International Cement Review articles tagged under : Manufacturing Technology

27 February 2024

Compressed air as a resource

Compressed air is a valuable resource in any industrial plant. It is critical for the proper operation of the plants and in some cases can be linked to either the success or failure of specific equipment in the plant. This is 100 per cent true for air cannons. An air cannon’s reliability as well as cleaning capability is based upon a good air supply that can deliver sufficient energy for a suf...

14 February 2024

ML/AI-based maintenance to enhance energy efficiency

Recently, CemAI representatives were invited to present to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® division on the topic of machine learning/artificial intelligence’s (ML/AI) use in inc...

30 January 2024

Unlocking cement plant potential with digital twins

Cement manufacturers operate in an increasingly complex environment, facing pressure to maximise production while minimising costs and environmental impact. However, leveraging data to optimise operations can be hind...

30 January 2024

Net zero shipping strategies

As the maritime sector looks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, fostering collaboration between cement producers and cement carrier operators can be of benefit to both industries. Decarbonisation options for bot...

Grinding for green goals 23 January 2024

Grinding for green goals

As a key decarbonisation path, the research and application of low-carbon cement grinding technology and equipment can help reduce power consumption and improve clinker quality. Research by Sinoma International Engin...

19 December 2023 Arthur Harrisson

Maintaining quality with emission limits

The trend towards more sustainable cement production and decarbonisation has resulted in increased emissions control. While this has led to challenges in terms of maintaining quality, solutions are continually being ...

Cost savings on the road to net-zero 12 December 2023

Cost savings on the road to net-zero

The road to net-zero is long and cost intensive, particularly on the process side of the building materials industry. However, a quick win on this journey is often neglected: logistics and transport. In this article ...

11 December 2023

3D printing concrete: motivations, status and outlook

While automating concrete construction is not a novel idea, its more recent adoption has been driven by a need for productivity and sustainability. But what is its future? By Timothy Wangler, ETH Zürich Institute for...

28 November 2023

SNCR: when the equation no longer holds

There are plants where selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) does not achieve the expected DeNO X results for no apparent reason. Often a look at the chemical processes in the background provides a clue as to why...

27 November 2023

CO2NTESSA’s net-zero vision

The CO 2 NTESSA project will implement an innovative carbon capture (CC) technology at NEXE’s cement plant in Našice, Croatia. The existing plant will be modified based on the polysius® pure oxyfuel process, enabling...

15 November 2023

Business models for utilisation of non-recyclable plastics in the Indian cement industry

Co-processing of plastic and other municipal solid wastes provides a safe and cost-effective way of dealing with waste in India and supports the country’s drive to adopt a circular economy approach.  By Dr Gaurav Bha...

13 November 2023

Carbon capture optimisation: add heat, reduce risk

While a range of carbon capture (CC) technologies are available to the cement industry, not all are a suitable option in terms of cost and risk. Ramboll looks at the benefits of an integrated amine-based solution. By...

07 November 2023

Heidelberg Materials’ journey to net-zero

Heidelberg Materials is investing in multiple projects to achieve its ambitious target of reducing its CO 2 emissions by 47 per cent by 2030. From its first carbon capture and storage (CCUS) project at the Brevik pl...

17 October 2023

Ironing out the carbon emissions of clinker production

The use of iron-rich industrial wastes can provide one of the pathways to decarbonising the global cement industry with high-ferrite cement types embodying less CO 2 than their ordinary counterparts. By Cecilia Pesc...

10 October 2023

Towards Germany’s first fully-decarbonised cement plant

Heidelberg Materials’ new GeZero project will completely decarbonise cement production at the Geseke plant in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The first of its kind project will establish a full carbon capture and st...

03 October 2023

London arbitration of maritime disputes and cement trading

Arbitration is often used for the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international trade and shipping. This article provides a brief introduction to the relevance of London arbitration ...