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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 ...

Vietnamese authorities enforce environmental control

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Authorities in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, have threatened to shut down a plant in Binh Dong Commune if its management does not improve air quality and dust emissions, according to Viet Nam News. The 0.5Mta facility began operations in 2012 and received upgrades in 2015 but is still reportedly affecting local villagers. The provincial chairman, Tran Ngoc Cang, said the province wanted to relocate 427 households living near the plant, but needed VND989bn (US$44m) for the plans. The provinc...

Katakiya Cements has closure order revoked

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has revoked its closure order on Kakatiya Cements' facility in Nalgonda, according to Money Control. In October 2017 the CPCB had issued closure directions to the plant following the non-connectivity of emissions monitoring equipment to the organisation’s server. Therefore, Kakatiya installed online SPM stack monitoring equipment and provided connectivity to CPCB servers last month. "The company is now in the process of obtaining the clea...

Central Pollution Control Board issues notice to Parasakti Cement

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has served a ‘show-cause’ notice to Parasakti Cement for allegedly processing hazardous waste and operating without consent under the Hazardous Waste Management rules of the state, according to The Times of India. This follows a CPCB inspection of the Andhra Pradesh-based producer to verify compliance with emission norms. "The unit processes hazardous waste like battery scrap and waste grinding media scrap which have not been permitted by the Sta...

Adelaide Brighton reports equipment issues

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton Cement has reported issues with manufacturing equipment at its Birkenhead plant. Large plumes of dust were spotted leaving the chimney of the facility last Sunday, according to Westside Weekly. "I could see the plume rising into the air and spreading over residential areas from 10km away," said Tony Bazeley, member of the Port Adelaide Residents Environment Protection Group. As a result, the company alerted the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). A spokeswoman for t...

Cement Association of Canada welcomes Alberta’s output-based allocation system

07 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has welcomed the publication of the Alberta government’s overarching policy framework for the output-based allocation system (OBAS). The new system marks a step change from the current Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) in the state. The OBAS will set an industry-specific performance benchmark for emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs). This includes the province's two cement plants, the Lafarge Canada-run works in Exshaw and the Lehig...

Fabric filtration comes of age

31 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Fabric filtration is increasingly seen as the best-available technology to help producers meet their goals, and with good reason. FLSmidth has introduced two important innovations in this area. Firstly, extra-long filter bags prevent the formation of a filter cake on the outside of the bags. Secondly, a side inlet for gas and dust extends the bag’s life time and reduces the need for maintenance, process control and troubleshooting. By Henrik Vittrup Pedersen and Pietro Aresta, FLSmidth Airte...

Myanmar: Mandalay plants ordered to install emissions monitoring equipment

15 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Mandalay's region government has ordered the cement factories in Kyaukse and Thazi townships to install air-testing devices. The Environmental Conservation Department conducted an investigation on cement factories’ emissions in February and instructed the plants to install two devices, gas and ambient analysers. "I've reported the cement factories in Kyaukse to the government after the investigations. The Mandalay region minister for natural resources, forestry and environmental conse...


03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, is to spend £25m (€29.3m) to improve production at the Ribblesdale cement works, largely to reduce emissions. 

UAE: Ras Al Khaimah hit by cement plant emissions

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA), has launched an investigation into dust clouds and emsisions from the Ras Al Khaimah cement factory following observations of Khor Khuweir residents. A number of staff inspectors were dispatched to the site where they extensively studied the reasons behind the sudden and unexpected emissions, according to  Dr Saif Al Ghais, EPDA director. Initial investigations point to a technical fault in the factory, Dr Ghais disclosed. Staff...