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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, ...