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Arkan Building Materials to co-process SPL

13 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) will supply Abu Dhabi-based Arkan Building Materials with waste from its smelting operations. Arkan will co-process EGA’s spent pot lining (SPL) material in its kilns. EGA is building facilities at its Al Taweelah site to process SPL into an alternative raw material or fuel that can be used in cement plants. HE Eng Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, chairman of Arkan, said the company would be able to reduce its dependence on fuel by using EGA's wasted spent pot lini...

Hpa-an plants come under public pressure for using coal

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Local residents of Hpa-an, Kiyan state, Myanmar, have called on the government to monitor local cement plants that have switched from using natural gas to coal-fired kilns. The two local cement plants in Hpa-an produce 4900tpd and are now 20 years old. Local residents met on 10 November 2018 to urge the authorities to stop the operations of the factories. Environmental impact assessments have been requested as well as the safety for residents living near by.

Hpa-an plants come under public pressure for using coal

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Local residents of Hpa-an, Kiyan state, Myanmar, have called on the government to monitor local cement plants that have switched from using natural gas to coal-fired kilns. The two local cement plants in Hpa-an produce 4900tpd and are now 20 years old. Local residents met on 10 November 2018 to urge the authorities to stop the operations of the factories. Environmental impact assessments have been requested as well as the safety for residents living near by.

Cemex creates strategic partnership with Energy Vault

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Research Group AG will is creating a strategic partnership with Energy Vault of Switzerland to launch the first gravity-based energy storage system. Energy vault uses a crane to lift 35t concrete blocks with excess electricity, then discharges electricity when demand requires by lowering the blocks to turn turbines. Cemex is working on material applications which include the optimisation of various concrete-based materials that will support Energy Vault's system deployments globally....

ACC adopts solar power for Kudithini and Thondebhavi grinding mills

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd (LafargeHolcim group) has adopted the use of solar power in the cement manufacturing process at its grinding units in Kudithini and Thondebhavi in Karnataka. The intent is to use about 30MW of solar power at these plants, which will meet over half its annual power requirement – an estimated 45m units of solar power annually. Switching to solar power will reduce CO 2 emissions by 38,000t every year, the equivalent of planting 45,000 trees yearly. An assessment conducted by the Solar...

LafargeHolcim Paulding harnesses wind power

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Paulding plant has become the group's first cement plant in North America to harness wind power. "Distributed wind energy is a first for LafargeHolcim in North America and something we're excited to leverage," said Jamie M Gentoso, CEO of US Cement operations. "The Paulding cement plant has been an anchor of this region for decades, producing high-quality cement and mineral components for our nation’s highways, roads, airports and national landmarks. Investing in new ways to...

TPI Polene claims waste-fuelled power is unsustainable

07 November 2018, Published under Cement News

TPI Polene has complained about the quality of national waste sorting in Thailand. The company has invested about THB4bn (US$121.9m) in waste-fuelled power plants. But high operational costs, including sorting, make the waste-to-energy business unsustainable, says the Thai cement producer.  The lack of sorting means that Thailand's wet and damp waste can only generate about 1200kcal of energy when it is burned in the cement kiln. Japanese cement kilns generate 4000kcal from sorted waste f...

Keflavík harbour blocked by grounded cement carrier

07 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The 4000dwt cement carrier Fjordvik has run aground at the entrance to Keflavík harbour in Iceland. The incident happened on Friday 2 November when 14 crew members and pilot were safely lifted off the stricken vessel. The Fjordvik remains lodged on the rocks with a breach in the hull and a small oil spill. The ship had apprximately 100t of oil on board and initial attempts to pump the oil into trucks has failed. Current weather conditions are unfavourable for a salvage operation. Port cont...

Insee Cement wins environmental awards

05 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Insee Ecocyle Lanka, a subsidiary of Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd, scooped the silver award in the solid waste recovery, recycling and disposal or processing category at the Presidential Environmental Awards 2018, held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Insee Ecocycle Lanka director Sanjeewa Chulakumara said, "Insee Ecocycle is now established as an independent company, and diversified its business portfolio to provide non-kiln based wa...

Insee Cement wins environmental awards

05 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Insee Ecocyle Lanka, a subsidiary of Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd, scooped the silver award in the solid waste recovery, recycling and disposal or processing category at the Presidential Environmental Awards 2018, held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Insee Ecocycle Lanka director Sanjeewa Chulakumara said, "Insee Ecocycle is now established as an independent company, and diversified its business portfolio to provide non-kiln based wa...