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Irish Cement receives EPA approval for tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has been granted a licence by the Environmental Protection Agency to burn tyres and other solid wastes as fuel at its Mungret facility, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. The company will use the EUR10m project to move away from fossil fuel use at the plant. The plans have been subject to protests by local groups in the area, with appeals against the decision to supply the licence open for a 28-day period. However, the company has noted that the burning of the new fuels will have ...

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield plant starts tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield cement plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, has begun burning 20tpd of scrap tyres to reduce its coal use and lower its carbon footprint. "For every tonne of coal that we replace with scrap tyres, we will see a 30 per cent decrease in CO 2 emissions," said Lafarge director of environmental affairs Robert Cumming. "It also means that Nova Scotians have a way to use their own scrap tyres," said Mr Cumming. "So we’re making use of a local fuel source and taking scrap ty...

Cemex UK invests in trailers for clay haulage

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has started using trucks with non-tipping belt trailers on its clay supply route between Southam Quarry and Rugby Cement plant. Thanks to the conveyor belt bed in the trailer, there is no need for the truck to tip the clay out, which ensures there is no risk of truck rollover or collision with buildings if the body is not lowered. In addition, the driver can control the process by remote control from inside the cab – further increasing safety and minimising potential risk. Using ...

Cemex UK invests in trailers for clay haulage

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has started using trucks with non-tipping belt trailers on its clay supply route between Southam Quarry and Rugby Cement plant. Thanks to the conveyor belt bed in the trailer, there is no need for the truck to tip the clay out, which ensures there is no risk of truck rollover or collision with buildings if the body is not lowered. In addition, the driver can control the process by remote control from inside the cab – further increasing safety and minimising potential risk. Using ...

LafargeHolcim plans to reduce carbon footprint of European business

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim intends to reduce its annual CO 2 emissions in Europe by 15 per cent (3Mt) like-for-like by 2022. The plans are expected to be achieved through a CHF160m (US$160.87m) investment for equipment and technologies to increase the usage of low-carbon fuels and recycled materials in the company’s processes and products, according to a press release. "We are cognisant of our impact on the environment and will remain at the forefront of efforts to mitigate climate change. With this in...

Holcim Ecuador receives carbon-neutrality certificate

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ecuador has received a carbon-neutral certificate for its Holcim Agrovial and Base Vial products by environmental consultant Sambito. When compared with traditional products, Holcim Base Vial reduces CO 2 emissions by 54 per cent while Holcim Agrovial lowers CO 2 emissions by 54 per cent per kilometre of road built.

Bharathi Cement commissions 10MW solar power plant

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Bharathi Cement has commissioned a 10MW solar power plant at its 5Mta cement works in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The facility is expected to help cut the company’s overall energy costs by reducing its reliance on thermal power. The project was delivered by Fourth Partner Energy in a record 60 days, according to a company press release. The power plant is part of Bharathi’s long-term plan to transition to renewable energy.

Votorantim creates new unit to assist alternative material co-processing

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s Votorantim Cimentos has created a new business unit, named Verdera, to manage and provide services throughout the co-processing chain of alternative materials used in cement production. The company announced an investment plan of BRL400m (US$98m) to develop the unit over the next four years. The goal of Verdera is to offer waste disposal services to different companies and industries. Furthermore, the company plans to increase its petcoke substitution rate from 25 per cent to 80...

Carbon capture is a loss-maker for Anhui Conch

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch has invested US$10m in carbon capture equipment at its Baimashan plant near the Yangtze river in eastern China. The pilot carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, installed last year in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province, separates and purifies 50,000t of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) a year, which Conch will sell to industrial consumers, reports Reuters. As a pilot project the technology currently is designed to capture a small percentage of the 1.5Mt of CO 2 generated by a single...

Carbon capture is a loss-maker for Anhui Conch

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch has invested US$10m in carbon capture equipment at its Baimashan plant near the Yangtze river in eastern China. The pilot carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, installed last year in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province, separates and purifies 50,000t of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) a year, which Conch will sell to industrial consumers, reports Reuters. As a pilot project the technology currently is designed to capture a small percentage of the 1.5Mt of CO 2 generated by a single...