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Sharjah Cement signs SRF supply contract

27 November 2020, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Sharjah Cement Factory has signed a contract with Bee'ah, a leading environmental management company, for the supply of alternative fuel from Bee’ah’s SRF plant. A minimum of 73,000t will be provided each year. This translates to 73,000t of waste being diverted from Sharjah landfills and reused by the UAE’s industries. "Companies and industries in the UAE must work together to realise new efficiencies and achieve the country’s sustainability objectives. We thank Bee’ah for it...

Lafarge Zementwerke orders A TEC Flash Dryer for Mannersdorf

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH awarded A TEC the contract for the implementation of the Flash Dryer to be installed at its 1.1Mta Mannersdorf plant in Austria. The dryer will help the plant to reduce the moisture content of RDF for the kiln burner. The A TEC Flash Dryer enables the use of various waste heat sources (including clinker cooler flue gas, bypass gas, preheater gas). The material is dosed to the hot gas flow in the flash dryer and transported with this gas flow, while the moisture is e...

PCA awards Beumer with Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award

17 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named Beumer Group as the winner of the renowned Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award 2020. Beumer Group was honoured for its alternative fuels and raw materials systems. "I am very honoured to receive this recognition on behalf of Beumer Group," said Brian Giese, director of Business Development, Conveying and Loading. "It demonstrates our commitment to support cement manufacturers in their efforts to make production greener and more sustai...

MoU signed for biosolids transport to LafargeHolcim’s Richmond plant

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between K ENES Transportation and the Capital Regional District for the transportation of biosolids by truck between the sewage plant at the Hartland Landfill facility and LafargeHolcim's Richmond cement plant, Canada. The contract is for five years for the transportation of one truck load every two days, while smaller trucking contracts  for liquid waste residuals have been included as part of the service agreement. The Richmond cem...

SungShin Cement orders two HOTDISC units

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

SungShin Cement has ordered two FLSmidth H OTDISC Combustion Devices for its Kiln Lines 3 and 6. The first H OTDISC  is expected to be commissioned in mid-2021 and the second at the end of 2021. After the recent installation at SsangYong’s Yeongwool and Donghae plants this will be teh third and fourth H OTDISC  installations on the Korean peninsula. The H OTDISC solution allows cement producers to substitute coal or other fossil fuels with a wide range of alternative fuels. "Wit...

Establishing a reliable AF supply

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement companies are increasingly implementing alternative fuel (AF) programmes to reduce fuel costs at their plants and contribute to sustainability. Often a key challenge, particularly in developing countries, lies in establishing a reliable AF supply chain. Argos discusses the challenges that it faced when introducing AFs at its Colombian plants. By Argos, Colombia. In the last four years, Argos has been entering the AF market in Colombia One of the greatest challenges for...

Turkey: looking to the future

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Following two consecutive years of cement market contraction, Turkey began 2020 on a more hopeful note with first-quarter production, demand and exports ahead. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a setback that the cement sector is looking to overcome through its strong export base and new construction projects. By Dr Tamer Saka, Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB), Turkey. The Turkish cement sector is preparing to overcome the impact of COVID-19 after a posit...

Petcoke markets and the cement industry

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Conventional fossil fuels account for around 80 per cent of fuels used in cement kilns worldwide, of which petcoke accounts for a 40-45 per cent share. Ahead of the Argus Petcoke Live virtual conference, we share some insights into the petcoke and refining market alongside views from the cement industry and the positive steps it is taking on environmental initiatives. Interview with Steve Weber, VP of Americas Consulting, Argus How has the refining sector been hit by COVID-19 and oil pri...

Waste Knot Energy to operate new alternative fuel pellet plant in the UK

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Waste Knot Energy (Waste Knot) has secured funding from Gresham House's British Strategic Investment Fund (BSIF) to build its first fuel pelleting plant in Middlesbrough, UK. The site of the new plant will be at AV Dawson's port facility on Teeside. The plant will produce Waste Knot's Green Knot branded pellets using non-recyclable waste - otherwise destined for landfill or for another country’s waste facilities. The high-calorific value of the pellets makes them a reliable, low-emission bu...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe ordered to shut plant by EMA

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Management Agency ordered Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LafargeHolcim group) to close its 0.45Mta Manresa plant last week, because of abnormal dust discharges. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe said it experienced an unexpected surge in dust emissions during a trial of alternative fuel in the plant between July 30 and 1 August, adding that immediate action was taken to control and contain the emissions and the incident was reported to EMA in line with regulatory requirements. It is under...