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Cement dust affects Ilang power barge

25 October 2005, Published under Cement News

The Philippine National Power Corporation (NPC) has reportedly threatened to pull out the power barge supplying additional power to Davao City because its engines is being destroyed by cement dust emanating from the Holcim Cement in Ilang.  This was revealed by Majority Floorleader Prospero C. Nograles. He added that the House of Representative is set to look into reports that the cement factory in Barangay Ilang is violating environmental laws following such report. Nograles said he wou...

Holcim Awards competition goes global

25 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Following five regional competitions, 15 Award-winning projects will now compete in the first global Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects. The global phase of the competition showcases the best entries from more than 1500 submissions from 118 countries, and encourages innovative, future-oriented and tangible approaches within the building and construction industry.   As part of the three-year competition cycle with prize money totalling US$2m, all projects that rece...

Ube to use more waste plastics as fuel

21 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Ube Industries Ltd, Japan, is preparing to procure more waste plastics which can be recycled into fuel for cement kilns, by expanding the plastic-crushing facilities at its cement plant in Kanda, Fukuoka Prefecture. The company will invest about 600 million yen to increase the annual capacity of the plastic disposal facilities at the Kanda plant more than twofold to 50,000 tons, bringing the firm’s total capacity to 105,000t, up 40 per cent from the current level. The new facilities are sched...

Berrima alternative fuel approval

20 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Bluecircle Southern Cement at New Berrima has been granted permission to use alternative fuels in its everyday operations after nearly a three year campaign. Following an assessment by an independent investigator, the Department of Planning has granted the factory permission to use liquid oil material, carbon products and used tyres instead of coal. Its works manager, Ian Unsworth, says the tightly controlled use of alternative fuels will make the works more efficient and more environment...

EC to issue national CO2 allocation plan guidelines by end-2005

20 October 2005, Published under Cement News

The European Commission is to issue guidelines to European Union member states on how to interpret the emissions trading scheme law for the next round of national CO2 allowance allocation plans by end-2005, an EC official said Wednesday. Member states have to submit their NAPs for the second phase of the EU ETS by mid-2006-at the same time as the EC is to publish its review of the scheme, which started Jan 1, 2005. The review is to include an assessment of the impact of the ETS on companies’...

Lafarge names sustainable development chief

19 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has appointed Olivier Luneau senior vice president in charge of sustainable development and public affairs, the group said on October 18, 2005. Luneau will report directly to the CEO. He succeeds Gaelle Monteiller, who has joined French concrete activity Lafarge Betons France, as general manager of the Vallee de Seine region. Luneau began his career at the Bank of America, before joining Lafarge in 1990, first at the financial department in Paris, then in London following the acquisit...

Gujarat Ambuja wins Asian CSR award

18 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd (GACL) today said it has won the Asian Corporate Social Responsibility Award (Asian CSR) 2005 for an initiative for corporate sustainable development. Gujarat Ambuja said it won the award in the ’’Environment Excellence’’ category for the company’s contribution in water conservation, land conservation, maintaining eco-friendly environment, energy conservation, resource conservation, waste management and air-pollution control. The company said in a statement here that...

Plants top list of worst polluters

18 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Oxford County’s largest polluters are its three largest, according to a PollutionWatch ranking. The annual ranking of polluters is based on data the companies themselves submit annually to the federal government. PollutionWatch, a coalition of Environmental Defence and the Canadian Environmental Law Association, compiles the information and ranks it according to who says they’re releasing the largest amount of pollution.   For Oxford, the top three are Lafarge Canada Inc.’s operation south o...

Tyre burn tests meet pollution standards

17 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Co. could begin burning tyres for fuel by late next year, now that tests show the plant would continue to meet state and federal air pollution limits.  The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality said Friday that results from trial burns showed significant decreases in some pollutants and insignificant increases in others.    DEQ spokesman Brian McManus said the department could not comment on whether it ultimately will grant Ash Grove a permit to burn tyres at its Lou...

Union Cites Ongoing violations and permit failures

12 October 2005, Published under Cement News

The United Steelworkers (USW) has taken the first step toward filing a civil lawsuit against Arizona Portland Cement (APC) and its parent companies, Taiheiyo Cement USA, Inc. and California Portland Cement.  The Union issued a notice of intent to file a citizen suit to enforce alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the cement plant in Rillito, Arizona.     The Union alleges that the Rillito facility has been in violation of state and federal permit requirements since 1998 when the compan...