Cement News tagged: Environmental

New CSI-IEA cement technology roadmap offers strategy for 24% cut in CO2 emissions

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and International Energy Agency (IEA) have published a new technology roadmap, Low-Carbon Transition in the Cement Industry, to update the first global cement roadmap produced in 2009. The roadmap provides a combination of technology and policy solutions to reducing direct carbon emissions by the cement industry by 24 per cent below current levels ...

Supreme Court of Pakistan issues notice to several companies

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued notices to several cement factory owners to appear on 20 April, with regards to clarifying their position on the drying out of the Shiri Katas Raj Temple Pond. The pond has allegedly been depleted due to the operation of cement plants in the area, which may have removed the underground water. The court has requested the companies involved to develop ...

Montcada Municipality files appeal against LafargeHolcim plant environmental permit

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Municipality of Montcada i Reixac, Spain, has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Catalonia against the renewal of the environmental permit of the LafargeHolcim plant located in the municipality. Reasons for the appeal have not been disclosed. The cement producer received a renewed authorisation from the Department of Environment and Sustainability on 12 December 2017. Last ye...

LafargeHolcim’s Holly Hill awarded EnergyStar certification

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Holly Hill cement plant is one of the 93 manufacturing plants that has been awarded EnergyStar certification for superior energy performance in 2017. The EnergyStar programme is awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and honours companies which reach the top 25 per cent of energy performance in their industries. ”Earning EnergyStar certification is a rea...

New Chairman of LafargeHolcim Foundation announced

New Chairman of LafargeHolcim Foundation announced

29 March 2018, Published under Cement News

As of 1 April 2018, the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction will be chaired by former LafargeHolcim Executive Committee member Roland Köhler, replacing Rolf Soiron who acted as the Chairman of the Foundation since its inception in 2003. Jan Jenisch, CEO of LafargeHolcim, will join the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, together with Jens Diebold, Head of Su...

IEA and CSI prepare for 'Low-carbon transition Roadmap' launch

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The new Global Cement Technology Roadmap wil be launched online on Friday, 6 April 2018. The Technology Roadmap builds on the long-standing collaboration between the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The new Roadmap aims to capture the current situation of the global cement indu...

Katakiya Cements has closure order revoked

Katakiya Cements has closure order revoked

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has revoked its closure order on Kakatiya Cements' facility in Nalgonda, according to Money Control. In October 2017 the CPCB had issued closure directions to the plant following the non-connectivity of emissions monitoring equipment to the organisation’s server. Therefore, Kakatiya installed online SPM stack monitoring equipment and provided c...

LafargeHolcim treated 10Mt of waste in 2017

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s global waste treatment arm, Geocycle, treated 10Mt of waste in 2017, an increase of 13 per cent YoY. The company co-processed many different types of waste, including shredded industrial waste, spent solvents, used tyres and sewage sludge, according to a press release. "Sustainable building and living are key to the future and we are committed to playing an important role as...

MPA challenges government for level playing field on energy pricing and biomass fuels

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association's (MPA) 2017 annual sustainable development report highlights that although domestic sales have steadily improved since 2012, UK manufacturers continue to face high regulatory policy costs with high energy prices and high electricity network and wholesale costs. The MPA states that these issues are largely a result of energy and climate change policies an...

Five Cemex plants become the first facilities to receive CSC certification

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that five of its concrete plants in California have earned Responsible Sourcing Certification from the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC), becoming the first facilities of any company in the USA to receive this designation. The five plants – located in Oakland, San Carlos, Santa Clara, San Jose, and San Francisco – met the CSC requirements as confirmed via an audit by...

Bid to block LafargeHolcim burning tyres is rejected

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The bid to block LafargeHolcim burning tyres at its plant in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, Canada, has been rejected by a Supreme Court judge, according to CBC News. Following the alternative fuel project receiving green-light approval from the Environment Minister, opponents of the plans went to court seeking a judicial review of the minister’s decision. "In taking a wide-angled perspective...

Asia Cement invests in green wind energy

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement Corp announced yesterday that the company is partnering with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to develop an offshore wind farm that could be in operation before the end of 2020. The TWD60bn (US$2.05bn) Hsinchu Offshore Wind Power Project is a 450MW off the Taiwan coast. Asia Cement President, Kun-Yen Lee, said, the cement producer would cover TWD20bn-30bn of the devel...

Central Pollution Control Board issues notice to Parasakti Cement

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has served a ‘show-cause’ notice to Parasakti Cement for allegedly processing hazardous waste and operating without consent under the Hazardous Waste Management rules of the state, according to The Times of India. This follows a CPCB inspection of the Andhra Pradesh-based producer to verify compliance with emission norms. "The unit processes hazard...

Caribbean Cement seeks quarry extension approvals

05 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) plans to extend the Halberstadt Gypsum Quarry from 2ha to 6.7ha and establish a limestone quarry at Harbour Head spanning 50 acres. The Jamaican quarries are roughly 8.5km apart and are operated through subsidiary Jamaica Gypsum & Quarries Ltd, but will need approval from  the National Environment & Planning Agency (NEPA). "Supplies at the gypsum quarry in...

Cement Australia fined in Port Kembla over raw material storage

12 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement Australia's Christy Drive operation has been served fines of AUD30,000 (US$23,500) from the Environment Protection Authority for improper storage of its materials at Port Kembla. The Cement Australia facility earned the fines after the EPA found two licence conditions had been broken on numerous occasions at the plant, operated by Port Kembla Milling Pty Ltd. The company was fined ...

Tanzania Portland Cement given ultimatum over dust emissions

08 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement Company Ltd (TPCCL) has been issued a two-month ultimatum from the government to improve its dust control or face a ban. The Deputy Minister of State in the Vice President's Office (Union and Environment), Alphaxard Kangi Lugola, said local residents in Dar es Salaam faced health concerns due to the dust emissions from the plant. "Having listened from both sides, I a...