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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...

UK: Ribblesdale plant begins GBP25m upgrade project

23 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson is implementing a seven-year project at Ribblesdale cement works in Clitheroe, Lancashire, to improve production efficiency and emissions. In the first six months of the GBP25m project, GBP11m is being spent on improvements and maintenance to enable the plant to meet and exceed new dust emission regulations. This project represents the plant's biggest capital investment programme since the 1990s and includes a GBP2m replacement of the dust filters on two cement grinding units. Pla...

India: calls to assist cement plants in energy conservation

04 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Executive director of Dalmia Cement, R A Krishnakumar, has called for a special package of concessions, particularly in taxes, for cement factories in an attempt to encourage them to adopt energy conservation measures. Mr Krishnakumar said at the second ‘Energy efficiency technologies in cement and manufacturing sector’ conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry that there had been a marked improvement in the cement industry bringing in efficiency measures through the ad...

BLA releases fifth sustainable development report

14 January 2016, Published under Cement News

The British Lime Association (BLA) has released its fifth sustainable development report which presents the industry's progress in 2014. The report features case studies from member companies detailing a range of innovative projects implemented by lime producers to improve their environmental and safety performance. Commenting on the industry's recent achievements, Richard Stansfield, BLA chairman, said: "Lime producers have made some significant and beneficial changes to the lime manufac...

WBCSD: Cement industry leaders announce plans to reduce their emissions by 20-25% by 2030

08 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Today, at COP21 in Paris, the cement industry will reaffirm its commitment to help tackle climate change, releasing a set of action plans aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 1Gt by 2030 compared to business as usual, the WBSCD announced. The report identifies the barriers the industry faces, what needs to be done, by whom and when. Peter Bakker, President & CEO of WBCSD, said: “Cement production accounts for approximately five per cent of worldwide man-made CO2 emissions. This collective...

Industry action on climate change

04 December 2015, Published under Cement News

World leaders gathered in Paris this week for critical talks on global warming at the UN COP21 climate change summit which, if a decisive agreement is reached, could drive climate change actions in the building industry. The COP21 conference, which began on Monday, aims to achieve a new ground-breaking binding international climate agreement with the objective of limiting global warming to below 2°C, believed to be the tipping point that results in catastrophic effects of climate change. T...

TPCC operations reportedly suspended

09 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s National Environment Management Council (NEMC) has indefinitely suspended operations by the country’s largest cement producer Tanzania Portland Cement Co (TPCC) due to concerns on dust emissions, according to local press reports. The NEMC reached the decision to suspend plants operations following complaints from local residents who claimed that dust emissions from the plant were causing health problems.  Heche Suguta, NEMC senior legal officer, told The Citizen that the fact...