Cement News tagged: Environmental

SID completes alternative fuel project for Prism Cement

04 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement has announced the completion and hand over of another milestone project for the company in India. The joint efforts of SID SA of Switzerland and India have successfully completed the alternative fuel project at the cement plant. This project will reduce carbon consumption in cement production while using processed alternative fuel. Prism Cement operates a 5.6Mta plant in Sat...

Adbri reached cementitious materials supply agreement

03 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd, trading as Adbri Cement, has entered into an agreement with Independent Cement and Lime Pty Ltd (ICL) for the supply and distribution of cementitious materials. ICL is a 50:50 joint venture between Adbri and the Barro Group. The interim agreement will took effect on 1 January 2024 following expiry of the curre...

Environmental threat as fly ash cargo sinks

02 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry saw disappointing news about the wastage of imported raw materials from India for the industry. The local lighter vessel carried 1422t of fly ash from India to a cement factory in the Ghorashal area of Bangladesh, sank in the Sibsa River near the Sundarbans on 29 December in Southern Bangladesh. All 12 crew members on board managed to swim ashore safely, but the ca...

Cemex Czech renews limestone permits

29 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemex Czech Republic has resubmitted a revised environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the continuation of limestone mining at the Prachovice quarry. The original mining area will remain unchanged, but the annual amount of extracted limestone is to increase from the current 1.2Mta to 1.7Mta, according to Newton Business News.

Ambuja Cement to add 1GW of renewable energy

Ambuja Cement to add 1GW of renewable energy

22 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement ( Adani Group ) has announced a plan to add 1GW of solar and wind generation capacity. The company will invest INR60bn (US$72m) in solar and wind projects in two Indian states. The line-up of renewables includes a 600MW solar PV project and a 150MW wind project in Gujarat, as well as a 250MW solar PV project in Rajasthan. Ambuja Cement said the addition of solar and wind gen...

Two plants of Heidelberg Materials North America gain Energy STAR certification

22 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials North America has announced that its cement plants in Edmonton , Alberta, and Delta , British Columbia, have earned Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) ENERGY STAR for Industry Certification, which signifies that the facility performs in the top quartile of similar facilities in Canada and the United States for energy efficiency. "We are pleased to accept the ENERGY ...

CINEA joins KOdeCO net zero project

CINEA joins KOdeCO net zero project

18 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Croatia has signed a contract with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), managing programmes of the European Commission contributing to decarbonisation and sustainable development. The   KOdeCO net zero project, on which Holcim Croatia  ( Holcim ) has been working for the past two years, has become the first major project from Croatia to be ...

Reon Energy to supply renewable micro grid to Yemen Cement

18 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Clean technology company Reon Energy announces a strategic partnership with Arabian Yemen Cement Co Ltd (AYCCL). Addressing the specific energy challenges of the cement sector, Reon introduced an intelligent renewable micro grid comprising a 13.5MW solar power project and a 5.59MWh Reflex battery energy storage system (BEES) powered by SPARK TM , Reon’s Intelligent Energy Management Platform...

Arabian Cement subsidiary moves a step closer to gaining waste management approval

18 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Evolve, an Arabian Cement Co (ACC) subsidiary, has successfully conducted a public hearing session, marking the initial step in obtaining environmental approvals from the Ministerial State for Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) and Waste management Regulation Authority (WMRA) for waste management.   Evolve is the first alternative fuel company affiliated with an Egyptian cement company ...

WCA endorses Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative at COP28

15 December 2023, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has endorsed global government efforts to advance low-carbon cement and concrete production, announced at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai.  The commitments made by Canada, Germany, the UK and the USA, member countries of the Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI), include adopting timebound commitments to procure...

Loesche releases its second sustainability report

15 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Grinding, automation and combustion specialist, Loesche has released its second sustainability report, detailing the company's strides towards environmental, social, and governance (ESG) excellence throughout 2022. This report not only highlights Loesche's internal sustainability strategies but also underscores the pivotal role of its innovative products and services in aiding customers' susta...

Key producers collaborate on new carbon capture technology

20 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim , SCG-CGS , Cementos Argos and Cements Molins are collaborating with Nuada, a pure-play carbon capture company, on a next-generation carbon capture technology designed to deliver low-carbon cement. The technology involves the construction of energy-efficient filtration machines that capture CO 2 from industrial off-gases, enabling hard-to-abate sectors to reduce they carbon footp...

Cement factories in Wallonia receive decarbonisation funding boost

15 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim , CBR  and  Compagnie des Ciments Belges (CBB) are among five industrial companies based in the Wallonia region of Belgium to receive a EUR346m finance package to halve their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Half of the financial package is being publicly financed by Wallonia and Europe. The cement producers will have assistance in halving their CO 2 emissions, along with steel ma...

GCCA welcomes COP28 transition deal away from fossil fuels

14 December 2023, Published under Cement News

For the first time, a deal has been agreed at COP28, the UN climate summit, which agrees to countries moving away from the use of fossil fuels. The agreement was reached after days of negotiations in Dubai, UAE. The text recognises the need for deep, rapid and sustained reductions if humanity is to limit temperature rises to 1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels. Welcoming the agreement, Thomas...

Boral launches Circular Materials Solution

13 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Boral has introduced its end-to-end Circular Materials Solution (CMS), a system designed to manage demolition and excavation waste materials for remanufacturing, returning them as recycled building products for more sustainable commercial outcomes.  Andre Gobert, general manager and director for recycling at Boral, said the CMS system is designed to manage demolition and excavation waste ...

Exshaw residents launch lawsuit against Lafarge plant

13 December 2023, Published under Cement News

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against Lafarge ( Holcim ), alleging that dust from its Exshaw cement plant in Alberta, Canada, has caused a nuisance to the community. Adam Bordignon, a lawyer representing the case, said the issues residents have had to deal with regarding the plant have increased over recent years. "The production capacity of the cement plant has greatly...