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First sustainable credit to the Mexican cement industry agreed

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

BBVA Mexico has formalised a sustainable credit for MXN2.2bn (US$88.7m) over a five-year term to Cooperativa La Cruz Azul. According to the bank, it is the first sustainable credit in the Mexican cement industry and also the first of this year. The producer is expected to use the funds to modernise its production plants in Hidalgo and Oaxaca to reduce energy and water consumption, thereby making its production more efficient and reinforcing its commitment to the environment. The credit...

GCP Applied Technologies releases 2020 sustainability vision

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Additive producer GCP Applied Technologies has released its vision on a sustainable future. As a leading manufacturer of construction technology products, GCP Applied Technologies states that it has a responsibility to make the building process more sustainable. In response to this the company has detailed three core sections for its 2020 sustainability vision. • Products: GCP product development, using technology and chemistry to develop solutions to reduce waste and increase efficiency • ...

GCP Applied Technologies releases 2020 sustainability vision

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Additive producer GCP Applied Technologies has released its vision on a sustainable future. As a leading manufacturer of construction technology products, GCP Applied Technologies states that it has a responsibility to make the building process more sustainable. In response to this the company has detailed three core sections for its 2020 sustainability vision. • Products: GCP product development, using technology and chemistry to develop solutions to reduce waste and increase efficiency • ...

Tyre burning project for Caribbean Cement put on hold

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The coronavirus pandemic has halted a key project for Caribbean Cement Co to remove and incinerate between 1.5-2m tyres from the Riverton City landfill. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the country's government and Caribbean Cement was signed last July to see the removal of the environmentally-hazardous tyres from the landfill. During the pilot stage last December 6000 tyres were burnt by the cement company in 11 days, but with the onset of COVID-19, the project has been put on...

Roanoke Cement awarded gold certification for zero waste efforts

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Roanoke Cement Co (Titan America) has been awarded Gold certification by Green Business Certification for its zero waste efforts at its Troutville plant. "In order to elevate our TRUE Zero Waste certification, we ramped up our zero-waste policy to include, for example, physical audits of waste and improving recycling practices on-site," says Lindsey Layman, environmental engineer at Roanoke Cement. "As a result, we have created a zero-waste culture and achieved an average of 98.4...

Switzerland prepares to lower NOx limits

09 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Swiss Federal Department of the Environment has published a review of the country’s air protection ordinance, in which it plans to lower the limit values for NO x by more than half – from 500 to 200mg/m 3 . The revision of the legislation is in consultation until 20 August 2020. The step will require the country’s cement plants to adapt their emission control process to meet the new legislation. At Ciments Vigier, Director Oliver Barbery said the industry had been preparing for it fo...

Spanish importers voice concerns over EU carbon border tax plans

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

A Spanish importer of clinker has submitted feedback to the European Commission regarding the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), stating that, if implemented, the EU must ensure that importers are not paying more for carbon in comparison to local manufacturers. "If the CBAM is to be introduced alongside the EU ETS then it must be adjusted so the total price of carbon per tonne is not any higher than the local producer (competitor) is paying averaged over his total production includ...

Asia Cement Corp partners with RWE for offshore energy project

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s third-largest renewables group, RWE, is partnering with Taiwan’s Asia Cement Corp to set up an offshore wind project. The Chu Feng project would have an installed capacity of 448MW and be located off the northwest coast, near Hsinchu City. "The Chu Feng project will enable us to enter this growing market with a strong local partner at our side, whose local expertise complements our global experience and technical know-how," said Sven Utermoehlen, senior vice president of Renewable ...

Georgia Power announces coal ash reuse project

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

USA-based Georgia Power today announced a new beneficial reuse project for coal ash stored at Plant Mitchell, a retired coal-fired power station near Albany. Starting this year, approximately 2Mt of stored coal ash will be removed from the existing ash ponds for reuse in Portland cement manufacture. "As part of our ash pond closure efforts, Georgia Power is always looking for opportunities to reuse coal ash that are beneficial for our customers and communities," said Dr Mark Berry, vice p...

European cement industry welcomes well-designed European carbon border mechanism

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The European cement association, CEMBUREAU, has welcomed the prospect of an EU carbon border mechanism although this requires a number of design principles, said the association in a statement. In the initial phase the mechanism, which should be based on verified direct and indirect emissions from imports to the EU, should be complementary to the free allowances of the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) and applicable to all ETS sectors alike. In addition, it must be fully WTO compatible...