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ABB wins energy optimisation contract from CRH

01 February 2013, Published under Cement News

ABB has recently won a contract with CRH Europe Materials to provide process optimisation solutions for 12 of its plants in Europe and the US. CRH is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative. As such, the company has committed to a set of objectives covering issues such as CO2 and climate protection, emission protection and lower use of fuels and raw materials. Currently the data collection for calculating the required k...

Lafarge completes trials for new generation low-carbon cement

17 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has successfully completed an industrial trial for Aether®, its new-generation clinker formulated for lower-carbon cements. The trial mobilised a team of around 100 people over a 10-day period at the Group's plant in Le Teil, France. It allowed the production of 10,000t of Aether® clinker, confirming the feasibility of industrial-scale production using traditional raw materials. The launch of the first Aether® products is planned for 2014. Aether®, a new clinker formulation to red...

Lafarge Mykolaiv completes environmental project upgrades

21 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The Lafarge cement plant in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, has completed the overhaul of its filtering and electrical equipment to reduce its dust emissions and meet local regulation requirements. At the end of 2010, Lafarge Ukraine started the implementation of a new environmental project: the reconstruction of the electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) of four rotary kilns, from September 2010 until March 2011, with a staggered scheduling according to the Kiln winter stoppages. The scope of the project w...

Minister visits Lafarge's Cookstown Works to see investment projects

13 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement welcomed the UK's Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster to its Cookstown works, Northern Ireland, on 7 December to see a range of significant investment projects worth in excess of GBP5m (EUR6.2m). During her visit to the Works, the Minister was able to see at first hand the new projects which will deliver improved performance at the site in a number of operational areas.   During her tour of the site the Minister met employees who were able to present the projects.  One of the pr...

UK consolidates impressive environmental performance in 2011

30 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The UK cement industry today published its environmental performance results to the end of 2011 in a new interim sustainable development report.  Building on its strong track record over the period 2005 to 2010, which was covered by a Sector Plan agreement with the Environment Agency, the industry once again saw improvements in most of its main emissions to air, including carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and dust.  The industry recorded a very slight increase in emissions of sulphur dioxi...

Lehigh to invest in mercury reduction system at Tehachapi plant, USA

28 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Southwest Cement Company has announced plans to install a mercury reduction system at its plant in Tehachapi, California, USA. The plant will begin the installation of a state-of-the-art activated carbon injection system in early 2013 with completion scheduled for later in the year. The system has been installed at two other Lehigh plants in the United States including plant in Cupertino which was the first cement works in California to apply the technology. The plant has experi...

Holcim Liban’s emission reduction efforts, Lebanon

28 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Liban has reduced emissions significantly over the past three years, according to company officials. The Daily Star (Lebanon) reports that does emissions from Holcim’s Lebanon division have been cut by 82 per cent, while other dust emissions have been reduced by 22 per cent. Overall CO2 emissions per tonne of cement have been brought down by five per cent, according to the company’s latest environmental report.

Indian producers sign pact signed to support low-carbon cement investments

08 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Indian cement majors, including ACC Ltd, Shree Cement Ltd and Ultratech, have signed a co-operation pact to support low-carbon investments in India, Business Line India report. The pact was signed in Geneva with member companies of the World Business Council (WBC) for Sustainable Development’s Cement Sustainability Initiative and International Finance Corporation (IFC). Under the pact, a Low Carbon Technology Roadmap for the Indian cement industry is to be launched this year-end. “This w...

EPA sends revised emissions rules for White House Review, USA

11 May 2012, Published under Cement News

The US Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent for White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) review its proposed revisions to its emissions rules for the Portland cement sector, ahead of a tentative 15 June deadline for issuing the revisions in line with a proposed consent decree with industry. The agency in September 2010 first issued a national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants rule to reduce the sector's air toxics, alongside a new source performance standard t...