Cement News tagged: Environmental

Geocycle opens alternative fuel facility in Ain Sokhna, Egypt

22 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmeen Fouad, has inaugurated a new waste management and alternative fuel production plant, set up by Geocycle Egypt at Ain Sokhna in the Suez Governate. EGP200m (US$11.65m) was invested by Geocyle in the new factory, which is equipped with modern technology to produce 400,000t high-quality alternative fuel to replace diesel, mazut and gas currently consumed ...

Republic Cement launch Kapit-Balay masonry cement

18 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement has developed a new cement called Kapit-Balay masonry cement at its Danao City plant, Philippines. The product is designed to meet demand from Cebu's construction industry for a more economical and environmentally-friendly masonry cement. Kapit-Balay masonry cement has a Type S high-strength optimised for ease of application and adhesion, where mortar masonry is required. This...

Tunisian cement producers sign new AF charter

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nine Tunisian cement plants have signed a new charter on sustainable development and social responsibility, which seeks to harness new energy and alternative fuels produced through waste recovery. "The industrialists of nine cement plants, signatories of this charter, will be led to use the waste and to valorise non-recyclable and non-reusable products as alternative fuel," said Samir Majou...

Loma Negra and Bridgestone enter water partnership

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra and Bridgestone have entered a partnership to re-use in Llavallol, Buenos Aires province. Bridgestone will supply 200,000lpd of filtered water. The step will enable the cement producer to reduce pressure on the aquifer it uses to feed its plant.

Kattameya plant burns biomass for the first time

Kattameya plant burns biomass for the first time

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Suez Cement Kattameya plant (HeidelbergCement Group) has used waste as alternative fuel (AF) in its main burner for the first time this week. The Kattameya plant’s team successfully burnt waste as an AF in the main kiln burner and reduced dependence on fossil fuel by around 10 per cent of the total fuel used. This is in addition to substituting 15 per cent of fuel in the calciner, res...

Cemex Clinchfield earns ISO 14001:2015 certification

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA's Clinchfield, Ga, cement plant has earned ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system (EMS), making the plant the first Cemex cement operation in the United States to reach the high achievement. To earn ISO 14001:2015 Certification, the EMS at the Clinchfield cement plant follows a continuous cycle of environmental policy, planning, support and operati...

Hima Cement to return illegally-acquired land in Tororo

Hima Cement to return illegally-acquired land in Tororo

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement Ltd has agreed to surrender back over 30 acres of land it illegally acquired in Mwello, Tororo, Uganda, according to The Observer. The company’s Managing Director, Nicolas George, said the company will ensure the residents will have their land returned. Earlier this week, Mwello residents petitioned the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire-led Land Probe Commission, accusing Hima of c...

Cartes EIS draws calls for cave protection

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s cave research association, Fepae, has called on the country’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to protect the Risso cave in San Lazaro, Conception, in response to proposals from Grupo Cartes to invest US$180m in a cement plant nearby. The request comes following the publication of an environmental impact study (EIS) by Sociedad Calera Risso that includes the con...

Cementos Argos starts transporting cement in electric trucks

10 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos, together with its strategic partner Transportempo and the support of Renting Colombia, has started using 100 per cent electrical trucks in Colombia. The initiative will eventually allow the mobilisation of cement in Medellín. These trucks have a silent engine, work with 600v batteries and have the capacity to move four tonnes of cement per trip. With the implementation of this...

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

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

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...