Cement News tagged: Environmental

Irish Cement allowed to burn waste tyres and hazardous waste at Castlemungret

01 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Limerick City and County Council has signed off the EUR10m plan by Irish Cement to go ahead with its proposal to burn waste tyres and hazardous materials in its cement kiln at Castlemungret. The council granted planning permission last March, for Irish Cement to burn "hazardous" substances, including "end of life tyres", as fuel at its plant in Castlemungret, Co Limerick, provided it adhered...

Florida cement-recycling business turned down

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Sarasota County Commissioners, in Florida, have turned down a plan to locate a cement-recycling plant near a popular bird sanctuary. The Audubon Society calls the site an ideal location for bird watching. Mr Jim Gabbert had proposed building a 16-acre cement-recycling facility less than a mile away from The Celery Fields. County Commissioner Nancy Detert said she would have approved the p...

Proposed ban of petcoke import not to apply to cement industry

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

India’s Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) is determined to get a ban on petcoke import, although the ban would not apply to the cement industry, according to Sunita Narain, green activist and member of the EPCA. "We have recommended a ban on petcoke import into India and we have recommended a ban on the use of petcoke in all industries other than cement," Ms Narain said. ...

Vietnam seeks UNDP cement GHG reduction assistance

18 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction has requested assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in formulating and implementing proposals for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projects in the cement industry. The reduction of GHG in the cement industry play a key role in the country achieving the emission reduction targets laid out in the nationally determined contribution of Vie...

LH Côte d'Ivoire implements new dust control measures

LH Côte d'Ivoire implements new dust control measures

17 August 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire has put in place a dust control measures to reduce the environmental impact of the Treichville cement plant in Abidjan's port as part of the company's wider health and safety efforts. The project involves increasing the number of dust removal filters at the plant. In total 42 filters have been installed, involving an investment of approximately XOF693m (US$1.2...

Lafarge to receive Metro Vancouver's residuals as alternative raw materials

15 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing.   The residuals are the solids removed during the drinking water filtration process, and consist of materials from the source water (sediments and naturally-occurring elements) and ...

Adelaide Brighton fights residential encroachment

Adelaide Brighton fights residential encroachment

11 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brigton has voiced concerns that it could be forced to leave the Port of Adelaide if residential encroachment in the area is not abated. The Australian cement producer informed the State Government the potential prospect at a state Environment, Resources and Development Committee (ERDC) meeting last week. The ERDC had recommended reducing a separation boundary to a residential d...

Lucky recognised for commitment to sustainable development

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan producer Lucky Cement has been awarded Environment Excellence Award at the 14th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2017, organised by the National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH). Lucky Cement received the award in recognition of its commitment towards sustainable development and contribution towards protecting the overall environment for a greener Pakistan, it added. Co...

Holcim Indonesia signs MoU for waste treatment facility

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Indonesia has signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a municipal waste management facility for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) located in Cilacap, Central Java. This facility will be the first integrated MSW to RDF processing facility in Indonesia. The collaborative effort between Holcim, the government of Central Java province, the Ministry of Public Works & Housing,...

Collaboration with Ecotec Solution fuels Italian expansion for UNTHA

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA has witnessed significant growth in Italy following a collaboration with one of the country’s leading environmental technology specialists, Ecotec Solution. The UK waste processing firm supplies systems that turn clients’ residual materials into valuable resources. In the last 12 months alone, Ecotec Solution has secured six high-value projects for the ...

Roanoke Cement honoured by Energy Star

28 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Roanoke Cement Company's (RCC) Troutville plant has been honoured by Energy Star for its major energy reductions over the years, which now amount to 11 straight certifications. Representative Bob Goodlatte (VA-6th) of RCC applauded the Virginia company's Energy Star achievement. "RCC is well-known to me as one of the largest employers and taxpayers in Botetourt County. To be sure, this is no...

Cemex USA updates on 2016 environmental investments

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex further demonstrated its commitment to sustainable business practices in 2016, investing more than US$50m on projects and improvements in cement plant operations and other facilities to help reduce environmental impact and conserve nearby wildlife. Cemex spent millions of dollars at its cement plants in 2016 to make changes benefiting the environment. Four cement plants – Brooksville,...

Salonit Anhovo recognised for AF usage

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The Slovenian cement producer Salonit Anhovo has won a bronze EBRD Sustainable Energy Award for substantial progress in the use of non-hazardous solid recovered waste in the energy mix. The prize was presented to the company by Dariusz Prasek, EBRD Director, Environment and Sustainability Department, in the presence of Slovenia’s Minister of Economy, Zdravko Počivalšek and EBRD Head of Office ...

LafargeHolcim accelerates biodiversity efforts in southeast Asia

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is accelerating its efforts on biodiversity conservation and has signed an agreement with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), a leading NGO focussed on biodiversity. Under the agreement, FFI will perform an independent external review of the group’s existing biodiversity management plans (BMPs) at sites in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The NGO will also contribute to...

HeidelbergCement 2016 sustainability achievements

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has published its Group Sustainability Report 2016 which shows specific net CO 2 emissions have been reduced by 22.6 per cent compared to the base year of 1990. This eighth Sustainability Report for the group was prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4) and summarises important topics and challenges for HeidelbergCement in its d...

Nova Scotia approves tyre burning pilot

07 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has approved a pilot project to burn tyres in the cement kilns of Lafarge Canada’s Brookfield plant. The province will pay the cement producer around CAD105 (US$80.87)/t to a maximum of CAD2100/day, or 20tpd, during the one-year project.  However, the step has drawn the ire of environmental groups and recycling companies. Mike Chassie, the vice-presi...