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INSEE Ecocycle inaugurates pyrolysis plant at Puttalam factory

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

As a key milestone of its sustainable waste management journey, INSEE Ecocyle has launched its latest state-of-the-art pyrolysis plant at the company’s Puttalam cement plant, Sri Lanka. The pyrolysis plant is designed to convert rubber and plastic waste originating from a wide range of industries into valuable resources, enabling us to augment our contribution to a circular economy. INSEE Ecocycle’s new pyrolysis plant was inaugurated at a special ceremony held recently, where the Gene...

Cypriot MPs told few imported waste tyres are legally scrapped

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cypriot MPs were told by the Audit Office last week that about 35 per cent of scrap tyres imported into Cyprus every year pass through the port in Limassol without being subject to an environmental fee. Moreover, not all these waste tyres are properly disposed of. Approximately 12,000t of imported tyres end up at the cement factory in Vassiliko where they are burned and used as fuel. However, thousands of them end up in illegal landfills. MPs also heard that significant gaps in the c...

Caribbean Cement to burn waste tyres

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) had signed an agreement for CCCL to use tyres from the Riverton City landfill in Kingston, to help fire its kilns for the manufacture of Portland cement. There are more than 2m tyres at Riverton to dispose of. There are also more at other landfills across the island. The project will reduce Caribbean Cement’s carbon emissions.

Caribbean Cement Co provides solution for Riverton waste tyres

30 December 2021, Published under Cement News

More than 2m used tyres will be removed from the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew, Jamaica, as part of a 10-year project, which is expected to be expanded to other refuse disposal sites across the island. The tyres will provide fuel for the kilns of the Caribbean Cement Co Ltd as part of the National Programme for the Environmentally Sound Management of End-of-Life Pneumatic Tyres, a project with the Jamaican government. Over 8700 tyres have already been taken from the Riverton fac...

Argos to collect 5000 waste tyres per month in Honduras

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s Argos will collect around 5000 waste tyres per month in Choluteca, Honduras, and transport them to Comayagua for disposal at its Piedras Azules cement plant. Cementos Argos is working with Fundesur and Fundación HERCO to successfully launch the Responsible Management of Waste Tyres programme in Choluteca. The three organisations expect to remove more than 60,000 tyres in the first year of the programme, which has the support of MiAmbiente, the Secretary of Health and the Municip...

Golden Bay Cement completes waste tyre project

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

New Zealand-based Fletcher Building has announced the completion of its project at Golden Bay Cement, which will see up to 3m used tyres be used in cement manufacturing every year. The upgrade to the integrated cement plant based in Portland, Whangarei, was officially opened by New Zealand's Minister for the Environment, David Parker. It is expected to reduce carbon emissions by around 13,000tpa and cut the producer’s coal usage by 15 per cent. "Using end-of-life tyres in cement manufa...

Cementos Cosmos to burn tyres at Toral de los Vados

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Toral de los Vados cement works, operated by Cementos Cosmos, will be able to use waste tyres as alternative fuel following the granting of an Integrated Environmental Authorisation. The plant will be able to replace 30 per cent of its current petcoke fuel usage with waste tyres. The step will result in lower energy costs as well as reduced CO2 emissions. Cementos Cosmos applied for the authorisation in February 2018 and following a two-year approval process, the cement producer join...

Finding a different kind of gold

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

While coal had been the mainstay of PPC’s energy sources for decades, the company’s current energy policy has called for a steady replacement of the black gold with more sustainable energy sources. This provided the South African cement producer with the drive to introduce alternative fuels at its De Hoek plant in Western Cape. By PPC, South Africa. PPC’s energy policy seeks to replace increasing volumes of coal with alternative fuels Sustainability needs innovative thinking and...

Kenya's waste tyre drive

04 August 2014, Published under Cement News

On behalf of the German Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is currently supporting the Kenyan government to implement a sustainable and environmentally-sound waste tyre management system in the east African country. For this purpose a Strategic Alliance has been established between GIZ and companies from the cement industry, from the tyre sector (tyre traders, tyre producers) and from the road transport secto...