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SITA UK begins production of Climafuel at new SRF plant, UK

04 June 2013, Published under Cement News

SITA UK has begun production of Climafuel at a new GBP7m (EUR8.2m) solid recovered fuel facility to be used at Cemex UK's Rugby cement works. The new facility, situated in Birmingham, UK, as been developed by recycling and resource management company SITA UK to transform commercial waste, which would otherwise go to landfill, into Climafuel, an alternative to coal. As Ben Harding, General Manager – Material Sourcing at SITA UK, explained: “Traditionally a significant proportion of Birmi...

Cemex achieves record alternative fuels substitution rate in Germany

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

In April 2013, Cemex's German cement plants attained an alternative fuels substitution rate of 82.6 per cent—the first country within the company’s global operations network to reach this milestone. Furthermore, its Kollenbach cement plant in Beckum, Germany, averaged a 90.9 per cent substitution rate for the month, Cemex announced in a statement. “Beyond significantly reducing fuel costs, our expanding use of alternative fuels fosters the sustainable management of our earth’s natural resou...

Cement at the heart of Europe

13 May 2013, Published under Cement News

A recent study by the Boston Consulting Group for CEMBUREAU claims that the cement industry has a key role to play in helping Europe achieve its goals of developing a sustainable, resource efficient and innovative society. ICR looks at the current challenges facing the region’s cement producers and what action its policymakers can take to help them remain competitive. Putting cement at the heart of Europe: the application of green concrete at the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen, ...

Waste processing facility launched, Philippines

23 April 2013, Published under Cement News

The Mundo Verde Corporation, in partnership with the Quezon local government, has officially launched a waste processing facility in Payatas, Quezon City, to turn municipal waste into fuel for use in some of Lafarge Republic’s Inc’s cement facilities. The Mundo Verde Corp consortium comprises Lafarge Industrial Ecology International SA; landfill operator IPM Environmental Services, Inc. (IPM- ESI); waste management consultancy Basic Environmental Systems & Technologies, Inc. (BEST); as ...

Cemex in alternative fuels study agreement

10 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today a collaboration agreement with the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) at Columbia University and City College of New York in which EEC will conduct a year-long study of the life cycle effects of using alternative fuels in cement manufacturing. This study will result in a better understanding of the role that alternative fuels play in society and the environment. “This collaboration with EEC underscores the urgency of searching for alternative fuels given the continuing ri...

Lafarge executive visits Pakistan operations

13 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's executive vice president of Energy and Strategic Sourcing, Peter James Hoddinott, has visited the group's operations in Pakistan to review its latest sustainability achievements and explore export potential. During the visit, which took place over 6-8 March 2013, Mr Hoddinott toured the Lafarge Pakistan Cement (LPC) plant which is located at Kalar Kahar, district of Chakwal, Punjab province. He commended Lafarge’s local team on upholding the group’s guiding principle of sustainab...

ABB wins energy optimisation contract from CRH

01 February 2013, Published under Cement News

ABB has recently won a contract with CRH Europe Materials to provide process optimisation solutions for 12 of its plants in Europe and the US. CRH is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative. As such, the company has committed to a set of objectives covering issues such as CO2 and climate protection, emission protection and lower use of fuels and raw materials. Currently the data collection for calculating the required k...

Quinn to invest EUR15m in alternative fuels usage

21 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based cement producer Quinn Manufacturing has today announced a EUR15m investment to upgrade its Ballyconnell cement plant, which, when completed, will facilitate the use of alternative fuels thereby replacing coal as the primary fuel. The use of Solid Recovered Fuel will bring Quinn Cement cost of production more into line with its Irish and European competitors, the company said.

Lucky Cement recognised for 'green supply chain', Pakistan

20 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producer Lucky Cement has been awarded for its green supply chain operations and logistics at the Second International Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain conference in Karachi. Lucky Cement was commended for a number of sustainability projects like alternative fuels usage, energy conservation and plantation drives. In addition, the company’s in-house power generation units have been revamped to ensure environmental efficiency. Mr. Noman Hasan, Chief Operating Officer,...

Raising global AFR usage

03 December 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is building its resourceful waste management programme and extending its reach to more distant destinations as the value of alternative fuels in the cement industry becomes more widespread. The challenge of establishing co-processing in developing and emerging markets is fraught with problems but the global cement major is successfully achieving its goals in this area. Jan Theulen of HeidelbergCement details the group’s global co-processing strategy. Recyfuel: resourc...