Cement News tagged: Environmental

Krichevtsementnoshifer to obtain voluntary environmental declaration

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Part of the Belarusian Cement Co Group, Krichevtsementnoshifer ’s plant in the Mogilev region of Belarus plans to obtain a voluntary environmental declaration, said the company’s press service. “At the moment EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is being registered in the international system, with a unique registration number assigned. We are talking about two brands of cement produced ...

PT Cemindo Gemilang barge breaks and spills clinker

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

A barge loaded with clinker has been severely damaged in the middle at the wharf of a cement factory owned by PT Cemindo Gemilang located in Bayah district, Lebak regency, Banten, Indonesia. The barge was loaded with about 8000m 3 of clinker and suffered a fracture in the middle of the hull after loading on 11 July 2022. As a result of the broken barge, thousands of tonnes of clinke...

HeidelbergCement's ANRAV project wins EU Innovation funding

14 July 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement ’s newly-launched ANRAV carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) project has been selected for Grant Agreement Preparation by the EU Innovation Fund, meaning that the project’s implementation will be supported. ANRAV aims to be the first full-chain CCUS project in Varna, Bulgaria, eastern Europe. It will link carbon capture facilities at the Bulgarian   Devnya Cement ...

TITAN Cement Group to scale Rondo Energy's decarbonisation technology

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

TITAN Cement Group joins decarbonisation and electrification investment leaders, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Energy Impact Partners, in supporting Rondo Energy (Rondo) through its recent Series A financing round for the scale-up of its innovative ‘heat battery’ technology, aiming to provide new solutions for decarbonising power generation and heavy industry, including cement manufactur...

Kant Cement opens new limestone deposit

Kant Cement opens new limestone deposit

14 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Kant Cement Plant JSC ( United Cement Group ) has started the development of a new limestone deposit at the Agalatas quarry, Kyrgyz Republic. The “Severnaya Gryada” deposit will be able to provide the plant with raw materials, such as limestone with a higher calcium content, in the long term to reduce the consumption of crushed stone and subsequently minimise dust emissions into the air.  ...

Holcim sued by Indonesian island over climate change

14 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Residents of an Indonesian island threatened by rising sea levels are suing Holcim over its carbon emissions, according to TopWireNews. The island in question, Pulau Pari, depends on fishing and tourism for its economy but due to climate change large swathes of the island are expected to be submerged under water in 30 years' time, say the residents. They are now seeking compensation from Holci...

10 UltraTech mines receive five-star sustainable management awards

10 UltraTech mines receive five-star sustainable management awards

14 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Ten of UltraTech Cement Ltd’ s limestone mines have been awarded a five-star rating for sustainable mine management in FY20-21 by the Ministry of Mines and Indian Bureau of Mines.   UltraTech was awarded the ratings at the felicitation ceremony held at the 6 th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals (NCMM) on 12 July 2022 in New Delhi. Conceptualised by the Ministry of Mines, the star ...

Hallett Group launches its Green Cement Transformation project

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The Hallett Group is breaking into Australia’s cement sector by building a AUD125m (US$84.3m) cement plant in Port Augusta to supply green cement. The project has been funded AUD20m by the federal government of Australia. The building and construction materials supplier will use slag from the Nyrstar Port Pirie smelter and the Liberty Whyaller Steelworks. It will have a separate important and...

INSEE Cement starts production of Portland composite cement

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement (Lanka) Ltd has extended production of its Portland composite cement (PCC) to its Ruhunu cement plant , increasing production of the new SLS 1697 product to meet the growing demand of the local market. Engineered with INSEE’s trademarked SmartAct Technology, PCC's unique composition of multiple minerals addition undergoes a triple reaction consisting of hydration, pozzolanic...

Argos launches Super UHPC

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Argos group ) has launched an innovative and highly-specialised product called Super UHPC. This ultra-high performance concrete is already being used to rehabilitate two bridges over one of the most important roads in the state of Florida in the USA.   This product is composed of specially-selected cementitious materials and fibres that give it outstanding mechanical and durable ...

CRH subsidiary adopts graphene technology additives

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Beton Catalan SA ( CRH group ), has implemented graphene technology in its high performance concretes to reduce CO 2 after an agreement with Graphenano Smart Materials. The application of a graphene-based additive improves both mechanical performance and durability as well as giving "clear environmental advantages by reducing the concrete's carbon footprint," explained Beton Catalan Qualit...

Buxton plant manufactures industrial lime with hydrogen technology

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

High-quality lime has been manufactured for the first time in the UK using hydrogen technology as part of a world-first net zero trial.  The trial, led by Tarmac at its Tunstead site near Buxton, was the culmination of a project funded by the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) demonstrated the significant potential to use hydrogen as a viable fuel...

Charah Solutions seals recycled flyash contract

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Charah Solutions has been awarded a multi-year contract from a regulated utility for the marketing and sustainable recycling of fly ash in Indiana, USA. The multi-year project will begin in the 3Q22. Under the terms of the contract, Charah Solutions will be responsible for the utilisation of approximately 150,000tpa of specification grade fly ash. The fly ash will be distributed through ...

WKE pellets greener than firing coal or gas

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Solid improved recovered fuel (SIRF) pellets perform significantly better than coal and natural gas on carbon emissions, according to a new report by management consultant and waste specialist Monksleigh. The research was commissioned by waste-to-pellet company Waste Knot Energy (WKE). According to the findings, there are substantial benefits to using SIRF pellets, including that they pe...

Holcim participates in coastal clean-up programme

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim and One Earth One Ocean have launched the Circular Explorer in Manila to be part of cleaning coastal areas in the Philippines. The first-of-its-kind 100 per cent solar powered catamaran, the Circular Explorer is designed to recover up to 4tpd of plastic waste to preserve vital marine ecosystems in a sustainable way.   In parallel, it is driving an education programme to empower...

Aggregate Industries adopt a complete environmental impact monitoring solution

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries ( Holcim group ) has become the first building materials manufacturer in the UK to install a complete monitoring solution for managing environmental impact. It has integrated the EVS Omnis system from Envirosuite into its Lafarge Cement operation in Cauldon , Staffordshire, to proactively manage noise and air quality.  EVS Omnis is a cloud-based environmental manage...