Cement News tagged: Environmental

Caribbean Cement seeks quarry extension approvals

14 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) plans to extend the Halberstadt Gypsum Quarry from 2km to 6.7km and establish a limestone quarry at Harbour Head spanning 50 acres. The Jamaican quarries are roughly 8.5 km apart and are operated through subsidiary Jamaica Gypsum & Quarries Ltd, but will need approval from  the National Environment & Planning Agency (NEPA). "Supplies at the gypsum quarry i...

Cement Australia fined in Port Kembla over raw material storage

12 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement Australia's Christy Drive operation has been served fines of AUD30,000 (US$23,500) from the Environment Protection Authority for improper storage of its materials at Port Kembla. The Cement Australia facility earned the fines after the EPA found two licence conditions had been broken on numerous occasions at the plant, operated by Port Kembla Milling Pty Ltd. The company was fined ...

Tanzania Portland Cement given ultimatum over dust emissions

08 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement Company Ltd (TPCCL) has been issued a two-month ultimatum from the government to improve its dust control or face a ban. The Deputy Minister of State in the Vice President's Office (Union and Environment), Alphaxard Kangi Lugola, said local residents in Dar es Salaam faced health concerns due to the dust emissions from the plant. "Having listened from both sides, I a...

UltraTech takes 400t of waste from railway workshop

08 March 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has taken 400t of waste from the Golden Rock railway workshop in Ariyalur, India, to be used as an alternative fuel in its cement kilns. The company will take an additional 300t of cushions, rubber belts, berth covers and other rubber products over the coming months. The workshop is currently overhauling passenger coaches and diesel locomotives, and therefore hopes to sign ...

CarbonCure Technologies demonstrates CO2 capture and utilisation

CarbonCure Technologies demonstrates CO2 capture and utilisation

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

CarbonCure Technologies claims that it has led a team of five companies to demonstrate the world's first integrated CO 2 capture and utilisation (CCU) from cement for concrete production. CO 2 emissions from the Cementos Argos' Roberta cement plant near Calera, Alabama, were captured by Sustainable Energy Solutions’ (SES) cryogenic CO 2 capture technology, transported by Praxair, Inc and r...

Beyond Zero Emissions plans CO2 neutral Australian cement sector

27 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has set a plan for Australia’s cement industry to reach zero carbon emissions by the next decade. The Zero Carbon Industry plan ‘Rethinking Cement’ foresees a five point strategy to this goal with the biggest reduction coming from a switch to geopolymer cements. The organisation believes that some 50 per cent of the domestic cement market could be replaced by geop...

Bernard Mathieu to front WCA's Global Climate Change Forum

Bernard Mathieu to front WCA's Global Climate Change Forum

27 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced mthe appointment of Bernard Mathieu as Director of its Climate Programme. In this role, Mr Mathieu will lead the WCA CEOs’ Global Forum on Climate Change that aims to draft the WCA Roadmap on Climate Change. The forum will take place on 27-28 June 2018 in Paris. "I am delighted to be supporting the WCA’s efforts to promote climate change valu...

Diamond Cement to be visited by the EPA after environmental concerns

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Officers of the Environmental Protection Agency in Accra are expected to visit Diamond Cement Factory and the area of Aflao Duta in Ghana on Friday 16 February, because the land surface of Agbawoeme, Duta and Agorbiakorpe is heavily polluted with cement dust. Local residents have complained about their crops being affected and no access to clean water. The cement factory has already been cal...

Cemex renews Birdlife conservation partnership

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced it is renewing its partnership with Birdlife International, the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. The renewal extends the cement producer’s 10-year partnership by a further three years. “Cemex and BirdLife’s joint efforts have significantly improved the biodiversity of Cemex’s quarries, such as its Cerrito Blanco Quarry in northwestern Mexico. As a result of t...

French cement producers to burn more wood waste

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

French cement producers plan to lift alternative fuels use from 41 per cent of the fuel mix to 50 per cent by 2025. To support the initiative, they have set, in collaboration with the BTP’s Union of Recycling Companies, the goal to double the amount of wood waste used in the energy supply of the cement industry. "At the national level, the reduction of landfills and the substitution of foss...

Cementos Moctezuma fined MXN3.346m by environmental regulator

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s environmental regulator PROFEPA has fined Cementos Moctezuma’s Tepetzingo plant MXN3.346m (US$179,795) over a breach in environmental regulations. In addition, the cement producer is required to shut down its second production line as a temporary measure. According to the Attorney General's Office, the company did not have a valid authorisation for the installed capacity, which res...

LEILAC holds inaugural conference in Belgium

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The inaugural Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference was held in Oupeye, Belgium, on 7-8 February. Over 130 delegates attended the two-day event organised by the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) Consortium. LEILAC has set up an industrial project with EUR12m of EU funding to demonstrate technology designed to reduce carbon emissions from cement and lime industrie...

Andusia celebrates 1Mt RDF collection with golden bale

08 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is celebrating the collection of its 1 millionth tonne of RDF to be sent to Europe for recovery. The bale will be produced and collected from AWM in Leeds, UK, and then delivered to SWB in Bremen, Germany. To achieve this impressive milestone Andusia will be working with one of their reliable hauliers to collect and safely deliver the millionth bale, TrailerTrans....

UltraTech to be supplied with alternative fuel

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tiruchi City Municipal Corporation (TCMC) has set an agreement with an environmental organisation to supply alternative fuel (AF) processed from fresh dry waste to UltraTech’s Ariyalur facility. While preventing a build-up of waste in its dump, the corporation’s project will also generate 12,000t of AF over the next two years, according to The Times of India. TCMC has contracted IL&FS E...

Wastewater restrictions tighten in Mandalay

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mandalay cement producers face the possibility of being penalised if they fail to draft and implement environmental management plans (EMP) within a year. The Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation issued notices to industrial factories across nine industries, including cement in Mandalay plants, requiring them to draft EMPs and submit them to the ministry for ap...

MPA report highlights CO2 emissions fall for UK cement producers

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) reports that carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of cement fell by two per cent between 2016-17 in the UK. However, for aggregates and asphalt production CO 2 emissions incresed in the country, while readymix concrete production saw a decline in emissions. The data collected forms part of the MPA's Sustainable Development Summary data which was recently...