Cement News tagged: Environmental

SCG Cement signs deal for more solar power

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s SCG Cement has signed a memorandum of understanding with Constant Energy for the deployment of 50MW of solar plants, according to PV Tech. Franck Constant, CEO of Constant Energy, has stated that the various projects are likely to range from 1-5MW in size and that Constant Energy will be the 100 per cent investor. The project will include rooftop, ground-mounted and floating techno...

Cement companies purchased 0.3Mt of fly ash from Endesa power station

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

UK and North American cement companies as well as the nearby LafargeHolcim plant have bought some 0.3Mt of fly ash from the Endesa power station in Carboneras, Spain, in 2018. The fly ash is shipped to overseas customers from the port of Endesa Pucarsa. In addition, Endesa has also sold 30,000t of slag and 60,000t of gypsum from its lime plant.

GCC's Pueblo cement plant achieves Energy Star certification

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) Pueblo cement plant is Colorado's only Energy Star certified manufacturing plant having been given the award by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its superior energy performance. "Energy Star certified plants perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide," Enrique Escalante, chief executives of GCC, said in a...

New order restricts limestone mining in Chittorgarh

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has been restricted from mining limestone in Chittorgarh and near the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary after a new order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday. The NGT requested the Pollution Control Board and local authorities "to immediately stop all mining activities within the municipal limits of Chittorgarh city and within 10km of the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary or with...

LafargeHolcim's Ravena plant to fight for waste tyre burning

LafargeHolcim's Ravena plant to fight for waste tyre burning

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has urged local residents near to its Ravena cement plant to defeat a new law that would prevent the cement company from burning tyres. Last week the company took out a full-page advertisement in the local paper to promote its cause. A new proposal would prevent the burning of waste tyres. Drafted last summer, the new measure plans to set the strictest national limits on tyre bu...

Cemex USA reveals new low-emission clinker transport

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has established a new low-emission, high-efficiency locomotive to transport clinker at its plant in Victorville, California. The locomotive is equipped with an MTU-4000 Series engine, designed to cut emissions by more than 80 per cent and fuel consumption by 25 per cent. It is expected to reduce emissions by 34t per year, according to a company press release. "Sustainability is emb...

Siam Cement targets floating solar power projects

Siam Cement targets floating solar power projects

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) aims to diversify by developing floating solar modules that it hopes to supply as 1GW solar farms to state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). EGAT is planning to eight hydroelectric dams in Thailand over the next 20 years. EGAT announced in January that installation of the first project, a 45MW farm at the Sirindhorn Dam on the country's eastern b...

GCCA replies to Guardians' 'Concrete Week' launch article

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) set out a formal reply to the Guardian newspaper's article which was posted on Monday 26 February 2019, stating that cement and concrete are part of the sustainable future. The GCCA commented, "The Guardian’s 'Concrete Week' is a great opportunity to look at a range of important issues associated with concrete, and it is right to examine som...

Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp opens 9.8MW solar power plant

26 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cleantech Solar has completed building an on-site solar PV system for Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp (CMIC) in Cambodia. The whole system includes a 2.8MW floating solar power plant deployment on CMIC's reservoir and the remaining 7MW installed across multiple rooftops of the facility. Through a long-term partnership agreement, the project is expected to generate 297GWh of clean energy, avoiding...

LafargeHolcim temporarily shuts down its Mabini plant

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim temporarily closed the grinding plant in Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines, in compliance to the Environment Management Bureau-Region IV office's order issued on the morning of 13 February 2019. The company is submitting to the legal process on this matter, cooperating with authorities and will work with all stakeholders towards a positive and fast resolution of the issue.   La...

INSEE Ecocyle Lanka launches Ecocycle Environmental Services

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Insee Cement's subsidiary INSEE Ecocyle Lanka is launching an eco-friendly service called Ecocycle Environmental Services  to collect and process waste from industries around the Biyagama Export Processing Zone, Sri Lanka. INSEE Ecocycle has established a range of much needed industrial waste management services, including laboratory services, e-waste management, emergency response, training ...

Exshaw plant receives funding boost for low-carbon fuels project

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Exshaw cement plant (LafargeHolcim group) will receive funding for environmental improvements from a new Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) innovations fund for industry in Alberta, Canada. The new fund is a US$70m scheme that derives from Alberta's climate leadership plan and will leverage more than US$200m in 11 provincial projects that are forecast to eliminate 5.3Mt of CO 2 leakage...

Lafarge Cement UK secures Energy Management System certification

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement (UK Aggregate Industries group) has achieved BS EN ISO50001:2018 in Energy Management Systems after demonstrating its ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.   As the latest version of the standard for Energy Management Systems, BS EN ISO50001:2018 requires companies to show continuous improvement in reducing the energy intensity of their operations.   The certification is form...

Cementos Alfa plans doubling biomass use

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Alfa, part of the Portland Valderrivas Group, has avoided the emission of 31,000t of CO 2 at its Mataporquera plant, Cantabria, in 2018 as a result of the use of 150tpd biomass as alternative fuel. Moreover, the use of the fuel, through improved energy efficiency, is enabling the company to remain competitive. In 2019 it plans to double the amount of biomass and therefore, has appl...

Gotland could eventially see wind powered cement production

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementa (HeidelbergCement group) and utility group Vattenfall are proposing a pilot cement plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to be run on wind power instead of fossil fuels. Vattenfall and Cementa will conduct an in-depth study this year into how the pilot plant can be built.  Simulations indicate that the electrification of Cementa's Gotland factory would work well together with the pla...

Taiwan Cement reassures customers on its raw material quality

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement came under pressure to reassure customers that the company's products meet quality safety standards after former Hualien County Council speaker Lai Chin-kun was charged with fraud for supplying raw materials mixed with industrial waste between 2010-15. Lai's family operates Wen Hao Co, Jian Dong Mining Co and several other companies in Hualien County that are mainly involved in ...