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Germany's housing benefits

26 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Following last year’s recovery in German cement demand, a subdued start to 2015 means growth is likely to peter out. Housebuilding continues to recover from a low base, but the outlook for industrial construction appears downbeat. On the corporate front, M&A activity and asset swaps by European majors have led to some German plants now being under new management. German housing continues its recovery and increases its share of German construction activity The German economy grew...

Five Holcim (US) plants receive EPA's Energy Star®

20 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) Inc, a member of LafargeHolcim, announced that five of its plants earned the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR®. "We are pleased that the EPA has recognised Holcim's continued commitment to environmentally sound practices by awarding five of our plants with the ENERGY STAR® Award," said John Stull, chief executive officer of Holcim (US) Inc. "Sustainability is a core component of our values and a priority for our employees at every plant and facility." This...

PT Indocement

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement will be hoping to benefit from the Indonesian government’s announcement earlier this month on the construction of six new geothermal power plants. The plants, which are designed to boost power supply across the country, will be located in Lampung (2 x 55MW), North Sulawesi (2 x 20MW), West Java (1 x 30MW), South Sumatra (2 x 55MW), Bengkalu (1 x 55MW) and Jambi (1 x 55MW). This latest announcement comes hot on the heels of around 100 investment projects, worth US$16.5bn, rev...

Ohorongo wins Environmental Excellence award

19 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has received the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries Award hosted by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia, which works in close liaison with the Ministry of Environment & Tourism and the Sustainable Development Advisory Council. Pohamba Shifeta (left), Minister of Environment & Tourism, hands over the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries award to Ohorongo Cement's managing director, Hans-Wilhelm Schütte The awards ceremony ...

Three Holcim Philippines plants receive energy efficiency accolade

05 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Three cement plants owned by Holcim Philippines have been commended by the Department of Energy (DOE) for their respective energy saving initiatives. The Bulacan facility received its third consecutive Outstanding Award under the Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards. The Lugait works in Misamis Oriental achieved its first Outstanding Award, while Holcim's Bacnotan, La Union plant received a citation. A total of 91 companies were recognised at the awards held in December. Holcim Ph...

Go process: sun and cement

30 June 2014, Published under Cement News

In its search to substitute traditional energy sources such as fossil fuels, the cement industry is exploring several alternatives. One such option is the use of concentrated solar thermal (CST) energy in the calcination process to achieve the continuous operation of the cement plant using a hybrid process. By Ricardo S Gonzalez, Cemex Latam Holdings, Colombia. The use of concentrated solar thermal energy is one alternative option to provide the energy required in the calcination p...

Energy shortage behind Egypt cement price spike

11 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Energy shortages are behind the recent spike in Egyptian cement prices as reduced gas supplies lowers output, a statement by Egypt’s cabinet has said. Daily News Egypt reported that interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, who heads the cabinet, met with Minister of Foreign Trade, Industry and Investment Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Energy and Electricity Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail and Minister of Environmental Affairs Leila Iskander on Sunday. Medhat Stepha...

Cemex plants earn US Energy Star Certification

29 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA announced that five of its cement plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Certification. The recognition of CEMEX USA’s plants in Brooksville (FL), Miami (FL), Clinchfield (GA), Fairborn (OH) and Victorville (CA), ranks these facilities as performing among the top 25 per cent of similar US facilities for energy conservation. 2013 marks the seventh consecutive year of certification for the Clinchfield plant, an achievement realised by only one ...

Give high energy costs the BOOT

07 May 2013, Published under Cement News

E.ON Masdar Integrated Carbon (EMIC), which offers unique end-to-end project development, implementation, investment, financing, and operational solutions, offers an alternative business model for waste heat recovery in the cement sector. By E.ON Masdar Integrated Carbon Ltd, UAE. Figure 1: flow diagram of a 3800tpd WHR plant for a cement works The days of cheap energy are going or, in many cases, have already gone. Increasingly, International Monetary Fund (IMF) development loa...

SRF - a class of its own?

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is still classified as a waste material, not a product, despite the fact it is manufactured to a quality specification and is a resource from which energy can be recovered. UNTHA UK’s alternative fuel production expert Marcus Brew considers the parameters within which SRF must be manufactured, before investigating the arguments for and against SRF being reclassified as a product or fuel. By Marcus Brew, UNTHA Shredding Technology, UK. The UNTHA shredder: hel...