Cement News tagged: Environmental

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...

Poured cement is an excellent absorber of CO2

23 January 2017, Published under Cement News

According to newly-published University-led research, cement has been found to absorb carbon after it’s been poured, reports Copybook. "It sounds counterintuitive, but it's true," adds University of California, Irvine (UCI), earth scientist Steven Davis. "The cement poured around the world since 1930 has taken up a substantial portion of the CO2 released when it was initially produced." G...

USA: CalPortland receives rebate for cooler efficiency upgrade

USA: CalPortland receives rebate for cooler efficiency upgrade

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

CalPortland reports that its Rillito cement plant has received an energy efficiency rebate check for US$71,212.70 from Tucson Electric Power (TEP), through TEP’s Arizona Corporation Commission-approved Commercial Energy Solutions programme. CalPortland found a way to reduce fuel and electrical consumption by replacing/improving the clinker cooling process using new technologies at its Rillito...

UK: Hanson to upgrade Ribblesdale plant at cost of US$31m

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson is to spend GBP25m (US$31m) on upgrading its Ribblesdale cement plant to improve production efficiency and reduce emissions, AggNet reports. The work, which includes the replacement of dust filters and the wet gas scrubber, will ensure that the facility meets new dust-emission regulations. ‘The permitted dust level is being reduced by 66 per cent in April, from 30mg/m 2 to 10 – b...

Cementos Argos becomes a member sustainability index

Cementos Argos becomes a member sustainability index

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has joined the FTSE Good Emerging Index which measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The index is operated by FTSE Russell and is listed by Rate the Raters as one of the top three indexes in the global sustainability market and is recognised as an index for ESG issues for investment decisions.

Titan America’s Pennsuco Plant receives Zero Waste certification

18 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Titan America’s Pennsuco Complex received its Gold Level Zero Waste Facility, making it the only facility of its kind in the USA to achieve Zero Waste Status. Randy Dunlap, President of Titan America's Florida Business Unit, commented, "The Zero Waste Certification is a remarkable accomplishment and consistent with Titan America’s commitment to striving for best-in-class sustainability prac...

CSI launches responsible sourced concrete certification

18 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Initiated by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), a project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), international partners from the concrete sector began a responsible sourcing certification system to make the concrete and cement sector more sustainable and to improve transparency. 
 Having been available online since 1 January 2017, the CSC certification sy...

Four Buzzi Unicem plants awarded Energy Star certification

18 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem USA announced that four of its cement plants (Chattanooga, Tennessee; Festus, Missouri.; Maryneal, Texas; San Antonio, Texas) have been awarded Energy Star certifications from the US Environmental Protection Agency. For the Chattanooga, Festus and Maryneal plants this is the eighth-consecutive year receiving the certification. Cement plants are required to score at least 75 on ...

Shree Digvijay Cement Co awaiting environmental clearance for Pachhtardi

10 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Shree Digvijay Cement Co is currently awaiting environmental clearance for the 0.35Mta (ROM) Pachhtardi limestone mining project near Pacchtardi village in Taluka Bhanvad, Gujarat. The mined limestone will be used for use at the company's cement manufacturing plant situated at Digvijaygram (Sikka), Devbhoomi Dwarka district. Mining will be by fully mechanised opencast method. The estimated ...

Pakistan: Lucky Cement's Pezu plant is operating normally

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

It has been clarified by a leading research house after consulting management of Lucky Cement in Pakistan that Pezu cement plant was not shut down on account of an environmental issue.   Invest and Finance Securities Lt in a report said that following the news circulating in both local and international news streams that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government closed Lucky Cement’s Pezu plant in ...

USA: Ash Grove Cement Durkee plant awarded Energy Star Certification

12 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement today announced that its Durkee plant, Oregon, has been awarded the 2016 ENERGY STAR ® plant certification. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification is awarded to plants performaning in the top 25 per cent of cement manufacturing facilities nationwide for energy efficiency that meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ...

United States: Drake Cement’s Paulden plant seeking to expand clinker production

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Drake Cement has submitted an application to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to increase clinker production at its Paulden plant from 660,000tpa to 726,000tpa. The plant’s current permit runs until September 2017. A public hearing will be held on the decision to grant Drake’s application on 19 January 2017. Local newspaper the Daily Courier reports that the Paulden plant ...

Vietnam: Ha Tien 1 ordered to relocate

23 December 2016, Published under Cement News

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People’s Committee has demanded Ha Tien 1 Cement cease operation of its Thu Duc cement grinding station and relocate the plant. The company earlier proposed relocating its Thu Duc cement grinding station to District 9 and scaling up the capacity of its Phu Huu grinding station. However, the city government has turned down the proposal as they had concerns regardi...

Ireland: EPA to weigh in on Limerick plans

23 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Limerick Council has engaged consultants with a view to making an unprecedented submission over Irish Cement’s EUR10m Mungret plans, which will see fossil fuels replaced by the burning of tyres. At this week’s metropolitan meeting, metropolitan district boss, Kieran Lehane, confirmed consultants had been appointed to “carry out an appraisal of the air quality, health and climate change elem...