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06/09/2013

Pennsylvania to host alternative fuel plant

Renewable Fuels plant expected to be operational by year end.

 

   

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06/09/2013

Roanoke Cement gets environmental recognition

Firm has received Virginia Exemplary Environmental Enterprise recognition.

 

   

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05/09/2013

Unique concrete, cement testing center unveiled in Norway

Cementa and HeidelbergCement working to cut carbon emissions.

 

   

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02/09/2013

Proposed Titan America plant receives renewal of air permit

Authorities extended soon to expire permit for US cement producer.

 

   

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26/08/2013

Saudi residents complain of cement plant pollution

Residents South of Riyadh complain of fumes from a local cement plant and waste water treatment unit.

   

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23/08/2013

India: Pollution Board orders closure of India Cements unit

It has also ordered action against four more plants in Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh.

 

   

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19/08/2013

Switzerland: Holcim to use lignite to produce cement

The company plans to store supplies in a silo at its Siggenthal Würenlingen unit.

   

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15/08/2013

Kazakhstan's Jambyl cement plant suspends operations

The closure was determined by environmental issues

   

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15/08/2013

Cuba: Siguaney produces first batch of ecological cement

130 tons of low carbon cement produced in three days

   

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14/08/2013

Egypt: committee warns about negative effects of cement plant

Moon Valey Cement Plant west of Alexandria raises protest against coal use.

   

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