Cement News tagged: Environmental

HeidelbergCement signs agreement with Equinor for CCS project

10 September 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Norway’s Group Equinor have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the capture and storage of CO 2 (CCS). The Norwegian government’s "Northern Lights" CCS plan has begun in three different industrial sectors and will see captured CO 2 emissions begin to be transported to empty oil and gas fields beneath the North Sea in 2023 for permanent storage. The project in...

APO Cement agrees to change truck delivery times

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines' APO Cement plant has agreed to stop the movement of its delivery trucks during peak hours of the day to help address the traffic problem in Naga City, according to Gwendolyn F Garcia, Cebu Governor. The cement producer agreed to change its routines following a meeting when it was decided Cemex could adjust transport operations between 07.00-09.00hrs and 13.00-19.00hrs to av...

SINTEF to work with C-Capture on carbon capture research

05 September 2019, Published under Cement News

C-Capture and SINTEF are set to team up in a new effort to find solutions to carbon capture. C-Capture wants to further develop its technology which uses new proprietary solvents to remove carbon dioxide from industrial processes, such as cement manufacture. C-Capture will use the Tiller lab at SINTEF’s institute in Trondheim, Norway, over the next six months to make the removal of carbon...

Gujarat requests producers to use more plastic waste

29 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board has requested cement producers in the Indian state to use plastic in five per cent of their total fuel. The board is also expected to increase this mandate to 10 per cent to boost the demand for plastic waste, according to The Times of India. The authorities are also in talks with other industries for the use of construction debris, mud and fertilisers.

Safi CO2 helps grow Omega Green algae

Safi CO2 helps grow Omega Green algae

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Omega Green, the algae cultivator in Eemshaven, The Netherlands, has opened a 1ha production location in Safi, Morocco. The company will use the CO2 emitted by HeidelbergCement’s Safi works to grow algae. The cultivation firm also has plans to upgrade the facility to 4ha with, according to co-owner Bert Knol, long-term goals by the German cement producer to extend the area to 400ha. The al...

Argos' Harleyville plant wins Energy Star®

22 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos has been awarded the Energy Star® certification from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the second-consecutive year for its Harleyville cement plant. Argos has been recognised  for its commitment to reduce and efficient use of energy and the preservation of environmental resources. The award for the Harleyville plant follows those obtained by the Newberry and Roberta ...

Chilean cement plant faces local opposition

Chilean cement plant faces local opposition

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The planned cement plant by Inversiones Orange in San Bernardo, Greater Santiago, Chile, is not welcome with the local population. While the project has not yet secured authorisation, the facility is expected to impact local transport and people’s health due to the number of trucks and the toxic effects of clinker, according to the environmental coordinator of El Bosque and San Bernardo. If ...

Geocycle signs tyre co-processing agreement with Argentina

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina subsidiary Geocycle has signed an agreement with Argentina’s Minister of Production, Labour and Sustainable Development, Graciela Pinal de Cid to enable the co-processing of tyres. Ms Pinal de Cid said: "Today we are initiating a framework agreement with the company Geocycle, belonging to the firm Holcim Argentina, to solve a situation that involves society as a whole, such ...

South Korean producers to reduce coal ash imports

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

South Korean cement producers are expected to reduce the usage of imported coal ashes, on the back of concerns about contamination and the ongoing trade dispute with Japan. As a result, the Korean Cement Association has stated that the use of materials from domestic thermal power plants and secure alternative raw materials from clay mines will increase despite an unstable supply. "The cemen...

IIGCC calls on cement producers to reduce carbon emissions

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change has urged cement producers to considerably reduce their carbon footprint. The European fund, which manages US$23trn, called on cement companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement. It said cement companies should support the policy towards a carbon-free economy. Inaction could jeopardise t...

Clinker transport returns in Port of Málaga

13 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Following a stoppage of several months, the transport of clinker has resumed in the Port of Málaga, Spain, after the installation of a pioneering conveyor belt. The first shipment of 4800t of clinker being loaded is a vessel bound for Ireland. FYM-HeidelbergCement has invested EUR2.5m in the new belt, which is expected to significantly reduce dust emissions. The 650tph belt is completely encl...

LafargeHolcim launches CO2MENT project in Canada

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim launched its CO₂MENT project in Canada this week. The objective is to build the world’s first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO 2 from a cement plant while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project is a partnership between Lafarge Canada, Inventys and Total. Over the next four years, Project CO₂MENT will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO₂ Capture System ...

Askari seeks minning lease approval

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Askari Cement Ltd (ACL) has submitted  an application to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Government of Punjab to seek environment approval under section 12 Punjab Environment Protection Act 1997 for mining of limestone at Wah and  Hassan Abdal, Rawalpindi Attock district in Punjab province, Pakistan. According to a public notification, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Gover...

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka launches its Sustainability Report 2018

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka has launched its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) by releasing its inaugural Sustainability Report 2018. Sudashini Christopher, company communications and reputation manager said, "Launching this inaugural report is our first step towards accountability and transparency of our sustainable practices." INSEE Cement Sri Lanka's investments in expansion, modernisat...

HeidelbergCement looks back at 2018 sustainability achievements

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has published its 2018 sustainability report in which it lays out its plans to produce CO2-neutral concrete by 2050 and its achievements in the area of sustainable cement and concrete production in 2018. CO 2 emissions In terms of energy and climate protection, the group has reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions in cement production by 1.4 per cent from 607.6kg CO 2 /t...

Holcim Argentina to replace 35% of energy with wind power

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has signed a contract with YPF Luz to replace 35 per cent of its conventionally-sourced energy with wind power. This translates to 142,000Mwh per annum of demand, which YPF Luz will supply from its 30MW Los Teros wind farm. The wind farm is currently being constructed in Azul, Buenos Aires, and will begin delivering power to the Argentine Interconnected System in February 2020...