Cement News tagged: Environmental

Zuari Cement issued with closure order

26 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Zuari Cement’s operations in Yerraguntla, Kadapa, has been issued with a closure order by India’s Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB). The closure orders were issued to the company for failing to abide by the environmental conditions prescribed by the pollution control board, according to the New Indian Express. As a result, the APPCB has asked the local power distributor to disco...

ACC and Ambuja partner to research sustainable solutions

23 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC and Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim) has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to develop green and sustainable building solutions, according to a press release. The research will look at the use of low-CO 2 binders, with a combination of alternative reinforcement, as a potential substitute for conventional steel rebar. This would reduce the CO 2 footprint...

Calix and AdBri to build first zero-emission lime plant

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Calix and Adelaide Brighton (Adbri Ltd) are to develop a lime project with CO 2 capture and multi-fuel options In Australia. The project represents a world-first development of a commercial-scale, zero-emissions lime production facility. Calix and Adbri's intend to progress a feasibility study covering site selection, raw materials and proof of marketable product, and basis of design co...

GCCA to expand Innovandi initiative with Open Challenge

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

To mark World Creativity and Innovation Day, the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) is announcing the expansion of its innovation programme, Innovandi, to encompass a new Open Challenge innovation accelerator programme. The Open Challenge programme will launch in the coming weeks and will bring together start-ups and leading cement and concrete producers to create new innovations nee...

Holcim Mexico to launch eco-labels

Holcim Mexico to launch eco-labels

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim México has launched new eco-labels, EcoEtiquetas, to improve customer communication and make the environmental benefits of its products and construction solutions more transparent. The labels will be used for all products that meet sustainability criteria, including smaller CO2 footprints and the use of recycled materials. In Mexico this includes cements branded as Apasco, Maestro and...

Taiheiyo Cement Corp to work with Carbon Clean on carbon capture plant

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Japanese cement producer Taiheiyo Cement Corp will implement technology for CO 2  capture from the flue gas of rotary cement kilns in the first, 10tpd demonstration plant in Japan. For this purpose, Taiheiyo Cement has selected the technology for CO 2 chemical absorption supplied by UK-based Carbon Clean, which has been awarded by Marubeni Protechs Corp (Marubeni Protechs) in Japan. ...

Carbon8 Systems to participate in South Wales industrial cluster project

Carbon8 Systems to participate in South Wales industrial cluster project

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC), a partnership between industry, energy suppliers, infrastructure providers, academia, legal sector, service providers and public sector organisations, has been awarded GBP1.5m from UKRI’s Industrial Decarbonisation programme to map what is needed to support South Wales in becoming a net-zero carbon region by 2050. Carbon8 Systems is part of the SWIC...

LafargeHolcim recognised by Solar Impulse Foundation

14 April 2021, Published under Cement News

10 LafargeHolcim green building solutions are now endorsed by the 'Solar Impulse Efficient Solution' label, recognising world-leading technologies that protect the environment in a profitable way.   The labelled LafargeHolcim solutions include ECOPact green concrete, which enables carbon-neutral building; bio-active reef concrete that restores marine ecosystems and 3D printing technolog...

PCA wins Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

14 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America's cement manufacturers, has received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy. This is the second year in a row PCA has earned this prestigious honour. "PCA and its members are proud to be recognised for continuously improving energy efficiency to red...

Lafarge Egypt introduces EcoLabel cement

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Egypt has announced that it will introducing EcoLabel cement for the first time in Egypt. The new products comply with the group’s green criteria, including having a lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. "Hydrocem Plus EcoLabel & Hydrocem EcoLabel represent the industry’s broadest range of green cement for high-performing, sustainable and circular construction," said Solomon B...

Birla Cement is to benefit from new open access solar power project

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Waaree Energies, India’s largest solar module manufacturer has supplied 330wp & 335wp solar modules for a 28MWp captive solar open access project in Uttar Pradesh that will supply power to Birla Corporation Ltd (MP Birla Cement).   This is the first captive open access project commissioned in Uttar Pradesh under the Uttar Pradesh Connectivity Auction. The project which was inaugurated i...

California Nevada Cement Association describes pathways to net zero carbon operation

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA) envisions three major pathways for the industry to attain net zero carbon operation by 2045. The roadmap required reducing production process emissions, reducing combustion emissions through fuel switching and increasing distributed electricity generation.   "Releasing this industry-wide roadmap is an exciting and critical step toward carbon n...

Geminor database for waste material recycling is launched

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

GemiLAB  is a new database that will help analyse the quality of waste for material recycling and energy recovery. The database developed by Norway-based Geminor will assist in making cleaner fractions and better utilisation of waste in Europe. GemiLAB is a database where the content of waste volumes can be registered and analysed from producers across Europe. Through this data gathering...

Prism Johnson commissions further WHR and solar capacity

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Prism Johnson has commissioned a 12.4MW waste heat recovery (WHR) unit and 10MW of solar power at its cement plant in Satna, Madya Pradesh. This is in addition to the 12.5MW of solar power capacity that was put into operation in the FY19-20 and the 10MW WHR facility that was installed in November 2020 at the same plant. The installations are expected to help the company reduce its de...

ST Equipment & Technology and Phoenix Cement launch fly ash beneficiation project

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ST Equipment & Technology LLC (STET) has a fly ash beneficiation project with the Phoenix Cement Co, which is part of the Salt River Materials Group (SRMG).  STET is a leader in proprietary technology converting fly ash to useful products for cement and concrete manufacture. The project will be the 26 th  commercial-scale fly ash separator installed worldwide by STET. In 2020...

Golden Bay Cement completes waste tyre project

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

New Zealand-based Fletcher Building has announced the completion of its project at Golden Bay Cement, which will see up to 3m used tyres be used in cement manufacturing every year. The upgrade to the integrated cement plant based in Portland, Whangarei, was officially opened by New Zealand's Minister for the Environment, David Parker. It is expected to reduce carbon emissions by around 13,0...