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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 ...

KHD wins bid to modify Holcim's Hagerstown plant

12 November 2013, Published under Cement News

KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG’s Americas Customer Service Center based in Atlanta, Humboldt Wedag Inc, recently signed a contract with Holcim (US) Inc for engineering, delivery of equipment, and site services to modify the existing production line at its Hagerstown, Maryland plant. The contract, which includes a KHD designed pyroprocessing system will increase the line’s production rate to 2400tpd and be compliant with the new NESHAP environmental regulations. KHD’s responsiveness ...

Heidelberg updates on sustainability efforts

18 September 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has released its 2011/2012 Sustainability Report, highlighting topics and challenges for the German cement major in its drive for sustainable development. The new report, entitled "Foundations" also details the company's continous efforts and achievements such as reducing specific net CO2 emissions by 21 per cent and increasing its alternative fuels rate  to 21.7 per cent. Sustainable business practices form an integral of the business activities “Sustainable business pr...

India Cements unit is ordered to close

23 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Pollution Control Board (PCB) has ordered the closure of India Cements Ltd's Yerraguntla plant and initiated action against four more cement factories in Kadapa district, for non-compliance of the Board directions and standards as well as causing severe air pollution in surrounding areas. The closure order was given in the interest of protecting public health and environment. The factory had not made an upgrade to its electrostatic precipitator to meet the PCB's emission standards. The...