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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...

MPA: Cement Sustainability Report confirms carbon costs ‘harming the industry’

01 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) Cement on Friday published its 2013 Sustainable Development report which highlights the challenges the industry faces in remaining competitive and contributing to a sustainable UK economy. It identifies UK specific carbon costs being applied to the sector as a major burden and potential threat to the future of the industry and calls on the UK Government to continue to fight for a level playing field, that will allow the sector to compete against oversea...

Exshaw achieves environmental milestone

21 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc announced its cement plant in Exshaw, Alberta, has met its target to reduce emissions of dust, sulphur dioxide (SO 2 ) and oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) from its existing cement kiln line, and achieved zero water discharge from its operations.   As part of its expansion, which will increase manufacturing capacity by 60 per cent, Lafarge upgraded an existing manufacturing line and is constructing a new kiln line.  With the upgrade of the existing line now complete, Exshaw has ...

Australia: calls for Adelaide Brighton Cement licence review

07 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton's Birkenhead cement plant is coming under pressure for tighter regulation on its environmental performance. Greens leader, Mark Parnell, says data provided by Adelaide Brighton to the National Pollutant Inventory shows big rises in emissions of oxides and dust.  Mr Parnell said its emissions of sulphur dioxide alone have nearly trebled since 2009-10, according to a report on ABC News. This has prompted calls for the cement company to have its licence reviewed before it ex...

Chile: Bío-Bío Talcahuano cuts PM by more than 600tpa

06 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Bío-Bío has cut PM emissions at its Talcahuano works by more than 600tpa. The improvement follows the installation of a bag filter, which has been in operations since last year and represents an investment of US$5m.