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Chilean research team doubles cement performance

15 August 2018, Published under Cement News

A group of researchers of the Department of Engineering and Construction Management at the Universidad Católica (UC) has reported doubled the performance of cement materials through an innovative use of solid waste extracted from copper mining tailings. The findings are a step towards the reduction of the environmental impact of cement production as well as the waste from copper mining activity. The team analysed the technical feasibility of creating these materials through innovative use ...

ResourceCo opens Sydney waste-to-fuel plant

13 August 2018, Published under Cement News

A new multi-million dollar waste-to-fuel plant has been opened in Sydney at Wetherhill Park by ResourceCo in a joint venture with Cleanway, an industrial and environmental services company. The new faculity will divert more than 50,000 truckloads of waste from landfill and will reduce the country's dependence on coal and petcoke. Ben Salway, CEO of Sustainable Energy at ResourceCo, said: "It will replace over 100,000t of coal usage per year alone and will take the equivalent of 20,000 ...

ResourceCo opens Sydney waste-to-fuel plant

13 August 2018, Published under Cement News

A new multi-million dollar waste-to-fuel plant has been opened in Sydney at Wetherhill Park by ResourceCo in a joint venture with Cleanway, an industrial and environmental services company. The new faculity will divert more than 50,000 truckloads of waste from landfill and will reduce the country's dependence on coal and petcoke. Ben Salway, CEO of Sustainable Energy at ResourceCo, said: "It will replace over 100,000t of coal usage per year alone and will take the equivalent of 20,000 ...

Opposition to Alpha Cement project grows

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Some 200 residents of Aung Tha Pay village in Myanmar plan to march on the capital of Nay Pyi Taw to protect against Alpha Cement's construction of a new coal-fired cement plant. The Myint Investment Company won government approval for the Alpha Cement project in June 2015, but local residents did not know about the plans until the groundbreaking ceremony in July 2017, said U Ye Min Oo, the MP for Patheingyi township. Myint Investment was granted 617 acres of land for the project in Taun...

Pakistan cement companies recognised for corporate and sustainability reports

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Institute of Cost and Management Accountant of Pakistan (ICMAP) have awarded Best Corporate and Sustainability Report 2017 (BCSR) Awards to more than 40 companies, including several cement firms for their reports. The award-winning cement companies included Cherat Cement, Lucky Cement Ltd, Maple Leaf Cement Ltd and Thatta Cement Ltd.   Tariq Hassan, chairman of Audit Oversight Board, Richard Morin, CEO of the Pakistan Stock Excha...

Fauji Cement to set up solar power plant

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 3 August 2018 that its Board of Directors in a special meeting discussed and approved setting up of 12.5MW captive solar power plant at Site in Jhang Bahtar, Attock, Punjab.   According to Brig (Rtd) Riaz Ahmed Gondal, company secretary, the project would be competed in 6-7 months and will help to overcome energy cost.   Earlier, FCCL had commissioned a 12MW waste heat recovery (WHR) plant in 2015.  

Fauji Cement to set up solar power plant

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 3 August 2018 that its Board of Directors in a special meeting discussed and approved setting up of 12.5MW captive solar power plant at Site in Jhang Bahtar, Attock, Punjab.   According to Brig (Rtd) Riaz Ahmed Gondal, company secretary, the project would be competed in 6-7 months and will help to overcome energy cost.   Earlier, FCCL had commissioned a 12MW waste heat recovery (WHR) plant in 2015.  

Aceh's coastline damaged by PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia's coal spill

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia, (LafargeHolcim) is likely to face a hefty environmental clear up bill after a barge spilt 700t of coal off the Sumatra coast, polluting beaches, damaging coral and impacting marine life. The incident occurred on July 30, when the barge, reportedly carrying coal to the Aceh cement factory,  was hit by high waves just 100m (330ft) off Lampuuk Beach in Aceh Besar district, on the northern tip of Sumatra.

"The coal spill has damaged corals, affected the marine life...

Holcim Philippines moves coal stockpile after spill

06 August 2018, Published under Cement News

To prevent the repeat of a coal spill that has polluted the shores of Bacnotan, Holcim Philippines Inc has moved its temporary coal stockpile to enclosed storage areas and put up three additional siltation pond, according to the Philippine Daily Enquirer. Coal at the original stockpile was washed down by heavy rains, resulting in “water coming from the mountain to create a gap in the benched wall” and divert coal from the siltation pond toward the shoreline, according to a Holcim statemen...

Canada updates its carbon emissions tax policy

03 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Canada's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change updated its carbon tax policy framework this week and revealed that subsidy rates for industrial emitters were up across the board, but that cement, steel-making, lime and nitrogen fertiliser companies would be entitled to the highest subsidies. "We've been clear since the beginning that we would consult with industry and environmental experts to find the best ways to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency and stay competitive — and t...