Cement News tagged: Environmental

Cyprus sets 24% reduction goal in greenhouse emissions by 2030

25 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The government of Cyprus has approved a draft National Plan for Energy and Climate to see a reduction of 24 per cent of greenhouse gases in the country by 2030, compared to levels emitted in 2005. However, this total excludes emissions from cement, electricity and pottery sectors. This compares to the EU's greenhouse emissions target of 40 per cent reduction by 2030. Currently the industrial ...

First 50kW solar cement kiln will be tested throughout 2019

11 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The launch of the first solar reactor operating at 800-1000˚C, using rotary kiln and a horizontal bubbling fluidised bed, to manufacture cement is a step nearer. The Solar Thermal Treatment of Non-Metallic Minerals (SOLPART) is preparing to move from the lab to an industrial-sized test plant. "We have tested a fluidised bed system at the level of between 10kW and 20kW and now we are commissio...

JSW Cement turns water provider

10 January 2019, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement will provide piped and solar-powered water to 11 villages near to its planned grinding plant in Jajpur district, India. As part of  the company's US$13bn 'Enterprise and Social Commitment' programme the villages will be provided with water through a 7500m pipeline later this year. JSW Cement is currently building a 1.2Mta grinding plant in Jajpur district and plans to raise it to ...

Cemex UK will use 100% renewable electricity in 2019

08 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex is partnering with ENGIE a services and regeneration group that uses 100 per cent renewable electricity to supplied sites. ENGIE has been providing electricity to over 150 CEMEX UK sites for over 10 years but has also supplying gas to 33 of these sites. Going forward all of the electricity supplied to the sites will be from 100 per cent renewable energy sources, including wind energy. ...

Pioneer Cement to begin RDF usage

Pioneer Cement to begin RDF usage

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Pioneer Cement, a subsidiary of Raysut Cement, has signed an agreement with Emirates RDF that will lead to the use of fuel derived from household waste in its production plant. According to a statement, the company will be one of the first cement facilities in the region to use waste fuel. "Pioneer Cement has a strong focus in protecting the environment and the agreement, which will...

GCCA publishes its first six sustainability guidelines

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published its first six sustainability guidelines . The guidelines include a number of KPIs against which member companies must monitor and report on their sustainability performance across a number of key activities, this includes monitoring and reporting CO 2 emissions and other emissions from cement manufacturing, co-processing of fuel...

Ecocem announces total CO2 emissions saving

Ecocem announces total CO2 emissions saving

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem, Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of low-carbon cement, has announced that its efforts over 16 years to encourage replacing high-carbon cement with low-carbon cement has resulted in a saving of 10Mt of carbon emissions, according to a press release. The company’s ground-granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement has a carbon footprint approximately 95 per cent...

Ohorongo Cement plans for alternative fuel boost in festive period

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement and Rent-A-Drum have made a seasonal pledge to set up waste disposal sites in Thomas, Erongo and Oshana regions of Namibia to reduce the amount of festive waste going to landfill. The cement company wants to process the gift wrapping paper and packaging from the festive period to supplement its alternative fuels. “Since the beginning of the year, Ohorongo disposed of over 70 t...

Ambuja Cement calls on collaboration for sustainable water management

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF), the CSR arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd, has called for a greater emphasis on cohesive and collaborative efforts to inspire sustainable water management and build water sufficient, progressive and prosperous communities across India. In association with Samhita – a social enterprise specialising in developing CSR initiatives – ACF hosted a participatory dialogue on '...

Concrete blocks from recycled plastic gains cement producers' attention

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Center for Regenerative Design & Collaboration (CRDC) in Costa Rica has started making construction blocks from a combination of recycled plastic and limestone. The Ecoblock is made from shredded waste that has been shredded after being collected from local rivers in Costa Rica. The finished product is a resin-limestone hybrid which are 2.5.-5 per cent plastic waste and 7-16 per cent wa...

MPA report highlights UK cement is reducing costs and CO2 footprint

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its 2018 Annual Performance Report which presents data on the UK cement industry's contribution to the economy in 2017. Cement production in the UK fell by 3.4 per cent compared to 2016 to 9.5Mt of production, while cement sales were 31 per cent higher than in 2012. The UK cement industry continues to be successful in reducing costs and imp...

Andusia moves into hazardous waste market

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is moving into the hazardous waste market in addition to the RDF market which they participated in for the past six-and-a-half years. Moving into the hazardous waste market means Andusia can now offer an extensive RDF, SRF and hazardous waste solution. The future of the export of waste has also come under question due to Brexit. However, as Director Mark Terrell...

Holcim Süddeutschland plans glass waste use as ARM

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Süddeutschland plans to use glass waste as alternative raw material in the production of cement at its cement plant in Dotternhausen, Germany. The cement producer has submitted an application to the local Tübingen for the storage of 625t of glass at the facility. The space will be created in the warehouse that currently stores roofing boards. The glass waste, which will come from a ...

Protesters close gates to Shalimar Cement

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Local residents staged a sit-in outside Shalimar Cement Industry, claiming environmental pollution caused by the industry at Jitpur-Simara sub-metropolis in Bara of Nepal. Protested were incensed after the authorities ignored frequent request to control pollution caused by the industry. Local protesters closed the main gate of the cement factory in protest. Ward No 3 chair Jagannath Ghimire ...

Irish Cement fined EUR4000 for dust spill

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has been fined EUR4000 for breaching terms of its industrial emissions licence, when thick “glue-like” dust spilled from its Co Limerick plant, resulting in damage to nearby homes, gardens and cars. The company pleaded guilty at Limerick District Court to one count of breaching the terms of its licence at the Castlemungret works on 3 December 2017. After the company had unsucc...

Pacific Cement Ltd issued with order to stop work

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Fiji's Pacific Cement Ltd, a subsidiary of Fijian Holdings Ltd based in Lami, has been issued a Stop Work Notice by the country’s Department of Environment. The department visited the plant after receiving a complaint from a resident related to dust emissions. However, the order will be lifted if the plant observes mitigation practices. "We give them a pathway to remedy the breach and we wil...