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Kyoto protocol will reduce European economic growth

01 January 2006, Published under Cement News

  That is the finding of a recent study from the International Council for Capital Formation, a market-based think tank. It projects that by 2010, Spain’s growth will have fallen by three per cent, and that Italy’s will shrink by two per cent. These are bigger figures than previous studies have found, and their release comes as world leaders struggle to find a successor to the Kyoto treaty (reports the BBC). In recent weeks, British Prime Minister Tony Blair ...

ThyssenKrupp reclassifies ’waste’ slag as product

30 December 2005, Published under Cement News

  Germany ’s ThyssenKrupp Steel has been given the go-ahead by the country’s government to classify its blast furnace slag as a product rather than waste, a step that will ease the bureaucratic burden on its manufacture and sal   - reports UK-based Metal Bulletin. The environment ministry reached a deal according to which air-granulated and blast furnace slags will not be considered waste under the Closed Substance Cycle & Waste Management Act. ThyssenKrupp...

ACC wins fly ash award

28 December 2005, Published under Cement News

ACC was awarded the National Award for being the “Best User in India” of a Mineral Component Fly Ash by Fly Ash Utilization Mission, TIFAC, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The award was presented by Kapil Sibal, Minister of State for S&T and Ocean Development (Independent Charge), Government of India, A. Raja, Minister for Environment & Forests and P.M. Sayeed, Minister for Power, Government of India. ACC has achieved spectacular results in the utilization of two h...

Taiwanese Industrial Associations Volunteer to Reduce CO2 emissions

26 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Taiwanese Industrial Associations Volunteer to Reduce CO2 emissions Seven Taiwanese industry associations including the Chinese National Federation of Industries will sign an agreement today with the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) to voluntarily cut down carbon-dioxide gas emission from 2006. According to the agreement, Taiwan’s 200 enterprises with the largest amount of energy consumptions will cut the emission to a goal, which will be set after the deal is done later today. ...

Harnessing sea power in Wales

26 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Harnessing sea power in Wales THE UK’s first wave power station may generate over 1000 jobs as well as producing renewable energy off the waters of Milford Haven. KP Renewables and Wave Dragon are behind this multi-million pound pioneering project and hope to eventually install 12 x 7mW Wave Dragon units ten miles offshore. A spokesman for KP Renewables said: "The project has the potential to generate Welsh jobs in a wide range of industries such as maritime service, engineering and...

Lagan waste fuel burn provokes protests

26 December 2005, Published under Cement News

Lagan waste fuel burn provokes protests Local residents are furious after a cement company was granted permission to incinerate up to 50,00t of meat and bone each year. The cattle wast will be burned in kilns at the site of Lagan Cement close to Kinnegad, Co Westmeat, Ireland. Cattle waste will help slash the firm’s running costs as it is much cheaper to use than conventional fuel.Locals claimed the waste, which will arrive in sealed containers, is a danger to public health but th...

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...