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PCA: 100 years of addressing members' needs

16 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association is currently in its centennial year. With the US economy proving to be steady and advances in technology spurring the cement industry on to greater efficiency and emissions control, ICR spoke with PCA President and CEO, James G Toscas, to gain a greater understanding of what is driving the PCA on and what the main objectives are for the next 100 years. James Toscas, president and CEO, PCA ICR: In 2016 the Portland Cement Association (PCA) is cele...

Brazil: Votorantim improves co-processing rates

18 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos’ has invested BRL12m (US$3.14m) in a co-processing project for its Cuiabá cement plant, Mato Grosso. The facility is now able to process waste materials such as old tyres, rice straw, industrial waste and sawdust, which has enabled a 65 per cent replacement of fossil fuels during manufacturing. The Brazilian cement giant has also been improving its environmental performance at the Nobres cement plant (Mato Grosso), which now uses biomass to replace 50 per cent of fossil...

A truly circular economy

14 September 2015, Published under Cement News

With the circular economy as one of the EU’s current political priorities, European cement association Cembureau puts forward its views on the solutions which the cement industry can provide and how policy should be formulated to ensure that Europe encourages the best economic, environmental and social solutions at its disposal. By Cembureau, Belgium. The European Commission is currently working on a ‘new and improved’ circular economy package for Europe. Already in July 2014, the previou...

China's new emission limits

12 March 2014, Published under Cement News

The co-processing of wastes in cement kilns could offer a safe option to reduce China’s growing waste management issue. However, the development of standards and guidelines reflecting international practice is key to the sustainable co-processing of such wastes. Recognising its importance, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection recently revised and updated emission standards for co-processing in cement plants. By Da Hai Yan, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China...

MSW co-processing in China

24 October 2013, Published under Cement News

As large volumes of common waste increasingly present a problem, China’s search for effective ways of disposing of this waste is on. With new landfill options facing opposition and causing controversy, the co-processing of municipal solid wastes (MSW) is becoming an increasingly-attractive option. Following examples in other countries, China is now actively seeking to increase its MSW usage in cement kilns, with producers such as Huaxin Wuxue and Sinoma’s Liyang having taken up the challenge...

Cemex plans US$100m Egyptian investment

04 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that it expects to invest approximately US$100m (approximately EGP700m) to significantly improve its operations in Egypt and continue supporting the country’s housing, commercial and infrastructure development. Yehia Hamed (left), Egyptian Minister of Investment and Sergio Menendez, President of Cemex Egypt The planned investments were discussed in a meeting between Sergio Menendez, President of Cemex in Egypt, and Yehia Hamed, Egyptian Minister of Inves...

India: developing co-processing

12 March 2013, Published under Cement News

As India considers the co-processing of industrial and hazardous wastes in energy- and resource-intensive industries such as cement, its central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Norway’s Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF) consider the regulatory requirements and co-processing experiences in the country. In the second part of our focus on co-processing in India, recent projects are highlighted. By JS Kamyotra, SS Bala and PK Gupta, central Pollution Control Board, Mi...

India: introducing co-processing

11 March 2013, Published under Cement News

With waste generation expected to increase as India develops its economy further, the co-processing and treatment of industrial and hazardous waste in energy- and resource-intensive industries such as the cement becomes an attractive proposition. However, co-processing requires an appropriate body of regulations to be developed and implemented. In this first of a two-part article, the current status of co-processing in India and opportunities for improving this service are explored. By JS Ka...

Successful co-processing

28 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Co-processing of wastes and other low-grade resources in cement kilns offers a partial solution to sustainability issues ranging from resource scarcity via greenhouse gas emission reduction to waste generation. However, co-processing requires a professional approach from the industries involved as well as regulation and monitoring by the authorities to successfully lower the need for fossil fuels and virgin raw materials, and reduce CO2 emissions. In this article, Cementis and Sintef present...

Chinese co-processing

21 December 2012, Published under Cement News

While co-processing in the cement industry has only recently been introduced to China, several initiatives are already well underway to spread the practice to more cement producers to reduce landfill sites and curb GHG emissions. Phase one of the Sino-Norwegian project to pilot waste studies and co-processing in cement kilns has successfully been achieved and now the goal is to prepare a nationwide programme for co-processing in the cement industry. By Yan Da-Hai1, KH Karstensen2, Peng Zheng...