Cement News tagged: Environmental

China: FLSmidth install HOTDISC® at China Resources' Hongshuihe plant

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth partners with China Resources Cement (CRC) and Sino Environment Engineering Development Co Ltd (SEPETC) to process uraban and industrial waste and burn alternative fuel at CRC's Hongshuihe cement plant. FLSmidth has installed a HOTDISC® pyro-processing system that consumes 300tpd of waste to ensure the Hongshuihe plant's production of 3200tpd cement. FLSmidth is responsible for th...

Canada: Research shows burning tyres at LafargeHolcim plant promotes sustainability

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Research by Dr Mark Gibson of Dalhousie University has demonstrated that LafargeHolcim’s burning of used tyres at its Brookfield plant is more environmentally sustainable than using fossil fuels, the Truro Daily reports. “The idea is that pound for pound, you get more energy from a tyre and you get less CO 2 and some other gases that end up being greenhouse gases and which are toxic”, Dr G...

Pakistan: Fecto Cement appeals mining ban

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Fecto Cement has requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to allow it to carry out stone crushing activities in the Margalla Hills, which has been listed as a national park since 1980. The cement manufacturer asked the court to declare the lease cancellation letters issued by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) null and void. The ...

Belgium: LEILAC project reaches FEED phase

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Low Emissions Intensity Lime & Cement (LEILAC) consortium has completed the Preliminary Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study for the carbon capture pilot plant. The project will now enter the full Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase following a decision taken at the General Assembly meeting hosted by ECN on 29 September in Petten, The Netherlands, where results from the p...

Indonesia: PT Semen Indonesia looks to alternative fuels to save jobs

Indonesia: PT Semen Indonesia looks to alternative fuels to save jobs

17 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Cost-saving measures other than staff layoffs are considered more efficient in improving company margins as they are challenged by weak demand, according to corporations and consulting firms quoted in The Jakarta Post. "Our energy-related costs hovered around 60 per cent of overall costs so we prioritised making them more efficient," said Agung Wiharto, corporate secretary of state-owned...

Saudi Arabia: Aumund and Sweidan open new spare parts unit

17 October 2016, Published under Cement News

A UMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany, and S WEIDAN Industrial Services, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have opened a new spare parts stock unit at the Riyadh warehouse to be at full disposal with parts instantly available. This is of particular importance in a case of emergencies when equipment needs to be quickly up and running again. Additionally, a local A UMUND Supervisor is available to suppo...

Egypt: manufacturers encouraged to increase AF use

Egypt: manufacturers encouraged to increase AF use

14 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Tarek Qabil, announced that the industry has completed a study on the use on alternative fuel sources to fossil fuels in Egyptian cement plants. Mr Qabil said that the ministry plans to boost cement factories’ reliance on alternative fuel sources such as coal by 6.4-30 per cent within the next 5-10 years. He went on to say that the total coal need...

Myanmar: Run Myaing Galay cement plant opposed

14 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Local residents and community leaders met with local press at Zayat Phyu village on 8 October to protest against the proposed cool power plant to supply electricity for the No 2 Myaing Galay cement plant near Hpa-an, Myanmar. The Myaing Galay Cement Plants are owned by the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC), which is a major conglomerate and holding company operated by the Burmese military...

Vietnam: inspection of polluted plants

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

A joint delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment were due to inspect cement plants that pose a high risk of contamination. The inspection investigated production and waste treatment facilities at the plants. Minister of Industry and Trade, Trần Tuấn Anh has asked corporations to consider establishing a specialised departm...

USA: Cemex New Braunfels cuts water usage

04 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced the completion of a new water recycling system atits Balcones quarry near New Braunfels, Texas, USA, will result in 90 per cent less water used annually than previously used by the quarry's wash plant. The state-of-the-art system will decrease the building materials company's environmental impact and reliance on water pulled from nearby sources.The water recycling system i...

India: calls to assist cement plants in energy conservation

04 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Executive director of Dalmia Cement, R A Krishnakumar, has called for a special package of concessions, particularly in taxes, for cement factories in an attempt to encourage them to adopt energy conservation measures. Mr Krishnakumar said at the second ‘Energy efficiency technologies in cement and manufacturing sector’ conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry that there...

Scwhenk invests EUR30m in Allmendingen works

05 October 2016, Published under Cement News

German cement producer Schwenk is investing EUR30m in its Allmendingen cement plant to reduce NOx and organic carbon emissions as well as mercury. The XMercury equipment, designed by Austrian emissions control supplier Scheuch, is expected to come online in February 2017 while the Deconox system, supplied by the same company, will enter service in June.  Meanwhile, the foundations for the D...

USA: concerns over plant location near school

23 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has raised concerns over the location of a cement plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as is it situated across from a school. It is reported that dozens of mixing trucks pull into the site every day, stirring dust into the air. The worry is that dust particles and chemicals being used may be detrimental to the health of students ...

India: Ramco mine expansion dispute

23 September 2016, Published under Cement News

A public hearing convened to discuss the expansion of a limestone mine belonging to a private cement plant owned by Ramco Cement in Sendurai, Tamil Nadu, was interrupted by attendees protesting the plans. Police removed 13 people who threw chairs and objected the proposal. The commotion began when a group of people barged into the meeting, complaining that they had not been given the opport...

Responding to climate change

17 October 2016, Published under Cement News

This week ICR looks at further tightening of pollution control around the world following Cembureau's reminder that the EU Parliament is expected to vote on the provisional directive to reduce emissions of air pollutants this autumn. While Europe is aiming to restrict several hazardous pollutants such as SO2 and NOx through the new National Emissions Ceiling Directive, there are clear ind...

Italy: Monselice cement plant to burn SRF

29 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The 0.7Mta capacity Monselice cement plant (Cementizillo group), in Padova, Italy, has received so the authorisation to substitute 50 per cent of its petcoke firing with solid secondary refuse-derived fuel (SRF) Last Monday night, at the city council, more than 100 people were present to support the motion presented by the opposition asking to block the procedure to initiate a debate on the ...