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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 ...

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...