Cement News tagged: Environmental

AfriSam sponsors Biodiversity category at Eco-Logic Awards

09 May 2018, Published under Cement News

South Affrican cement producer, AfriSam is sponsoring an award for the Biodiversity Category in the 2018 Eco-Logic Awards. The Enviropaedia Eco-Logic Awards, introduced in 2011, are designed to recognise individuals, organisations and communities that positively contribute towards a sustainable world. The 2018 Eco-Logic Awards gala event will be held on 5 June 2018. The awards have grown in ...

Cement factories offer water solution to Supreme Court

09 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The Suo Motu case against Bestway-I, Bestway-II, DG Khan cement factories and Dandot Cement Co in Pakistan on the Shri Kates Raj Temple Pond issue seems to be wrapped, as the Supreme Court on 8 May, has received a proposal from the cement factories that they would find an alternative water source and pay for the water they use until then, local media reports. In November last year, the Sup...

Rembang plant has environmental go-ahead

02 May 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia says it has fulfilled all of its operational requirements at its 3.3Mta Rembang cement plant, Central Java, since last March despite a series of protests by locals over environmental issues. PT Semen Indonesia's corporate secretary, Agung Wiharto, said the company had obtained all permits to build the greenfield factory, including environmental ones. "Therefore, legally...

Research undertaken to increase fly ash in cement

01 May 2018, Published under Cement News

An ongoing research project, carried out by De Salle University in the Philippines, is seeking to use 100 per cent fly ash in cement production in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. "My project aims to use fly ash alone without using Portland cement. We try to utilise the waste of coal-fired plants to produce material comparable to Portland cement and we call the technology geopolyme...

Vigier Cement unveils world's largest electrical dump truck

Vigier Cement unveils world's largest electrical dump truck

24 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Vigier cement work's quarry, near the Swiss town of Bienne revealed the largest electrical vehicle in the world on Friday 20 April. The E-Dumper named 'Lynx' weighs 58t empty, with tyres measuring 2m  in diameter and nine steps up to the drivers' cabin. It was built from a diesel-powered dump truck. The fuel tank was replaced by the biggest battery ever made for an electric vehicle, which...

Vassiliko Cement in talks to take SRF/RDF waste

23 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Water Development Department (WDD) in Cyprus is in talks with Vassiliko Cement Works to use byproducts generated at the municipal waste treatment plant at Pentakomo as alternative fuels as an alternative to landfill. The government would have to pay Vassiliko to take in the SRF/RDF sludge, reported the Cyprus Mail. Vassiliko has requested additional sample analyses of the byproduct to de...

Ambuja Cement ranks highly in global CDP report

Ambuja Cement ranks highly in global CDP report

19 April 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements Ltd has been ranked as number two in the world in the latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The report features 13 of the largest publicly-listed companies, which account for 15 per cent of global cement production, and highlights their business readiness for a low-carbon economy transition. "We are delighted with the CDP’s World ranking – and even mo...

WCA President urges industry to tackle climate change

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Zhi Ping Song, President of the World Cement Association (WCA), has called on the cement industry to take greater initiative in proactively tackling issues it is likely to face in the years ahead, especially in the all-important area of climate change. "There are some storm clouds gathering on the horizon for the cement industry, and we must work together now to repair the roof while the su...

Irish Cement receives approval to replace fossil fuels

16 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has received permission from An Bord Pleanála to replace fossil fuels at its facilities in Mungret, Limerick, and Platin, Co Meath. The Mungret decision has been criticised by Limerick Against Pollution (LAP), according to The Irish Times. The environmental group has been critical of the plant’s environmental record and the proposal to burn used tyres. However, the EUR10m proje...

Increased demand for alternative fuel in Egypt

11 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Khaled Fahmy, has opened a cement production line at Arabian Cement Co’s facility in Ain Sokhna, Suez, that uses Hot Disk technology for alternative fuel production from recycled waste, according to Watani. At the opening, Dr Fahmy noted that now waste is being used as a source of alternative fuel, a new system of efficient collection and handling needs to b...

CDP report claims producers still need to vastly reduce CO2 levels

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

A new report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) entitled 'Building Pressure', which analyses 13 of the world's largest publicly-listed cement companies, reveals that they need to more than double their emissions reductions if they are to limit global warming to below 2˚C, as agreed in the Paris Climate Deal. The companies analysed in the report have a total market capitalisation of US$1...

Egyptian cement prices rise EGP250/t in March

11 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement prices increased by EGP250/t (US$14.14/t) to reach EGP1100/t at the beginning of March, reports Ahram Online. This has been attributed to some manufacturers using a halt in production in Sinai to raise prices, according to members of the Building Materials Division of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce.  The cement price hike is part of a wider increase in the cost of building mat...

Cementos Alfa receives environmental approval for Mataporquera quarry

09 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Ministry of Environment has approved the expansion of the Mataporquera quarry, submitted by Cementos Alfa. With the approval the life of the quarry, where Cementos Alfa exploits some 0.6Mta of limestone and marl reserves for cement production, has been extended for a new period of 30 years. The expansion of the operations covers an area of 77.49ha of land, owned by the municipali...

New CSI-IEA cement technology roadmap offers strategy for 24% cut in CO2 emissions

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and International Energy Agency (IEA) have published a new technology roadmap, Low-Carbon Transition in the Cement Industry, to update the first global cement roadmap produced in 2009. The roadmap provides a combination of technology and policy solutions to reducing direct carbon emissions by the cement industry by 24 per cent below current levels ...

Supreme Court of Pakistan issues notice to several companies

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued notices to several cement factory owners to appear on 20 April, with regards to clarifying their position on the drying out of the Shiri Katas Raj Temple Pond. The pond has allegedly been depleted due to the operation of cement plants in the area, which may have removed the underground water. The court has requested the companies involved to develop ...

Montcada Municipality files appeal against LafargeHolcim plant environmental permit

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Municipality of Montcada i Reixac, Spain, has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Catalonia against the renewal of the environmental permit of the LafargeHolcim plant located in the municipality. Reasons for the appeal have not been disclosed. The cement producer received a renewed authorisation from the Department of Environment and Sustainability on 12 December 2017. Last ye...