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Construction on Holcim Hagerstown solar project expected to begin before end 2019

07 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction on the 10MW solar project for LafargeHolcim-owned Holcim US Inc’s Hagerstown plant could commence before the end of the year, according to a project official. The Washington County Planning Commission approved the site plan, giving staff the authority to grant final approval once the last agency review is obtained. Pending final permit approvals, work is expected to start before the end of the year, according to Tom Dodson, CEO of i1Energy, the project’s general contractor. ...

PPC opens material handling facility

30 October 2019, Published under Cement News

PPC Ltd has opened its Port Elizabeth material handling facility in South Africa. The facility is located in Deal Party and is able to handle approximately 400tph of clinker. The new facility also has packaging equipment for cement and has a staff of 44 people. The ZAR60m (US$40.1m) facility was commissioned in August and was officially launched this week. One of PPC's 0.2Mta kiln lines at its Port Elizabeth cement plant was decommissioned in June 2019, because of stricter environmental reg...

Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane to open waste incinerator

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane (Algerian Cement Industry Group - GICA) has announced its intention to build an industrial waste incinerator in the municipality of Constantine, northeast Algeria. "This project, which will be carried out in collaboration with the local environmental department, will make it possible to find common ground between the desire to further develop the cement production chain and the current concern for environmental protection," said Mustapha Kebbous, CEO of...

Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane to open waste incinerator

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane (Algerian Cement Industry Group - GICA) has announced its intention to build an industrial waste incinerator in the municipality of Constantine, northeast Algeria. "This project, which will be carried out in collaboration with the local environmental department, will make it possible to find common ground between the desire to further develop the cement production chain and the current concern for environmental protection," said Mustapha Kebbous, CEO of...

Re-Gen Waste expands alternative fuel facility

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based Re-Gen Waste has invested GBP5m to develop its alternative fuel production facility at Carnbane industrial estate, Newry. The expanded facility is expected to reach full production by next month. The company already exports 80,000tpa of solid recovered fuel (SRF) but will now manufacture higher calorific value pellets and baled material for the cement and steel industries. The material will be shipped to Europe through local ports. “This is an incredibly important area of...

Cembureau members look to pilot test new EC building assessment framework

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Three member-companies of Cembureau, the European Cement Association, have successfully completed a pilot test of the European Commission's new building assessment framework, Level(s). Level(s) is a voluntary building assessment framework covering six broad areas: greenhouse-gas emissions, resource use, water use, healthy and comfortable spaces, resilience to climate change, and life-cycle cost. The buildings tested by Cembureau's members were a sustainable single-family housing developme...

Bilfinger targets cement industry emissions reduction

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger is supporting the US-based tech firm PRTI in bringing a technology to Europe that can help cement companies reduce their emissions. "Emission standards are getting stricter in industries around the world," says Tom Blades, CEO of Bilfinger. "Bilfinger's expertise and emission reduction technologies help our customers meet these requirements in an effective and cost-efficient way." Burning tyres directly to fire cement kilns results in various environmentally harmful emissions. By...

Bilfinger targets cement industry emissions reduction

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger is supporting the US-based tech firm PRTI in bringing a technology to Europe that can help cement companies reduce their emissions. "Emission standards are getting stricter in industries around the world," says Tom Blades, CEO of Bilfinger. "Bilfinger's expertise and emission reduction technologies help our customers meet these requirements in an effective and cost-efficient way." Burning tyres directly to fire cement kilns results in various environmentally harmful emissions. By...

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp sign co-processing agreement

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

To foster the sustainability of their production processes in Honduras, Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have signed an agreement for the disposal of post-industrial waste generated in some of Dinant’s production processes, including the plastics used in vegetable cultivation in the company’s greenhouses and in packaging of food, oils and soaps. Cementos Argos, which has an environmental permit to co-process waste at its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The 12-month agreeme...

Cemex plants receive US EPA Energy Awards

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that its cement plants in Miami and Brooksville South have been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Certification for 2019, recognising Cemex's efforts to reduce energy efficiency and sustainability. The Miami cement plant has been recognised for nine consecutive years by the EPA and the Brooksville South plant has achieved such recognition in seven out of the last eight years. To earn the recognition, operations at each plant followed energy-e...