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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...

Rain sends Caribbean Cement profits down

01 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Co’s 3Q profit was affected by heavy rains at the end of summer and a large tax charge, according to the cement producer. In addition, higher operational expenses further impacted profit. Some of the costs were associated with the demolition of a large obsolete structure at its Rockfort plant near Kingston, Jamaica. Sales revenue in the third quarter fell to JMD4.38bn (US$31.8m) from JMD4.46bn in the 3Q18. Profit before tax declined 55 per cent YoY to JMD238m while profi...

LafargeHolcim and ADEME Occitanie inaugurate new waste processing plant

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and the French environment and energy agency ADEME have inaugurated a new solid waste processing plant at LafargeHolcim’s Port-la-Nouvelle. The facility will process non-hazardous solid waste into to an alternative fuel for the cement plant. The EUR7.5m investment will enable the Port-la-Nouvelle works to target a thermal substitution rate of over 90 per cent by 2022 and as a result, contribute to the cement producer’s plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The project...

Gujarat requests producers to use more plastic waste

29 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board has requested cement producers in the Indian state to use plastic in five per cent of their total fuel. The board is also expected to increase this mandate to 10 per cent to boost the demand for plastic waste, according to The Times of India. The authorities are also in talks with other industries for the use of construction debris, mud and fertilisers.

UAE cement company finds use for camel dung

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Gulf Cement is preventing thousands of tonnes of camel waste from going to landfill. The cement company is cutting its emissions while using camel dung to supplement its fuel usage. Under the government-run scheme, farmers of Ras-al-Khamaih deposit camel waste at designated collection stations to be blended with coal to make a fuel for Gulf Cement. "People started to laugh, believe me," said Mohamed Ahmed Ali Ebrahim, manager of Gulf Cement Co.  "We heard from our grandfathers that they us...

Eqiom test 4 biogas trucks

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

France-based Eqiom is testing four biogass trucks as part of the company’s strategy to reduce the carbon emissions generated by its trucks by six per cent by 2020. As an alternative to diesel, the biogas helps improve air quality and protect the environment. Natural gas for vehicles includes 95 per cent methane and very light hydrocarbons. The four vehicles are being put into operation in the CRH subsidiary's road transport between the north and the Paris region. In addition, one of th...

Andusia and Powerday form SRF agreement

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Andusia has signed a solid recovered fuel (SRF) supply contract with Powerday PLC, London's largest waste recycling and waste management company. Andusia and Powerday have formed a partnership to export 10,000t of SRF annually to be recovered at a Mediterranean cement plant. Powerday has the capacity to process up to 1.6Mta of construction, demolition, municipal, commercial and industrial waste. Using the latest technology to recycle and recover, the company is committed to providing 10...