Cement News tagged: Environmental

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

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

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...

Sludge will no longer be moved to Alabama plant

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

After receiving sludge from a site in Fort Myers, Florida, LafargeHolcim's Geocycle has determined that the material will not be suitable for its purposes at its Alabama facility due to the length of time required for transportation.  "Last week, water treatment material from Fort Myers was trucked to the Holcim Theodore plant in Alabama to evaluate how to best handle and use. We determined ...

Carbon-neutral fuel launched at COP24

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

NextFuel, a new carbon-neutral fuel that is made from elephant grass has been unveiled at the United Nation's COP24 climate summit in Poland. The fuel can be burnt at industrial facilities such as cement plants to replace fossil fuels and requires no infrastructure upgrades. Manufactured by Sweden-based NextFuel, the product of the same name is made by drying elephant grass and processing it ...

GCCA heads to COP24 for recarbonation talks

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) joined governments, climate groups and campaigners from around the world in Poland for the United Nations' international climate change conference – COP24. A key discussion point for the GCCA at COP24 includes recarbonation – where concrete can play a role in taking CO 2 out of the atmosphere – as well as potential important related measures...

Further silo spill at INC Villeta

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A fault in the cement silos at the Villeta plant of Industria National del Cemento (INC), Paraguay, has caused the spill of 250t of cement, rendering the product unusable. A similar spill occurred when a silo was closed, not helping cement supply in the country, which has a cement shortage. Two silos are currently out of use and the remaining two only work partly. Domestic supply will also...

Lehigh Northeast Cement proposes alternative fuel from paper mills

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Northeast Cement Co has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to modify its air emissions permit for its Glen Falls (NY) plant to allow the company to use an engineered fuel product from recycled paper mills as part of its fuel mix. The fuel, known as ‘raggertail,’ consists of 60 per cent plastic trimmings and 40 per cent paper and car...

LafargeHolcim to co-process contaminated lime sludge at Theodore plant

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Some 30,000t of arsenic-contaminated lime sludge will be removed from Dunbar, West Virginia, USA, and taken to the LafargeHolcim cement plant in Theodore, Alabama, for co-processing into cement. The sludge had been dumped in the area in the 1960s and earlier plans to ship it to Citrus County first met with resistance from local officials.

Waste from Tirupur to fuel Coimbatore cement plant

28 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The non-biodegradable waste generated in Tirupur, India, will be delivered to a cement plant on the outskirts of Coimbatore, following the signing of a letter of intent by Tirupur’s city corporation with ACC. Around 30tpd of non-biodegradable waste will be supplied to ACC’s cement plant in Madukarai as an alternative to firewood. However, as waste segregation at micro-level has been poor, ...