North America, Western Europe Lead White Cement Trade

In 2019, Western Europe remained the major white cement exporting region, while North America remained the largest import destination, according to CW Research’s latest “Global White Cement Market and Trade Report.” Western European intra-regional trade accounted for 74% of regional exports, while a much smaller percentage was shipped to North America.

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Cement Producers’ Settle Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Lehigh Cement Co. and Lehigh White Cement Co. have agreed to invest approximately $12 million in pollution control technology at 11 portland cement manufacturing plants in eight states to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice. The settlement will reduce more than 4,555 tons of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 989 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution annually.

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CalPortland Plant Earns Energy Star Status

CalPortland announced that the company’s Rillito, Ariz., cement plant has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification for the eighth consecutive year.

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Lehigh Cement partners on full-scale CCS study in Canada

Lehigh Cement, HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, and the International CCS Knowledge Centre announced a feasibility study of a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project as a definitive solution to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada.

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