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Egypt: manufacturers encouraged to increase AF use

14 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Tarek Qabil, announced that the industry has completed a study on the use on alternative fuel sources to fossil fuels in Egyptian cement plants. Mr Qabil said that the ministry plans to boost cement factories’ reliance on alternative fuel sources such as coal by 6.4-30 per cent within the next 5-10 years. He went on to say that the total coal needs of the country’s cement plants are expected to reach 9.7Mta by 2025. Increasing the use of alterna...

Responding to climate change

23 September 2016, Published under Cement News

This week ICR looks at further tightening of pollution control around the world following Cembureau's reminder that the EU Parliament is expected to vote on the provisional directive to reduce emissions of air pollutants this autumn. While Europe is aiming to restrict several hazardous pollutants such as SO2 and NOx through the new National Emissions Ceiling Directive, there are clear indications that China is moving in a similar direction. China ratified the COP21 Paris Climate Change ...

Positive signs of recovery

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU released figures this summer on the production performance of its members in the European cement sector in 2015. They reveal a modest positive annual growth rate of 0.9 per cent to 248Mt, when compared to the year before. The growth experienced by Europe's cement indsutry in 2015 reflects positive signs of recovery The annual growth registered by the European cement sector in 2015 reflects positive signs of recovery. Even with significant differences across EU member s...

CSI: trend of continuous decline in CO2 emissions by cement industry

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative’s (CSI) recently-published “Getting The Numbers Right” (GNR) report for 2014 has identified a trend of continuous reduction in CO2 emissions by the cement industry over the last decade. “The 2014 results show the European cement industry is maintaining the improvements of recent years and this in line with its low carbon economy roadmap. According to the database, clinker and cementitious production started to grow again by 2.9 per cent YoY whilst net ...

Addressing climate change

07 September 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim operates 239 integrated and grinding plants with around 374Mta capacity and consumed 785mGJ of energy in 2015. As the largest multinational construction materials company in the world, what it says and does in relation to sustainability is of crucial importance for the industry as a whole. Ahead of his presentation at Cemtech’s 25th Anniversary in Madrid, Bernard Mathieu, Head of Sustainable Development at LafargeHolcim, discusses the company’s performance and contribution in r...

7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement

04 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Over 250 delegates gathered in the Maksoud Plaza Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil, for the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement (CBCi) between 20-22 June 2016. The conference highlighted Brazil’s commitment to COP21 and the progress the cement industry has made in helping the country work towards achieving its climate goals. Over 250 delegates visited the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement in São Paulo, Brazil Brazil’s cement industry is the largest in Latin America with...

Turkey eyes export markets

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Turkish cement market appears to be on a course of recovery as the latest data indicates robust growth in the first quarter of 2016. However, to reach healthy capacity utilisation levels, particularly in view of any new capacity to come online, the country’s cement producers will continue to rely on solid export sales, which have seen a fall in recent times. By Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB), Turkey. To achieve robust capacity utilisation rates in times ahead, Tu...

California’s changing climate

23 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The US state of California has long been a frontrunner in the development of legislation to curb CO2 emissions and climate change. This article explains the Golden State’s regulatory approach and gives it a regional and global context. By Stephen J Orava and Clinton R Long, King & Spalding, USA. California has an extensive approach when dealing with GHG gases in the cement industry As the eighth largest economy in the world, the US state of California has emerged as an important...

New Sandbag report claims ETS is not working

21 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Sandbag, a UK-based think tank, has released a report about the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and argues that the ETS has actually led to an extra 15Mt of CO 2 being released and that if the scheme had never existed emissions would be lower. The report claims that it is “perverse” companies in the cement sector have collectively received more than GBP1bn worth of spare EU allowances (EUAs) for free between 2008-14. While, emissions are down overall, this is said to be due to reduce...

Spain: Cemex Lloseta sees 13,730t CO2 reduction

29 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s Lloseta plant in Spain reduced its CO 2 emissions by 13,730t in 2015, the company announced on the occasion of the UN World Day for Carbon Emissions Reduction, which took place on 28 January 2015. Reducing the impact of industrial activities on the environment is one of the main commitments made by Cemex, according to the company. It has an environmental policy strategy to achieve “a low-carbon industry and an efficient use of resources". The three main objectives of Cemex to c...