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Irish Cement receives EPA approval for tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has been granted a licence by the Environmental Protection Agency to burn tyres and other solid wastes as fuel at its Mungret facility, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. The company will use the EUR10m project to move away from fossil fuel use at the plant. The plans have been subject to protests by local groups in the area, with appeals against the decision to supply the licence open for a 28-day period. However, the company has noted that the burning of the new fuels will have ...

GCC's Pueblo cement plant achieves Energy Star certification

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) Pueblo cement plant is Colorado's only Energy Star certified manufacturing plant having been given the award by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its superior energy performance. "Energy Star certified plants perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide," Enrique Escalante, chief executives of GCC, said in a statement. "We're proud to say that our Pueblo plant scored a perfect 100, proving it is tops in en...

The EPA closes Kiln Line A at Kohat Cement

13 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement has been made to close Line A at its cement factory in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, having been found to be in violation of the permissible dust emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "The EPA has taken action against Kohat Cement Factory over public complaints about dust pollution," says Director-General Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) KP, Dr Muhammad Bashir. Line A was said to be creating dust emissions above permissible limits on Sunday, 11 No...

LafargeHolcim’s Holly Hill awarded EnergyStar certification

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Holly Hill cement plant is one of the 93 manufacturing plants that has been awarded EnergyStar certification for superior energy performance in 2017. The EnergyStar programme is awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and honours companies which reach the top 25 per cent of energy performance in their industries. ”Earning EnergyStar certification is a real mark of excellence, highlighting companies that are leaders in cutting energy costs and reducing w...

Maple Leaf Cement issued favourable ruling

19 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd announced on Thursday that Lahore High Court has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) filed by the company. As a result, an order passed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month to stop construction work at a new 7300tpd line, has been set aside. However, the company has been ordered by the court to maintain status-quo until a report delineating positive and negative areas for cement plants is issued by the Punjab Government. The ...

Newberry and Roberta plants receive EPA Energy Star certification

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos' Newberry and Roberta cement plants, located in Florida and Alabama, respectively,  have received the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR ® certification for outstanding performance and commitment towards reducing energy consumption and preserving environmental resources.   The two plants had to perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency for this award.   "At Argos, we have ambitious goals to lessen our impact ...

USA: Ash Grove Cement Durkee plant awarded Energy Star Certification

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement today announced that its Durkee plant, Oregon, has been awarded the 2016 ENERGY STAR ® plant certification. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification is awarded to plants performaning in the top 25 per cent of cement manufacturing facilities nationwide for energy efficiency that meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. "We’re honored that the EPA has awarded the Ash Grove Cement Company Durkee plant its ENERGY STAR...

Ireland: EPA to weigh in on Limerick plans

23 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Limerick Council has engaged consultants with a view to making an unprecedented submission over Irish Cement’s EUR10m Mungret plans, which will see fossil fuels replaced by the burning of tyres. At this week’s metropolitan meeting, metropolitan district boss, Kieran Lehane, confirmed consultants had been appointed to “carry out an appraisal of the air quality, health and climate change elements of the applications and further submissions.” The consultants’ report is expected to be comp...

Benchmarking energy

19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Benchmarking plant energy performance enables identification of where a plant is positioned vis-a-vis the target performance and how far it must go to improve and achieve enhanced energy savings. In the US the Environmental Protection Agency provides such a benchmark with its ENERGY STAR programme. By Elizabeth Dutrow and Walt Tunnessen, US Environmental Protection Agency, and Bhaskar Dusi, Cemex USA. Figure 1: an ENERGY STAR flag (at the bottom) displayed on a US cement plant T...

USA: Cemex receives EPA certificates for five plants

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's Eneregy Star certification for 2016 at five of its cement plants. The Brooksville, Miami, Clinchfield, Fairborn and Victorville plants have all been recognised by Eneregy Star for their efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability. This was the 10th consequitve year that the Clinchfield plant achieved Energy Star Certification. It is one of only two plants in the USA to reach that milestone. It was also the sixth ti...