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Mombasa Cement set to commission wind farm

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Mombasa Cement will commission its new 36MW wind farm at Kilifi in December. The facility is composed of 12 wind turbines of 3MW each and will supply its 1.6Mta Athi River cement plant in Machakos County. The Kilifi wind farm is set up on a 1200h site owned by Mombasa Cement in Vipingo, a small coastal village located about 30km north of Mombasa. The company is also currently expanding the Vipingo clinker plant at a cost of KES7.5bn (US$74m). “The electricity produced will be evacuated by ...

Uzbekistan plans to order cement producers to monitor air emissions

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection has announced plans to order all existing cement enterprises to establish sampling and analysis stations for sources of emissions into the air. A draft resolution from the Cabinet of Ministers outlines the plan "to oblige all cement enterprises operating in Uzbekistan to establish automatic stations for sampling and analysis of samples at sources of atmospheric air pollution, as well as stationary observation points in ...

Ohorongo Cement sees value in charcoal fines

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement in Namibia has partnered with Carbo Namibia, a Namibian manufacturer and exporter of charcoal products, in an attempt to increase its energy saving initiatives and lower its carbon footprint. Ohorongo initially approached local charcoal producers within the Otjozondjupa region to procure charcoal fines to utilise as alternative fuel. Prior to Ohorongo procuring the fines, it was essentially a waste product, as it was not viable for export purposes. Through their supply agr...

Birla Corp acquires stake in AMP Solar Clean Power

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp and RCCPL, its wholly-owned subsidiary, have acquired 26 per cent ownership (7.8 per cent and 18.2 per cent, respectively) of AMP Solar Clean Power. Birla Corp is planning to purchase solar power for its grinding units in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, (Raebareli Cement Works and Raebareli Hitech Cement) and RCCPL’s Kundanganj grinding facility. This will be achieved under the group’s captive scheme that stipulates at least a 26 per cent participation in the equity capital of the so...

CMA receives award for reducing single-use plastic campaign

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) atteneded at an event organised by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, on 19 November 2019, in New Delhi where an award was presented to Mahendra Singhi, President, CMA and Aparna Dutt Sharma, Secretary General, CMA, by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. In his Independence Day speech on 15 August 2019, the Prime Minister spoke of the need to reduce single use plastic in the country. Subsequently, the Ministry of Jal Sh...

UltraTech facility begins receiving dry waste for RDF use

20 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has begun receiving dry waste at its unit in Jaggayyapet, Andhra Pradesh, sent from Vijayawada Municipal Corp’s (VMC) recycling facility in Ajit Singh Nagar. As part of the year-long memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties, the producer will receive 50tpd of waste. “Around 50t of dry waste collected by the VMC, which comprises of discarded plastic, will be used for generating refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at cement kilns. It is a win-win situation for...

San Miguel Corp to use biodegradable cement packaging

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

San Miguel Corp is set to become the first company to use fully-certified biodegradable plastic packaging in the Philippines. It will be initially used for both food and non-food products, such as cement and feed sacks, grocery bags and other single-use plastic packaging. "Initially, we will use it for cement packaging," said Ramon Ang. "What we will use is a biodegradable plastic woven packaging, or sack. This is proudly developed by Filipino inventors, using local materials, and made by l...

CRDC launches EcoConcreto product

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

  CRDC launch EcoConcreto product The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) launched its plastic-to-concrete invention 'EcoConcreto' at the Sustainable Brands Oceans Congress in Porto, Portugal. The CRDC process involves efficient upcycling of massive industrial quantities of plastic waste and enriching it into a synthetic construction aggregate that is lighter in weight and more durable than conventional concrete, claims CRDC. The CRDC product is a pre-condit...

Adelaide Brighton uses 1Mt of RDF at Birkenhead plant

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton has now used 1Mt of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at its Birkenhead facility, South Australia, diverting 2Mt of waste from landfill sites. The Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, and Environmental Minister, David Speirs, visited the company last week to recognise the milestone. "Through the use of this alternative fuel, Adelaide Brighton's Birkenhead plant has achieved gains in efficiency and reduced consumption of natural gas by 25 per cent," said Nick Miller, CEO...

Le Ciment du Sahel's quarry extension is put on hold

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Residents of Bandia, a town east of Dakar, Senegal, are concerned about Le Ciment du Sahel's plans to extend its quarry by an additional 236ha, cutting into a Baobab reserve. The government has not given its final clearance for the project, following mounting local resistance, demanding the protection of the forest. Le Ciment du Sahel (CDS), has a capital of XOF13.5bn (EUR20.6m) and is owned by the Layousse family. The cement company has been extracting limestone reserves since 2002 at its...