial area of Cyprus in an attempt by the Ministry of Agriculture to safely manage the amount of waste tyres being stored in an environmentally-friendly way. Vassiliko Cement is a licensed management facility for disposal of waste tyres. Following the successful completion of this first phase, the ministry added, the transpor...

Norway's CCS funding from EU receives cautious backing

18 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Norway is attempting to give carbon capture and storage (CCS) a new start with an updated concept focussed on developing transport and storage infrastructure to attract interests from investors around Europe. This includes the transport of CO 2 by boat instead of earlier plans to move CO 2 by pipeline, but the European Commission has been cautious in its response stating that there is curren...

LafargeHolcim receives approval for tyre burning project

LafargeHolcim receives approval for tyre burning project

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s plans to incinerate tyres at its facility in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, has been given regulatory approval by the Canadian province. Although the company requested a three-year project the Environment Department has issued industrial approval to conduct a one-year pilot. Environment Minister, Margaret Miller, has said that the company must monitor air quality at regular interva...

Oman Cement Co to use waste tyres as AF

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

An agreement between Oman Cement Co (OCC) and Oman Environmental Services Holding Co Be’ah will see the cement producer include waste tyres in its fuel mix. The Memorandum of Understand (MoU), signed by Be’Ah CEO, Eng Tariq Ali Am Amri, and OCC CEO, Eng Salim Abdulllah Al Hajri, formalises the scope of cooperation between the two companies. It is estimated that around 45,000tpa of waste tyre...

New RDF rules for Indian cement plants

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Detailed guidelines recently finalised for India’s Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 will see cement factories within 400km of RDF plants have to ensure that the material constitutes at least five per cent of their fuel supply. "In this arrangement, cement industries will have to pay the transportation cost of the first 100km, while urban bodies will have to pay for the remaining 300km," sai...

PCA seeks EPA reform of non-hazardous secondary materials policy

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has called for changes to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) non-hazardous secondary materials (NHSM) policy. PCA Vice President and Counsel for Government Affairs, Charles Franklin, explained why reforming EPA's NHSM policy was so important for the cement industry. While many cement manufacturers already strive to use alternative fuels, they ...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippin...

Dalmia Cement looks to replace coal with plastics

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement has met with Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board to discuss how it can use the state’s waste in the cement production process, after the Union Government has directed all cement companies to reduce coal consumption, according to the Shillong Times. “They are requesting if we can get them the waste, especially plastic, wood chips and rubber crumbs and the calorific v...

Nuvoco's Mejia plant wins energy efficiency award

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco's Mejia plant has been awarded at the 19th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Hyderabad, India. Nuvoco has previously been recognised by CII in 2016 and its latest honour was for its contribution in energy efficiency and for sharing best practices and technologies among 148 companies from power, pulp and p...

Argos awarded Energy Star certification

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it was awarded Energy Star certification by the US Environment Protection Agency for the third-consecutive year. The certification was awarded as a result of the company’s performance in terms of energy use at its Harleyville (SC), Newberry (FL) and Roberta (AL). The facilities fall within the 25 per cent top works with the best energy performance.

Ssangyong inaugurates largest cement WHPG

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s Ssangyong Cement Industrial Co inaugurated the largest waste heat power generator (WHPG) in a cement plant, according to the Maeil Business Newspaper. The 43.5MWh WHPG has been installed in the company’s Donghae works in Gangwon Province. The KRW100bn (US$889.4m) is expected to save power costs equivalent to a third of the cement plant’s production costs as it is expected to pr...

Ambuja Cement among top 5 in DJSI 2018

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement has gained two places to the fifth spot on the Construction Material Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2018. Ambuja Cement MD and CEO, Ajay Kapur, said, “We are truly honoured by this highest recognition for the second year in a row from the global DJSI ranking, which is regarded as the most respected independent sustainability ranking system. While thi...