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USA: Essroc's Speed plant has AF setback

19 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Essroc's Speed cement plant, in southern Indiana, USA, has been informed by Clark County officials have decided that it will have to apply for rezoning to obtain a permit for burning hazardous waste for fuel. The Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals chose to uphold a letter that deemed an earlier decision to allow the Essroc to burn alternative fuel as void. County officials said the company has to seek a zoning change or a variance to be classified as a hazardous waste zone. Jeremy Bla...

Morocco: protestors oppose Italian RDF imports

07 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Shipments of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) bound for Moroccan cement plants have sparked protests among environmentalists in Casablanca, Morocco World News reports. Around 2500t of RDF – mainly composed of tyres, plastic and rubber – arrived in Morroco at the end of last month, where it was to be used as fuel in plants in Casablanca and Settat. The Moroccan environment ministry has issued a statement in which it denied claims that the material was toxic and pointed out that the shipment wa...

Irish Cement's AF plans opposed by local Green Party

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement’s plans to convert its Limerick plant to burn alternative fuels have run into opposition from the local Green Party.   Earlier in March, the CRH group company said it was seeking approval from Limerick City and County Council to burn used tyres as well as shredded plastics. However, this has been opposed by the Green Party’s James Gaffney, who unsuccessfully stood in the Irish parliamentary elections for Limerick City in February. Mr Gaffney told the Limerick Leader that h...

Hope celebrates second anniversary with major investment

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials is investing GBP14m (EUR17.9m) to boost production at its Hope Works cement plant in the Derbyshire Peak District, UK.   The company, which yesterday celebrated its second year of cement production, has kicked off several major capital projects which will help improve the plant’s sustainability, improve the efficiency of the operation and help to secure future supplies for construction.   Hope has owned and operated the cement works since January 2013 and has made...

USA: Buzzi Unicem trials use of hazardous waste fuel at Cape Girardeau plant

23 August 2012, Published under Cement News

A series of trials is underway at Buzzi Unicem’s Cape Girardeau cement facility in an effort to use more hazardous waste as fuel. The company invested US$1m in the project, aimed at cutting its operating expenses by replacing more of its coal with alternative fuels. For about 20 years, the company, formerly known as Lonestar Industries, has used hazardous waste as fuel to heat its kiln. In June, its hazardous waste permit was modified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Missour...