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Toxic emissions kiln is ready to restart

09 March 2005, Published under Cement News

The Padeswood kiln which was forced to close down because it was releasing too many dangerous dioxin chemicals into the atmosphere may be operating again by the end of the week.  Castle Cement, at Padeswood, near Buckley, was served an enforcement notice last week by the Environment Agency.  The notice forced the company to close the kiln until it could prove it could operate within the set limits for dioxin emissions.  Works general manager Danny Coulston, who said the company volun...

Rethink on cement terminal?

09 March 2005, Published under Cement News

The US Army Corps of Engineers has determined that a proposed cement distribution plant on River Road Cincinnati would negatively affect more than a half-dozen historic properties in this West Side neighborhood.The corps said the plant proposed by Lone Star Industries would adversely affect the viewing corridor of the Gracely Drive Historic District - a stretch of land deemed eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The corps, along with Lone Star, has drafted an agr...

No adverse effects on environment - BPC study

08 March 2005, Published under Cement News

Botswana - an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for the expansion of the Morupule Power station, situated 4km west of Palapye, had shown no serious impact on the environment. A senior official of the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) Mothusi Lebala announced results of the study at a workshop on the "use of Fly Ash as a construction material" Tuesday. He said the results meant that the corporation would go ahead with the expansion of the power station, as this will no negative impac...

Steel frame and sugarcane pulp houses

08 March 2005, Published under Cement News

The Scottsdale steel frame housing technology, which can complete a house in just five days, was originally developed in New Zealand and combines the power of computer-aided design with modern roll-forming technology. Introduced by the social housing foundation of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association to make cheap but "livable shells" for urban poor communities in the Philippines, the Scottsdale steel frame uses fire-proof, termite-proof and water-resistant sugarcane bagasse f...

More controls in Dallas

08 March 2005, Published under Cement News

As Dallas-Fort Worth struggles to reduce its smog, the state could decide March 9 whether to require stricter controls on pollution from a Midlothian cement plant owned by Dallas-based Texas Industries Inc. Three commissioners who make up the board of the state’s Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hear TXI’s long-standing request to shut off some of its emission controls during the part of the year that’s outside the so-called ozone season. The company says the control equipment ...

Castle Cement ordered to shut down kiln

07 March 2005, Published under Cement News

Environment Agency bosses last night said a notice had been served on a cement factory for breaching dioxin emission limits at its North Wales site.  The enforcement notice was served by Environment Agency Wales on Castle Cement"s Padeswood works, near Buckley.  Limits are set as part of the agency"s permit for the installation under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations.  The notice forces the company to close down Kiln 3 until they can prove it can operate within the set limits....

Making money out of Kyoto

01 March 2005, Published under Cement News

The newest business model in town is simple: reduce greenhouse gases and get paid for it. Thanks to the Kyoto Protocol that came into effect this month,  developing nations like India can get dollars, or euros, from developed countries by reducing pollution levels reports the Hindustan Times. Taking advantage of this are plenty of projects in an advanced stage including an energy efficient steel plant, a biomass power plant in Alwar, a municipal solid waste project in Lucknow, and a HFC p...

Lagan considers bonemeal fuel for cement plant

28 February 2005, Published under Cement News

Irish-based Lagan Cement, the republic’s third-biggest supplier of cement, is researching “alternative” methods of fuelling the furnaces at its controversial factory near Kinnegad in Co Meath. Jude Lagan, a director of the company, said last week that the incineration of meat and bonemeal (MBM) is one of the options being considered by the company.  “We are currently researching the use of alternative fuels and meat and bonemeal would be classed as an alternative fuel,” said Lagan. He refuse...

Cement industry achieves climate change target

22 February 2005, Published under Cement News

The British Cement Association (BCA) announced that all four UK cement manufacturers and the sector as a whole have achieved their targets under the Climate Change Levy Agreements for 2004. Three years after the start of the Climate Change Agreements, the sector has achieved an improvement in specific energy consumption of 21.2 % relative to the base year position. The cement industry is well on track to hit its umbrella agreement target of a 26.8% reduction by 2010. The four UK cement m...

CCL says new cement is cheaper, more environmentally friendly

18 February 2005, Published under Cement News

Carib Cement has begun production of a newly formulated cement, that the firm says is stronger, more environment friendly, and cheaper to produce than the conventional alternative, and that the new product represents the first phase in the long-term transformation of the company. The product called Carib Cement Plus, was formally unveiled on Wednesday, though it has been in production, and on the market for a few weeks. The company’s general manager, Anthony Haynes, told journalists and m...