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Lafarge Canada and Diacarbon Energy receive funding for new torrefaction project

Lafarge Canada and Diacarbon Energy receive funding for new torrefaction project

BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) will provide US$1 million in funding for Diacarbon Energy and Lafarge Canada’s new torrefaction project, which involves the production of renewable biocoal derived from wood residuals.

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CREG to contribute to China’s bid to reduce air pollution and enhance energy efficiency

CREG to contribute to China’s bid to reduce air pollution and enhance energy efficiency

Industrial waste-to-energy solutions provider China Recycling Energy Corp. believes it will benefit from China’s increasing focus on environmental policy.

LEOCEM to begin production of slag cement in Sierra Leone

LEOCEM to begin production of slag cement in Sierra Leone

HeidelbergCement’s Sierra Leone Cement Corp Ltd (LEOCEM), the sole manufacturer of cement in the country, has announced that it will start production of slag cement in June 2014.

Investment in infrastructure will drive cement demand in Qatar

Investment in infrastructure will drive cement demand in Qatar

Cement demand in Qatar is forecast to double over the next three years due to increased government spending on infrastructure, according to a report by Arqaam Capital.

Lafarge hosts groundbreaking ceremony for Ravena modernisation project

Lafarge hosts groundbreaking ceremony for Ravena modernisation project

Lafarge North America Inc. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-million dollar modernisation project at its Ravena plant, New York, which is due for completion by 30 June 2016.

 

MPA conference highlights sustainable development

MPA conference highlights sustainable development

The MPA Environment & Mineral Planning Conference emphasises the need for regulators to embrace the concept of sustainable development.

Martin Engineering names new Zambian distributor

Martin Engineering names new Zambian distributor

Martin Engineering RSA has named Fluid Base Industries as its full-service distributor in Zambia, which will help broaden the availability of bulk material handling technologies in Southern Africa.

Gebr. Pfeiffer to supply raw material mill for Holcim’s Hagerstown plant

Gebr. Pfeiffer to supply raw material mill for Holcim’s Hagerstown plant

Holcim has placed an order with Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. for the supply of a new MPS 3750 B raw material grinding mill for its cement plant in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Saudi Cement Company witnesses a fall in 1Q14 profit

Saudi Cement Company witnesses a fall in 1Q14 profit

Saudi Cement Company (SCC) reported a net profit of SAR286 million for 1Q14, a 16% y/y fall compared to SAR340 million in 1Q13.

 

Cemex Latam to help construct sustainable housing in Latin America

Cemex Latam to help construct sustainable housing in Latin America

Cemex Latam Holdings, S.A. will participate in the construction of sustainable housing units in Latin America, estimating that it will contribute to the establishment of some 12 000 homes this year.

Substantial increase in Polish cement production and sales in March

Substantial increase in Polish cement production and sales in March

Cement production in Poland increased by 74.4% y/y and sales rose by 100.4% y/y in March 2014, according to data released by the Polish Cement Association.

Titan America makes use of alternative fuels at South Florida plant

Titan America makes use of alternative fuels at South Florida plant

Titan America’s Deerfield Beach facility in South Florida has begun burning refuse in place of coal in an attempt to cut air pollution and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

Indonesian cement demand slowed in 1Q14

Indonesian cement demand slowed in 1Q14

According to data released by the Indonesian Cement Association, cement demand in Indonesia grew by only 3.7% in 1Q14, compared to 8.6% growth in 1Q13.

 

Brussels impedes UK reduced carbon and energy costs

Brussels impedes UK reduced carbon and energy costs

UK energy intensive industry groups have expressed disappointment that help with high energy costs will now not be available to the cement and ceramics industries.

International Holcim Awards receives over 6000 entries

International Holcim Awards receives over 6000 entries

The 4th International Holcim Awards competition attracted over 6000 projects and visions in sustainable construction from 152 countries.

CNBM accedes to UN Global Compact

CNBM accedes to UN Global Compact

China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM) has formally acceded to the UN Global Compact.

Attock Cement to set up a new grinding plant in Iraq

Attock Cement to set up a new grinding plant in Iraq

Pakistani cement manufacturer Attock Cement has signed a joint venture agreement with Al-Keetan Trading and Commercial Agencies Ltd for the construction of a grinding plant in Basra, Iraq.

 

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