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IIGCC calls on cement producers to reduce carbon emissions

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change has urged cement producers to considerably reduce their carbon footprint. The European fund, which manages US$23trn, called on cement companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement. It said cement companies should support the policy towards a carbon-free economy. Inaction could jeopardise their business model and access to capital, according to the group. "The cement industry needs to d...

Clinker transport returns in Port of Málaga

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Following a stoppage of several months, the transport of clinker has resumed in the Port of Málaga, Spain, after the installation of a pioneering conveyor belt. The first shipment of 4800t of clinker being loaded is a vessel bound for Ireland. FYM-HeidelbergCement has invested EUR2.5m in the new belt, which is expected to significantly reduce dust emissions. The 650tph belt is completely enclosed and has a dust extraction system. It is expected that the new operation will reach full capac...

LafargeHolcim launches CO2MENT project in Canada

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim launched its CO₂MENT project in Canada this week. The objective is to build the world’s first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO 2 from a cement plant while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project is a partnership between Lafarge Canada, Inventys and Total. Over the next four years, Project CO₂MENT will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO₂ Capture System and a selection of LafargeHolcim’s carbon utilisation technologies at its Richmond, British Columbia...

Askari seeks minning lease approval

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Askari Cement Ltd (ACL) has submitted  an application to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Government of Punjab to seek environment approval under section 12 Punjab Environment Protection Act 1997 for mining of limestone at Wah and  Hassan Abdal, Rawalpindi Attock district in Punjab province, Pakistan. According to a public notification, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Government of Punjab has invited comments from all stakeholders and the general public for their comments...

Askari seeks minning lease approval

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Askari Cement Ltd (ACL) has submitted  an application to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Government of Punjab to seek environment approval under section 12 Punjab Environment Protection Act 1997 for mining of limestone at Wah and  Hassan Abdal, Rawalpindi Attock district in Punjab province, Pakistan. According to a public notification, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Government of Punjab has invited comments from all stakeholders and the general public for their comments...

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka launches its Sustainability Report 2018

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka has launched its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) by releasing its inaugural Sustainability Report 2018. Sudashini Christopher, company communications and reputation manager said, "Launching this inaugural report is our first step towards accountability and transparency of our sustainable practices." INSEE Cement Sri Lanka's investments in expansion, modernisation, R&D facilities and environmental performance improvements amount to US$47m since investing in S...

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka launches its Sustainability Report 2018

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka has launched its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) by releasing its inaugural Sustainability Report 2018. Sudashini Christopher, company communications and reputation manager said, "Launching this inaugural report is our first step towards accountability and transparency of our sustainable practices." INSEE Cement Sri Lanka's investments in expansion, modernisation, R&D facilities and environmental performance improvements amount to US$47m since investing in S...

HeidelbergCement looks back at 2018 sustainability achievements

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has published its 2018 sustainability report in which it lays out its plans to produce CO2-neutral concrete by 2050 and its achievements in the area of sustainable cement and concrete production in 2018. CO 2 emissions In terms of energy and climate protection, the group has reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions in cement production by 1.4 per cent from 607.6kg CO 2 /t of cement to 599.2kg. It aims to reduce its CO 2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, when compared w...

Holcim Argentina to replace 35% of energy with wind power

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has signed a contract with YPF Luz to replace 35 per cent of its conventionally-sourced energy with wind power. This translates to 142,000Mwh per annum of demand, which YPF Luz will supply from its 30MW Los Teros wind farm. The wind farm is currently being constructed in Azul, Buenos Aires, and will begin delivering power to the Argentine Interconnected System in February 2020. "It is a pleasure to present this agreement. It is a sign of Holcim’s commitment to sustainabilit...

Eurocement Group to offer polypropylene packaging

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Eurocement Group will provide customers with the opportunity to purchase ared cement in high-quality polypropylene (PP) bags as result of a strategic cooperation between Eurocement and SIBUR, one of Russia’s largest PP producers. The group is currently large-scale testing of the PP packaging under actual operating conditions, in which customers are able to evaluate the benefits of the packaging and give feedback. Their higher strength also enables their use for the collection and dispo...