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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...

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...