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Irish Cement plans to reduce carbon emissions

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has stated that its plans to increase alternative fuels usage is not a move to develop a waste incinerator, according to The Irish Times. The company has been using 120,000t of residual waste at its Platin cement works and has requested permission to increase the volume to 600,000t. The new plans submitted to Bord Pleanála for approval would allow the company to replace up to 85 per cent of its fossil fuels with alternative fuels. The project would help reduce Ireland’s carbo...

Apeco slag conveyor system is installed at Swedish cement plant

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Apeco has successfully completed a slag conveyor system project at the Cementa cement plant in Slite, Gotland, Sweden. The supplied conveyors were installed on a hill with limited bearing points, and are capable of transporting sand or slag at a rate of 600tph. Within the framework of the project, Apeco delivered two belt conveyors with different transshipment chutes and flap-valves to the client. The supplier also carried out a comprehensive rebuilding of the transshipment building. ...

HeidelbergCement working to lower carbon emissions

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have signed an agreement on a three-year collaboration to exchange scientific and technical knowledge, according to a company press release. HeidelbergCement has pledged to lower specific CO 2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 in comparison to 1990 levels. This agreement is an attempt to further that goal by exploring solutions in CO 2 reduction alongside EMBL. This will be achieved through a series of conferences a...

Cementos Argos launch Soluble Smart Pack Cement

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos SA along with its local partners and distributor National Hardware (Guyana) Ltd launched its latest innovation, Soluble Smart Pack Cement, on Friday. A demonstration of the product was carried out at National Hardware, showing how the cement bag becomes mortar. The aim is to provide more environmentally-friendly ways of disposing of the cement bags. Argos said that: "innovation is the only way to remain competitive in order to offer the best and more efficient solutions t...

Lafarge seeks approval for tyre burning plans

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has applied for industrial approval regarding its plans to burn tyres as an alternative fuel for its Brookfield cement plant. After the successful completion of an environmental examination in July, the project also requires an industrial study from the Department of Environment. The approval will only come once the plant’s environmental impact has been fully examined. Lafarge’s plans have previously encountered resistance in the form of petitions to the government to ba...

Insee Cement wins two green awards

16 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Insee Cement (Siam City Cement group) secured two prizes for fostering green production processes and a culture of environmental sustainability, at the Presidential Environmental Awards 2017. Insee Cement’s Ecocycle received a Bronze award in the solid waste management category and the Puttalam cement plant also was awarded the Bronze in the Chemical Industry Sector. Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd CEO, Nandana Ekanayake, said: "We are delighted that Insee has been recognised by the Centra...

Four Roanoke Cement sites recertified by Wildlife Habitat Council

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Titan America-owned Roanoke Cement Co has received recertification of four of its sites by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). The company’s Front Royal, Richmond and Bristol locations in Virginia, as well as its Winston-Salem (NC) terminal received the WHC “Conservation Certification” as recognition of the cement producer’s  meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programmes. "We are proud to showcase our environmental initiatives at the terminals," says David ...

EU agrees revised ETS for 2021-30

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Coinciding with the UN Climate Summit COP23 in Bonn later this month, EU negotiators have agreed a revised Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the 2021-30 trading period. Following a two-year intensive negotiation process, the agreement builds on the Commission’s approval and includes the following main improvements agreed by Parliament and Council. Significant changes to the system will be made to speed up emissions reductions and strengthen the Market Stability Reserve to accelerate t...

New cement type from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Spain and Brazil have developed a new type of cement manufactured from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag as a more sustainable alternative to currently-produced cements. The new cement has been created by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) of Brazil, according to UPV sources. Dr Jordi Payá, researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology of Concrete (ICITECH) of the UPV, says that this n...

Tyres: going full circle

09 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Contributing to the circular economy, an innovative tyre-burning initiative at PPC’s De Hoek plant in the Western Cape, South Africa, has successfully demonstrated the viability of burning waste tyres as an alternative to coal in cement production. The project not only reduces coal usage and NOx emissions but also decreases landfill requirements for waste tyres, achieving a positive environmental impact. By Johan Vorster, PPC, South Africa. PPC De Hoek's location and the socio-ec...