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Spain’s cement sector recovers 57Mt of waste in 15 years

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has recovered 57Mt of waste from 88 sectors between 2004-19, reports the Fundación CEMA in collaboration with Institut Cerdà. This has prevented the release of 1Mt of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and savings of EUR115m by not sending the waste to landfills. The report confirms that the optimisation of synergies has resulted in the cement sector becoming one of the largest recyclers of mineral waste in Spain and a leader in energy recovery. It has injected alm...

Geminor database for waste material recycling is launched

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

GemiLAB  is a new database that will help analyse the quality of waste for material recycling and energy recovery. The database developed by Norway-based Geminor will assist in making cleaner fractions and better utilisation of waste in Europe. GemiLAB is a database where the content of waste volumes can be registered and analysed from producers across Europe. Through this data gathering, it will be possible to assess the quality of waste fractions over time, says GemiLAB . The d...

Vecoplan AG joins the RETech Partnership

11 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Vecoplan AG is now a member of the German RETech Partnership, a network of German companies and institutions from the recycling and waste management industry. The network works closely with national and international ministries, authorities, institutes and business associations. Among other advantages, Vecoplan will receive support in exporting its recycling and waste management technologies and in knowledge transfer. "As a member [of RETech] we’ll always be up to date on matters lik...

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...

Streamlining the waste-to-energy chain

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

How can a cement plant operate more sustainably in ecological and economic terms? As part of its initiative for the green cement plant, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions recently launched polysius ® fuel substitution. This one-stop solution for alternative fuel rates of up to 100 per cent enables cement producers to save operating expenditure, conserve natural resources, reduce CO 2 emissions, become highly flexible in sourcing and maintain product quality. LafargeHolcim’s Lägerdorf plant ...

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 ...