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UAE to construct MSW plant for alternative fuel production

16 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The UAE will soon start construction and operation of a municipal solid waste treatment (MSW) plant and alternative fuel production plant in the northern emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain. The initiative by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed an agreement for the project with NV Besix, TG Eco Holding and UK-based Green Revenires. The 40ha plant will come up in Al Madfaq area around 20km north of Umm Al Qaiwain and 2.5km west of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road. It is expe...

New RDF rules for Indian cement plants

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Detailed guidelines recently finalised for India’s Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 will see cement factories within 400km of RDF plants have to ensure that the material constitutes at least five per cent of their fuel supply. "In this arrangement, cement industries will have to pay the transportation cost of the first 100km, while urban bodies will have to pay for the remaining 300km," said VK Jindal, joint secretary and mission director of Swachh Bharat Mission. Mr Jindal noted that m...

PCA seeks EPA reform of non-hazardous secondary materials policy

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has called for changes to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) non-hazardous secondary materials (NHSM) policy. PCA Vice President and Counsel for Government Affairs, Charles Franklin, explained why reforming EPA's NHSM policy was so important for the cement industry. While many cement manufacturers already strive to use alternative fuels, they are often limited by federal regulations that deem such materials to be wastes, subjecting facilitie...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam account for more than 50 per cent of plastic wastes that ...

Vác’s greener future

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

May 2018 saw the opening of Duna-Dráva Cement’s modernised Vác plant in Hungary. With improvements focussed on a cleaner emissions record and an increased use of alternative fuels, the cement works addresses the need for better and more sustainable production technology to meet the environmental demands of tomorrow. By Duna-Dráva Cement Kft, Hungary. A HUF7bn modernisation project lifted production capacity at Duna-Dráva’s cement plant to 2400tpd as well as ensuring a more sustaina...

India: fast forward

30 July 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s 425Mta cement industry, now in its 104th year of existence, plays a pivotal role not only in the country’s growth but also on the global stage. With an output of 280Mta in 2017, it is the world’s second-largest producer and supplies the second-most populous country. How does it view its future? By Ashutosh Saxena, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, India. The NCB’s Acting Director General, Ashutosh Saxena, highlights the positive expectations for the Indian ce...

Into the future

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

There is no way we can imagine the world without cement and concrete. From 30 years ago, when International Cement Review was first published, until today, cement production on the planet has quadrupled. Depending on regional developments this volume may more or less stabilise going forward or even exhibit further growth. In any case, the cement industry will continue to lower the CO 2 footprint of cement and concrete. By Dr Martin Schneider, VDZ, Germany. Figure 1: cements containin...

Czech cement production rises 3% in 2017

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in the Czech Republic increased 2.5 per cent YoY to 4.03Mt in 2017, according to the Czech Cement Association. Similarly, consumption showed growth of 3.5 per cent YoY to 3.95Mt in the same period. Imports increased by 19.2 per cent YoY to 552,290t in 2017, with deliveries to Slovakia consisting of almost half the figure and Poland forming over a third. However, exports fell 6.5 per cent to 547,267t in 2017 when compared with the previous year. Amongst the top export ma...

Cementos Fortaleza to burn El Huixmí tyres

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Fortaleza will play a key part in disposing of 867t of tyres that were stockpiled in the El Huixmí sanitary landfill in Pachuca de Soto, Mexico. Municipal president, Yolanda Tellería Beltrán, said the removal of the tyres from the landfill site had started in January and had now been completed. "The cement company has all the equipment and technology to protect against contaminants, and it does not cost the city council because it is the company that transfers all the material fr...

Materials & quality: 30 years on

10 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The development of new cement types and demands on fuels as well as changes in process requirements have led to key changes in cement production over the last three decades. New raw materials and alternative fuels have given rise to new cement standards. Alternative raw materials increasingly reduce the need for virgin materials The cement Industry in 2018 has been through a long period of soul searching and reorganisation which has involved multiple changes in ownership and adj...