Tuesday, November 21, 2017

US: EPA extends comment period on NESHAP rule for cement sector

United States: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the period for comments on its proposed rule titled “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants...

Pakistan: Cherat Cement approves Waste Heat Recovery Unit for production line 3

Pakistan: on October 30, 2017, the Board of Directors of Cherat Cement Company Ltd. approved the installation of a Waste Heat Recovery Power Plant for production...

India: Supreme Court bans petcoke use, affecting cement makers

India: on October 24, 2017, the Supreme Court ordered a ban on the industrial use of petroleum coke (petcoke) and furnace oil in the National...

Peru: Cempor accuses Unacem of unfair competition, Unacem denies

Peru: Cementos Portland (Cempor), a joint-venture between Chile's Cementos Bío Bío and Brazilian company Votorantim Cimentos, has accused Unacem of interfering in its project of setting...

Pakistan: Lucky Cement to invest in another wind farm

Pakistan: Lucky Cement announced it is currently in the process of evaluation to make an investment into an additional wind power facility. The wind farm...

Brazil: Votorantim Cimentos adapts 2 cement plants for co-processing

Brazil: Votorantim Cimentos secured a loan worth BRL 23 million, destined for a project to adapt 2 of its industrial units for co-processing of industrial waste,...

Geocycle launches operations in UK

LafargeHolcim's subsidiary Geocycle, worldwide leader in providing industrial and municipal waste management services, has just launched operations in the United Kingdom. Already operating in over 50 countries, Geocycle...

Australia: Boral Cement’s proposed Geelong grinding unit receives environmental approval

Australia: the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has approved Boral Cement's application to build a new clinker grinding facility at Walchs Road, North Shore, Geelong...

Ireland: An Bord Pleanála postpones appeal decision on Irish Cement’s waste plan

Ireland: An Bord Pleanála will need more time to decide on the permission granted to Irish Cement to burn hazardous waste at its cement plant...

Vietnam: GENCO 1 to supply fly ash to cement plants

Vietnam: Power Generation Corporation 1 (GENCO 1), a unit of state-owned utility Vietnam Electricity, has signed a deal to supply fly ash to 7 cement plants. According...

Spain: Oficemen presents roadmap for reducing carbon emissions by 2050

Spain: on October 16, 2017, Oficemen (Agrupación de Fabricantes de Cemento de España) officially presented its roadmap for reducing carbon emissions by 2050. The document highlights...

Italy: Vecoplan to showcase high-performance shredders for material recycling and energy recovery at Ecomondo

Italy: at Ecomondo, the international trade fair for material and energy recovery (November 7-10 in Rimini), Vecoplan AG will be presenting its VEZ 2500 T...

India: violence at public hearing for UltraTech Cement’s proposed plant in Cuttack

India: violence broke at a public hearing on the proposed plant of UltraTech Cement near Khamara Nuagaon village, Athagarh (or Athagad) tehsil, Cuttack district, with supporters...

UK: Gov’t issues decarbonisation and energy efficiency action plan for cement industry

United Kingdom: the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy in partnership with MPA have published an action plan setting out government and industry commitments...

Australia: environmentalists wish stricter dust and noise controls for Adelaide Brighton Cement

Australia: a local environment group wants stricter controls on dust and noise levels coming from Adelaide Brighton Cement's Birkenhead plant in Port Adelaide. As the Environmental Protection...

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