India's fuel challenge

Published 07 October 2013

Tagged Under: India Alternative Fuels 

The Indian cement industry is failing to realise the potential for alternative fuels and raw material (AFR) utilisation, 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. This was the conclusion of a two-day conference held in Delhi in August on co-processing in cement plants, convened by the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) of India and the Washington-based Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP).

India's Cement Manufacturers' Association convened a two-day conference in Delhi

to discuss co-processing in cement plants

The high-level meeting gathered together nearly 200 senior officials, including representatives from the leading cement producers, government agencies, regional municipalities and other stakeholders, for a conference committed to exploring how the Indian cement industry can improve the utilisation of alternative fuels in cement plants.

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