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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...

The European Climate Foundation releases CO2 emissions report

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

There is a significant saving potential of up to 80 per cent of CO 2 emissions in the cement sector by making use of efficiency measures along the whole value chain, without carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. These CO 2 savings could be achieved for a relatively-low financial cost and even with financial savings in some cases. If combining this with CCS, a-close-to carbon-neutral cement and concrete sector is feasible by 2050.   This is the main finding of “ A sustainable futur...

The European Climate Foundation releases CO2 emissions report

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

There is a significant saving potential of up to 80 per cent of CO 2 emissions in the cement sector by making use of efficiency measures along the whole value chain, without carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. These CO 2 savings could be achieved for a relatively-low financial cost and even with financial savings in some cases. If combining this with CCS, a-close-to carbon-neutral cement and concrete sector is feasible by 2050.   This is the main finding of “ A sustainable futur...

CEMBUREAU takes stock of Low Carbon Road map 2050 objectives

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU recently hosted its 'Low Carbon Roadmap Progress towards the 2°C target' in the European Parliament, where it gave an industry update to MEPs. Five years ago the European cement industry published its Low Carbon Roadmap, outlining how CO 2 emissions could be reduced by 32 per cent (compared to 1990 levels) by 2050 with conventional technologies and potentially by 80 per cent if breakthrough technologies become widely available. C EMBUREAU has now taken stock of where the ceme...

Quarry Life 2018 Award winners announced

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

A team from the University of South Wales has won HeidelbergCement Group's Quarry Life Awards 2018 for its biodiversity project. The project investigated the value of translocating ancient woodland soils with quarried landscapes at Forest Wood quarry, Mid-Glamorgan, in Wales. The winners picked up a prize of GBP4400 at the ceremony held at Hanson's former sand and gravel quarry at Middleton Hall, Tamworth. The winning team, led by Dr David Lee, senior lecturer in wildlife ecology, c...

Quarry Life 2018 Award winners announced

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

A team from the University of South Wales has won HeidelbergCement Group's Quarry Life Awards 2018 for its biodiversity project. The project investigated the value of translocating ancient woodland soils with quarried landscapes at Forest Wood quarry, Mid-Glamorgan, in Wales. The winners picked up a prize of GBP4400 at the ceremony held at Hanson's former sand and gravel quarry at Middleton Hall, Tamworth. The winning team, led by Dr David Lee, senior lecturer in wildlife ecology, c...

Thinking outside the bag

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Tailoring its products around its bagging and packaging is just one of the ways in which Cementos Argos is driving innovation in the cement industry, while also focussing on efficiency and the environment. By Cementos Argos, Colombia. The introduction of the 5kg bag was in response to the growing do-it-yourself trend At Cementos Argos 20.7 per cent of its total revenue comes from innovation. One of the company’s strategic goals is to be a leader through innovation, which means g...