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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.

Mbeya Cement inaugurates new bag filter, Tanzania

16 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Mbeya Cement, part of the Lafarge group, has inaugurated a new bag filter to reduce stack emissions at its plant at Songwe, Tanzania. The initiative forms part of the company's efforts to improve its overall production process which will also see an increase in capacity. The filter reduces stack emissions to 10mg/nm3, lower than the 2013 Tanzania Environmental Regulations of 50mg/nm3 and in line with Lafarge Industrial targets. Speaking at the inauguration last Friday, Catherin...

China's changing dynamics

06 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The dynamics between small and large players in the Chinese cement industry could all change next year on the back of a number of new policies led by a change in tax rebate policies and more stringent environmental regulation, a new report by BNP Paribas has stated. Going forward, larger producers who can meet the higher environmental standards are sent to benefit from the changes. Changes to tax policy A change to a tax rebate policy, currently enjoyed by producers of low-quality ceme...

Helwan Cement Company launches new bag filter system, Egypt

25 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Helwan Cement Company, a subsidiary of Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), has launched its new bag filter system to significantly reduce plant dust emissions. The filter will cut Helwan Cement Company's dust emission rates to a maximum of 10mg/m3, which is lower than current Egyptian and European legal standards, Bruno Carre, chief executive officer of SCGC, stated during an inauguration ceremony for the new installation. Among those also in attendance at the launch were HE Mounir ...