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APO Cement agrees to change truck delivery times

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines' APO Cement plant has agreed to stop the movement of its delivery trucks during peak hours of the day to help address the traffic problem in Naga City, according to Gwendolyn F Garcia, Cebu Governor. The cement producer agreed to change its routines following a meeting when it was decided Cemex could adjust transport operations between 07.00-09.00hrs and 13.00-19.00hrs to avoid obstructing traffic along the national highway. "I said we've been having so many meetings… and...

SINTEF to work with C-Capture on carbon capture research

05 September 2019, Published under Cement News

C-Capture and SINTEF are set to team up in a new effort to find solutions to carbon capture. C-Capture wants to further develop its technology which uses new proprietary solvents to remove carbon dioxide from industrial processes, such as cement manufacture. C-Capture will use the Tiller lab at SINTEF’s institute in Trondheim, Norway, over the next six months to make the removal of carbon dioxide significantly more economic from a range of large-scale processes, such as power generatio...

Gujarat requests producers to use more plastic waste

29 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board has requested cement producers in the Indian state to use plastic in five per cent of their total fuel. The board is also expected to increase this mandate to 10 per cent to boost the demand for plastic waste, according to The Times of India. The authorities are also in talks with other industries for the use of construction debris, mud and fertilisers.

DR’s roadmap to the future

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Supported by sustained economic development, the construction sector of the Dominican Republic has provided a solid base for growth for the country’s cement industry. With an 8Mta production capacity, domestic cement companies have helped the country make the switch from being a net importer to a net exporter. Providing the setting to the XXXVI FICEM Technical Congress 2019, ADOCEM provides a timely update of its cement sector. By ADOCEM, Dominican Republic. With 8Mta of production ca...

Safi CO2 helps grow Omega Green algae

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Omega Green, the algae cultivator in Eemshaven, The Netherlands, has opened a 1ha production location in Safi, Morocco. The company will use the CO2 emitted by HeidelbergCement’s Safi works to grow algae. The cultivation firm also has plans to upgrade the facility to 4ha with, according to co-owner Bert Knol, long-term goals by the German cement producer to extend the area to 400ha. The algae absorb 80-100tpa of CO2 from the air, or equivalent to the electricity generation required to po...

Argos' Harleyville plant wins Energy Star®

22 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos has been awarded the Energy Star® certification from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the second-consecutive year for its Harleyville cement plant. Argos has been recognised  for its commitment to reduce and efficient use of energy and the preservation of environmental resources. The award for the Harleyville plant follows those obtained by the Newberry and Roberta plant in 2017 and 2018, respectively. "We are delighted to be granted with this certification tha...

Chilean cement plant faces local opposition

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The planned cement plant by Inversiones Orange in San Bernardo, Greater Santiago, Chile, is not welcome with the local population. While the project has not yet secured authorisation, the facility is expected to impact local transport and people’s health due to the number of trucks and the toxic effects of clinker, according to the environmental coordinator of El Bosque and San Bernardo. If the plant is approved, Inversiones Orange will be the third company operating in the area, in additi...

Geocycle signs tyre co-processing agreement with Argentina

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina subsidiary Geocycle has signed an agreement with Argentina’s Minister of Production, Labour and Sustainable Development, Graciela Pinal de Cid to enable the co-processing of tyres. Ms Pinal de Cid said: "Today we are initiating a framework agreement with the company Geocycle, belonging to the firm Holcim Argentina, to solve a situation that involves society as a whole, such as tires out of use." She added: “We will generate a joint work agenda between the province and the ...

South Korean producers to reduce coal ash imports

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

South Korean cement producers are expected to reduce the usage of imported coal ashes, on the back of concerns about contamination and the ongoing trade dispute with Japan. As a result, the Korean Cement Association has stated that the use of materials from domestic thermal power plants and secure alternative raw materials from clay mines will increase despite an unstable supply. "The cement industry will actively cooperate with the Environment Ministry's plan to strengthen the environmen...

IIGCC calls on cement producers to reduce carbon emissions

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change has urged cement producers to considerably reduce their carbon footprint. The European fund, which manages US$23trn, called on cement companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement. It said cement companies should support the policy towards a carbon-free economy. Inaction could jeopardise their business model and access to capital, according to the group. "The cement industry needs to d...