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GCCA calls for modern construction industry at World Build Environment Forum Summit

14 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Andrew Minson, Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director at the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), joined leaders in the built environment at a key global summit in New York to give a rallying call on the importance of concrete and modernising the construction sector for the future needs of the world. Dr Minson set out the sector's role in responding to the global mega trends of accelerating population growth, rapid urbanisation and climate change. "Whilst we recognise t...

GCCA calls for modern construction industry at World Build Environment Forum Summit

14 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Andrew Minson, Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director at the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), joined leaders in the built environment at a key global summit in New York to give a rallying call on the importance of concrete and modernising the construction sector for the future needs of the world. Dr Minson set out the sector's role in responding to the global mega trends of accelerating population growth, rapid urbanisation and climate change. "Whilst we recognise t...

LEILAC pilot plant testing for CO2 capture is operational

13 May 2019, Published under Cement News

On the 7 May 2019, the Low Emissions Intensity Lime & Cement (LEILAC) consortium partners and External Advisory Board met to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the LEILAC pilot plant. The pilot plant at HeidelbergCement's Lixhe cement plant in Belgium was opened on time and on budget. Testing is now set to commence and start to validate the performance of the pilot, and a significant step in enabling Direct Separation to become one of the principal methods of capturing the carbon emissions fro...

Construction to start on Emirates RDF facility

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction starts this month on the Emirates refuse-derived fuel (RDF) facility, which is being built in Umm Al Quwain, UAE. The project is a joint venture consisting of UAE based contractors Besix and TG Eco Holding together with Finland-based Griffin Refineries. From September 2020 the facility will receive 1000t of municipal waste per day from approximately 550,000 residents living in the Emirates of Umm Al Quwain and Ajman. The waste will be converted into RDF. It will be used as a fu...

AfriSam expects carbon tax to boost slagment sales

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

AfriSam is helping to support customers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint with its 'slagment', which is expected to see an increasing rise in popularity following the new carbon tax in South Africa, which comes into force in June 2019. AfriSam's dedicated slagment plant in Vanderbijlpark has the capacity to produce over 0.8Mta of slagment, along with over 0.2Mt of blended cementitious products. For over half a century, AfriSam has produced its trade-named 'slagment' from ground granu...

EPA fines Martinsburg cement plant US$1.5m

22 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Martinsburg cement plant, located in West Virginia, United States, has agreed to pay a US$1.5m fine for violations of the Federal Clean Air Act from 2013 through 2016, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA said in a news release that the alleged violations at the industrial site included: •  Exceeding annual emission limits for total suspended particulates and fine particulate matter less than 10 micrometers in diameter. •    Non-compliance with opacity testing, ...

Geocycle opens alternative fuel facility in Ain Sokhna, Egypt

22 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmeen Fouad, has inaugurated a new waste management and alternative fuel production plant, set up by Geocycle Egypt at Ain Sokhna in the Suez Governate. EGP200m (US$11.65m) was invested by Geocyle in the new factory, which is equipped with modern technology to produce 400,000t high-quality alternative fuel to replace diesel, mazut and gas currently consumed at the 8.9Mta Lafarge Cement factory near Ain Sokhna. Geocycle, a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, is a...

Republic Cement launch Kapit-Balay masonry cement

18 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement has developed a new cement called Kapit-Balay masonry cement at its Danao City plant, Philippines. The product is designed to meet demand from Cebu's construction industry for a more economical and environmentally-friendly masonry cement. Kapit-Balay masonry cement has a Type S high-strength optimised for ease of application and adhesion, where mortar masonry is required. This hydraulic cement is designed to be used for plastering, brick or block laying, and block filling wi...

Tunisian cement producers sign new AF charter

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nine Tunisian cement plants have signed a new charter on sustainable development and social responsibility, which seeks to harness new energy and alternative fuels produced through waste recovery. "The industrialists of nine cement plants, signatories of this charter, will be led to use the waste and to valorise non-recyclable and non-reusable products as alternative fuel," said Samir Majoul, president of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). Mr Majoul ...

Loma Negra and Bridgestone enter water partnership

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra and Bridgestone have entered a partnership to re-use in Llavallol, Buenos Aires province. Bridgestone will supply 200,000lpd of filtered water. The step will enable the cement producer to reduce pressure on the aquifer it uses to feed its plant.