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Cemex uses renewable diesel at California operations

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex continues to expand its use of low carbon alternative fuels at several of its California operations using renewable diesel to power trucks and machinery as part of its global Future in Action programme aimed at reducing CO 2  emissions throughout its operations and supply chain. "At Cemex, we have ambitious goals to reduce our CO 2  emissions across our value chain, and alternative fuels are key to helping us reach our sustainability goals," said Cemex USA President, Jaime Muguiro. ...

Umm Al-Qura Cement Company granted limestone exploration license

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Umm Al-Qura Cement Company, Saudi Arabia, announced the issuance of an exploration license for limestone on 28 December 2021 from the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources. The license location is situated between Taif and Radwan. This license was issued in accordance with the Mining Investment Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/140 dated 10/19/1441 AH and its executive regulations. The company will carry out the necessary exploratory studies on the new quarry during the statutory...

UltraTech Cement celebrates 15 five-star mine ratings

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has received a five-star rating in the field of sustainable mine management for 15 of its limestone mines , awarded by the Ministry of Mines and Indian Bureau of Mines.   This was awarded for the last three years (2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20), with a total of 30 such five-star rating awards. This is the highest number of five-star ratings awarded to any company in India for all the major minerals such as bauxite, copper, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc and limesto...

CASE to supply Cemex with low-carbon vehicles across Europe

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has confirmed a partnership with CASE Construction Equipment to introduce lower-carbon vehicles that offer reduced fuel consumption into multiple markets across Europe.   This is the latest company development to be announced in line with Cemex’s global sustainability strategy ‘Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO 2 ’. The selected vehicles (which are both wheel and backhoe loaders) will be used in Cemex materials businesses in several countries, including France, Spa...

Holcim and Volvo Autonomous Solutions collaborate on autonomous dumper trial

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Switzerland and Volvo Autonomous Solutions have entered into a collaboration to jointly test and further develop the use of autonomous electric dumpers in a limestone quarry.  Holcim Switzerland and Volvo Autonomous Solutions will jointly test and further develop the use of autonomous electric dumpers at Holcim's Gabenchopf quarry in Siggenthal, Switzerlandt. The battery-electric dumpers that are currently being tested mark a groundbreaking step in the industry: not only are the...

Extractive Sector Species Protection Code is launched

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

A new ‘Extractive Sector Species Protection Code of Conduct’ has been launched by a collaboration between teh European Commission, HeidelbergCement, CEMBUREAU, BirdLife International, European Aggregates Association (UEPG) and Euro Gypsum. The guidelines are deigned to ensure best practice management of temporary habitats as well as during initial quarry extraction and rehabilitation. The code builds on the provisions of the EU Commission’s Birds and Habitats Directive, and provides a che...

Loma Negra relights L'Amalí kilns

27 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentine-based Loma Negra has turned its kilns at its L'Amalí in Olavarría back on after resolving the conflict with Minerar, the union that exploits the company’s limestone quarry. The Argentine Mining Workers Association (AOMA) and Loma Negra reached an agreement to improve the working conditions of Minerar’s staff.

Swedish Supreme Court does not grant Cementa leave to appeal

30 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Sweden's Supreme Court announced that Cementa will not be granted leave to appeal against the decision by the Supreme land and Environmental Court on 6 July when it rejected the cement producer's application to extend its limestone quarry in Slite from 1 November. "It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court does not grant leave to appeal, but we have also been prepared for this outcome. The announcement does not affect our ongoing work, but we continue to work with other initiatives that we ...

Former limestone quarry faces opposition as recycling facility

25 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Dozens of people have objected to plans for a waste recycling and processing facility at a disused Carmarthenshire quarry in Wales, which had formerly been operated by a cement producer.   Objections centered around the worry that dust and noise from Cilyrychen Quarry could harm the local ecology and damage water levels at the ‘Blue Lagoon’. This has prompted an investigation by environment body, Natural Resources Wales (NRW). A public meeting about the waste recycling and processing ...

Lehigh Cement's quarry expansion plans opposed

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement (HeidelbergCement group) wants to amend its 2012 Reclamation Plan for Lehigh Permanente Quarry to increase mining but faces local opposition. As part of the amendment, the proposal asks to disturb an area of the ridge that is about 30m (100ft) in height and 1219m (4000ft) across. In its May 2019 proposal to amend its 2012 Reclamation Plan for Lehigh Permanente Quarry, Lehigh said it wants to mine additional limestone from the area and to cut back the slope for stabilisation alo...