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Giving waste a new value

11 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Co-processing in cement kilns helps to reduce the growing waste volumes generated today. In Mexico, Cemex’s Tepeaca plant helps to pursue a sustainable approach to waste management in the region as it receives solid urban waste and puts it to use as alternative fuel to fire its kiln. By Cemex, Mexico. Cemex Tepeaca plant is dedicated to sustainable development and waste management In Mexico, as elsewhere in the world, waste separation centres have different manual and mechanical...

Cemex UK Climafuel plant to be smaller in scale thanks to technology advances

22 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK's new Climafuel waste processing plant no longer needs to be as large as originally planned thanks to advances in technology. In April last year, SITA UK, one of the UK’s leading recycling and resource management companies, announced that it was joining forces with Cemex to develop two waste recycling plants for the production of Climafuel for Cemex’s Rugby cement plant in Warwickshire. One would be built in Birmingham and the other subsequently in Malpass Farm, adjacent to the R...

Waste processing facility launched, Philippines

23 April 2013, Published under Cement News

The Mundo Verde Corporation, in partnership with the Quezon local government, has officially launched a waste processing facility in Payatas, Quezon City, to turn municipal waste into fuel for use in some of Lafarge Republic’s Inc’s cement facilities. The Mundo Verde Corp consortium comprises Lafarge Industrial Ecology International SA; landfill operator IPM Environmental Services, Inc. (IPM- ESI); waste management consultancy Basic Environmental Systems & Technologies, Inc. (BEST); as ...

Cementir's ready-mixed concrete volumes weaken

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cementir's turnover for the first nine months of the year was up by 4.9 per cent to €730.9m. EBITDA, which weakened by 11.9 per cent in the third quarter, was ahead by a modest 3.5 per cent to €94.9m. This reflected higher energy costs, particularly in the case of electricity, and increased staffing levels was a result of the expansion into waste management. The trading profit advanced by 4.7 per cent to €30.6m.  The net financial charge declined by 37.4 per cent to €13.9m to give a more ...

Lafarge marks a decade of hitting sustainability targets, UK

16 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has marked its 10th year of sustainability reporting in the UK this week with the release of its 2011/2012 Sustainability Reports. With a commitment to sustainability remaining at the heart of the business, Lafarge has made significant investment in developing its sustainable credentials. This has paid dividends, particularly with waste and water consumption being cut by 92 per cent and 88 per cent respectively in the cement business, since reporting began in 2001. The latest R...

Lafarge Cauldon works reaches 50 per cent AF substitution rate, UK

30 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon Works has received recognition for its industry leading sustainability achievements which have seen it reach a 50 per cent reduction in reliance on fossil fuels. The result places it at the forefront of the UK’s construction industry’s sustainability drive and has been recognised by the business’ international parent company, Lafarge Group, as part of its annual awards. These champion the efforts of employees worldwide who are transforming the way in which product...

Holcim Philippines to construct waste heat facility

06 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines will construct a waste-to-energy  facility to reduce the demand for coal as a cement plant fuel in Davao City. Roland Van Wijnen, chief operations officer of Holcim Philippines, said that the facility will include structures and buildings which are aimed at storing more rice husks, identified as a viable fuel alternative for the cement plant. The plant consumes about 600t of coal to power its cement plant, and only about five per cent are alternative fuel. “Coal eats up...

Cementir entering Britain

05 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The Italian cement and aggregates group Cementir is entering the British market – not in cement or aggregates, but in waste management through its Turkish subsidiary Recydia. In Turkey, Recydia collects refuse to burn in its immediate parent's cement kilns.  Recydia has invested GBP8.9m (€11m) in buying a company collecting and recycling municipal and industrial waste in Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire in the north of England.  The burning of waste in Britain's cement kilns has, ...