Cement Industry

UK’s cement industry and its emissions: good news

The UK cement industry’s carbon dioxide emissions have fallen by 25% between 1998 and 2018. A new report shows a significant reduction in emission, and this is largely due to the use of alterative feedstocks and utilising more renewable energy sources. The report also notes zero process waste was sent...

China’s cement industry and the household waste

The Chinese cement industry has already made improvements in energy efficiency, but the emission reductions from energy efficiency measures are tiny compared to those that could be achieved with innovative technologies. China makes more Cement than the rest of the world, in fact: China products 2,400,000 thousand metric tons; the rest...

Cement industry in Nigeria

A Chinese building materials and structural engineering firm, has announced plans to open a fibre cement board manufacturing factory in Abuja, Nigeria. The managing director said that the new line of products would be the first of their kind to be manufactured in West Africa. He added that his company...

The largest Asian cement plant opens in Uzbekistan

The largest cement plant in Central Asia has been opened in Uzbekistan. The cost of the project was US$ 212,8m and its capacity is 1,5Mt/yr. There are currently five large cement plants in Uzbekistan, and their total capacity exceeds 8,5Mt/yr. Over the next five years, Uzbekistan plans to increase its...

Cement industry grows in Vietnam

According to the Vietnam Building Material Association, Vietnam’s cement industry gained 30 per cent YoY in June 2018. Domestic demand reached 6.91Mt, with an increase of 29 per cent compared to June 2017, including 2.18Mt sold by the Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem). Exports also increased by 35 per cent on...

Ethiopia cement stimulation measures

By introducing cement stimulation measures, Ethiopia hopes to construct at least 3.4 million rural housing units among the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, although the target looks unachievable for now. Ethiopia has proposed a number of measures to stimulate cement consumption, such as the introduction of a rural...