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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...

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...

LEILAC 2 is in the pipeline

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The success of the The Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) project to separate and capture CO 2 from the cement production process will enable a second LEILAC 2 project to be pipelined.

 The LEILAC project, located at the Lixhe cement plant in Belgium, which started operations to capture CO 2 emissions from the cement production process using Calix technology in May 2019, will continue to be tested until the end of 2020. 

The LEILAC 2 project will have a new reactor, about ...

GCC signs 15-year solar power deal in Mexico

18 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV is to operate some of its cement operations in Mexico on solar energy under a newly-signed power purchase agreement (PPA). The company said it signed a 15-year off-take deal with a Mexican solar power supplier for electricity for its cement factory in Juarez, ready-mix and aggregates operations and corporate offices. The PPA starts in January 2021 and will enable GCC and will provide solar power for around 20 per centof the company's total power demand...