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MPA releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Mineral Products Associatin (MPA) Cement has published its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, based on data provided by MPA Cement's five member companies who together supplied 78 per cent of the cement consumed in the UK in 2018. Aligned with the seven MPA strategic priorities, the report highlights activity in: health and safety, communicating Industry value, people, resource use, climate change and energy, the natural environment and the built environment. Speaking on the report, ...

CEMBUREAU to seek carbon neutrality along cement's value chain by 2050

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a reassessment of the targets set out in its 2050 Low Carbon Roadmap (2013/18)  the Association of the European cement industry (CEMBUREAU) will make a decisive contribution to the European Green Deal, striving for carbon neutrality along the cement and concrete value chain by 2050, said the organisation in a statement. CEMBUREAU will publish a revised low-carbon roadmap setting out the key role of cement and concrete in the circular economy and a path to achieving carbon neutr...

CEMBUREAU to seek carbon neutrality along cement's value chain by 2050

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a reassessment of the targets set out in its 2050 Low Carbon Roadmap (2013/18)  the Association of the European cement industry (CEMBUREAU) will make a decisive contribution to the European Green Deal, striving for carbon neutrality along the cement and concrete value chain by 2050, said the organisation in a statement. CEMBUREAU will publish a revised low-carbon roadmap setting out the key role of cement and concrete in the circular economy and a path to achieving carbon neutr...

Two Argos plants receive Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification

15 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos' (Grupo Argos) Atlanta and Newberry cement plants have achieved the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification. The company had to demonstrate that they have a meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programme, provide third-party credibility, produce an aggregated metric for reporting and demonstrate a long-term commitment to managing quality habitat for wildlife, conservation education and community outreach initiatives. As part of their c...

Two Argos plants receive Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification

15 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos' (Grupo Argos) Atlanta and Newberry cement plants have achieved the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification. The company had to demonstrate that they have a meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programme, provide third-party credibility, produce an aggregated metric for reporting and demonstrate a long-term commitment to managing quality habitat for wildlife, conservation education and community outreach initiatives. As part of their c...

Sesco Cement reportedly faces lawsuit

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Texas-based Sesco Cement is reportedly facing a lawsuit filed by Harris County Attorney, Vince Ryan, for violating the Texas Clean Air Act, Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act and the Texas Water Code, according to the Houston Business Journal. The Attorney’s Office has stated that several inspections were conducted over the past 12 months, in which cement was found to have hardened inside storm drains at the plant, while piles of cement dust and other debris were found in the facility. Acc...

Carbon capture project to operate at LafargeHolcim's Florence plant

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental) and Total have formed a joint study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA.   The study will evaluate the cost of the facility designed to capture up to 725,000tpa of CO 2 directly from the LafargeHolcim cement plant, which would be sequestered underground permanently by Occidental.   “OLC...

Pakistan installs captive solar power

24 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL), Pakistan, recently installed a 12.5MW captive solar power project at its Attock plant. Plant located at Distt Attock, Pakistan. The project, which was successfully commissioned in May  2019, is the largest captive solar power project in Pakistan’s industrial sector and makes FCCL leader in renewable energy in the country’s cement sector.  Completed in four months, the captive solar power plant saw the erection of over 38,000 Tier 1 solar panels over a 50-acr...

Finnsementi takes part in feasibility for synthetic fuels pilot plant

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Finnsementti is expected to supply CO 2 from the production process at its Lappeenranta cement works for a synthetic fuels pilot plant, to be located in Joutseno, eastern Finland. The synthetic fuels pilot plant project is currently undergoing a feasibility study by its participants, which include Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) and Finnair. The pilot plant would use CO 2 from Finnsementti cement facility in Lappeenranta and the excess hydrogen from Kemira’s production a...

WCA holds end-of-year board meeting in Dubai

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association has held its final board meeting of the year in Dubai, UAE, taking the opportunity to review progress made so far and set priorities for 2020 and beyond. "This has been a very successful year for the WCA in which we've launched a number of exciting new initiatives and member benefits, and we look forward to building on that work next year," said Ian Riley, WCA CEO. "As our international membership continues to grow, we will create many more opportunities for o...