China: FLSmidth install HOTDISC® at China Resources' Hongshuihe plant

China: FLSmidth install HOTDISC® at China Resources' Hongshuihe plant
21 October 2016

FLSmidth partners with China Resources Cement (CRC) and Sino Environment Engineering Development Co Ltd (SEPETC) to process uraban and industrial waste and burn alternative fuel at CRC's Hongshuihe cement plant.

FLSmidth has installed a HOTDISC® pyro-processing system that consumes 300tpd of waste to ensure the Hongshuihe plant's production of 3200tpd cement. FLSmidth is responsible for the design, engineering and integration of the integrated waste burning solution, while SEPETC is the general contractor.

The solution wil also assist the city of Binyang, located in the Guangxi region of southwest China, in its efforts to reduce the city's urban and industrial waste. China's waste problem is growing. Among the 600 biggest cities in China, more than a third battle with serious groundwater pollution due to waste disposal. In the suburbs, several hundred million tonnes of urban household waste, municipal sludge and industrial waste are left untreated in landfills, increasing at an annual rate of around eight per cent, claims FLSmidth.

Country Manager for FLSmidth in China, Cyril Leung says: "China's energy intensive industries, such as cement production, are coming under pressure from the government that wants to rebalance the economy towards a less energy-hungry mode of growth, curb pollution and reduce carbon emissions. CRC plans to initiate several similar municipal solid waste co-processing projects for other cement producers with FLSmidth and SEPETC as partners."
In China's latest five-year plan, the government encourages more cement producers to co-process municipal solid waste in the cement industry, with an aim of getting 15-20 per cent of the cement kilns in the country to be co-processing waste by 2020. In 2017, China will introduce a national carbon-trading scheme. About 4.3bnt of cement was consumed globally in 2014, causing global cement production to contribute around five per cent of global CO2 emissions. China alone produces 60 per cent.

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