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Dust

Kilnstacks, quarrying and transportation of products are the main sources of dust emission in the cement sector. All cement plants have been equipped with dust monitoring and recording systems, while fugitive dust is also measured and controlled through internal management systems and procedures. Proper maintenance, optimal functioning and appropriate storage facilities are means used to control fugitive dust.

Installing new filters and upgrading existing ones, making use of the latest technology available as well as optimizing processes and machinery are the main practices followed to ensure that we meet high standards.

In 2008 total dust emissions amounted to 1,268 tonnes, while specific emissions to 109 gr/tonne clinker, based on equit-y held in 2008. Dust emissions at most of our facilities were well below the limits set by the environmental terms and conditions of their operating permits.

Recalculated on the basis of the equity held by the TITAN Group in 2006, the year that the Group target was set, specific emissions were 83 gr/tonne clinker, a reduction of 2.3% compared to 2007, thus making another step forward towards the set target of 75 gr/tonne clinker.

ΝOx

Emissions of NOx in the air are scientifically linked to the creation of acid rain and smog. Combustion at high temperatures necessary for cement production is a source of NOx emissions.

Group performance in 2008 with respect to ΝOx emissions was 20,979 tonnes and specific emissions were 1,799g/ton clinker (calculations based on equity held in 2008). The level of emissions is in accordance with the limits stipulated by operating permits.

Recalculated on the basis of the equity held by the TITAN Group in 2006, the year that the Group target was set, specific emissions were 1,851g/ton clinker below the current target of 1,980g/ton clinker.

A revised target of 1,670g/ton clinker for ΝOx emissions, or a 45% reduction compared to 2003, was set last year for 2015.

SOx

The presence of sulphur (S) in raw materials is the primary cause of SOx emissions which are linked to the appearance of acid rainfalls. Therefore, keeping these emissions as low as possible is significant for minimizing the environmental footprint of cement plants.

In 2008, the total SOx emissions amounted to 3,356 tons corresponding to specific emissions of 288g/ton clinker. In most Group plants, SOx emissions were negligible while in all cases they were well below than the levels permitted.

Recalculated on the basis of the equity held by the TITAN Group in 2006, the year that the Group target was set, specific emissions were 313 g/ton clinker.