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Diamond Cement to be visited by the EPA after environmental concerns

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Officers of the Environmental Protection Agency in Accra are expected to visit Diamond Cement Factory and the area of Aflao Duta in Ghana on Friday 16 February, because the land surface of Agbawoeme, Duta and Agorbiakorpe is heavily polluted with cement dust. Local residents have complained about their crops being affected and no access to clean water. The cement factory has already been called upon to supply piped water to communities within its catchment area. While water to some communi...

Cemex renews Birdlife conservation partnership

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced it is renewing its partnership with Birdlife International, the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. The renewal extends the cement producer’s 10-year partnership by a further three years. “Cemex and BirdLife’s joint efforts have significantly improved the biodiversity of Cemex’s quarries, such as its Cerrito Blanco Quarry in northwestern Mexico. As a result of this BAP implementation, Mexico’s national bird, the Golden Eagle, is benefitting from a focussed con...

French cement producers to burn more wood waste

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

French cement producers plan to lift alternative fuels use from 41 per cent of the fuel mix to 50 per cent by 2025. To support the initiative, they have set, in collaboration with the BTP’s Union of Recycling Companies, the goal to double the amount of wood waste used in the energy supply of the cement industry. "At the national level, the reduction of landfills and the substitution of fossil fuels by biomass are objectives pursued by the profession through commitments, which have been de...

Cementos Moctezuma fined MXN3.346m by environmental regulator

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s environmental regulator PROFEPA has fined Cementos Moctezuma’s Tepetzingo plant MXN3.346m (US$179,795) over a breach in environmental regulations. In addition, the cement producer is required to shut down its second production line as a temporary measure. According to the Attorney General's Office, the company did not have a valid authorisation for the installed capacity, which resulted in unfair competition."The production capacity that was authorised at the time, when its autho...

LEILAC holds inaugural conference in Belgium

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The inaugural Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference was held in Oupeye, Belgium, on 7-8 February. Over 130 delegates attended the two-day event organised by the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) Consortium. LEILAC has set up an industrial project with EUR12m of EU funding to demonstrate technology designed to reduce carbon emissions from cement and lime industries. As part of the conference programme, the official groundbreaking ceremony of the project was held...

Andusia celebrates 1Mt RDF collection with golden bale

08 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is celebrating the collection of its 1 millionth tonne of RDF to be sent to Europe for recovery. The bale will be produced and collected from AWM in Leeds, UK, and then delivered to SWB in Bremen, Germany. To achieve this impressive milestone Andusia will be working with one of their reliable hauliers to collect and safely deliver the millionth bale, TrailerTrans. The year 2017 saw Andusia increase the team to deal with the growing business demand and recent...

UltraTech to be supplied with alternative fuel

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tiruchi City Municipal Corporation (TCMC) has set an agreement with an environmental organisation to supply alternative fuel (AF) processed from fresh dry waste to UltraTech’s Ariyalur facility. While preventing a build-up of waste in its dump, the corporation’s project will also generate 12,000t of AF over the next two years, according to The Times of India. TCMC has contracted IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Ltd to segregate the waste. Only waste having a calorific val...

Wastewater restrictions tighten in Mandalay

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mandalay cement producers face the possibility of being penalised if they fail to draft and implement environmental management plans (EMP) within a year. The Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation issued notices to industrial factories across nine industries, including cement in Mandalay plants, requiring them to draft EMPs and submit them to the ministry for approval. The regulations will apply to limestone businesses with at least 20tpd of production whic...

MPA report highlights CO2 emissions fall for UK cement producers

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) reports that carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of cement fell by two per cent between 2016-17 in the UK. However, for aggregates and asphalt production CO 2 emissions incresed in the country, while readymix concrete production saw a decline in emissions. The data collected forms part of the MPA's Sustainable Development Summary data which was recently launched. Commenting on the information, MPA Chief Executive, Nigel Jackson, said: "The MPA support...

ECRA to test oxyfuel on industrial scale with two pilot projects

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Based on extensive research undertaken by the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA),
 oxyfuel technology will now be implemented in two cement plants in Europe. "The technical feasibility of oxyfuel technology can only be proven in real-scale application, but we have sufficient information from our research to believe that we will obtain a positive result after the trials," said Daniel Gauthier, chairman of ECRA. Over the past few months ECRA has examined the suitability of sites tha...