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City Cement predicts 8% cost increase

28 February 2024, Published under Cement News

City Cement has said that its total costs are expected to advance by eight per cent following the increase in the price of fuel products used in cement products that was announced by Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Aramco) last month. According to Mist News, the direct financial impact is expected to be seen from the first quarter of 2024, although the company added that its investments in alternative fuel and waste heat recovery systems had helped to mitigate some of the fuel price increase. 

Geocycle Egypt completes new SRF platform

25 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Geocycle Egypt has launched its SRF hub, giving it precise control over the quantity and premium quality of alternative fuel at 15MJ/t RDF, adhering to our specifications and standards. According to Operations Manage Mina George, the platform will decrease Geocycle’s carbon footprint by 350,000t CO 2 in 2024. Using the CHF10m (US$115.8m)   investment in the state-of-the-art platform with a production capacity of 250,000t SRF in addition to the other seven alternative fuel streams.  P...

Heracles acquires solid waste management and recycling firm

17 January 2024, Published under Cement News

WATT Recycling a solid waste management and recycling company has been acquired by Heracles Group of Greece. With this acquisition, Heracles Group ( Holcim ) incorporates two state-of-the-art material recovery facilities in Fyli and Koropi, Attica, with a processing capacity of over 150,000tpa of municipal waste. The recycling plants recover recyclable materials such as paper, plastics, metals, as well as the production of secondary fuels. Heracles Group aims to combine both WATT Recycl...

SID completes alternative fuel project for Prism Cement

04 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement has announced the completion and hand over of another milestone project for the company in India. The joint efforts of SID SA of Switzerland and India have successfully completed the alternative fuel project at the cement plant. This project will reduce carbon consumption in cement production while using processed alternative fuel. Prism Cement operates a 5.6Mta plant in Satna , India.

Arabian Cement subsidiary moves a step closer to gaining waste management approval

18 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Evolve, an Arabian Cement Co (ACC) subsidiary, has successfully conducted a public hearing session, marking the initial step in obtaining environmental approvals from the Ministerial State for Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) and Waste management Regulation Authority (WMRA) for waste management.   Evolve is the first alternative fuel company affiliated with an Egyptian cement company to secure these approvals, and the milestone was achieved through a comprehensive public hearing on ...

Aggregate Industries to use waste ceramics as alternative fuel

28 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Thousands of tonnes of waste ceramics from one of the UK’s largest ceramic tile manufacturers will be recycled to make cement as part of a new initiative from Aggregates Industries . Aggregate Industries has agreed a four-year deal with Johnson Tiles to take 20,000t of legacy waste and broken production scrap a year from its Stoke factory. The tiles will make the short trip from the factory to Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon cement plant in Staffordshire, where it will be used as an alterna...

Business models for utilisation of non-recyclable plastics in the Indian cement industry

15 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Co-processing of plastic and other municipal solid wastes provides a safe and cost-effective way of dealing with waste in India and supports the country’s drive to adopt a circular economy approach.  By Dr Gaurav Bhatiani, Research Triangle Institute (RTI), India, and Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen and Palash Kumar Saha, SINTEF, Norway. Of the total amount of collected waste in India, 19 per cent is sent to landfill sites such as the Okhla landfill in Delhi (© Research Triangle Institute...

Lafarge Africa reduces CO2 emissions through AF use

10 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa has reduced is CO 2 emissions from 595kg CO 2 /t  in 2021 to 574kg CO 2 /t in 2022 through the use of alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies. According to the company’s 2022 Sustainability Report, its global thermal substitution rate in 2022 stood at 13.5 per cent, compared to 9.4 per cent in 2021, reports This Day.  Prince Adebode Adefioye, chairman, Lafarge Africa, said, “I am delighted to present Lafarge Africa Plc’s latest Sustainability Report, highligh...

Alternative fuel plant achieves 75,000t of valorised waste in first-year

24 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins celebrates the first year of operation of its alternative raw materials plant, located within its facilities in Barcelona, Spain, with a significant milestone. The company has announced that the plant has successfully valorised more than 75,000t of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste, as well as other non-hazardous industrial waste, in its first anniversary. Cementos Molins ' alternative raw materials plant, which covers an area of over 3250m 2 , was inaugurat...

Lindner creates Lindner France with Groupe Cimme

13 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Recycling specialist Lindner is establishing Lindner France with Groupe Cimme. Lindner’s recycling solutions and shredders efficiently process a wide range of different waste streams into reusable materials and partiularly RDF and SRF for teh cement sector.   The foundation of Lindner France constitutes an important strategic step. Through increased local presence, Lindner wants to foster proximity to its customers and offer tailor-made solutions and excellent, first-hand service. “Franc...