Cement News tagged: Environmental

GCP Applied Technologies releases 2020 sustainability vision

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Additive producer GCP Applied Technologies has released its vision on a sustainable future. As a leading manufacturer of construction technology products, GCP Applied Technologies states that it has a responsibility to make the building process more sustainable. In response to this the company has detailed three core sections for its 2020 sustainability vision. • Products: GCP product develop...

Tyre burning project for Caribbean Cement put on hold

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The coronavirus pandemic has halted a key project for Caribbean Cement Co to remove and incinerate between 1.5-2m tyres from the Riverton City landfill. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the country's government and Caribbean Cement was signed last July to see the removal of the environmentally-hazardous tyres from the landfill. During the pilot stage last December 6000 tyres were...

Roanoke Cement awarded gold certification for zero waste efforts

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Roanoke Cement Co (Titan America) has been awarded Gold certification by Green Business Certification for its zero waste efforts at its Troutville plant. "In order to elevate our TRUE Zero Waste certification, we ramped up our zero-waste policy to include, for example, physical audits of waste and improving recycling practices on-site," says Lindsey Layman, environmental engineer a...

Switzerland prepares to lower NOx limits

09 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Swiss Federal Department of the Environment has published a review of the country’s air protection ordinance, in which it plans to lower the limit values for NO x by more than half – from 500 to 200mg/m 3 . The revision of the legislation is in consultation until 20 August 2020. The step will require the country’s cement plants to adapt their emission control process to meet the new legi...

Spanish importers voice concerns over EU carbon border tax plans

Spanish importers voice concerns over EU carbon border tax plans

08 April 2020, Published under Cement News

A Spanish importer of clinker has submitted feedback to the European Commission regarding the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), stating that, if implemented, the EU must ensure that importers are not paying more for carbon in comparison to local manufacturers. "If the CBAM is to be introduced alongside the EU ETS then it must be adjusted so the total price of carbon per tonne is not...

Asia Cement Corp partners with RWE for offshore energy project

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s third-largest renewables group, RWE, is partnering with Taiwan’s Asia Cement Corp to set up an offshore wind project. The Chu Feng project would have an installed capacity of 448MW and be located off the northwest coast, near Hsinchu City. "The Chu Feng project will enable us to enter this growing market with a strong local partner at our side, whose local expertise complements our g...

Georgia Power announces coal ash reuse project

Georgia Power announces coal ash reuse project

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

USA-based Georgia Power today announced a new beneficial reuse project for coal ash stored at Plant Mitchell, a retired coal-fired power station near Albany. Starting this year, approximately 2Mt of stored coal ash will be removed from the existing ash ponds for reuse in Portland cement manufacture. "As part of our ash pond closure efforts, Georgia Power is always looking for opportunities ...

European cement industry welcomes well-designed European carbon border mechanism

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The European cement association, CEMBUREAU, has welcomed the prospect of an EU carbon border mechanism although this requires a number of design principles, said the association in a statement. In the initial phase the mechanism, which should be based on verified direct and indirect emissions from imports to the EU, should be complementary to the free allowances of the EU emissions trading s...

Holcim Philippines to increase AF use

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines plans to further increase its use of suitable and preprocessed waste as alternative fuel and raw material to reduce costs as well as help address the country’s solid waste issue. “Aside from its business benefits, our Geocycle unit enables us to further contribute to Philippine development in a sustainable manner. Through our co-processing operations, we are able to lower ...

LEILAC 2 to be four times the size of LEILAC 1 pilot plant

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the announcement of The Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement 2 (LEILAC 2) in December 2019, LEILAC 2, this plant will be around four times this size of LEILAC 1. Furthermore, LEILAC 2 is to be operated at one of HeidelbergCement's Western European plants, which has yet to be determined. The patented LEILAC process makes it possible to capture high-purity CO 2 from cement product...

Republic Cement and Nestlé expand green cooperation

24 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement and Nestlé Philippines will be expanding their Plastic Neutrality Initiative to further reduce plastic waste in the country as the cement producer will co-process soft plastic waste of Nestlé in its kilns. “Republic Cement is happy to be working with Nestlé in their push to becoming plastic-neutral. This partnership likewise allows us to do more as we promote the use of altern...

Fauji Cement commissions additional solar power plant

18 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 17 March that in addition to the already commissioned 12.5MW captive solar power plant, the company has brought online an additional 2.5MW captive solar power plant. This will increase the captive generation capacity of FCCL to 15MW from renewable energy, says Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal, Company Secretary in a bourse fil...

UK cement plant to burn Australian GP tyres as AF

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

A cement plant near Oxfordshire in the UK will be burning around 1800 Pirelli tyres from the cancelled Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. "We finished assembling the tyres on Thursday afternoon and then we had to disassemble everything," begins Mario Isola, Pirelli's representative in F1, on the 'Autosport' website. If the GP had been in Europe, those tyres could have been reused, but being...

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka wins awards

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, through public announcement disclosed that being the country's leading cement manufacturer successfully, it won the award for 'Best Construction Brand' for the Ninth consecutive year at the 14th annual SLIM-Nielsen People's Awards ceremony recently. It further adds, the first and only cement in the country to receive the SLS 1253 certification. The company was earlier ...

Scottish Government awards Tarmac GBP1.49m to develop Dunbar freight rail

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Scottish Government has allocated GBP1.49m to Tarmac's Dunbar cement plant in a Freight Facilities Grant.The fund is open to companies looking to move freight by the more sustainable modes of rail or water instead of road. The grant will support the company's drive to enhance its rail capabilities at the plant which provides cement products for construction projects across Scotland and ...

Buffalo Fuel to open new US$2.2m alternative fuel facility

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Buffalo Fuel Corp is planning to set up a new US$2.2m facility in Niagara Falls, New York, USA, for processing tyres and recyclable paper into fuel for cement kilns. The company has applied to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) board for a 15-year tax break for the project that would save it US$527,000 in total. Aaron Santarosa, vice president, said the recycli...