Cement Industry News tagged under: Environmental

10 March 2017

EU: cap on emissions windfall set at 2.2% per year

The European Parliament and the Council (Environment Ministers) agreed on 28 February its negotiating position for the revision of the Emission Trading System (EU ETS), says Cembureau. According to the proposed directive, now due for deliberation in a trilogue of meetings. The cap on...

10 March 2017

Irish Cement granted permission for Limerick plans

Limerick City and County Council has granted Irish Cement planning permission for an extension to its facility in Mungret. A spokesperson for the local authority stated permission for the development has been gran...

09 March 2017

Lafarge Jordan tells staff to have three-month paid vacation

Lafarge Jordan (LafaregHolcim group) announced on Saturday that it was giving its workers at the Fuheis cement factory a three-month paid vacation to reduce costs.

 The paid vacation went into effect as of 2 March...

09 March 2017

Myanmar: Mawlamyine Cement ordered to redo environmental study

The government of Mon State, Myanmar, has ordered another environmental impact assessment on Mawlamyine Cement Ltd (MCL), according to Soe Naing, head of the Mon State's environmental conservation department. “Ohn...

SINTEF partnership brings commercial carbon capture close 09 March 2017

SINTEF partnership brings commercial carbon capture close

Hawaii-based Westec Environmental Solutions (WES) is partnering with SINTEF in Norway to push forward the development of carbon capture with more advanced technology. WES's innovative contractor design captures CO ...

08 March 2017

United States: St Marys Cement Detroit plant releases dust

Residents living near St Marys Cement’s Detroit plant have complained of releases of dust by the plant, according to reports in the local press. News website Local 4 details the case of a family living opposite th...

Zambia: three companies awarded Nyimba limestone mining rights 07 March 2017

Zambia: three companies awarded Nyimba limestone mining rights

Three companies have been awarded prospecting rights for limestone mining in Nyimba District, Eastern province, Zambia. GTJ Ltd working with the Zambia Consolidated Mines Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH), Vikram Inves...

01 March 2017

Irish Cement to reduce fossil fuel use, plans WHR project

Irish Cement is currently preparing to replace fossil fuels at its Platin works in Co Meath, Ireland. The project started with a planning application to Meath County Council in November 2015, and will shortly be l...

01 March 2017

Ireland: council to monitor Irish Cement Mungret emissions

Limerick City and County Council is to set up a station to monitor the air quality near the Irish Cement plant in Mungret. The move comes ahead of a planned demonstration in opposition to the firm’s plans to use tyre...

24 February 2017

UK: Quinn Cement seeks sustainable future

To achieve a more sustainable manufacturing process and further decrease imported fossil fuel consumption, Quinn Cement has adopted the use of alternative fuels from local residual waste materials to co-fuel producti...

23 February 2017

USA: fire at LafargeHolcim Hagerstown plant

According to several local news sources, approximately 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a conveyor belt fire at LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Hagerstown, USA. It is unclear in which part of the facility the co...

17 February 2017

Lithuania’s waste targets under scrutiny as government ponders CHP decision

The Lithuanian Parliament Committee on Environment Protection has suggested that the Government should adopt a final decision on the construction of waste-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Vilnius and K...

16 February 2017

Cembureau welcomes European Parliament's approach to EU-ETS policymaking

Cembureau has reponded to this week's vote in Strasbourg by the European Parliament, welcoming its decision not to deliberately discriminate between sectors and to apply a fact-based approach to policymaking on the E...

10 February 2017

LafargeHolcim to host innovation start-ups

LafargeHolcim has launched a plan to scale up its access to innovative construction solutions through collaborating with entrepreneurs. The Start-Up Accelerator will offer young companies on-site accommodation and th...

10 February 2017

USA: Cupertino plant under pressure to reduce noise

The Lehigh Southwest Cupertino cement plant was noise tested for 25 days in October and only recorded one day with higher readings than expected. The results were shared during a city council meeting on 24 Jan. City...

10 February 2017

Sustainable vision supported by thyssenkrupp at Cotec meeting

At the 11th Cumbre de Cotec Europa, an event hosted by the Cotec Foundation, thyssenkrupp supported the organisation's vision for a sustainable model for the economy and production systems. Together with several Euro...