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Dalmia Cement responds to 'net zero' emissions call

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement is among 28 companies that have agreed to set up a firm commitment to targets that are aligned with limiting global temperature rises below 1.5˚C and to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. The announcement comes in response to the call-to-action campaign ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019. In recent days, shareholders of CRH, LafargeHolcim, HeidelbergCement and Saint-Gobain have also written letters to these cement companies to cut carbo...

Andusia forms partnership with SRF producer for Mediterranean exports

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Andusia has partnered with Mid UK Recyling (Beaupar group), the UK's largest solid recovered fuel (SRF) producer. The partnership will see the companies export more than 20,000t of SRF to two cement plants in the Mediterranean. Eamonn Hanley, group operations director at Mid UK Recycling, commented: "The significant investment in multiple SRF production lines has allowed the company to produce bespoke alternative fuels that can be tailored to a customer’s exacting requirements. This proacti...

Caribbean Cement to dispose of over 2m tyres

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement has been selected by the country’s government to remove and dispose of over 2m old tyres stockpiled at the Riverton City disposal site in Kingston, according to the Jamaica Observer. Peter Donkersloot Ponce, general manager, has confirmed that the company will be signing a memorandum of understanding with the government this week. He also noted that the company is likely to begin a 40-day trial period before moving to a full industrial roll-out. Around US$0.5m ha...

UAE cement company finds use for camel dung

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Gulf Cement is preventing thousands of tonnes of camel waste from going to landfill. The cement company is cutting its emissions while using camel dung to supplement its fuel usage. Under the government-run scheme, farmers of Ras-al-Khamaih deposit camel waste at designated collection stations to be blended with coal to make a fuel for Gulf Cement. "People started to laugh, believe me," said Mohamed Ahmed Ali Ebrahim, manager of Gulf Cement Co.  "We heard from our grandfathers that they us...

Kawasaki to capture CO2 in Wyoming

19 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) and the Japan Coal Energy Center have signed an MoU to research solid sorbent capture technology with the twin-goals of reducing emissions and producing cement with inputs from the coal sector. The research will take CO 2 captured from coal-burning power plants and mix it with calcium-containing coal ash and industrial waste to make calcium carbonate (CaCO 3 ) to be used in cement production and ultimately concrete. The agreement will see Kawas...

Kawasaki to capture CO2 in Wyoming

19 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) and the Japan Coal Energy Center have signed an MoU to research solid sorbent capture technology with the twin-goals of reducing emissions and producing cement with inputs from the coal sector. The research will take CO 2 captured from coal-burning power plants and mix it with calcium-containing coal ash and industrial waste to make calcium carbonate (CaCO 3 ) to be used in cement production and ultimately concrete. The agreement will see Kawas...

Dalmia Cement to take non-hazardous waste

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement's Ariyalur plant has agreed for the safe disposal of non-hazardous waste from the Golden Rock Railway Workshop (GRRW) in Turuchi, India. Dalmia's cement plant the second cement factory to accept waste from the GRR after UltraTech Cement's Ariyalur plant disposed of nearly 5000t of this zero-value waste in 2017. The zero-value waste is being used as an alternative fuel by Damlia Cement. The waste is to be dispatched to the plant in the form of rubber, belts, cushions, berth...

Ethiopian cement plants encouraged to turn to biomass

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ethiopian government hopes that more cement plants will consider replacing their coal imports with locally-produced biomass to reduce foreign currency spending and cut carbon emissions. Many of Ethiopia's 17 factories import coal from South Africa at a cost of US$220m annually. The  CCIIDD is working with the cement industry to replace foreign coal with local biomass. "If we can replace 40 per cent of the coal with the biomass, we can save up to US$88m per year," said Samuel Healala...

Bestway Cement wins Annual Environmental Excellence Award 2019

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement Ltd (BCL) has won the16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2019 for its vision and effective implementation of environmentally-friendly policies at all of its four plants in Hattar, Farooqia, Chakwal and Kallar Kahar, Pakistan. The event was organised last week in Karachi by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH). Bestway is a pioneer in establishing Pakistan’s first waste heat recovery power plant (WHRPP) at a cost of US$47m. It is one of the few companies...

Bestway Cement wins Annual Environmental Excellence Award 2019

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement Ltd (BCL) has won the16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2019 for its vision and effective implementation of environmentally-friendly policies at all of its four plants in Hattar, Farooqia, Chakwal and Kallar Kahar, Pakistan. The event was organised last week in Karachi by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH). Bestway is a pioneer in establishing Pakistan’s first waste heat recovery power plant (WHRPP) at a cost of US$47m. It is one of the few companies...