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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...

Lafarge delays Ravena kiln project until 2017

25 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge will be allowed to delay the construction of new pollution control systems at its Ravena works in New York in exchange for an agreement to cut emissions more than previously planned. Lafarge had previously reached a legal settlement with both state and federal officials to reduce emissions of NOx and SO2 emissions at its plants in Ravena and elsewhere in the state. Lafarge had agreed to replace two lines at the Ravena plant with a new state-of-the-art kilns by the end of 2015 with a...

EPA settlement with Ash Grove Cement, USA

20 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Co has agreed to pay a US$2.5m penalty and invest approximately US$30m in pollution-control technology, the US Department of Justice and US Environmental Protection Agency announced. The EPA says the agreement, which resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, will eliminate more than 17,000t of pollution from nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) each year. In addition, Ash Grove has agreed to spend US$750,000 to mitigate the effects of past excess emissio...

China to tighten NOx limits for cement industry

27 May 2013, Published under Cement News

China's Minister of Environmental Protection is expected to issue a new tougher national standard on NOx emissions following public calls to reduce both emissions and excess production capacity, the China Securities Journal has reported.   The drafted new standard is expected to be issued on 1 July 2013 an will sharply cut NOX limits to below 450mg/m3 of cement produced from an average of 880mg currently. For newly-built cement factories, the limit is expected to be capped at 320mg.  T...

Hima Cement to curb emissions, Uganda

04 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement Factory is about to embark on an environmental upgrade to improve emissions at its plant in Kasese district, Uganda. The cement producer is to begin a project in the next few months to curb emissions, according to reports in the Daily Monitor, following concerns by locals over the effect on the surrounding areas and nearby residents,   However, David Njoroge, general manager of the Kasese factory, said the plant is to install a bag filter that will significantly reduce the em...