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Cement news highlights: 29 September – 3 October

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Conferences, funding and statistics from the US

  • Exhibitor registration now open for 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA: the annual cement industry technical conference will be held in the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada from 26 – 30 April 2015.
  • The US Energy Department will offer up to US$25 million in funding to help reduce the cost of algal biofuels and support the development of a bioeconomy.
  • US and Puerto Rico: clinker production and shipments of Portland, blended and masonry cements all increased y/y in July 2014 according to the latest USGS report.

Sustainability and alternative fuels

  • The Cement Sustainability Initiative has released an updated version of its ‘Guidelines for Co-Processing Fuels and Raw Materials in Cement Manufacturing’.
  • Tomorrow’s Value Rating puts Holcim at the top for sustainability.
  • The Cement Association of Canada has announced its support of the government of Ontario’s renewed commitment to developing “new alternative fuel rules in 2014 to help big, energy-intensive industries reduce their GHG emissions.”
  • Siemens and C40 announce winners of the City Climate Leadership Awards 2014.

Appointments and management changes

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