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Environmental Excellence – ICR Cement Industry Awards 2019

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Environmental Excellence –  w&p Zement GmbH   Company representative Florian Salzer, Plant Manager, Wietersdorf, w&p Zement GmbH (Austria) Company description Part of the ALPACEM Group, w&p Zement is a privately-owned cement producer. Its main production facility is the Wietersdorf plant, a 2200tpd state-of-the-art facility built in 2005 and located in southern Austria. The plant currently produces 17 types of cement and three types of clinker. The company also runs a ...

GCCA launches Industry EPD Tool

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched its new Industry Environmental Products Tool (Version 2.0) to support the publication of environmental product declarations (EPDs) by cement and concrete producers. The new Industry Environmental Products DeclarationTool (EPDT) supports assessment of the environmental impact of cement and concrete products. Dr Andrew Minson, GCCA concrete and sustainable construction director, said: "We are committed to supporting the cemen...

GCCA launches Industry EPD Tool

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched its new Industry Environmental Products Tool (Version 2.0) to support the publication of environmental product declarations (EPDs) by cement and concrete producers. The new Industry Environmental Products DeclarationTool (EPDT) supports assessment of the environmental impact of cement and concrete products. Dr Andrew Minson, GCCA concrete and sustainable construction director, said: "We are committed to supporting the cemen...

Gas prices lowered in Egypt for cement sector

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt has reduced the domestic price of gas for the cement, metals and ceramic industries, said Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli. Gas prices will continue to be reviews, but the cement industry will have a set price of US$6/mBtu down from US$8m/Btu, while metals and ceramics will pay US$5.50/mBtu down from US$7m/Btu. Egypt has also started to link energy prices to the international market as part of subsidy-cutting reforms in line with recommendations from the International Monetary Fund.

CMA commits to waste management

01 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) has expressed its commitment towards disposal of wastes and plastics and use of alternative fuels and raw materials. Addressing the 'CONSERVE 2019' conference on alternative fuel and raw materials in the cement industry, CMA President, Mahendra Singhi, said: "The Indian cement industry has been able to use almost 75Mt of waste as a replacement of raw materials and fuels." Industry veterans present at the conference said that the cement manufac...

CMA commits to waste management

01 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) has expressed its commitment towards disposal of wastes and plastics and use of alternative fuels and raw materials. Addressing the 'CONSERVE 2019' conference on alternative fuel and raw materials in the cement industry, CMA President, Mahendra Singhi, said: "The Indian cement industry has been able to use almost 75Mt of waste as a replacement of raw materials and fuels." Industry veterans present at the conference said that the cement manufac...

Cemex included in Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has been included for the third-consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index thanks to its leadership in sustainability.  Cemex  was chosen after an assessment of the company’s business practices, recognising its performance on environmental, social, and governance criteria. “We are honoured to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, underscoring the key role that sustainability plays in our strategy,” said Vi...

Bamburi to dispose of Shell waste oil

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement’s waste division, Geocycle and Vivo Energy Kenya have agreed to collect and safely dispose of waste oil from Shell service stations across the country and Vivo Energy’s commercial customers. The initiative will see waste oil co-processed in Bamburi Cement’s kilns. Around 20,000l of waste oil per month is currently being collected by Shell service stations across Kenya. The partnership with Geocycle will reduce the logistical challenges faced by Shell when collecting ...

Cemex launches CemSlag™ eco-friendly cement

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has launched a new product called CEMSlag™ which is a new eco-friendly binder suitable for concrete. Made from blastfurnace slag, the material is finely ground to provide a durable cement solution for high-quality concrete. CEMSlag™ has a lower CO 2 footprint than ordinary Portland cement and offers multiple benefits including lower permeability for increased resistance to chemical attack, reduced hydration thereby reducing thermal cracking and in many cases, high 28-day compre...

Dalmia Cement sets carbon neutrality target for 2040

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Dalmia Cement has taken a proactive stance in reducing carbon emissions by announcing that it has targeted being carbon neutral by 2040. "We follow the strict regimes and are the greenest cement manufacturing company in the world. Reducing transition risks and creating transition opportunities are the top priorities; emissions and energy intensities directly impact the operating costs and India's Dalmia Cement aims to be carbon negative by 2040," said Sunil Gupta, executive director...