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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...

SCG Cement signs deal for more solar power

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s SCG Cement has signed a memorandum of understanding with Constant Energy for the deployment of 50MW of solar plants, according to PV Tech. Franck Constant, CEO of Constant Energy, has stated that the various projects are likely to range from 1-5MW in size and that Constant Energy will be the 100 per cent investor. The project will include rooftop, ground-mounted and floating technology. The 50MW of solar power will be installed in multiple provinces of Thailand over a three-year ...

Cement companies purchased 0.3Mt of fly ash from Endesa power station

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

UK and North American cement companies as well as the nearby LafargeHolcim plant have bought some 0.3Mt of fly ash from the Endesa power station in Carboneras, Spain, in 2018. The fly ash is shipped to overseas customers from the port of Endesa Pucarsa. In addition, Endesa has also sold 30,000t of slag and 60,000t of gypsum from its lime plant.

Licence for cement plant project revoked in Lebanon

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Lebanon’s Industry Minister, Wael Abu Faour, has revoked the licence of a cement plant planned for Ain Dara, Aley district. The decision comes after a protest by local residents last month, who disputed the project for environmental reasons. In response to the protest, Pierre Fattoush, project owner, had said that Al Arz Cement Co had been issued the licence in compliance with the law and that the plant would be within the legal environmental provisions. Mr Abu Faour’s decision arrives a...

GCC's Pueblo cement plant achieves Energy Star certification

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) Pueblo cement plant is Colorado's only Energy Star certified manufacturing plant having been given the award by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its superior energy performance. "Energy Star certified plants perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide," Enrique Escalante, chief executives of GCC, said in a statement. "We're proud to say that our Pueblo plant scored a perfect 100, proving it is tops in en...

GCC's Pueblo cement plant achieves Energy Star certification

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) Pueblo cement plant is Colorado's only Energy Star certified manufacturing plant having been given the award by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its superior energy performance. "Energy Star certified plants perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide," Enrique Escalante, chief executives of GCC, said in a statement. "We're proud to say that our Pueblo plant scored a perfect 100, proving it is tops in en...

New order restricts limestone mining in Chittorgarh

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has been restricted from mining limestone in Chittorgarh and near the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary after a new order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday. The NGT requested the Pollution Control Board and local authorities "to immediately stop all mining activities within the municipal limits of Chittorgarh city and within 10km of the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary or within the eco-sensitive zone of Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, if finally notified." A spokesman for the ce...

LafargeHolcim's Ravena plant to fight for waste tyre burning

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has urged local residents near to its Ravena cement plant to defeat a new law that would prevent the cement company from burning tyres. Last week the company took out a full-page advertisement in the local paper to promote its cause. A new proposal would prevent the burning of waste tyres. Drafted last summer, the new measure plans to set the strictest national limits on tyre burning and emissions of dioxins and furans, mercury, SO x and NO x . The Ravena plant's current air...