Cement News tagged: Environmental

USA: Cupertino plant under pressure to reduce noise

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

The Lehigh Southwest Cupertino cement plant was noise tested for 25 days in October and only recorded one day with higher readings than expected. The results were shared during a city council meeting on 24 Jan. City staff presented the council with findings from a city noise monitoring study that was done continuously 3-28 Oct 2016, at two residential locations near the facility in California...

Sustainable vision supported by thyssenkrupp at Cotec meeting

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

At the 11th Cumbre de Cotec Europa, an event hosted by the Cotec Foundation, thyssenkrupp supported the organisation's vision for a sustainable model for the economy and production systems. Together with several European partners the company has already developed various products aimed at reducing waste and energy consumption in cities, where the largest amount of energy is consumed. The Kin...

European Parliament to vote on removing cement sector ETS exemption

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

On February 15 the European Parliament will vote on a report from its environment committee on the reform of the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS). Among the recommendations in the report is the suggestion that the practice of allocating permits to the cement sector covering all of its emission be stopped. According to reports in the Parliament Magazine, MEPs have been subjected to ‘inten...

Australia: GECA cement and concrete standard announced

08 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) operates Australia’s only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling programme and has released a new standard for cement, concrete and concrete products, and is now welcoming applications for certification. The standard covers three distinct sub categories – cement and supplementary cementitious materials (such as blended cements and a...

India: residents protest about Dawar Cement's NOC

India: residents protest about Dawar Cement's NOC

07 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Residents of Khrew in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district staged a protest on Monday in Srinagar, alleging that Dawar Cements has secured No Objection Certificate (NOC) for limestone mining without public support. A large number of people gathered under the banner of local Auqaf Committee assembled in Srinagar to express their opposition. Carrying placards and banners, the protesters claimed tha...

Cembureau calls for maintaining free EU ETS allowances for best performers

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

The European cement industry has made it clear to MEPs in the European Parliament that the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) must maintain free allowances at the level of best performers to achieve real emission reductions, while maintaining a competitive industry in Europe. Cembureau commented that the proposal should ensure that:     •    All energy-intensive industries are on the ca...

Hanson UK to release new slag cement at Ecobuild 2017

Hanson UK to release new slag cement at Ecobuild 2017

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK is showcasing a range of specialist concretes at the Concrete and Masonry Pavilion at Ecobuild 2017, at the Excel in London 7-9 March 2017. Stand D129 will include Regen ® GGBS (ground granulated blast furnace slag), a low-carbon cement replacement manufactured from a byproduct of the iron-making industry. It reduces the carbon impact of concrete through both its manufacture and...

Australia: Adelaide Brighton raises concerns over new homes

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton Cement (AdBri) is opposing the state government’s plans to build homes and tourism accommodation at Cruickshank’s Corner and Port Approach, fearing it will encourage more complaints about the cement plant's activities. The government has proposed the land near Cruickshank’s Beach as a tourism precinct with marine activities and accommodation, and plans to build new home...

Jamaica: CCC joins greenhouse initiative

31 January 2017, Published under Cement News

State Minister of the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr, has praised the Caribbean Cement Company (CCC) for partnering with the Department of Corrections (DCS) to establish a greenhouse project at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre. "The use of greenhouse technology at Tamarind Farm is a significant milestone in our efforts to enhance rehabilitation through skills t...

India's Central Pollution Control Board issues waste guidelines

30 January 2017, Published under Cement News

India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued guidelines to ensure that millions of tonnes of hazardous, municipal, industrial and agro-waste is properly recycled and used in cement plants as fuel. The proposed guidelines will not only ensure that the waste is recycled but also help in tackling pollution, claims the CPCB. "The production of cement in India is about 300Mta, fo...

Cementos Molins expects to raise AF use to 39%

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins plans to raise alternative fuel use at its Sant Vicenç del Horts plant near Barcelona, Spain, from 34 to 39 per cent of the fuel mix this year. The step is expected to reduce fuel costs by EUR1.2m annually. The increase is made possible due to considerable use of waste tyres to replace petcoke, the fuel most commonly used in the plant. However, for the plan to go ahead, the...

South Korea: carbon emission quota increased

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

On 24 January the South Korean government increased the carbon emissions quota by 1700t to 539Mt and added 51Mt to emission rights in view of companies’ efforts for greenhouse gas reduction prior to the implementation of emissions trading. Community energy suppliers and cement manufacturers are expected to benefit from the adjustment, with the price/t of carbon emission rights recently trip...

Mombasa Cement to build 36MW wind farm in Kilifi

26 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Mombasa Cement is set to build a 36MW wind farm in Kilifi for its own energy use and sale to Kenya Power. The project, which consists of 12 turbines of 3MW each, will cost an estimated KES260m (US$2.5m). The wind park will be build on a section of the 1200 acres of land Mombasa Cement owns in Vipingo, on which it already operates a clinker factory that feeds its main plant in Athi River. ...

UAE: Ras Al Khaimah hit by cement plant emissions

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA), has launched an investigation into dust clouds and emsisions from the Ras Al Khaimah cement factory following observations of Khor Khuweir residents. A number of staff inspectors were dispatched to the site where they extensively studied the reasons behind the sudden and unexpected emissions, according to  Dr Saif Al Ghais, EPDA dire...

New Zealand: eco-friendly cement developed

24 January 2017, Published under Cement News

New Zealand cement company, HR Cement, is to launch a ground-breaking low-carbon footprint cement that helps reduce global CO 2 emissions. HR Cement, based in Mt Maunganui, developed the more environmentally-friendly ECO-CEM cement with the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete utilised on construction sites by 15-30 per cent, according to Chris Hall, managing director of HR...

UK: Ribblesdale plant begins GBP25m upgrade project

26 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson is implementing a seven-year project at Ribblesdale cement works in Clitheroe, Lancashire, to improve production efficiency and emissions. In the first six months of the GBP25m project, GBP11m is being spent on improvements and maintenance to enable the plant to meet and exceed new dust emission regulations. This project represents the plant's biggest capital investment programme sinc...