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Cement industry turning green

19 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Leading environmental NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has awarded the Indian cement industry its "Three Green Leaves" rating for reducing pollution but feels it needs to clean up its mining practices. Only one company - Madras Cement Limited’s Alathiyur Works near Chennai - has been awarded the prestigious "Four Leaves Award", becoming the first Indian plant in India to receive this honour. The Gujarat plant of Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited bagged the second spot, while the thir...

Cement factories told to go green

16 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Cement producers PT Semen Cibinong and PT Indocement Tbk were ordered to undergo environmental audits and to construct green areas in a bid to minimise the adverse impacts of pollution resulting from their operations.     Member of Bogor Council’s Commission D on environment, Darwin, explained that the two factories were located in residential areas; Klapa Nunggal and Citeureup districts, respectively.     "I hope by establishing green areas around the factories, the environment will be sa...

MP impressed by cement plant, UK

16 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Rugby MP Jeremy Wright took a journey forward in time to find out what the future could hold for Rugby Cement and the controversial tyre-burning issue.    After court hearings and much concern from local residents about the health implications, the Tory MP visited a cement plant in Staffordshire that has been burning tyres for 10 years as a substitute for coal, like Cemex is currently doing on a trial basis at Rugby’s plant in Lawford Road.    And he said so far he has been impressed with ...

South Africa to start burning tyres

16 December 2005, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s cement industry is to start burning tyres to fuel its kilns. The initiative is intended to diversify the industry’s fuel source and to help clean up SA, which is littered with millions of old tyres. The cost of the initiative will be borne by the consumer. Government, cement companies, tyre companies and nongovernmental organisations have agreed after six years on a solution to SA’s growing scrap-tyre problem.    The tyres will be collected and made available mainly to the ru...

Cement industry complains about CO² certificates

15 December 2005, Published under Cement News

The Austrian cement industry is threatening to shut down its kilns temporarily if the price of legally mandated CO² certificates goes up too much. Peter Orisich, General Director of the Lafarge Perlmooser Cement Company and President of the Cement Industry Association, said the Austrian division of his firm would be likely able to get through this year on the freely distributed CO² certificate. However, he warned that the industry faces a huge growth spurt in the coming years and it is l...

EPA requests info on dust disposal

15 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Florida Rock Industries Inc disclosed Wednesday that it received a request for information from the US Environmental Protection Agency about whether its subsidiary illegally disposed of construction materials during the 1970s.   The probe concerns possible illegal disposal of cement kiln dust at the Jernigan Trucking Dump Site in Hillsborough County, Fla, by Florida Rock unit Florida Cement Inc.     Florida Rock, based in Jacksonville, Fla, received the EPA request this month, the company sa...

Rioclaro wins Lider Progresa prize

15 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement company Cementos Rioclaro won for a fifth consecutive year the Lider Progresa prize for product quality, environmental management and social responsibility, it was reported on December 13, 2005. The prize is awarded annually by the Colombian environment agency CORNARE and the institute for development of the Antioquia province IDEA.    Cementos Rioclaro is part of local cement group Argos, which has recently been authorised to merge its units Cementos El Cairo, Cementos del ...

Eurocement to pay higher environmental levy

15 December 2005, Published under Cement News

The Federal Service for environmental, technological and atomic supervision (Rostekhnadzor) has completed an inspection of Kavkazcement, Oskolcement, Savinskiy Cement Plant and Belgorod Cement on December 13, 2005 and would collect an addition RUR276.9m from the  Eurocement Group, as the declared pollutions of the six enterprises had been understated significantly, Vedomosti reports.

Indian industry launches enviro programs

15 December 2005, Published under Cement News

The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII – Godrej GBC) have announced a new national initiative to advance climate-friendly, sustainable enterprises in India. The new Green Business Initiative will launch two programs in India to advance sustainable enterprises and facilitate the development of corporate greenhouse gas inventories and subsequent investments in greenhouse gas mitigation projects. The initiative was launched during the Green Bu...

Factory hopes to cement sewage deal

13 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Sewage could be used to power the kilns at Lafarge’s Dunbar works, despite concerns about the possible environmental effect. The processed sewage pellets are being considered for use in the Lafarge works, with large quantities likely to become available following a ban on their use at Longannet Power Station in Fife due to European legislation on waste burning. Lafarge have also announced that a UK£20m gas scrubbing machine is to be installed to cut emissions in half, in order to meet EU ...