Cement Industry Honors St. Marys Plant for Land Stewardship

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St Marys Cement’s Charlevoix, Mich., plant received the Land Stewardship Award from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas as part of the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards. Several St. Marys outreach initiatives in 2013 involved partnerships with the community on biodiversity conservation efforts. These included US-31 Corridor Enhancement Project, and the plant’s fourth eagle release. Other community related efforts…

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September Cement Shipments Up 14 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in September 2014 were 9.0 million metric tons (Mt), up by nearly 14 percent from the level in September 2013, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through September were 66.3 Mt, up by almost 8 percent from the same…

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Mercury Calibrators


Cement manufacturers and power plants that are required to comply with the latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations can now rely on enhanced mercury calibrators to speed compliance with the new regulatory requirements of individual facilities. The Thermo Scientific High-Level Model 81iH and Low-Level Model 81iL Mercury Calibrators fully integrate with the Thermo Scientific Mercury Freedom System, enhancing the capabilities currently…

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Carbon Capture


Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan’s largest and one of the world’s leading, high-tech applied research institutions, introduced High Efficiency Calcium Looping Technology (HECLOT), a calcium looping technology developed to reduce carbon emissions from fossil power plants. It is the first affordable and energy-efficient solution to achieve a CO2 capture rate of up to 90 percent. It reduces energy consumption…

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Skyonic Opens Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture and Utilization Facility

Designed to be both beneficial for the environment and profitable for business, Skyonic Corp. opened Capitol SkyMine, a commercial-scale carbon capture and utilization facility, on Oct. 21. Located at Capitol Aggregates’ San Antonio cement plant, the $125 million Capitol SkyMine will have a total carbon impact of 300,000 tons annually through the direct capture of 75,000 tons of CO2 and…

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