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Impact of alternative fuels

27 March 2017, Published under Cement News

It is widely acknowledged that burning alternative fuels in cement kilns has some adverse effect on the kiln’s productivity and thermal energy efficiency. But how much effect? Dr Clark explores via benchmarking. Figure 1: kiln meantime between stops (MTBS) Case studies and the technology around the burning of alternative fuels (AFs) in cement kilns are recurrent topics in International Cement Review and at Cemtech conferences. They have also often been the topic of the...

Egypt sets out on a new course

05 September 2016, Published under Cement News

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has managed to return a certain degree of stability to Egypt, with the economy expected to show a gradual recovery. A broad infrastructure programme and robust housing demand is providing the foundation for a strong growth in construction, while the government is calling for the cement industry to increase its capacity. The urgent need to expand Egypt's inrastructure and deal with the considerable housing shortage are expected to drive cement demand f...

Lafarge Africa in 2Q16

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa Plc has released its financial results for 2Q16, reporting a total revenue of NGN107bn (US$344.9m). Cost of sales stood at NGN92.2bn (US$297.3m), down from NGN98bn (US$315.9m) in the same period last year and administrative/distribution and other expenses dropped to NGN12.2bn (US$39.3m) from NGN4bn (US$45.1m). The company’s revenue of NGN30.8bn (US$99.3m) fell by NGN28.5bn (US$91.9m) due to foreign exchange loss after the naira’s devaluation. The company also suffered diminish...

Portugal: N+P deliver SRF

08 July 2016, Published under Cement News

On 8 May 2016 a ship carrying 2500t of baled SRF berthed at Lisbon. The SRF originated from N+P Alternative Fuels’ location in Grimsby, UK and will be used as a substitute for primary fuels in the cement industry. This new project form N+P represents the company's next step towards further strengthening its position in the alternative fuels market.