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CeMAP’s solid waste management efforts, Philippines

05 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines cited the effectiveness of partnership in co-processing waste following the success of its solid waste management project in Teresa, Rizal. “Co-processing waste is a service that is offered by many of CeMAP members and the technology has effectively worked while keeping the same levels of quality of the cement produced,” said CeMAP president Ernesto Ordoñez. “The waste materials included are primarily plastics and combustible resi...

Germany alternative fuels usage over 3Mt in 2011

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The German cement industry reported stable alternative fuels usage in 2011, but growth in cement production and fuel consumption meant that the absolute tonnage was higher than in the year before, according to recent figures from the German Cement Works Association (VDZ).  The alternative fuels share in total fuel use stood at 61 per cent in 2011 and 2010.  In 2009, alternative fuels share had stood at 59 per cent and in 2008 at 54 per cent. In absolute terms, the industry used 3.06Mt...

SITA UK to supply solid recovered fuel (SRF) to Cemex in Latvia

01 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Recycling and resource management company, SITA UK, has signed a three-year contract to supply 180,000t of solid recovered fuel to Cemex in Latvia. The fuel will be produced by processing residual commercial waste in a new, purpose-built facility at Ridham Docks in Kent. Once processed, the solid recovered fuel material will be used as a fossil-fuel replacement at Cemex’s cement production facility in Broceni, southern Latvia. Speaking about the contract, Andy Hill, Organics and Altern...

DG Khan full-year profit rises, Pakistan

11 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producer DG Khan Cement reported a profit-after-tax of PKR4.10bn (US$43.3m) for the year ended June 30 2012, compared to PKR170.96, earned in the previous year, according to a statement on Monday.   This translated into the earnings per share (EPS) of PKR9.38 from 45 paisas in 2011-12, according to the profit and loss account of the company available with the Karachi Stock Exchange.   Revenues for the company surged 24% to PKR22.95bn in fiscal 2012, against sales of PKR18.58b...

Lafarge Pakistan Cement swings to profit

05 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Pakistan Cement reported profit after tax of PKR498.916m (US$5.3m) in the first half of calandar year 2012 compared to losses of PKR17.539m in same period last year, boosted by a rise in domestic sales and cost optimisation. Net sales for the period stood at PKR4.784bn against PKR3.684bn in 2011. Its administrative and financial cost increased to PKR278.6m and PKR604.662m from PKR221.613m and PKR481.564m, respectively 1H11. Distribution costs also increased to PKR115.625m from PKR...

Zlatna's alternative

05 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Last year, Titan’s Zlatna Panega plant in Bulgaria successfully started up its new installation for processing alternative fuels and recovering energy to use in its clinker production process. The introduction of engineered fuels has helped the company improve its competitiveness and paves the way for future increases in alternative fuels usage. By Titan Bulgaria. Titan Zlatna Panega plant, Bulgaria The new alternative fuels installation at the Zlatna Panega plant is designed fo...

Lafarge Cauldon works reaches 50 per cent AF substitution rate, UK

30 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon Works has received recognition for its industry leading sustainability achievements which have seen it reach a 50 per cent reduction in reliance on fossil fuels. The result places it at the forefront of the UK’s construction industry’s sustainability drive and has been recognised by the business’ international parent company, Lafarge Group, as part of its annual awards. These champion the efforts of employees worldwide who are transforming the way in which product...

Holcim to employ more co-processing in China

23 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim will focus on co-processing technology to get ahead in China’s competitive market. The Swiss major views China as a valuable market where its profits improve in future years. "The current market is flat. As the market continues to flatten, the nature of competition will change. The values of sustainability and environmental performance will play a much bigger role for a company's further development," said Ian Thackwray, Holcim's president for Asia-Pacific and South Africa. Holc...

Cemex Kosmos seeks to increase alternative fuels usage

17 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s Kosmos plant in Louisville, USA, is seeking permission to blend scrap plastic and wood to fuel its kiln, according to public officials. The company already has approval to burn scrap tyres for its cement production process. Cemex representatives said in a brief written statement that it was proposing to “safely replace up to 30 per cent of its kiln’s energy (and) heat demand” with waste-derived fuels as an alternative to fossil fuels including coal.” The statement said the process...

Holcim Philippines to construct waste heat facility

06 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines will construct a waste-to-energy  facility to reduce the demand for coal as a cement plant fuel in Davao City. Roland Van Wijnen, chief operations officer of Holcim Philippines, said that the facility will include structures and buildings which are aimed at storing more rice husks, identified as a viable fuel alternative for the cement plant. The plant consumes about 600t of coal to power its cement plant, and only about five per cent are alternative fuel. “Coal eats up...