Cement News tagged: Environmental

IMO 2020 rules – likely to be blessings for cement industry in Pakistan

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is likely benefit from competitive furnace oil instead of the more costly re-gasified liquefied natural gs (RLNG) for power generation, if it is allowed in the backdrop of IMO 2020 rules, which discourages use of high-sulphur fuel oil in shipping industry.   According to a report of local research house, furnace oil (FO) prices is experiencing downward trend due to ...

MPA wins GBP6.02m from BEIS for CO2 reduction trials

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded the Mineral Products Association (MPA) GBP6.02m (EUR7.24m)  for ground-breaking demonstrations of hydrogen and plasma technology to reduce CO 2 from cement and lime production. The cement trials will take place at sites operated by Tarmac and Hanson Cement in the UK. The cement production trial comprises two d...

Khums Cement Factory reopens, Libya

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

National Company's Khums Cement Factory in Libya has reopened following a modernisation programme to reduce the environmental impact of operations. New filters were installed to limit the emissions of dust and gas that results from the production process, the Libya Observer reported citing a Facebook post by the municipality of Khums. "The National Company has taken this step as evidence of ...

Cementos Cienfuegos reverts to tyre burning to keep production going

18 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cuban government has ordered domestic cement factory Cementos Cienfuegos to used waste tyres as fuel to save on oil amid a worsening fuel shortages brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island. President Miguel Diaz-Canel has ordered the cement works, located in the center of the country, to receive an increasing supply of used tyres to burn, the official daily Granma said. Cuba ha...

Argos celebrates launch of green cement at Rioclaro

Argos celebrates launch of green cement at Rioclaro

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos' Rioclaro plant has started its new 0.45Mta calcined clay production line involving an investement of US$78m investment for the manufacture and distribution of green cement. In this process, the use of clinker is reduced thanks to the incorporation of calcined clays (artificial pozzolan). During the production process, CO 2 emissions are reduced by up to 38 per cent and ener...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh signs agreement with Reckitt Benckiser

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd (LHBL) has signed a corporate agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Bangladesh Ltd (RB). Under the agreement RB will take professional waste management services from Geocycle, a project of LafargeHolcim. Rajesh Surana, CEO, LHBL said: "With the expansion of industrial base and population growth in Bangladesh, larger volumes of waste are generated and there are only few...

Oman Cement set to use waste tyres as fuel

Oman Cement set to use waste tyres as fuel

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement has signed an agreement with Oman Environment Holding Co for the use of end-of-life tyres as an alternative fuel. The two parties will work together to develop an implementation mechanism to diversify energy sources at the plant from natural gas. "The agreement will contribute to the national economy and provide business opportunities for small and medium enterprises through the ...

Argos recycled more than 1m bags in Colombia

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based cement producer Argos recycled more than one million bags of cement last year, thanks to the Green Sacks Programme, which sees a more sustainable production line. “Between 2013, the start date of the programme, and 2019, we have recycled 808t of paper thanks to the return of more than five million bags, thus avoiding the cutting down of more than 8000 trees and saving about 64...

First Chair and Co-chair of GCCA India's CEO Committee announced

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mahendra Singhi, managing director and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, and Nilesh Narwekar, CEO of JSW Cement, have been elected as the chair and co-chair respectively of the Global Cement and Concrete Association India (GCCA - India). The chair and co-chair have been appointed for the first two years (2020-22).   Speaking at the GCCA India CEO meeting of the member companies in Mumbai, Be...

Argos receives the Gold Class distinction in the RobecoSAM Yearbook

04 February 2020, Published under Cement News

After being recognised as one of the most sustainable cement companies in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, thanks to its best practices in social, environmental and economic initiatives, Cementos Argos was honoured by RobecoSAM, an international investment company with a specific focus on sustainability investments, with the Gold Class award in its 2020 Sustainability Yearbook....

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua joins SBTi

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced that it has joined the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as part of its commitment to set science-based emission reduction targets, according to a press release. "By joining the SBTi, GCC will ensure that the company's low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science and is a further reflection of our unwavering commitme...

Corporate clean energy surges in 2019

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The world witnessed a surge in corporate sustainability commitment in 2019 as corporations purchased a record amount of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs), which were up by 40 per cent from the previous year’s record. A total of 19.5GW of clean energy contracts were signed by more than 100 companies in 23 different countries in 2019, according to ‘1H 2020 Corporate Energy ...

CDP raises Cemex rating on climate change leadership

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

CDP has raised its rating of Cemex from B in 2018 to A- in 2019 for the company's commitment to climate protection. The rating covers Cemex's improvement in governance, risk management, CO 2 emissions reduction initiatives, low carbon products and value chain engagement. "We are very pleased not only that our CDP score has improved, but also that it reflects our company's continued effort to...

Hoffmann Green granted US patent

30 January 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has been granted a patent for its H-P2A technology in the USA. H-P2A (High-Performance Alkaline Activation) is a geopolymer technology enabling low-carbon cements to be formulated, based on the use of co-products produced by industry, according to a press release. "The granting of this patent for our H-P2A technology in the United States is f...

Cement prices may rise steeply with decarbonisation

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Redburn Research House has downgraded HeidelbergCement and LafargeHolcim having assessed that cement producers will be faced with escalating production costs when having to decarbonise in the middle of the decade. The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is predicted by Redburn to initially benefit European cement manufacturers by encouraging production discipline and industry cons...

M25 uses low-carbon cement

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

For the first time, ultra-low carbon Cemfree concrete has been used on a UK highways project in an attempt to lower CO 2 usage at the Woodford West Viaduct on the M25 in the UK. Working on behalf of Connect Plus, a team from Jackson, DB Group and Axtell have achieved a 77 per cent reduction in CO 2 . The project required 52m 3 of concrete, leading to a saving of 9.4t of CO 2 , when compared...