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Holcim Maroc inaugurates Agadir plant

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has opened its 1.6Mta Agadir-Souss plant in southern Morocco. Built in 2021, the company invested MAD3bn (US$299m) in the plant, which includes automation and artificial intelligence to optimise the production process.   In terms of sustainable operation, the Agadir-Souss facility will be powered using wind power from 2023 onward and will also use alternative fuels. In addition, the works generated 1400 temporary jobs during construction and 200 direct jobs since its opening. F...

Cemex inaugurates Climafuel facility at Rugby works

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s cement plant in Rugby, UK, will operate fully on alternative fuels (AF) following the inauguration of its new Climafuel facility. This significant investment aims to enable the plant to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, producing carbon savings equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 135,000 cars. Climafuel is a waste-derived fuel made using residual and commercial waste that would otherwise go to landfill. Rugby is the first Cemex plant to achieve this 100 per cent AF mil...

Serbian cement industry faces fuel challenge

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Serbia’s cement industry is being considerably impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war as the sector depends on high-calorie coal imports from both Russia and Ukraine for more than 50 per cent of its fuel requirement. Moreover, the alternative fuels used by the industry are insufficient to safeguard business continuity, particularly in the currently expanding market. The supply chains from Russia and Ukraine have almost stopped, presenting a serious challenge to the industry, according to Associ...

Holcim Argentina warns of gas shortage stopping kilns over winter

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina’s CEO, Christian Dedeu, has warned that clinker production at its plants could come to a halt as he has no guarantee that there will be gas to fire the kilns this coming winter (June-August 2022). “We do not have guaranteed gas for the winter, which puts cement production at risk. The impact can be very strong for the construction activity,” said Mr Dedeu. Moreover, gas prices remain sky-high and the rise in production costs is difficult to offset. However, the company is ...

BMH Technology Oy wins MSW to RDF project order in Vietnam

17 February 2022, Published under Cement News

BMH Technology Oy will supply a Tyrannosaurus ®  waste-to-fuel plant to TTCL Vietnam Corp Ltd as the main EPC Contractor in Bắc Ninh province, Vietnam. The line will process municipal solid waste (MSW) collected in Bắc Ninh province, separate recyclables and refine the rejects into RDF. The delivery by BMH will be part of a waste-to-energy power plant that is being built for Thang Long Energy Environment JSC. The plant is designed to handle a total of 600tpd of fresh MSW and indu...

Caribbean Cement Co provides solution for Riverton waste tyres

30 December 2021, Published under Cement News

More than 2m used tyres will be removed from the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew, Jamaica, as part of a 10-year project, which is expected to be expanded to other refuse disposal sites across the island. The tyres will provide fuel for the kilns of the Caribbean Cement Co Ltd as part of the National Programme for the Environmentally Sound Management of End-of-Life Pneumatic Tyres, a project with the Jamaican government. Over 8700 tyres have already been taken from the Riverton fac...

Geocycle India to process plastic waste from river clean-up

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC and Ambuja Cement’s waste management subsidiary, Geocycle India, will be joining Rekart Innovations in removing plastic waste from the Jojari riverbed in Pipar, Jodphur, Rajasthan. The first load of plastic waste, weighing more than 10t, was recovered recently and sent to Geocycle’s processing facilities at the cement plants of both cement producers. “Geocycle’s vast co-processing infrastructure guarantees safe and environmentally-friendly final treatment of the collected waste. Co-pr...

Vecoplan invests millions and enjoys further success despite COVID-19

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Vecoplan AG has continued supplying machines and systems that shred, convey and process primary and secondary raw materials in the production and materials cycle, while running as profitably as last year. "Despite COVID-19, our business is still very stable since we’re working through a high backlog of orders. One reason for these orders is our development offensive and the resulting product launches of recent months," says Werner Berens, CEO of the Vecop...

Cementos Cosmos to burn tyres at Toral de los Vados

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Toral de los Vados cement works, operated by Cementos Cosmos, will be able to use waste tyres as alternative fuel following the granting of an Integrated Environmental Authorisation. The plant will be able to replace 30 per cent of its current petcoke fuel usage with waste tyres. The step will result in lower energy costs as well as reduced CO2 emissions. Cementos Cosmos applied for the authorisation in February 2018 and following a two-year approval process, the cement producer join...

Holcim Philippines to increase AF use

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines plans to further increase its use of suitable and preprocessed waste as alternative fuel and raw material to reduce costs as well as help address the country’s solid waste issue. “Aside from its business benefits, our Geocycle unit enables us to further contribute to Philippine development in a sustainable manner. Through our co-processing operations, we are able to lower our carbon footprint and help ease the waste management challenges of the country while producing an...