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Nurturing today, for tomorrow

07 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Binani Cement‘s sustainability initiatives have always been a part of the company’s culture and business, and its tagline “For generations to come” reflects a commitment to nurturing the present and protecting the future. By P Acharya, Binani Cement, India. Binani’s 4.8Mta cement plant at Binanigram, Rajasthan, India, has introduced various measures to improve its sustainability track record Binani Cement Ltd (BCL) is the flagship subsidiary of Binani Industries Ltd (BIL), pa...

European Minerals Day puts spotlight on sustainable cement industry

18 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The European Minerals Day (EMD), which was held from 6-24 May 2013, offered a platform for a wide range of events aimed at promoting the minerals sector in Europe. The sustainable development of the sector took centre-stage in exhibitions, debates and other activities. Between 6-8 May an exhibition in the European Parliament focussing on the whole lifecycle of minerals – extraction, processing, downstream and recycling – not only demonstrated the importance and contribution of minerals bu...

Cement at the heart of Europe

13 May 2013, Published under Cement News

A recent study by the Boston Consulting Group for CEMBUREAU claims that the cement industry has a key role to play in helping Europe achieve its goals of developing a sustainable, resource efficient and innovative society. ICR looks at the current challenges facing the region’s cement producers and what action its policymakers can take to help them remain competitive. Putting cement at the heart of Europe: the application of green concrete at the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen, ...

Siam City Cement adds water management to Sustainability Roadmap, Thailand

02 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Thailand's second-largest producer Siam City Cement (SCCC) is to add water management and conservation to its Sustainable Development Roadmap and plans to spend THB58.7m (US$2m) on water conservation and related activities from 2012-18. The company's cement operations in Saraburi have been self-dependent in water supplies without drawing water from public sources. Managing director, Philippe Arto, told the Bangkok Post: “In Saraburi province, we pumped water from underground, but now w...

China’s cement sector seeks to accelerate sustainability initiatives

25 April 2013, Published under Cement News

The 2013 China International Cement Conference got underway at the Hotel Nikko New Century in Beijing today, welcoming over 300 senior delegates from the country’s large cement sector. Opening the meeting, Mr Qiao Longde, President of the China Cement Association, highlighted some of the successes of the China cement industry, which in recent year has made dramatic strides in adopting more efficient production processes while eliminating backward production capacity. “High-quality dry ...

Pennsuco's green credentials

15 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Over the past few years, Titan America has transformed its Pennsuco cement plant into a leading pioneer of green initiatives for the cement industry. As well as using alternative fuels for pyroprocessing, the company has excellent experience of energy-efficient production, improved recycling methods and water sustainability. By Muhammad Furqan Khan, Pennsuco Cement, USA. The Pennsuco cement works is the biggest plant in Florida with a clinker and cement capacity of 2.2Mta and 2.5Mt...

Lafarge executive visits Pakistan operations

13 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's executive vice president of Energy and Strategic Sourcing, Peter James Hoddinott, has visited the group's operations in Pakistan to review its latest sustainability achievements and explore export potential. During the visit, which took place over 6-8 March 2013, Mr Hoddinott toured the Lafarge Pakistan Cement (LPC) plant which is located at Kalar Kahar, district of Chakwal, Punjab province. He commended Lafarge’s local team on upholding the group’s guiding principle of sustainab...

Holcim (US) receives HandsOn South Alabama's Corporate Citizenship Award

14 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) announced today that its Theodore plant located in Theodore, AL, received the Corporate Citizenship Award from HandsOn South Alabama (HOSA) at the organisation’s 31st annual Heart of Gold Awards. The award honors volunteer service. HOSA mobilises volunteers in the community to make a sustainable and measurable impact in education, the environment, economic stability and emergency preparedness. "I am so proud of the work the employees of the Theodore plant have done in our commun...

AfriSam gears up

23 January 2013, Published under Cement News

AfriSam is preparing for future demand by making investments in a variety of expansion projects designed to boost its internal capacity. The company has also re-engineered its entire product portfolio to meet expected market developments and avoid shortages. AfriSam offers a view into its future development. AfriSam will install a new kiln at its Dudfield operation to increase clinker production In line with this vision AfriSam has submitted Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA...

Stepping towards sustainability

16 January 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa has a strong cement industry that is now remodelled with many new plants and high standards of cement production. Cheap imports, skilled labour shortages and a lack of government funding still frustrate local producers, but research into lower emissions and more sustainable products continues. By Hanlie Turner, Cement & Concrete Institute, South Africa. The thriving metropolis of Cape Town, South Africa The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has reported YoY growth ...