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GCCA heads to COP24 for recarbonation talks

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) joined governments, climate groups and campaigners from around the world in Poland for the United Nations' international climate change conference – COP24. A key discussion point for the GCCA at COP24 includes recarbonation – where concrete can play a role in taking CO 2 out of the atmosphere – as well as potential important related measures for IPCC implementation. The meeting represents the first GCCA attendance at international climate...

Further silo spill at INC Villeta

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A fault in the cement silos at the Villeta plant of Industria National del Cemento (INC), Paraguay, has caused the spill of 250t of cement, rendering the product unusable. A similar spill occurred when a silo was closed, not helping cement supply in the country, which has a cement shortage. Two silos are currently out of use and the remaining two only work partly. Domestic supply will also be reduced when the kiln at Vallemí is shut down for a month for maintenance, with the potential to...

Lehigh Northeast Cement proposes alternative fuel from paper mills

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Northeast Cement Co has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to modify its air emissions permit for its Glen Falls (NY) plant to allow the company to use an engineered fuel product from recycled paper mills as part of its fuel mix. The fuel, known as ‘raggertail,’ consists of 60 per cent plastic trimmings and 40 per cent paper and cardboard fibre, Lehigh Hanson reports. It meets the DEC’s criteria for use as an AF and is expected to...

LafargeHolcim to co-process contaminated lime sludge at Theodore plant

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Some 30,000t of arsenic-contaminated lime sludge will be removed from Dunbar, West Virginia, USA, and taken to the LafargeHolcim cement plant in Theodore, Alabama, for co-processing into cement. The sludge had been dumped in the area in the 1960s and earlier plans to ship it to Citrus County first met with resistance from local officials.

Waste from Tirupur to fuel Coimbatore cement plant

28 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The non-biodegradable waste generated in Tirupur, India, will be delivered to a cement plant on the outskirts of Coimbatore, following the signing of a letter of intent by Tirupur’s city corporation with ACC. Around 30tpd of non-biodegradable waste will be supplied to ACC’s cement plant in Madukarai as an alternative to firewood. However, as waste segregation at micro-level has been poor, the corporation is planning to increase awareness among residents and commercial outfits to segregat...

China's carbon trading passes CNY6bn

26 November 2018, Published under Cement News

China's seven pilot carbon trading schemes reached CNY6bn (US$863.9m) at the end of October, rising from CNY4.7bn at the end of 2017, reported the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. China's pilot CO 2 trading schemes cover the cities of Beijing, Tianjan, Shanghai, Chongqing and Shenzhen, and the provinces of Guangdong and Hebei. The schemes were introduced in 2013 and include the cement and other carbon-emitting industries. A total of 250Mt of carbon dioxide changed hands on the exchang...

China's carbon trading passes CNY6bn

26 November 2018, Published under Cement News

China's seven pilot carbon trading schemes reached CNY6bn (US$863.9m) at the end of October, rising from CNY4.7bn at the end of 2017, reported the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. China's pilot CO 2 trading schemes cover the cities of Beijing, Tianjan, Shanghai, Chongqing and Shenzhen, and the provinces of Guangdong and Hebei. The schemes were introduced in 2013 and include the cement and other carbon-emitting industries. A total of 250Mt of carbon dioxide changed hands on the exchang...

Hoffmann Green Cement opens Bournezeau plant

22 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) inaugurates its new cement plant – dubbed the first green cement plant in France – in Bournezeau, Vendée. The production process relies on the chemical reaction between clay and limestone due to activators. As a result, a flash firing of metakaolin during five seconds at 750˚C is the sole temperature rise in the production process. "Our technology divides CO2 emissions by four to 200kg/t of cement," said HGCT President, Julien Blanchard. The EUR10...

Mixed court orders for Pakistan's cement industry

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The cement industry has received mixed court orders from Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court on environmental/water scarcity and the gas tariff issue, respectively last week. Lucky Cement Ltd has received a stay order from the Peshawar High Court bench, which has temporarily directed the gas utility company Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) not to collect a higher tariff from the cement company. The court also sought written response from the petroleum secretary, Oil an...

Subcoal plant construction begins on Teeside

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

N+P has achieved a financial closure for its Subcoal Energy Pellet Production plant in Teesside, UK. Construction work has commenced with pellet production due to start in July 2019. From start-up the plant will employee more than 30 full time personnel.  The Subcoal plant will consume 250,000tpa of C&I feedstock and will produce 187,500tpa of Subcoal.  The EPC contractor is Fairport Engineering of Adlington near Chorley in Lancashire. The Subcoal produced will be of a very high quality w...