October 2014 issue
World Cement’s October issue is now available online. This includes a regional report on India and South Asia, including a cement factsheet and an overview of investment and infrastructure in the Indian subcontinent by Paul Maxwell-Cook. The issue also features tours of the Steetley Dolomite Whitwell Plant, UK, and the Indocement Citeureup site in Indonesia. Finally, don’t miss the special feature on lime, John Kline outlining environmental regulatory changes in the US, or Danny Chen providing a personal perspective on the merging of Chinese and European business cultures.
- The International Finance Corporation, together with the IIP, has published a report on ‘Waste Heat Recovery for the Cement Sector: Market and Supplier Analysis’, and plans to encourage the take-up of WHR technology in growth markets.
- The Holcim Foundation has recognised 13 projects in the US and Canada for innovation in sustainable construction at this year’s award ceremony in Toronto.
- Cement Sustainability Initiative presents Biodiversity Management Plan Guidance.
- The European Parliament has upheld plans to grant carbon allowances to industries at risk of carbon leakage.
News from the UK
- Edwin Trout, Secretary, Cement Industry Suppliers Forum, gave an overview this week of the cement industry in Great Britain.
- Barbour ABI’s latest Economic & Construction Market Review revealed that commercial construction soared by 95.8% y/y in August 2014.
- MPs have complained that the Department for Transport’s budget cuts have left Britain’s roads poorly maintained.
- Higher Apprenticeships illustrate benefit of employer partnerships.
This week’s not to be missed articles…
- US uncalcined gypsum consumption increased by 49% y/y in 2Q14.
- PPC announces interim appointments in wake of Gordhan’s departure.
Written by Louise Fordham
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/26092014/cement-news-highlights-22-26-september-2014-562/