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Henan to hike water and electricity fees

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Chinese province of Henan will increase water and electricity tariffs for cement and steel producers that have failed to meet ultra-low emissions standards, said the provincial environmental regulator. Henan is home to six of the country’s 20 most-polluted cities, reports Reuters. To address the emissions, companies that do not meet emissions treatment or clean transportation requirements will have to pay an additional CNY0.05-0.1/m 3 (US¢0.7-1.4/m 3 ) for water and an extra CNY0.01-0...

Nesher Cement receives approval for AF use

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry has approved Nesher Cement’s revised emissions permit, which will see the company replace some of its raw materials with waste. It will also use waste as fuel to reduce its dependence on petcoke. The approval comes despite protests from environmental advocacy organisation Adam Teva V’Din, which alleged that the request for permit changes reflected no effort to evaluate the expected emissions of dangerous metals, volatile organic compounds, dioxins...

PPC Zimbabwe to establish 32MW solar plant

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe has found an investor for its project to establish a 32MW solar plant at its Colleen Bawn plant in Matabeleland South province. Half of the plant’s output will be used for the company’s cement manufacturing operations, while the other half will be supplied to the national power grid. The construction of the project is expected to last around 18 months.

Pan-United signs MoU to reduce singapore's CO2 emissions

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Pan-United, Keppel Data Centres, Chevron and Surbana Jurong, with the support of the National Research Foundation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to harness their combined resources and jointly develop the first end-to-end decarbonisation process in Singapore. This collaboration is aimed at accelerating the development of a highly-integrated clean and energy efficient carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration (CCUS) system that can lead to a low-carbon econo...

Argos makes top 5 in FTSE4Good World Index for corporate governance in construction sector

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos has been chosen as one of the top five companies in the world in the construction materials sector with the best corporate governance, environmental and social management practices, by the FTSE4Good World Index. "We are very proud to receive this recognition that highlights our teamwork and the great achievements we have obtained as a company in managing sustainability and creating value," said Maria Isabel Echeverri, legal and sustainability vice president at Argos.

Cemex Ventures to recycle plastic to produce concrete and aggregates via Arqlite

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures is investing in US-based Arqlite SPC, a start-up that produces light recycled aggregates from plastic waste. The product benefits from a low CO 2 footprint and a greater durability for drainage, precast and lightweight concrete systems for non-structural use. Arqlite SPC began its research and development process in Argentina in 2016. It has developed an innovative technology that allows most of the plastic waste to be recycled instead of disposal at a landfill or polluting...

LafargeHolcim's Mannersdorf plant set for carbon capture project

29 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Austria’s energy and petrochemicals company OMV and polymers firm Borealis have signed a memorandum of understanding with Verbund and LafargeHolcim to jointly develop the “Carbon2ProductAustria” (C2PAT) project, which aims to capture almost 100 per cent of the 700,000tpa of CO 2 emitted from LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Mannersdorf. The CO 2 is expected to be transformed to renewable-based hydrocarbons, which in turn can be used to produce fuel or a feedstock to manufacture value-add...

HeidelbergCement highlights achievements and plans in 2019 sustainability report

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement reiterated its sustainability focus on climate protection in its newly-published 2019 sustainability report. By 2030 the company plans to reduce its specific net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement by 30 per cent compared with 1990. It was the first cement producer to have Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)-verified CO 2 reduction targets. Progress to date has seen these emissions fall by 22 per cent and  HeidelbergCement reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions to 589...

Cemex's climate strategy still on track

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it will be continuing to move ahead with its climate action strategy, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In February the company announced it had set a target for a 35 per cent reduction of its net specific CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement compared with its 1990 baseline. "Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and we believe that we can continue to address it as a fundamental component of our efforts to recover from the COVI...

RHI Magnesita launches new brick at Mannersdorf plant

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita’s new ANKRAL LC series of refractory bricks has had its first usage in a pilot project at LafargeHolcim’s Mannersdorf facility in Austria. The bricks reuse secondary recycled materials from rotary cement kilns, without compromising the technical requirements and specifications required from the material. The materials were previously considered unsuitable for further use in the production process of magnesite bricks, because in most cases they contain a high amount of infilt...