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Norway's CCS funding from EU receives cautious backing

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Norway is attempting to give carbon capture and storage (CCS) a new start with an updated concept focussed on developing transport and storage infrastructure to attract interests from investors around Europe. This includes the transport of CO 2 by boat instead of earlier plans to move CO 2 by pipeline, but the European Commission has been cautious in its response stating that there is currently no specific new funding set aside for the technology.
 The initiative to store CO 2 1000m und...

LafargeHolcim receives approval for tyre burning project

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s plans to incinerate tyres at its facility in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, has been given regulatory approval by the Canadian province. Although the company requested a three-year project the Environment Department has issued industrial approval to conduct a one-year pilot. Environment Minister, Margaret Miller, has said that the company must monitor air quality at regular intervals when the kiln is operating and monitor groundwater and surface water in the area. "We are dedic...

Oman Cement Co to use waste tyres as AF

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

An agreement between Oman Cement Co (OCC) and Oman Environmental Services Holding Co Be’ah will see the cement producer include waste tyres in its fuel mix. The Memorandum of Understand (MoU), signed by Be’Ah CEO, Eng Tariq Ali Am Amri, and OCC CEO, Eng Salim Abdulllah Al Hajri, formalises the scope of cooperation between the two companies. It is estimated that around 45,000tpa of waste tyres are generated in the sultanate. Due to urbanisation and an increasing population, this figure is e...

New RDF rules for Indian cement plants

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Detailed guidelines recently finalised for India’s Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 will see cement factories within 400km of RDF plants have to ensure that the material constitutes at least five per cent of their fuel supply. "In this arrangement, cement industries will have to pay the transportation cost of the first 100km, while urban bodies will have to pay for the remaining 300km," said VK Jindal, joint secretary and mission director of Swachh Bharat Mission. Mr Jindal noted that m...

PCA seeks EPA reform of non-hazardous secondary materials policy

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has called for changes to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) non-hazardous secondary materials (NHSM) policy. PCA Vice President and Counsel for Government Affairs, Charles Franklin, explained why reforming EPA's NHSM policy was so important for the cement industry. While many cement manufacturers already strive to use alternative fuels, they are often limited by federal regulations that deem such materials to be wastes, subjecting facilitie...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam account for more than 50 per cent of plastic wastes that ...

Dalmia Cement looks to replace coal with plastics

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement has met with Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board to discuss how it can use the state’s waste in the cement production process, after the Union Government has directed all cement companies to reduce coal consumption, according to the Shillong Times. “They are requesting if we can get them the waste, especially plastic, wood chips and rubber crumbs and the calorific value of the plastic is very high, around 8000 and it helps in the heating process of cement,” said W...

Nuvoco's Mejia plant wins energy efficiency award

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco's Mejia plant has been awarded at the 19th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Hyderabad, India. Nuvoco has previously been recognised by CII in 2016 and its latest honour was for its contribution in energy efficiency and for sharing best practices and technologies among 148 companies from power, pulp and paper, buildings, bank and the cement sector. Amit Pidiha, VP of the Mejia cement plant, received ...

Nuvoco's Mejia plant wins energy efficiency award

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco's Mejia plant has been awarded at the 19th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Hyderabad, India. Nuvoco has previously been recognised by CII in 2016 and its latest honour was for its contribution in energy efficiency and for sharing best practices and technologies among 148 companies from power, pulp and paper, buildings, bank and the cement sector. Amit Pidiha, VP of the Mejia cement plant, received ...

Argos awarded Energy Star certification

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it was awarded Energy Star certification by the US Environment Protection Agency for the third-consecutive year. The certification was awarded as a result of the company’s performance in terms of energy use at its Harleyville (SC), Newberry (FL) and Roberta (AL). The facilities fall within the 25 per cent top works with the best energy performance.