Cement News tagged: Environmental

Polish cement association calls for protective measures

20 May 2021, Published under Cement News

he Polish cement association has called upon the government to support protective measures such as the border protection mechanism (CBAM) to enable the cement industry to meet the challenges presented by new climate regulations and the market environment. In a letter to the Polish prime minister, the organisation says: “However, we are concerned that the lack of protective measures - such as ...

EPA approves Mungret alternative fuel licence

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally given the go-ahead to Irish Cement’s EUR10m plan in Mungret in Co Limerick, Ireland, to change its fuel burning practices. Originally, the EPA had granted a licence for the project in September 2019, but local protests and court hearings have delayed the modernisation project. The company now intends to feed used tyres and solid recovere...

Geocycle India to help reduce plastic waste leakage

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the in-house waste management arm of LafargeHolcim’s Ambuja Cements and ACC, will implement its Bubble Barrier technology at the Mantola Canal in Uttar Pradesh, to tackle plastic waste leakage. "The Geocycle Bubble Barrier is an innovative concept based on existing technology which makes smart use of a combination of natural currents and a bubble curtain to channel plastic w...

Lafarge Canada targets energy reductions in Edmonton

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc has participated in three Edmonton City initiatives, d emonstrating how local community and businesses can underpin an energy transition. The three initiatives are:  Corporate Climate Leaders, Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator Rebate, and Energy Benchmarking. As a part of the endeavour, Lafarge measured the energy consumption (natural gas and electricity) of its partici...

Cemex signs decarbonisation MoU with bp

Cemex signs decarbonisation MoU with bp

14 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will work together on accelerating the progress of its 2050 ambition to deliver net-zero CO 2 concrete globally by teaming up with oil giant bp.     The two companies have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop solutions to decarbonise the cement production process and transportation. These potential solutions may include low-carbon power, low-carbon transport, ...

OPGC sends fly ash to Star Cement

13 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based Odisha Power Generation Corp (OPGC) has begun dispatching fly ash to Star Cement’s plant in Assam, with around 4000t sent from its thermal power station yesterday. OPGC has three dry fly ash silos with a capacity of 2300t each and has the potential to dispatch around 90000tpm of ash, which could be further increased in months to come.

Sinoma to expand Lucky Cement's WHR capacity

Sinoma to expand Lucky Cement's WHR capacity

13 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has signed an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation for the expansion of its two waste heat recovery (WHR) units in Pezu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The capacity of the two plants is expected to advance by around 4MW. The companies have worked together since 2008 on the original WHR lines at Pezu with a generating capacity of 10MW each, as well as the 15MW Karachi EFG pow...

Titan recycles landfilled fly ash

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Separation Technologies (ST), a fully-owned Titan Cement Group US-based subsidiary, has introduced a new process to recycle fly ash from landfills. The recycled fly ash is then used to reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete products of Titan and ST’s clients. Launched by Titan and branded in the US as ProAsh and EcoTherm, these products can be used as sustainable raw materials i...

HeidelbergCement opens Quarry Life Award

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has launched the fifth edition of the Quarry Life Award, its nature-based competition involving more than 20 countries worldwide. Researchers, students, local communities, NGOs and nature lovers from around the world can pitch their ideas for sustainable quarry management, with prizes up to EUR30,000 for the most innovative projects. The Quarry Life Award supports HeidelbergC...

UltraTech Cement has CO2 reduction targets validated

11 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated UltraTech’s carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions reduction targets. In July 2020 the company had committed to set ‘science-based targets’ to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. UltraTech has also committed to reduce Scope 1 GHG intensity by 27 per cent by 2032 from the base year of 2017 and Scope 2 GHG intensity by 69 per cent within...

Ecocem Materials announces EUR22.5m equity investment

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem Materials has announced an EUR22.5m equity investment by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe. BEV will also nominate a director to the company’s board. The investment will enable Ecocem to bring new ultra-low-carbon cements to the market over the coming years, which will draw on its deep knowledge of slag-based cements and incorporate ne...

Zuari Cement cleared to resume operations

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

After being issued with a closure order by the Pollution Control Board last month, India’s Zuari Cement has filed a challenge to the Andhra Pradesh High Court. After hearing the petition, the court dismissed the closure order but noted that the company would still need to implement the board’s instructions by the end of May.

LafargeHolcim reaches settlement with NY state

04 May 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has reached a settlement after resolving alleged environmental violations at its Ravena cement plant in New York, USA. The company will therefore pay an US$850,000 civic penalty, half of which will go to the New York state, and includes US$212,000 for a local project that would reduce pollution in the Hudson River. The company will also be required to comply with its water pol...

Swiss cement industry targets carbon neutrality by 2050

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Swiss cement industry aims to become climate neutral by 2050. To achieve this, the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse, has published its “Roadmap 2050: Klimaneutraler Zement as Ziel” [Climate-neutral cement as a goal] report. A key pathway would be the availability of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) systems. While Cemsuisse members were already involved “in various project...

Grupo Argos formalises COP392bn sustainable linked loan

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Grupo Argos and Bancolombia signed the first loan agreement tied to sustainability indicators in Colombia, where the interest rate is tied to the company’s performance on gender equality and climate change, in a financing agreement that modifies current conditions for close to COP392bn (US$106m) in debt and will have a five-year maturity. In this regard, the operation does not increase Grupo A...

Heracles Cement launches Improved ECOPact concretes

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Heracles Group (Lafargeholcim) has released a new series of ECOPact concretes, adding to its 'green' product portfolio. This is the first series of concrete in the Greek market with low-carbon footprint, claims Heracles Cement. Based on an improved composition of CEM II 32.5 N cement , which bears the 'green' ECO mark of LafargeHolcim, the ECOPact concrete series is distinguished for improv...