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MPA appoints new executives

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Mineral Products Association (MPA) has appointed three new members to its executive team: Tony Jones is the organisation’s new director of health and safety, while Neal Weston will succeed Brian James as director of regions. Dr Robert McIlveen, head of public affairs, will take over from Jerry McLaughlin. Tony Jones is an experienced SHEQ specialist having worked in the security, safety, oil & gas and mineral products industries. Following 23 years in the British Armed Forces,...

UK Quality Ash Association joins MPA

05 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA) has joined the Mineral Products Association (MPA) as an Affiliate Member. The agreement incorporates a range of planned collective activities leveraging the combined resources of the UKQAA and MPA to ensure that the United Kingdom maximises the potential of the extensive fly ash reserves to be found in single source deposits as a legacy of coal fired power production. There are well over 100Mt of fly ash to be found in such deposits in defined boundari...

MPA joins Global Cement and Concrete Association

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Product Association (MPA) has joined the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) as an affiliate member. Nigel Jackson, MPA's CEO, said: "Our affiliation to GCCA builds on our valued membership of 12 European Regional Trade Associations covering aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar, silica sands. The strengthening of the link between the MPA's national role, the regional associations and now the global level is a positive and logical next st...

MPA challenges government for level playing field on energy pricing and biomass fuels

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association's (MPA) 2017 annual sustainable development report highlights that although domestic sales have steadily improved since 2012, UK manufacturers continue to face high regulatory policy costs with high energy prices and high electricity network and wholesale costs. The MPA states that these issues are largely a result of energy and climate change policies and considerable change in the energy system induced by government policy. A specific concern high...

MPA report highlights CO2 emissions fall for UK cement producers

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) reports that carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of cement fell by two per cent between 2016-17 in the UK. However, for aggregates and asphalt production CO 2 emissions incresed in the country, while readymix concrete production saw a decline in emissions. The data collected forms part of the MPA's Sustainable Development Summary data which was recently launched. Commenting on the information, MPA Chief Executive, Nigel Jackson, said: "The MPA support...

UK co-processing report receives MPA backing

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The MPA has welcomed a report entitled 'From waste to resource productivity', which draws on evidence on waste from a range of industry, academic and government sources. Written by the former Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, and co-authored by Professor Ian Boyd, the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the report explores how waste can be treated as a valuable resource and use new technology and approaches to ge...

MPA warns UK Government of its need to support MASS

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Nigel Jackson, CEO of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) in the UK has written to the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, on the need to continue cutting red tape in the extraction industry, support mineral planning and protect the Managed Aggregate Supply System (MASS). If the government takes no action, it will undermine any attempts to fix a broken housing market and supply significant infrastructure projects that are planned over the next 5 to 10 years, clai...

MPA: 2Q demand for mineral products declines

03 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction market demand for mineral products was lower in 2Q17 compared with the previous quarter, providing evidence of a more general slowdown in construction activity in recent months, according to the latest data and commentary from the Mineral Products Association. After three quarters of generally positive activity across MPA markets post the EU Referendum, demand for construction mineral products declined in 2Q17 compared to both the previous quarter and 2Q16. Sales of aggregates ...

MPA presses for a more collaborative approach to Brexit

22 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Following the General Election on 8 June 2017, Chief Executive of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Nigel Jackson, has written to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), expressing the industry's continuing support in helping the new government deliver a positive outcome in the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, also known as Brexit. In the letter to Greg Clark MP, Mr Jackson pushed for the industry's views both on the built environment and...

MPA publishes long-term aggregate demand and supply study for GB

31 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out long-term aggregate demand and supply scenarios for Great Britain (GB) level until 2030. Launched at the joint Royal Town Planning Institute/Mineral Products Association Mineral Planning Conference held on 24 May at the NEC in Birmingham, the study aims to provide industry and industry stakeholders with indications of the potential volumes of aggregates that may be needed to satisfy future demand, reflecting the UK's needs for constr...