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Establishing a reliable AF supply

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement companies are increasingly implementing alternative fuel (AF) programmes to reduce fuel costs at their plants and contribute to sustainability. Often a key challenge, particularly in developing countries, lies in establishing a reliable AF supply chain. Argos discusses the challenges that it faced when introducing AFs at its Colombian plants. By Argos, Colombia. In the last four years, Argos has been entering the AF market in Colombia One of the greatest challenges for...

Tyre burning project for Caribbean Cement put on hold

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The coronavirus pandemic has halted a key project for Caribbean Cement Co to remove and incinerate between 1.5-2m tyres from the Riverton City landfill. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the country's government and Caribbean Cement was signed last July to see the removal of the environmentally-hazardous tyres from the landfill. During the pilot stage last December 6000 tyres were burnt by the cement company in 11 days, but with the onset of COVID-19, the project has been put on...

UK cement plant to burn Australian GP tyres as AF

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

A cement plant near Oxfordshire in the UK will be burning around 1800 Pirelli tyres from the cancelled Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. "We finished assembling the tyres on Thursday afternoon and then we had to disassemble everything," begins Mario Isola, Pirelli's representative in F1, on the 'Autosport' website. If the GP had been in Europe, those tyres could have been reused, but being in Australia, there is no longer any possibility: "The only problem is the tyres that are already i...

Cementos Cienfuegos reverts to tyre burning to keep production going

18 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cuban government has ordered domestic cement factory Cementos Cienfuegos to used waste tyres as fuel to save on oil amid a worsening fuel shortages brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island. President Miguel Diaz-Canel has ordered the cement works, located in the center of the country, to receive an increasing supply of used tyres to burn, the official daily Granma said. Cuba has been suffering oil shortages since last September, when Trump administration imposed sanctions on ...

Rain sends Caribbean Cement profits down

01 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Co’s 3Q profit was affected by heavy rains at the end of summer and a large tax charge, according to the cement producer. In addition, higher operational expenses further impacted profit. Some of the costs were associated with the demolition of a large obsolete structure at its Rockfort plant near Kingston, Jamaica. Sales revenue in the third quarter fell to JMD4.38bn (US$31.8m) from JMD4.46bn in the 3Q18. Profit before tax declined 55 per cent YoY to JMD238m while profi...

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield plant starts tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield cement plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, has begun burning 20tpd of scrap tyres to reduce its coal use and lower its carbon footprint. "For every tonne of coal that we replace with scrap tyres, we will see a 30 per cent decrease in CO 2 emissions," said Lafarge director of environmental affairs Robert Cumming. "It also means that Nova Scotians have a way to use their own scrap tyres," said Mr Cumming. "So we’re making use of a local fuel source and taking scrap ty...

Geocycle signs tyre co-processing agreement with Argentina

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina subsidiary Geocycle has signed an agreement with Argentina’s Minister of Production, Labour and Sustainable Development, Graciela Pinal de Cid to enable the co-processing of tyres. Ms Pinal de Cid said: "Today we are initiating a framework agreement with the company Geocycle, belonging to the firm Holcim Argentina, to solve a situation that involves society as a whole, such as tires out of use." She added: “We will generate a joint work agenda between the province and the ...

Caribbean Cement to dispose of over 2m tyres

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement has been selected by the country’s government to remove and dispose of over 2m old tyres stockpiled at the Riverton City disposal site in Kingston, according to the Jamaica Observer. Peter Donkersloot Ponce, general manager, has confirmed that the company will be signing a memorandum of understanding with the government this week. He also noted that the company is likely to begin a 40-day trial period before moving to a full industrial roll-out. Around US$0.5m ha...

Holcim invests US$1m in solid waste processing in El Salvador

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and its Geocycle brand have plans to invest more than US$1m in new waste processing equipment in El Salvador. The new equipment will be used to treat solid waste to supply alternative fuel for its cement production in the country. Geocycle processes around 0.7m used tyres in 2018, bringing the company’s waste tyre use to 6m tyres since 2001, according to Jaime Recinos, director for corporate affairs and sustainable development at Holcim. It also processed 20,000t of waste...

Vassiliko Cement enlisted to dispose of waste tyres

19 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Vassiliko Cement has received 1800t of old tyres from the Dali industrial area of Cyprus in an attempt by the Ministry of Agriculture to safely manage the amount of waste tyres being stored in an environmentally-friendly way. Vassiliko Cement is a licensed management facility for disposal of waste tyres. Following the successful completion of this first phase, the ministry added, the transportation and management of tyre waste stored in a quarry site in Agios Sozomenos will soon begin. Th...