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Chip Mong INSEE Cement and Siam City Cement launch waste manufacturing facility

18 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Chip Mong INSEE Cement Corp has launched a new industrial waste manufacturing facility in Banteay Meas district, Kampot province, Cambodia. The new unit can process 10tph of industrial waste and more than 7000tpm. The new facility is a joint venture between Chip Mong Group, which holds 60 per cent of shares, and Thailand's Siam City Cement Corp, which has a 40 per cent stake in the project. According to Leang Khun, chairman of Chip Mong Insee Corp, the Chip Mong Ecocycle investment cost U...

COP25 talks target carbon neutrality

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Four leading experts explored the pathway to carbon neutrality in the cement and concrete industry at a side event to COP25 in Madrid, Spain. The panel discussion entitled 'Cement and concrete: the path to carbon neutrality by 2050' was moderated by Galo Gutierrez, general director of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, and featured: •    Koen Coppenholle, CEO of CEMBUREAU, the European cement association •    Claude Lorea, cement director of the Global Cement and Concrete ...

Top start-ups in construction ecosystem of 2019 listed

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures, Boston Consulting Group and Tracxn have announced their list of 50 most promising start-ups in the construction ecosystem of 2019. The alliance of the three companies aims to explore and promote new solutions in the global construction industry. The leading solutions encompass: • project design and engineering, optimisation, digitalisation and project planning, plus techniques to maximise efficiency and quality • project jobsite management, productivity improvement, efficien...

Malaga Ports new conveyor has restored clinker exports

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Malaga Port has ended the year having exported in excess of 230,000t of clinker. Thanks to the partnership between Servimad Global and the Finance and Mining Company, Malaga Port has restarted cement exports that had been paralysed since December 2018. Cement exports were restarted in 2019 when Servimad decided to solve the issue of dust emissions by commissioning a conveyor belt specifically designed for Malaga Port, that minimises environmental pollution by 100 per cent. The new conv...

Cement Innovation for Climate research initiative created

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

On 6 December 2019, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group), HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat founded the joint research corporation CI4C – Cement Innovation for Climate – which is currently waiting for final approval from the antitrust authorities. The aim of the corporation is to realise the joint research project catch4climate, which will investigate the practical applicability of the oxyfuel carbon capture technology in the cement production process. In the frame of the catch4cl...

Cement Innovation for Climate research initiative created

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

On 6 December 2019, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group), HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat founded the joint research corporation CI4C – Cement Innovation for Climate – which is currently waiting for final approval from the antitrust authorities. The aim of the corporation is to realise the joint research project catch4climate, which will investigate the practical applicability of the oxyfuel carbon capture technology in the cement production process. In the frame of the catch4cl...

NuCycle ramps up AF production for Cemex

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based NuCycle Energy has launched a facility in Plant City, Florida, to make alternative fuels, primarily as a coal substitute, exclusively for Cemex. The plant, which came online in April, is now fully operational and ramping up to process 150,000tpa of post-industrial materials, primarily process and packaging residuals. While the facility was built to support Cemex, plans are to build more facilities in Miami, Greater Atlanta and Massachusetts in the near future, according to Jim La...

Lehigh plans upgrades following alleged violations of Clean Air Act

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In a settlement to resolve the alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Lehigh Cement Co and Lehigh White Cement Co have agreed to invest approximately US$12m in pollution control technology at their 11 Portland cement manufacturing plants, announced the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This settlement with Lehigh and Lehigh White will significantly reduce harmful air emissions at their cement plants nationwide," said Bruce Gelber, deputy assistant atto...

Cement companies targeted with an all-India RDF tender

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The North Delhi Municipal Corp is targeting cement companies with an all-India tender inviting industrial units to utilise the RDF recovered from biomining of the Bhalswa Landfill located in the city, according to the Hindustan Times. The Solid Waste Management rules established in 2016 state that RDF should form at least five per cent of the fuel mix of units that have a landfill within 100km. "We have a pre-bid meeting for it tomorrow (Tuesday) and will see how many companies from acros...

Bhutan considers coal alternatives

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Bhutan is looking at options to reduce its carbon emissions. Given that the country generates 215t of municipal waste (MW) every day, about 50t of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) could be produced from sorted waste. In Bhutan, the three integrated cement plants, Dungsam Cement, Penden Cement, and Lhaki Cement produce clinker using rotary kilns with dry-process and consume an average of 500tpd of coal. Generally, energy costs of fuel and electricity represent 40 per cent of cement manufacturing...