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Future-proofing fuel management

08 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The cement industry has been successfully embracing alternative fuels to co-fire or replace fossil fuels with many producers now achieving 80 per cent substitution or better. But bulk materials handling solutions to ensure a consistent fuel feed to the combustion process can be problematic. Saxlund International offers a fuel-processing solution that is not only reliable and efficient but also low in maintenance and cost effective. By Matt Drew, Saxlund International, UK. The cement i...

UNTHA UK appoints new managing director

02 February 2016, Published under Cement News

UK-based industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has appointed a new managing director.   Marcus Brew takes the reins at the helm of the company, following a promotion from his previous role of sales director. Chris Oldfield, who has led the shredding business since 1997, will become chairman, concentrating on UNTHA UK’s over-arching strategic direction and other wider ambassadorial responsibilities in industry.   With a sales target of GBP10m for the new financial year, UNTHA says the prom...

Lafarge Egypt and Orascom in waste management deal

20 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Egypt and Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT) announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a waste management framework of municipal and agricultural waste. The memorandum, signed by Hussein Mansi, CEO of Lafarge Egypt and Tamer el Mahdy, deputy CEO and chief operating officer, OTMT, has been created by the two companies in an effort to process large volumes of municipal and agricultural waste into alternative fuels to be used in th...

Bamburi signs waste management partnership deal, Kenya

21 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s largest producer, Bamburi Cement, and Mombasa County government have entered into a KES4.8bn (US$55.7m) partnership to develop a solid waste management system. Bamburi will finance a feasibility study and provide equipment to boost the country’s waste management capabilities. Most of the waste will be used to generate alternative fuels in the company’s cement production process. (Source: AllAfrica News).

Cemex Philippines waste-to-energy plans

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines is looking into burning solid waste fuel at its plant in APO Cement plant in Naga City, southern Cebu. Rolando Vera Cruz, sustainability director of Cemex Philippines, told The Sun Star that the company hopes to process 300t of waste a day, equivalent to 15 per cent of the total waste generated by the Cebu province. Cemex has joined forces with two waste material recovery facilities, one in Naga City itself and the other in Cebu City. Mr Vera Cruz said the programme has ...

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...