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  • Clean-up of Polluting Brick Kilns and Cook Stoves backed by climate and Clean Air Coalition

    Cutting emissions of SLCPs like black carbon, methane and gases known as HFCs could cut the rate of global warming by up to 0.5 degrees Celsius, save millions of lives and reduce crop losses by over 30 million tonnes a year. Many of the estimated 100,000 small-scale brick-making facilities across Africa, Asia and Latin America are inefficient and emit significant levels of black carbon and other ...

  • Coalition of 96 Partners Steps Up Ambition for Climate Action

    Partners in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants approved five ambitious efforts Monday to present at the UN Climate Summit, aiming to catalyse action on emissions from agriculture, freight, oil and gas production, and municipal solid waste, and to phase down high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in cooling and ...

  • EPA Cuts Mercury and Hydrocarbon Emissions for New Portland Cement Production

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new emission limits for cement kilns that will help cut annual emissions of mercury and hydrocarbons. These limits will help protect public health from mercury and total hydrocarbon emissions from portland cement kilns, through amendments to an air toxics standard issued on Dec. 8, 2006. The amendments set mercury and hydrocarbon emission ...

  • Presentation of the Environement Department

    The Environment Department of MAGUIN S.A.S. proposes innovative solutions which contribute to the preservation and respect of our planet. Thanks to a thirty-five-year experience in waste treatment, MAGUIN puts at your disposal its know-how and skills in the field of waste management and “waste/biomass to energy” processes. Our large range of equipments (rotary kilns, static kilns, stepped ...

  • Illinois cement plant agrees to reduce harmful emissions

    Two companies that own and operate a Portland cement manufacturing facility near Dixon, Ill., have agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to reduce harmful air emissions and pay an $800,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced today. St. Marys Cement Inc., (U.S.) and St. ...

  • EPA sets first national limits to reduce mercury and other toxic emissions from cement plants (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final rules that will protect Americans’ health by cutting emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from Portland cement manufacturing, the third-largest source of mercury air emissions in the United States. The rules are expected to yield $7 to $19 in public health benefits for every dollar in costs. ...

  • Life-cycle studies: concrete

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to Eye ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Innovative ways to reduce CO2 emissions from the cement industry

    Technological advances in European cement production could reduce energy consumption by up to 10% and CO2emissions by 4%, according to a new analysis. The research suggests that initial costs of some of the pending technological improvements could be recouped in as little as a year. The European industry constitutes around 10% of global cement production and is therefore a key industry under ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clean Fuel Production

    Pittsburgh, PA / Alpen, Germany, 13-Sept-07 – Increasing energy costs and environmental concerns have spurred the demand for machinery to produce substitute fuels – fuels from waste materials and domestically available biomass. WEIMA America, Inc., a sister company of Germany-based WEIMA Energy GmbH, has made shredding and grinding of refuse derived fuels (RDF) its business, helping customers in ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • PYReco to build `Europe`s first` tyre pyrolysis plant

    Tyre recycling company PYReco has announced plans to build 'Europe's first' “closed loop” tyre pyrolysis facility by the end of 2010. The plant will have the capacity to process 60,000 tonnes of tyres a year, which is equivalent to 7.5 million tyres. The project to build the plant at the Tees Valley South Tees Eco Park (STEP) is at the planning stage.  During the pyrolysis process tyres will ...

  • EPA Settles Major Air Pollution Case with CEMEX de Puerto Rico, Inc.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that CEMEX de Puerto Rico, Inc., a major cement producer, will spend an estimated $1.7 million on pollution controls that will reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides, pollutants that can lead to respiratory illnesses, including asthma. In addition, the company will pay a $160,000 penalty for Clean Air Act violations. “Air ...

  • ABB emissions monitoring system helps clear the air in Chile

    The solution is a vital component in Polpaico’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its Cerro Blanco cement plant near Santiago and help Chile’s leading cement manufacturer improve air quality in the country’s most populous region. According to the World Health Organization, air quality in Santiago rates among the world's worst. That is largely because greater Santiago is built in a ...


    By ABB

  • SRF production with UNTHA shredders in Vietnam

    The plant will process solid footwear production waste from the country’s main shoe factory, to create a fossil fuel substitute that will power Holcim’s local cement kiln calciner. Following a global search for the best-fit technology for this complex facility, Holcim decided on a single-step SRF solution from Waste to Energy (WtE) shredding specialists UNTHA. The system comprises an ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Canada to Impose New Air Pollutant Regulations

    The Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq, has announced that for the first time the Government of Canada will regulate industrial air pollutant emissions through requirements in the proposed Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations. It is estimated that these new regulations will contribute significantly to lowering smog levels and improve air quality overall for Canadians. An estimated ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carpet Recycling UK wins Resource Revolution Award for Landfill Diversion Strategy

    Carpet Recycling UK’s significant achievements in finding new uses for waste carpet and exceeding targets have been recognised with the industry scheme funded by major carpet manufacturers winning the Landfill Diversion Strategy category of Resource Revolution Awards 2013. Diversion of carpet waste from landfill increased to 21.4% in 2012 – a rise of 30% on the previous year’s ...

  • Dow makes energy from recycled plastic

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the use of recycled plastic to generate energy. The successful pilot test measured how plastic that has been reused and recycled to the full extent possible can be used as fuel for an ultimate end-of-life option instead of going to a landfill for disposal. The pilot ...

  • Governments, International Organisations, and NGOs Move to Protect Lives and the Climate from Dangerous Air Pollution.

    "Steps to address short-lived climate pollutants are now seen as an essential complement of the aggressive mitigation actions needed to combat climate change," United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement at the opening of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's (CCAC) High Level Assembly in Geneva this week. "The Coalition's mobilization of concrete actions to reduce emissions ...

  • Improved buildings could make a big dent in climate change

    David L. Chandler, MIT News Office The construction and operation of buildings accounts for approximately 40 percent of all U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. The most-used building material in the world, concrete, is used to construct many of the nation's homes and office buildings - but a new MIT report says a variety of measures could drastically reduce, and ultimately even eliminate, the ...

  • Recycling roofs to roads

    Recycling asphalt shingles known as RAS into road base has over a decade worth of history in the Eastern States. Although not a new process, in Western Canada it"s taken a little longer to "lift off" so to speak.    Kelowna-based Gemaco Sales Ltd, which operates the only licensed facility dedicated to asphalt shingle recycling in Metro Vancouver at its Recycle Asphalt Shingle (RAS) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • LiqTech International, Inc. Appoints Green Tech Exec Kathy Radosevich As CEO Of LiqTech North America, Inc.

     LiqTech International, Inc. (OTCQX: LIQT) ("LiqTech") announced today that Kathryn Radosevich, a green energy and environmental engineering executive with over 20 years entrepreneurial leadership, has been appointed CEO of LiqTech North America. As CEO, Kathryn will assume all operational responsibility of LiqTech North America, producer of proprietary, silicon carbide membranes for ...


    By LiqTech International A/S

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