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Cement manufacturers benefiting from reclaimed waste

09 May 2006, Published under Cement News

Thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste is being harnessed to manufacture Australian cement in an initiative to clean up the image of one of the world’s biggest polluting industries.  Flammable industrial waste, including oils, pesticides and chemical by-products, are replacing fossil fuels in powering high-intensity kilns at one of the nation’s biggest cement manufacturers.   The process reduces greenhouse gas emissions by reclaiming waste that would otherwise go to landfill.    Geocycle, a...

Green Energy Benny Farm takes bronze

05 May 2006, Published under Cement News

The Green Energy Benny Farm project, developed by Montreal-based (l’Office de l’éclectisme urbain et fonctionnel) Pearl Poddubiuk et associés, Architects in partnership with the engineering firm of Martin Roy et Associés, won the Bronze prize at the global Holcim Awards in Bangkok, Thailand in late April. Last September, the team took home the Gold prize in the North American Holcim Awards, thereby qualifying for the global competition among the 15 best projects from around the world. This i...

Cemex plans sand and gravel operations

02 May 2006, Published under Cement News

Cemex is moving forward on its sand and gravel mine planned in Soledad Canyon, California, even as Santa Clarita officials continue their US$6m fight against it.  Cemex expects to begin operating in the canyon in 2008 and could mine about 70Mt of sand and gravel over the next 20 years, with up to 600 trucks a day coming in and out.  "We fully expect to continue the planning process and start the operations within the next two years," said Susana Duarte, a Cemex spokeswoman.     In the first...

Vulcan appeal is set for May

02 May 2006, Published under Cement News

An appeal on an emissions permit granted to a South Valley cement manufacturer will be heard next month.  The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board will hear an appeal to overturn its December decision to allow Vulcan Materials to operate a cement batch plant across the street from the Mountain View Community Center on Prosperity SE.    On Jan. 18, the Mountain View Neighborhood Association, South Valley Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Joaquin Altamirano, Julio Dom...

Governor attends Mountain Cement celebration

02 May 2006, Published under Cement News

To celebrate more than a hundred million dollars in future improvements to its facilities, Wyoming’s lone cement plant invited a number of Wyoming dignitaries to a barbeque Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Cement Company invited Gov Dave Freudenthal to its headquarters for a 20-minute walking tour of the cement-making process. According to Mountain Cement president Stuart Tomlinson, the company invited Freudenthal to show him the planned upgrades that the company has for its facilities. “We...

Cement pollution smothering Khasmir province

27 April 2006, Published under Cement News

The pollution caused by six vertical shaft cement factories in areas of Khunmoh Wuyan and Khrew Shar in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have made lives of people residing in these areas hell. Though time and again the factories were asked by the concerned authorities to install pollution control devices of prescribed standards, the order was never implemented. And if the villagers of Shar Khrew are to be believed, three more cement factories are going to be set up in the area soon for which...

Green Energy Benny Farm takes Bronze

26 April 2006, Published under Cement News

St. Lawrence Cement and L’OEUF (l’Office de l’eclectisme urbain et fonctionnel) - Pearl Poddubiuk et associes, Architects - in partnership with the firm of Martin Roy et Associes, are pleased to announce that the "Green Energy Benny Farm" project took the bronze prize at the global Holcim Awards yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand.    The "Green Energy Benny Farm" project, developed by Montreal-based L’OEUF, in partnership with the engineering firm of Martin Roy et Associes, took home the Gold p...

Cement plant faces court over dust cloud

26 April 2006, Published under Cement News

Rugby Cement faces being prosecuted for an incident which led to homes and cars being covered in a thick layer of grit and dust. Cemex bosses are set to face magistrates for a dust cloud which spewed from its factory in Lawford Road, Rugby on October 14. The company has been charged by the Environment Agency with two offences under the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000. No date has been fixed for the court appearance. Today’s announcement comes just days ...

Environmental designs honoured

24 April 2006, Published under Cement News

Bangkok will host the first global Holcim Awards tomorrow, in which 15 of the most environmentally friendly architectural, industrial, engineering and urban planning designs from five continents compete for the gold medal. Among the finalists are an entry from the Philippines in which concrete substrates are used to speed up the restoration of coral reefs and an urban renewal project in China that fits housing for extended families into a neighbourhood without requiring wholesale demolition ...

Chat could find a market

20 April 2006, Published under Cement News

The US EPA has proposed criteria for the environmentally protective use of chat in transportation construction projects carried out in whole or in part with federal funds, and in concrete and cement projects. Chat is a gravel-like waste created from lead and zinc mining activities in the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri tri-state mining region between the late 1800s and mid 1900s. The proposed criteria involve safely encapsulating chat particles in asphalt or cement and concrete. Currently ab...