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“Appropriate reward for efficient firms will accelerate the move towards Sustainable Manufacturing”

By : SustainabilityO..., May 31, 2016

In conversation with Sustainability Outlook, Mr.Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO, Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited, shares his thoughts on the current progress and outlook of the Indian cement sector towards resource sustainability.


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A Concrete Energy Efficiency Solution

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2014

Cement — the key ingredient of concrete — is the world’s most widely used building material. It’s also the product of an energy-intensive process that accounts for about 5% of global greenhouse gases. These emissions threaten to increase as developing countries urbanize and...

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Asbestos cement roofing firm HIL shifts focus to greener building products

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2014

HIL Ltd, part of the $-1.6 billion CK Birla Group, is on a major diversification drive. It is moving from its traditional product of asbestos cement roofing towards new and green building substitutes such as autoclaved aerated concrete blocks and polymer products.

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Subject Tags: cement , HIL Limited

Gujarat gets greener as hazardous waste use in cement kilns up 35 times in 5 years

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 10, 2014

In an example of how Gujarat has emerged as a front runner in taking green measures to ensure cleaner environment, the State has achieved fresh heights in utilisation of hazardous waste as resource by the cement industry. As per the latest data from the state regulator, the...

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Subject Tags: cement

India: industry targets 25% TSR by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2013

 The Indian cement industry is failing to realise the potential for alternative fuels and raw material utilisation (AFR), but resolves to raise the thermal substitution rate (TSR) to 25 per cent by 2030, from the current level of less than one per cent.

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Cement Industry leans on market based models for pan-sector recycling

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jul 30, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Mr. V.P Sharma, COO of Dalmia Cement, about ways in which sustainability imperatives are catalyzing innovation in the cement industry and the ambition for sustainable practices in the industry.

The cement industry has...

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Cement-makers want green status for power generated through waste-heat recovery

By : Sustainability ..., May 17, 2013

Co-generation of power through waste-heat recovery process in cement plants should be given renewable energy status, according to N. A. Vishwanathan, Secretary-General, Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA). The two-day conference has about 80 presentations from...

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Subject Tags: Business , cement , Technology

Cement major submits proposal to process industrial waste

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 18, 2013

Taking forward its green initiatives, cement major ACC Limited plans to establish a facility at Perundurai by the end of next year for processing industrial waste from across the State.

The processed waste will be used at the ACC Madukkarai Cement Works plant as...

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Subject Tags: cement

Global pact signed to support low-carbon cement investments

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 7, 2012

Indian cement majors, including ACC Ltd, Shree Cement Ltd and Ultratech, have signed a co-operation pact to support low-carbon investments in India. The pact was signed in Geneva with member companies of the World Business Council (WBC) for Sustainable Development’s Cement...

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Energy-intensive sectors turn to saving

By : Sustainability ..., May 16, 2012

The Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme to encourage energy saving in energy intensive sectors such as power, steel and cement has begun to attract companies to its fold, according to CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency,...

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Subject Tags: cement , energy , Technology