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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...