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Geocycle opens alternative fuel facility in Ain Sokhna, Egypt

22 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmeen Fouad, has inaugurated a new waste management and alternative fuel production plant, set up by Geocycle Egypt at Ain Sokhna in the Suez Governate. EGP200m (US$11.65m) was invested by Geocyle in the new factory, which is equipped with modern technology to produce 400,000t high-quality alternative fuel to replace diesel, mazut and gas currently consumed at the 8.9Mta Lafarge Cement factory near Ain Sokhna. Geocycle, a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, is a...

Republic Cement launch Kapit-Balay masonry cement

18 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement has developed a new cement called Kapit-Balay masonry cement at its Danao City plant, Philippines. The product is designed to meet demand from Cebu's construction industry for a more economical and environmentally-friendly masonry cement. Kapit-Balay masonry cement has a Type S high-strength optimised for ease of application and adhesion, where mortar masonry is required. This hydraulic cement is designed to be used for plastering, brick or block laying, and block filling wi...

Tunisian cement producers sign new AF charter

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nine Tunisian cement plants have signed a new charter on sustainable development and social responsibility, which seeks to harness new energy and alternative fuels produced through waste recovery. "The industrialists of nine cement plants, signatories of this charter, will be led to use the waste and to valorise non-recyclable and non-reusable products as alternative fuel," said Samir Majoul, president of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). Mr Majoul ...

Loma Negra and Bridgestone enter water partnership

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra and Bridgestone have entered a partnership to re-use in Llavallol, Buenos Aires province. Bridgestone will supply 200,000lpd of filtered water. The step will enable the cement producer to reduce pressure on the aquifer it uses to feed its plant.

Kattameya plant burns biomass for the first time

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Suez Cement Kattameya plant (HeidelbergCement Group) has used waste as alternative fuel (AF) in its main burner for the first time this week. The Kattameya plant’s team successfully burnt waste as an AF in the main kiln burner and reduced dependence on fossil fuel by around 10 per cent of the total fuel used. This is in addition to substituting 15 per cent of fuel in the calciner, resulting in a total thermal substitution rate (TSR) of 25 per cent. Therefore, waste and biomass burnt...

Cemex Clinchfield earns ISO 14001:2015 certification

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA's Clinchfield, Ga, cement plant has earned ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system (EMS), making the plant the first Cemex cement operation in the United States to reach the high achievement. To earn ISO 14001:2015 Certification, the EMS at the Clinchfield cement plant follows a continuous cycle of environmental policy, planning, support and operation, performance evaluation, then improvement, the company said in a statement. "At Cemex, we op...

Cemex Clinchfield earns ISO 14001:2015 certification

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA's Clinchfield, Ga, cement plant has earned ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system (EMS), making the plant the first Cemex cement operation in the United States to reach the high achievement. To earn ISO 14001:2015 Certification, the EMS at the Clinchfield cement plant follows a continuous cycle of environmental policy, planning, support and operation, performance evaluation, then improvement, the company said in a statement. "At Cemex, we op...

Hima Cement to return illegally-acquired land in Tororo

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement Ltd has agreed to surrender back over 30 acres of land it illegally acquired in Mwello, Tororo, Uganda, according to The Observer. The company’s Managing Director, Nicolas George, said the company will ensure the residents will have their land returned. Earlier this week, Mwello residents petitioned the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire-led Land Probe Commission, accusing Hima of coercing them through its agents, Optima Mines Consultancy Ltd, into selling their land at a cheap pr...

Cartes EIS draws calls for cave protection

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s cave research association, Fepae, has called on the country’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to protect the Risso cave in San Lazaro, Conception, in response to proposals from Grupo Cartes to invest US$180m in a cement plant nearby. The request comes following the publication of an environmental impact study (EIS) by Sociedad Calera Risso that includes the construction of an electrical substation and 66kV transmission line relating to the plant.

Cementos Argos starts transporting cement in electric trucks

05 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos, together with its strategic partner Transportempo and the support of Renting Colombia, has started using 100 per cent electrical trucks in Colombia. The initiative will eventually allow the mobilisation of cement in Medellín. These trucks have a silent engine, work with 600v batteries and have the capacity to move four tonnes of cement per trip. With the implementation of this project, the cement company contributes to the reduction of fuel use and, therefore, to the reducti...