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Measures to prevent environmental pollution

23 August 2004, Published under Cement News

The Diamond Cement Ghana Limited, a grinding plant at Aflao, Ghana, which imports clinker from an associated plant in neighbouring Togo producers of Portland cement is to build a 50m wide green belt around the factory as part of measures to make the environment free of pollution. A bag filter has been installed in the company’s clinker storage area in addition to two already in place to mop up and keep waste from spreading. The measure followed complains and by the communities around the fac...

Design changes to St Lawrence

19 August 2004, Published under Cement News

St Lawrence Cement Inc, said yesterday radical design changes it has made to a US$350m plant destined for Greenport, NY, should speed a five-year-old permit process and let construction start soon.  The new plant with annual capacity of 2Mt would replace an older inefficient facility nearby. New technology will enable it to be well within New York State environmental norms, including air quality, water use and stack height, said project manager David Loomes. It will not be visible from 9...

RMC: cementing a reputation for innovation

19 August 2004, Published under Cement News

Environmental and technical challenges have forced RMC, the UK’s largest aggregates group, to come up with a range of interesting and innovative solutions for different strands of its business. A new manufacturing process at the group’s cement plant in Rugby has secured RMC a European Award for the Environment for its work in reducing sulphur dioxide emissions. Bob Millard, manager at the plant, which is part of RMC’s Rugby Cement division, says concern about emissions prompted a decisi...

China growth emphasis

17 August 2004, Published under Cement News

China should put more emphasis on sustainable growth and adjust its model of economic development to improve environmental quality and energy efficiency, economists said.  David Wyss, Managing Director and Chief Economist of Standard & Poor’s, said that China’s economy had staged an outstanding performance when most industrial countries were suffering from a decline. And the momentum is expected to continue. But growing together with the gross domestic product (GDP) is increasing demand i...

Lafarge signs wind farm contract

16 August 2004, Published under Cement News

Lafarge SA said its 50 pct-owned Lafarge Maroc unit signed a contract with La Compagnie du Vent to build a windfarm to provide renewable energy for the group’s new cement plant in Tetouan, Morocco. Work will begin in the autumn and the windfarm will begin generating power in early 2005 to cover almost half the plant’s needs, Lafarge said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Lafarge has previously announced it invested Euro 120m in the plant, which has a production capacity of 1Mt and was ope...

Enviro rules UK

11 August 2004, Published under Cement News

The UK Environment Agency has today (Tuesday) urged operators of installations with annual missions of carbon dioxide of less than 500kt to ensure they submit their monitoring and reporting plans to the Environment Agency by the 30 September deadline. Operators of installations emitting more than 500kt of carbon dioxide annually who have not submitted plans should have done so by 30 June. The few who have not yet provided one are advised to send  them in immediately. Guidance to help b...

Industry anger at Carbon Trust snub

11 August 2004, Published under Cement News

Industry bodies have slammed a Carbon Trust report, claiming they were not consulted on it. Last month, the Carbon Trust published a report on the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which concluded that the ETS will not damage the overall competitiveness of British industry. The report covered five industry sectors: cement, steel, aluminium, electricity and newsprint. It said all sectors, with the exception of aluminium, have the potential to maintain or even increase profits when t...

Chilean Polpaico to use alternative fuels

11 August 2004, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement manufacturer Polpaico has been enlarging the facilities of it Cerro Blanco plant in the Til Til region. The company is building a waste co-processing platform which will allow the utilization of alternative and less pollutant fuel sources. The project will demand US$15m in investments in 2004 with the objective of replacing coal, petroleum and petroleum coke for other sources which might be solid or liquid industrial wastes with significant energy potential.  

Hungary Bukkosd rejects Strabag plant

10 August 2004, Published under Cement News

The residents of the village of Bukkosd in southern Hungary once again rejected the plans of construction company Strabag, the local unit of Austrian Bau Holding, to build a HUF27bn  (EUR109.3m) cement factory in the village. The residents of Bukkosd held a second referendum at the beginning of August 2004 on Strabag’s plans and some 52.8 per cent rejected it. The factory building was supported by 47.2 per cent of the participants.  According to Strabag, however, local environmental grou...

Details demanded on emissions

10 August 2004, Published under Cement News

Residents near Rugby Cement in the UK which was forced to halt controversial tyre-burning trials have demanded details of chemicals pumped out because of a breakdown. Rugby borough councillor Pat Wyatt is asking what came out of the chimney at Rugby Cement in Lawford Road, Rugby, on May 27 - the day the plant was proved to have released dangerously high emissions for three hours. Although the Environment Agency and Rugby Cement both confirmed the accident - which was caused by a blown fuse -...