Brazil's Votorantim orders six more vertical mills

FLSmidth has been awarded a contract worth approximately $32 million from Brazil's Votorantim Cimentos, Ltda., to supply six OK mills for cement grinding. The mills will be installed with the new pyroprocessing lines, also purchased from FLSmidth, as announced in July 2010. The contract includes supply of the main equipment, process engineering, and site advisory and commissioning services for four OK 33-4 mills and two OK 36-4 mills.

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Salt River plant receives Energy Star label

As 2010 was winding down, the Salt River Materials Group Phoenix cement plant in Clarkdale, Ariz., was recently honored with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star label for 2010. The plant had received its first label in 2007 and has been labeled every year thereafter.

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MIT: Operation accounts for lion’s share of structures’ CO2 emissions

Preliminary findings from Concrete Sustainability Hub research aimed at a new life-cycle assessment (LCA) model suggest that service phase encompasses 85% and 90% of carbon dioxide emissions, respectively, from highway pavements and residential buildings. Ongoing studies at the MIT-hosted Hub will quantify paving and building materials’ cradle-to-grave environmental costs, yielding what staff contends is the most comprehensive LCA model to date.

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Five Holcim plants earn EPA's Energy Star

Holcim (US) Inc. announced recently that for the third consecutive year, its Devil’s Slide plant in Morgan, Utah and the plant in Theodore, Ala., have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star. In addition, the newly commissioned Ste. Genevieve plant in Bloomsdale, Mo., the Trident plant in Three Forks, Mont., and the plant in Holly Hill, S.C. were first-time recipients of the award.

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