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Bamburi to dispose of Shell waste oil

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement’s waste division, Geocycle and Vivo Energy Kenya have agreed to collect and safely dispose of waste oil from Shell service stations across the country and Vivo Energy’s commercial customers. The initiative will see waste oil co-processed in Bamburi Cement’s kilns. Around 20,000l of waste oil per month is currently being collected by Shell service stations across Kenya. The partnership with Geocycle will reduce the logistical challenges faced by Shell when collecting ...

Cemex launches CemSlag™ eco-friendly cement

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has launched a new product called CEMSlag™ which is a new eco-friendly binder suitable for concrete. Made from blastfurnace slag, the material is finely ground to provide a durable cement solution for high-quality concrete. CEMSlag™ has a lower CO 2 footprint than ordinary Portland cement and offers multiple benefits including lower permeability for increased resistance to chemical attack, reduced hydration thereby reducing thermal cracking and in many cases, high 28-day compre...

Dalmia Cement sets carbon neutrality target for 2040

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Dalmia Cement has taken a proactive stance in reducing carbon emissions by announcing that it has targeted being carbon neutral by 2040. "We follow the strict regimes and are the greenest cement manufacturing company in the world. Reducing transition risks and creating transition opportunities are the top priorities; emissions and energy intensities directly impact the operating costs and India's Dalmia Cement aims to be carbon negative by 2040," said Sunil Gupta, executive director...

GCCA to moderate session at 2019 Climate Action Summit

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is taking part in the 2019 Climate Action Summit to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. GCCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton, has been invited to moderate a session that will consider the cement and concrete industry's role in combatting climate change. The session will be hosted at the UN Headquarters on Saturday, 21 September 2019. Benjamin Sporton said: "The GCCA and its members are committed to creating an industry that i...

GCCA to moderate session at 2019 Climate Action Summit

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is taking part in the 2019 Climate Action Summit to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. GCCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton, has been invited to moderate a session that will consider the cement and concrete industry's role in combatting climate change. The session will be hosted at the UN Headquarters on Saturday, 21 September 2019. Benjamin Sporton said: "The GCCA and its members are committed to creating an industry that i...

Irish Cement receives EPA approval for tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has been granted a licence by the Environmental Protection Agency to burn tyres and other solid wastes as fuel at its Mungret facility, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. The company will use the EUR10m project to move away from fossil fuel use at the plant. The plans have been subject to protests by local groups in the area, with appeals against the decision to supply the licence open for a 28-day period. However, the company has noted that the burning of the new fuels will have ...

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield plant starts tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield cement plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, has begun burning 20tpd of scrap tyres to reduce its coal use and lower its carbon footprint. "For every tonne of coal that we replace with scrap tyres, we will see a 30 per cent decrease in CO 2 emissions," said Lafarge director of environmental affairs Robert Cumming. "It also means that Nova Scotians have a way to use their own scrap tyres," said Mr Cumming. "So we’re making use of a local fuel source and taking scrap ty...

Cemex UK invests in trailers for clay haulage

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has started using trucks with non-tipping belt trailers on its clay supply route between Southam Quarry and Rugby Cement plant. Thanks to the conveyor belt bed in the trailer, there is no need for the truck to tip the clay out, which ensures there is no risk of truck rollover or collision with buildings if the body is not lowered. In addition, the driver can control the process by remote control from inside the cab – further increasing safety and minimising potential risk. Using ...

Cemex UK invests in trailers for clay haulage

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has started using trucks with non-tipping belt trailers on its clay supply route between Southam Quarry and Rugby Cement plant. Thanks to the conveyor belt bed in the trailer, there is no need for the truck to tip the clay out, which ensures there is no risk of truck rollover or collision with buildings if the body is not lowered. In addition, the driver can control the process by remote control from inside the cab – further increasing safety and minimising potential risk. Using ...

LafargeHolcim plans to reduce carbon footprint of European business

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim intends to reduce its annual CO 2 emissions in Europe by 15 per cent (3Mt) like-for-like by 2022. The plans are expected to be achieved through a CHF160m (US$160.87m) investment for equipment and technologies to increase the usage of low-carbon fuels and recycled materials in the company’s processes and products, according to a press release. "We are cognisant of our impact on the environment and will remain at the forefront of efforts to mitigate climate change. With this in...