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Integrated carbon capture

13 January 2014, Published under Cement News

A number of solutions exist when it comes to carbon capture and storage, but they depend on a range of factors including cementitious additions, fuel sources and heat consumption by the kiln. In this article, the authors present their own new technology that not only integrates carbon capture into the cement plant but also offers the possibility of cement plant power self-sufficiency. By Michel Gimenez, Lafarge IPC, and Mehrdji Hemati, University of Toulouse, France. A new process to...

Holcim Philippines, lnc. scoops environmental award

31 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines, Inc. received eight awards at the Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANSMEC) Awards Nights, including the highest honour for excellence in environmental management, safety and health, and social and community development. Holcim Philippines’s plant in Lugait, Misamis Oriental received the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA), while the company’s facilities in Bacnotan, La Union Norzagaray, Bulacan and Davao City received Platinu...

Cemex launches water management policy

10 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that it is implementing a Corporate Water Policy that defines its global strategy for responsible water management and acts as a framework for the development of local water conservation and efficiency strategies across its operations worldwide. The policy recognises the important role that the building materials industry plays in the sustainable management of this finite resource. “Cemex is fully committed to carrying out our business activities in a sustainable ma...

Responsible waste disposal

10 December 2013, Published under Cement News

As developing countries such as Bangladesh expand their industrial base and the population rises, increasingly larger volumes of waste are generated. For the local cement industry, this presents an opportunity to actively contribute to responsible waste disposal by developing waste co-processing infrastructure and processes. Lafarge Surma Cement provides such services at its Chhatak plant in Bangladesh – the country’s sole integrated cement works – enabling the disposal of suitable wastes in...

Responsible waste disposal

10 December 2013, Published under Cement News

As developing countries such as Bangladesh expand their industrial base and the population rises, increasingly larger volumes of waste are generated. For the local cement industry, this presents an opportunity to actively contribute to responsible waste disposal by developing waste co-processing infrastructure and processes. Lafarge Surma Cement provides such services at its Chhatak plant in Bangladesh – the country’s sole integrated cement works – enabling the disposal of suitable wastes in...

USA Holcim' Hagerstown cement plant to improve environmental performance

18 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc' s Hagerstown cement plant is to comply with a July settlement from the US Environmental Protection Agency, reports the local Herald Mail. The upgrade work will ensure that the plant meets pollution reduction requirements. Robin DeCarlo, vice president of corporate communications, said modifications to the plant have not begun yet: “We’re still ... in the design and engineering phase,” DeCarlo said. The EPA said in July that Holcim had agreed to invest about US$20m or more...

Cement plants of the future

18 November 2013, Published under Cement News

In the first of a series of articles for ICR, Kline Consulting explores the impact that reducing carbon emissions could have on the design of cement plants of the future. The three traditional CO2 reduction levers – namely energy efficiency (fuel and power), fuel CO2 reduction and clinker substitution – will all be considered in detail, as will the role of carbon capture technologies. In this first article, the author focusses on clinker substitution and the changes that may be required to e...

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...

India's waste win-win

09 October 2013, Published under Cement News

The rapid growth of the Indian cement industry has seen the construction of many new efficient plants. The annual gains in output and supply to the market are clearly visible. However, further room for improvement still exists as the uptake of alternative fuels remains limited. Hazardous and municipal solid wastes offer a solution that not only solve some of India’s waste management issues, but also reduce the cement industry’s coal requirements and associated CO2 emissions. By Ritu Bharadwa...

Reporting value

23 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Globalisation, international policy activity in response to crises and recession, current and future resource scarcity, environmental concerns and heightened expectations of corporate transparency and accountability have all pushed the boundaries of business reporting. Markets, regulators and civil society demand an ever-broader information requirement in which disconnected strands are brought together into a coherent whole and show how a company (or organisation) can add value now and in th...