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St Marys Cement Bowmanville plant is to install a new wet scrubber

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The commissioning of a new wet scrubber at St Marys Cement plant in Bowmanville is expected to result in a significant decrease in emissions. This is the first wet scrubber installed at a cement plant in Canada.     The water injection technology washes out and scrubs pollutants from the outlet airstream of the plant. St Marys Cement Plant Operations Manager, Jim Storey, stated: "This US$25m investment in technology to improve the plant's environmental performance has proven to be effe...

Fiji producers issued prohibition notices

24 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Fiji’s Pacific Cement Ltd and Tengy Cement Co have reportedly been issued prohibition notices by the country’s Department of Environment to cease activities, after it was allegedly found the two companies had breached earlier notices regarding emission levels, according to the Fiji Sun. "Unless the problem has been rectified, the prohibition notice does not lift up. If there is any particular operation in any business that is affecting the environment, then the prohibition notice stops the...

Cemtech webinar brings emissions reductions

15 January 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Cemtech held an international webinar on state-of the-art monitoring and control emissions technology. The webinar discussed the reduction of NOx emissions with a brand new precalciner technology, modern particulate matter cement emission monitoring systems (CEMs), high performance fibre technology for filter bags, and an innovative gas temperature measurement technology. Precalciner advances Aleksandra Novakovic-Andric, FLSmidth's global chief process engineer, spoke on the ...

Dragon Cement pays US$67,000 for air emission violations

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Dragon Products Co LLC (Giant Cement Holding Inc) has agreed to pay US$67,000 for air pollution the violations dating back to 2016, according to a monthly enforcement report from Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The violations were discovered through reports filed by Dragon and a subsequent investigation the DEP conducted on the 0.68Mta Thomaston cement plant in Maine, USA. The air emission breaches were cited between 2013-18. In 2016, Dragon exceeded its ammonia output ...

Henan to hike water and electricity fees

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Chinese province of Henan will increase water and electricity tariffs for cement and steel producers that have failed to meet ultra-low emissions standards, said the provincial environmental regulator. Henan is home to six of the country’s 20 most-polluted cities, reports Reuters. To address the emissions, companies that do not meet emissions treatment or clean transportation requirements will have to pay an additional CNY0.05-0.1/m 3 (US¢0.7-1.4/m 3 ) for water and an extra CNY0.01-0...

VICEM and FLSmidth announce sustainable production agreement

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam National Cement Corp (VICEM) and FLSmidth have announced their cooperation “to pioneer new solutions to significantly improve the sustainability of the cement sector in Vietnam”. The focus of the agreement will be to implement technologies that considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions, find new alternative fuel solutions and ways to further improve air quality. The cooperation between the two companies includes the commitment to jointly develop industrial-scale innovations to ...

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua joins SBTi

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced that it has joined the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as part of its commitment to set science-based emission reduction targets, according to a press release. "By joining the SBTi, GCC will ensure that the company's low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science and is a further reflection of our unwavering commitment to implement global best practices related to sustainability," said Enrique Escalante, CEO of GCC.

Lehigh plans upgrades following alleged violations of Clean Air Act

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In a settlement to resolve the alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Lehigh Cement Co and Lehigh White Cement Co have agreed to invest approximately US$12m in pollution control technology at their 11 Portland cement manufacturing plants, announced the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This settlement with Lehigh and Lehigh White will significantly reduce harmful air emissions at their cement plants nationwide," said Bruce Gelber, deputy assistant atto...

Uzbekistan plans to order cement producers to monitor air emissions

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection has announced plans to order all existing cement enterprises to establish sampling and analysis stations for sources of emissions into the air. A draft resolution from the Cabinet of Ministers outlines the plan "to oblige all cement enterprises operating in Uzbekistan to establish automatic stations for sampling and analysis of samples at sources of atmospheric air pollution, as well as stationary observation points in ...

Lafarge Canada launches new lower-carbon fuel system

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has launched a lower-carbon fuel system (LCF) system at its Richmond facility, with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become the most carbon-efficient cement plant in the country. It will also help minimise landfill waste, specifically non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada, according to a press release. The fuel handling and delivery system is expected to replace up to 50 per cent of the plant’s fossil fuel use with ...