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CRDC launches EcoConcreto product

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

  CRDC launch EcoConcreto product The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) launched its plastic-to-concrete invention 'EcoConcreto' at the Sustainable Brands Oceans Congress in Porto, Portugal. The CRDC process involves efficient upcycling of massive industrial quantities of plastic waste and enriching it into a synthetic construction aggregate that is lighter in weight and more durable than conventional concrete, claims CRDC. The CRDC product is a pre-condit...

Shree’s sustainable path

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s cement industry has introduced several initiatives to place it on a path towards more sustainable cement production. Shree Cement highlights the actions it has taken to integrate sustainability into its cement production process. By Dr Anil Kumar Trivedi, Shree Cement Ltd, India. As a signatory to the Cement Sustainability Initiative, Shree Cement has delivered on its promise to reduce its energy footprint by implementing leading industry practices and transferring kn...

Streamlining the waste-to-energy chain

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

How can a cement plant operate more sustainably in ecological and economic terms? As part of its initiative for the green cement plant, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions recently launched polysius ® fuel substitution. This one-stop solution for alternative fuel rates of up to 100 per cent enables cement producers to save operating expenditure, conserve natural resources, reduce CO 2 emissions, become highly flexible in sourcing and maintain product quality. LafargeHolcim’s Lägerdorf plant ...

Ocean plastic: an opportunity in the circular economy?

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Initiatives are under way to address the global issue of plastics litter in the oceans. Norway’s SINTEF highlights the use of co-processing in the Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy project. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha, Eirik Vigerust, Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Christian John Engelsen and Dr Mehdi Ahmadi, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway. Mining of plastic wastes at a dumpsite in Thailand. Image credit: Kå...

Lowering the temperature

14 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Clinker production is a high-temperature combustion process that generates nitrogen oxides (NO x ), one of the most significant kiln emissions. To reduce these emissions, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) has been widely acknowledged as the best available technology. By Area Impianti SpA, Italy. The use of selective catalytic reduction helps reduce NO x emissions from cement production Among the NO x reduction techniques, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) is the best av...

Cementos Argos

28 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has reported a 10.6 per cent YoY increase in revenue to US$1.419m in the opening half of 2019. Over the same period, net profit advanced by 33.5 per cent to US$22m, while EBITDA improved by four per cent to US$262.4m. Cement shipments during the six-month period came in at almost 8Mt, up 1.2 per cent YoY, with concrete dispatches of 5Mm 3 , down 2.5 per cent YoY due to heavy rainfall. The 1H19 also saw the company complete the sale of its stake in OMYA Andina and Cartón de Col...

Chilean cement plant faces local opposition

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The planned cement plant by Inversiones Orange in San Bernardo, Greater Santiago, Chile, is not welcome with the local population. While the project has not yet secured authorisation, the facility is expected to impact local transport and people’s health due to the number of trucks and the toxic effects of clinker, according to the environmental coordinator of El Bosque and San Bernardo. If the plant is approved, Inversiones Orange will be the third company operating in the area, in additi...

Decarbonisation quick wins

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Different world regions present different challenges to the cement industry. While in the fast-growing economies of Asia and Africa building capacity and security of supply are key, cement plant operations in other regions are more affected by the need to reduce CO 2 emissions as their economies aim for decarbonisation. There is good news for both sides: the use of a new clean fuel can make a decisive contribution to tackling either challenge. By Wolfgang Moser, NextFuel AB, Sweden. ...

UltraTech

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

UltraTech’s new INR25bn (US$360m) cement plant in Andhra Pradesh has received environmental approval. The works will reportedly have a cement and clinker capacity of 6Mta and 4Mta, respectively. Just over 430ha of land in Petnikota village has already been acquired for the plant, but the project is still waiting on “consent to establish and operate” from the state’s pollution control board, according to the Business Standard.  Alongside the factory, UltraTech also intends to install a 60M...

Bringing an old quarry to life

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Quarry rehabilitation comprises more than just the planting of different varieties of trees on land no longer used. Cimenterie Nationale’s rehabilitation project in Lebanon also includes the country’s first green belt buffer area, natural windbreakers, stormwater management, hydroseeding and beehives. By Ahmed Hoteit, Cimenterie Nationale, Lebanon. Cimenterie Nationale, Lebanon, has rehabilitated an area of 283,598m 2 of the quarry at its Chekka plant following its extraction phas...