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Construction and demolition waste as clinker raw material

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The concept of the circular economy encourages the reuse of waste products as raw materials in the production of cement. Arthur Harrisson looks at the use of construction and demolition waste as a raw material for clinker. Initial crushing of concrete produces aggregate containing a significant proportion of mortar Carbon dioxide is produced during cement clinker manufacture from two sources. Firstly, the primary raw material for clinker is limestone, which is predominantly calc...

Gujarat requests producers to use more plastic waste

29 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board has requested cement producers in the Indian state to use plastic in five per cent of their total fuel. The board is also expected to increase this mandate to 10 per cent to boost the demand for plastic waste, according to The Times of India. The authorities are also in talks with other industries for the use of construction debris, mud and fertilisers.

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 16.2 per cent YoY to 211,340,478t in 2018, according to its latest Environmental, Social and Governance report. Over the same period, its sulphur dioxide emissions declined by 43.2 per cent to 19,674t, while its self-produced hazardous solid waste fell by 52.7 per cent to 2024t. The amount of self-produced solid waste disposed of by the company came in at 236,994t last year, giving a disposal rate of 100 per cen...

Qatar to increase solid waste recycling as construction waste falls

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Qatar has set itself a target to recycle 15 per cent of solid waste generated in the country over the next four years, according to the Qatar Second National Development Strategy (NDS2). The state is making significant efforts to increase the waste recycling rate and promote environmental awareness on reducing the quantity of domestic solid waste. The generation of total solid waste (construction, domestic and others) on the country increased from 8Mt in 2008 to 12Mt in 2013. However, it de...

Fort Myers to send waste material to LafargeHolcim facility

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local government in Fort Myers (FL), USA, has announced plans to send 30,000t of toxic sludge to LafargeHolcim’s quarry outside of Crystal River, according to the Citrus County Chronicle. The waste material, currently surrounded by a neighbourhood, will be moved to the quarry for pre-treatment before delivery to the company’s plant in Theodore (AL) for use in cement production.  PPM Consultants, the company hired to oversee the sludge's removal, said in a report that a five-gallon sample ...

Kerala pollution control board in waste disposal talks with cement companies

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is holding talks with cement companies to dispose of foam-based waste from households following recent floods in the Indian state. KSPCB Ernakulam Regional Chief Environmental Engineer, M A Baiju, said the department has pinned hopes on the cement companies to shift the foam waste piled up at various waste collection points. "The damaged beds, sofa cushions and pillows can be used by the cement companies for co-incineration purpose at their ...

LafargeHolcim treated 10Mt of waste in 2017

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s global waste treatment arm, Geocycle, treated 10Mt of waste in 2017, an increase of 13 per cent YoY. The company co-processed many different types of waste, including shredded industrial waste, spent solvents, used tyres and sewage sludge, according to a press release. "Sustainable building and living are key to the future and we are committed to playing an important role as the demand for sustainable construction solutions and sustainable buildings and infrastructure cont...

Lithuania’s waste targets under scrutiny as government ponders CHP decision

17 February 2017, Published under Cement News

The Lithuanian Parliament Committee on Environment Protection has suggested that the Government should adopt a final decision on the construction of waste-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Vilnius and Kaunas only after the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy is adopted, scheduled to be at the end of the year.  The committee also advised that the government should carry out additional projections on waste volumes available by 2030. Alternative waste treatment options, inc...

Developing AF in Egypt

16 November 2016, Published under Cement News

With the increasing scarcity of natural gas and the hike in gas prices, Egypt’s cement producers are seeking alternative ways of firing their kilns. The availability of MSW and agricultural waste provides a good foundation, but several challenges need to be overcome. By MVW Lechtenberg, Germany. The need for waste management and the development of its related infrastructure provides Egypt's cement industry with an opportunity to support society Cement consumption in Egypt rea...