$225K EPA grant moves recycled glass cement substitute toward market

Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Staff reports

On the heels of research detailed in its “Value-Added Use of Milled Mixed-Color Waste Glass as a Supplementary Cementitious Material in Environmentally Friendly and Energy-Efficient Concrete Building Construction” report, Lansing, Mich.-based Technova Corp. is among 10 recipients sharing $2.25 million in grants under the EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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New edition of Innovations in Portland Cement Manufacturing addresses today’s challenges

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

The new edition of Innovations in Portland Cement Manufacturing was released during the 2011 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference, May 22-25, in St. Louis, Mo. The fully revised second edition highlights the complex challenges facing cement manufacturers in today’s regulatory and manufacturing arenas.

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Buzzi Unicem plants receive Energy Star honor

Source: Buzzi Unicem USA, Bethlehem, Pa.

Buzzi Unicem USA recently announced that the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy have awarded three of the company's U.S. cement plants the Energy Star designation for their superior energy performance. Buzzi’s plants in Festus, Mo., Maryneal, Texas, and Signal Mountain, Tenn., received the honor.

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Economic study details cumulative impact of cement industry regulations

The U.S. cement industry–already one of the most heavily regulated in the country–is currently facing no fewer than seven different existing or proposed EPA regulatory standards that, cumulatively, will severely hamper the industry and the economy for minimal environmental benefit. A study, released by the Portland Cement Association (PCA), examines the cumulative impact of these regulations on the U.S. cement, concrete and construction industries–particularly their potential impact on employment, construction costs and the environment.

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