Thursday, July 27, 2017

Slovenia: Salonit Anhovo honoured with EBRD Sustainable Energy Award

Slovenia: Salonit Anhovo has won a bronze EBRD Sustainable Energy Award for the massive progress in the use of non-hazardous solid recovered waste in its...

Oman: TANFEEDH proposes coal-fired cement plants in Duqm Special Economic Zone

Oman: in an effort to move the sector away from its predominant reliance on natural gas, Oman's National Program for Enhancing Economic Diversification (TANFEEDH) proposed...

India: Coal India to auction coal linkages for cement sector

India: on July 3, 2017, the Ministry of Coal announced that state-owned Coal India Ltd. (CIL) will conduct auction of coal linkages for the non-regulated...

Taiwan: Taiwan Cement to enter green energy business

Taiwan: Taiwan Cement Corp. announced it plans to launch a new "green" energy development project by the end of 2017. "As well as our core ...

Indonesia: Bukit Asam to supply coal to Semen Baturaja

Indonesia: PT Semen Baturaja and PT Bukit Asam (PTBA) Tbk have signed a coal procurement agreement under which the state-owned miner will supply coal to...

Sweden: Cementa and Vattenfall to study electrified cement production

Sweden: Cementa, part of HeidelbergCement group, and state-owned electricity producer Vattenfall have partnered in CemZero, a collaborative project under which a pilot study on electrified cement production...

India: Shell looking to persuade local cement plants to switch from coal to gas

India: energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc has set up a team of executives to identify businesses that use dirty fuels like coal and convince them...

Egypt: fuel oil prices to cement factories increased by 40%

Egypt: on June 29, 2017, the Government hiked fuel prices to help meet the terms of a US $12 billion loan deal with the International...

US: CalPortland’s Rillito and Oro Grande cement plants earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification

United States: CalPortland’s Rillito and Oro Grande cement plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the industrial...

New Zealand: Golden Bay Cement aided by Government to burn tyres

New Zealand: Golden Bay Cement, a division of Fletcher Building, received a funding grant from the Government to invest in technology to dispose of used tyres at its...

Pakistan: Gharibwal Cement’s waste heat recovery power unit starts commercial ops

Pakistan: after at the end of April this year Gharibwal Cement Ltd. announced its waste heat recovery power plant had started generating power on...

Ireland: CRH publishes 2016 Sustainability Report

Ireland: CRH plc has issued its 2016 Sustainability Report. In 2015, CRH committed to a 25% reduction in specific net CO2 cement plant emissions by 2020...

United States: 4 CEMEX USA cement plants earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification

United States: 4 CEMEX USA cement plants achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® certification for 2017, recognized for their efforts in energy efficiency...

Turkey: Bursa Cement to increase production capacity

Turkey: the Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization of Bursa approved the environmental impact assessment submitted by Bursa Cement in regards to expanding its production...

CSI publishes new technology review supporting cement sector’s reduction of CO2 emissions

Switzerland: on June 20, 2017, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) published a report focusing on the availability of the...

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