Saturday, September 23, 2017

India partners with Switzerland on testing Limestone Calcined Clay Cement

India: a research collab alongside partners from Switzerland on a new cement material that can reduce CO2 emissions in the manufacturing process is set to...

Philippines: Cemex Philippines fined for oil spill

Philippines: Cemex Holdings Philippines received a fine from environmental regulators for an oil spill at its Solid Cement plant in Antipolo back in 2015. The PHP 50,000...

US: Holcim to set up solar power plant at Hagerstown

United States: on September 6, 2017, the proposal to set up a solar generating system on Holcim's cement plant site east of Hagerstown, Maryland, received...

Guatemala: Cementos Progreso joins Cement Sustainability Initiative

Guatemala: on September 1, 2017, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) welcomed its latest and first-ever affiliate member: Cementos Progreso. "Cementos Progreso is delighted and honoured to...

Ireland: Irish Cement’s proposal to burn hazardous waste approved

Ireland: Limerick Council planners gave the green light to Irish Cement’s proposal to burn up to 115 types of potentially hazardous materials, including “animal tissue...

UAE: Union Cement plant shut down over dust-spreading incident

United Arab Emirates: on August 30, 2017, Union Cement's factory in Ras al Khaimah suspended operations after a malfunction caused dust to spread across...

US: 2 cement plants in South Carolina to use coal ash from Duke Energy

United States: Duke Energy will recycle coal ash from its Weatherspoon power plant by sending it to 2 plants in South Carolina where it will...

US: proposed cement-recycling plant in Florida rejected

United States: on August 23, 2017, commissioners rejected a plan to locate a controversial cement-recycling plant in Sarasota county, Florida. The proposed 16-acre facility would...

Russia: one of Maltsovsky Portland Cement’s kilns shut down after inspection

Russia: One of the four kilns in operation at Maltsovsky Portland Cement plant has been shut down after the inspection of the Environmental Prosecutor's Office...

South Korea: Hyundai Cement considers building solar power plant

South Korea: Hyundai Cement Co. may invest in building a photovoltaic power station at its existing cement plant aiming to improve profitability. The consortium of Hanil...

Russia: Maltsovsky Portland Cement accused of running a week with no filters

Russia: residents of Fokino city in Bryansk region accused Maltsovsky Portland Cement factory of working for a week without filters. "One day ago we were approached by...

Australia: zero carbon cement possible in 10 years

Australian NGO climate-solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions has come up with a plan for Australia to lead the world with a zero carbon cement...

Canada: locals challenge Lafarge’s decision to burn tyres at Brookfield cement plant

Canada: a group of residents has filed a notice of judicial review on Nova Scotia government’s approval of the tyre burning pilot project at Lafarge Canada's...

Indonesia: waste heat recovery power plant at Tubanyang cement factory to start ops in...

Indonesia: the Waste Heat Recovery Power Generator (WHRPG) project at Semen Indonesia's Tuban cement plant will start operations in October this year. On August 16, 2017,...

Ivory Coast: LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire invests in dust control at Treichville cement plant

Ivory Coast: in a statement dated August 16, 2017, LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire announced the implementation of a dust control program to preserve the environment in the...

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