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Re-Gen Waste expands alternative fuel facility

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based Re-Gen Waste has invested GBP5m to develop its alternative fuel production facility at Carnbane industrial estate, Newry. The expanded facility is expected to reach full production by next month. The company already exports 80,000tpa of solid recovered fuel (SRF) but will now manufacture higher calorific value pellets and baled material for the cement and steel industries. The material will be shipped to Europe through local ports. “This is an incredibly important area of...

Cembureau members look to pilot test new EC building assessment framework

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Three member-companies of Cembureau, the European Cement Association, have successfully completed a pilot test of the European Commission's new building assessment framework, Level(s). Level(s) is a voluntary building assessment framework covering six broad areas: greenhouse-gas emissions, resource use, water use, healthy and comfortable spaces, resilience to climate change, and life-cycle cost. The buildings tested by Cembureau's members were a sustainable single-family housing developme...

Bilfinger targets cement industry emissions reduction

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger is supporting the US-based tech firm PRTI in bringing a technology to Europe that can help cement companies reduce their emissions. "Emission standards are getting stricter in industries around the world," says Tom Blades, CEO of Bilfinger. "Bilfinger's expertise and emission reduction technologies help our customers meet these requirements in an effective and cost-efficient way." Burning tyres directly to fire cement kilns results in various environmentally harmful emissions. By...

Bilfinger targets cement industry emissions reduction

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger is supporting the US-based tech firm PRTI in bringing a technology to Europe that can help cement companies reduce their emissions. "Emission standards are getting stricter in industries around the world," says Tom Blades, CEO of Bilfinger. "Bilfinger's expertise and emission reduction technologies help our customers meet these requirements in an effective and cost-efficient way." Burning tyres directly to fire cement kilns results in various environmentally harmful emissions. By...

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp sign co-processing agreement

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

To foster the sustainability of their production processes in Honduras, Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have signed an agreement for the disposal of post-industrial waste generated in some of Dinant’s production processes, including the plastics used in vegetable cultivation in the company’s greenhouses and in packaging of food, oils and soaps. Cementos Argos, which has an environmental permit to co-process waste at its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The 12-month agreeme...

Cemex plants receive US EPA Energy Awards

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that its cement plants in Miami and Brooksville South have been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Certification for 2019, recognising Cemex's efforts to reduce energy efficiency and sustainability. The Miami cement plant has been recognised for nine consecutive years by the EPA and the Brooksville South plant has achieved such recognition in seven out of the last eight years. To earn the recognition, operations at each plant followed energy-e...

FLSmidth urge greater efforts needed to create more sustainable cement

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Per Mejnert Kristensen, FLSmidth Region president for Asia, spoke about sustainability and the role of the cement industry at the second annual Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) Conference in Singapore. "Leaders in the cement industry are fully aware of the issues concerning sustainability, but we cannot solve these issues individually. We must form closer, new partnerships and leverage each other's diverse competencies, both within and beyond cement, to solve these issues," Mr ...

GCCA launches 'Innovandi - the GCC Research Network'

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has today announced the formation of Innovandi - the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN).   The network ties together the cement and concrete industry with scientific institutions to drive and support global innovation with actionable research, building on the industry's long-held commitment to ensuring a sustainable future. These comittments include, achieving an 18.3 per cnet reduction in CO 2 per tonne of cementitious prod...

GCCA launches 'Innovandi - the GCC Research Network'

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has today announced the formation of Innovandi - the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network (GCCRN).   The network ties together the cement and concrete industry with scientific institutions to drive and support global innovation with actionable research, building on the industry's long-held commitment to ensuring a sustainable future. These comittments include, achieving an 18.3 per cnet reduction in CO 2 per tonne of cementitious prod...

GCCA launches Industry EPD Tool

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched its new Industry Environmental Products Tool (Version 2.0) to support the publication of environmental product declarations (EPDs) by cement and concrete producers. The new Industry Environmental Products DeclarationTool (EPDT) supports assessment of the environmental impact of cement and concrete products. Dr Andrew Minson, GCCA concrete and sustainable construction director, said: "We are committed to supporting the cemen...