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Republic Cement to co-process Nestlé Philippines' plastic waste

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Nestlé Philippines and Republic Cement (CRH-Aboitiz) have entered into an agreement to co-process post-consumer plastic waste in the company’s cement kilns.  "We are happy to partner with Nestlé Philippines and to help address pollution from residual plastics and sachets. This is a win-win situation for us and the environment. Together, we can build a greener, stronger Republic," said Nabil Francis, director of Republic Cement. In April 2018 Nestlé globally announced a commitment that 100...

Soil and wind-blown sand cement developed in China

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Chinese researchers at Ximjiang Communications Construction Group Co Ltd claim to have developed a low-cost and environmentally-friendly cement with ingredients that include natural soil and wind-blown sand. The new 'green cement' also includes construction waste and steel slag and is said to halve both construction costs and time. The cement has been developed to be used in the construction of road infrastructure, railway lines, airports, forestry, agriculture, water conservancy, electric ...

LafargeHolcim releases its 2018 Sustainability Report

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has released its Sustainability Report 2018, which outlines the economic, environmental and social performance of the company and presents its objectives for the strategic pillars of climate and energy, circular economy, environment and community. In 2018 LafargeHolcim’s net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cementitious material decreased to 576kg CO 2 /t, a one per cent reduction from 2017 and equal to a 25 per cent reduction compared with 1990 emissions. The improvement was achi...

HeidelbergCement has CO2 reduction targets scientifically validated to 2030

14 May 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Co is the first cement producer to receive approval for science-based CO 2 reduction targets. Having been assessed against the Science Based Targets initiative's (SBTi) criteria, HeidelbergCement's CO 2 reduction targets to 2030 have been validated. The SBTi independently assesses and validates emission reduction targets against the latest climate science. Emissions reductions currently need to fall in-line with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming below 2˚C and to...

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, ...