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Holcim’s Martes-Tolosane plant increases waste treatment facility

16 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim's Martes-Tolosane plant in France has doubled its waste treatment capacity with the recent modernisation of the kiln with the help of Geocycle. The enhanced capacity will allow the plant to recycle 100,000t of waste (versus an earlier capacity of 40,000t) from 2022. The recycling of the waste, mainly solid recovered fuels (SRF), will not only reduce the reliance on natural resources but also reduce the plant's carbon footprint and help divert significant volumes of non-recy...

Alfred H Knight opens Olympic Business Park sample preparation lab

16 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Alfred H Knight   has opened its state-of-the-art sample preparation facility. The site, located in Olympic Business Park, Kilmarnock, UK, is a result of significant investment and expansion of Alfred H Knight’s operations in Scotland and will now be home to all of the Energy Services’ sample preparation services for biomass, coal and waste in Scotland.   The energy transition is a welcome pathway from fossil-based fuels to zero-carbon and as the energy sector looks to reimagine the way th...

ABB launches probe to tackle AFR explosions

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

ABB has developed ProKiln, a gas sampling system designed to reduce the risk of explosions due to the increased use of alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR). According to the European Cement Association, up to 95 per cent of traditional fuels used in cement production can be replaced with AFR to help reduce emissions. However, the volatility created by the higher use of AFR can bring with it an increased risk of explosions resulting in kiln stoppages and unnecessary costs.   ABB’s ...

UK secondary fuels market to stabilise in 2022

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Exports of secondary fuels, such as refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF), from England fell by 40,055t in March this year, compared to the same period a year earlier. March 2022 saw exports of 135,506t, versus 175,561t in March 2021, according to data from Footprint Services. Of the March 2022 total, recycling specialist Geminor UK accounted for 29,196t, or 21.5 per cent of the English export market. But the company believes the market is now bottoming out.  “We have s...

Danucem’s Banská Bystrica plant adds alternative fuels line

15 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Companies Ecorec Slovensko and GreenTech Slovakia have joined forces and launched a new line for the production of alternative fuels at Danucem’s ( CRH ) Banská Bystrica concrete plant, Slovakia. Plastic waste that cannot be recycled again, will serve as a raw material for the production of alternative fuels. In the future, alternative fuels could replace up to 90 per cent of the energy sources needed to produce cement, bringing a range of environmental benefits - starting with the re...

Geminor warns of secondary fuels shortage

05 May 2022, Published under Cement News

A reduction in waste volumes in Europe, in addition to ongoing transport challenges, makes it harder to predict access to secondary fuels this coming winter season, according to Geminor, a Norway-based recycling company specialising in refuse-derived fuel (RDF), solid recovered fuel (SRF) and other waste for material recycling. The company is encouraging industry players to increase their stocks of RDF and SRF before the winter season.   A turbulent economy and the ongoing conflict in Ukrai...

MDG Handling Solutions wins Ciplan alternative fuel handling order

28 April 2022, Published under Cement News

MDG Handling Solutions has been awarded the design, manufacture and testing of the complete new mechanical handling system for RDF alternative fuel system for the group Ciplan in Brazil. The project consist of a specially-tailored apron weighing conveyor and a huge main apron feeder as a collector. The assembly and testing of the weighing conveyor in underway at the company’s Italian workshop.

Saxlund announces senior executive appointments

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Saxlund has announced the promotion of Finance Manager Karen Moore to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Saxlund's UK operations. Karen will report to Saxlund's UK new CEO, Matt Drew. In addition to his strategic responsibilities for the UK operation, Mr Drew takes on responsibility for business development sector focus across Europe, for Materials Handling and BioEnergy. Karen Moore boasts a wide experience of working in a range of financial and management roles across industrial companie...

Cemex signs alternative fuel agreement with 3M

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has expanded its use of alternative fuels with an agreement with 3M in Panama to process their industrial waste. This collaboration aligns with Cemex’s Future in Action strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a circular economy. This agreement adds to Cemex’s extensive capacity to repurpose society’s waste in its operations, reducing the carbon footprint of its own productions processes as well as the amount of waste sent to landfills. Decomposition in landfills pr...

Green growth avenues

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

While decarbonising the cement and concrete industry will play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, producers in these sectors cannot go it alone. By outlining green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem, McKinsey & Company explains why collaboration across the value chain is vital to decarbonising the built environment – and that it needs to start today. By Thomas Czigler, Eddie Elizondo, Sebastian Reiter and Patrick Schulze, McKinsey & Co. Figure 1: with decarbonisation bec...