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Dongwu Cement to sell stake in wastewater treatment company

18 December 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Dongwu Cement has announced that its subsidiary, Xinhua Shanghai Investment Management Co, plans to divest its entire 62.26 per cent stake in Shanghai Biofit Environmental Technology Co. The total consideration for the divestment is estimated at CNY22m (US$3.14m). Shanghai Biofit and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the treatment of organic wastewater and sludge, alongside the comprehensive treatment of urban organic waste.

NuCycle ramps up AF production for Cemex

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based NuCycle Energy has launched a facility in Plant City, Florida, to make alternative fuels, primarily as a coal substitute, exclusively for Cemex. The plant, which came online in April, is now fully operational and ramping up to process 150,000tpa of post-industrial materials, primarily process and packaging residuals. While the facility was built to support Cemex, plans are to build more facilities in Miami, Greater Atlanta and Massachusetts in the near future, according to Jim La...

NCB's 16th International Seminar to highlight key industry concerns

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India will be the centre of attention next week for the global cement industry, as the NCB hosts its 16th International Seminar in New Delhi between 3-6 December. There are many leading speakers at this event that will talk on key issues facing the Indian cement sector, such as: reducing the clinker factor with blended cements, waste fuels and raw materials, the circular economy, project engineering, process optimisation, advances in grinding and concrete performance. The Indian cement sect...

LafargeHolcim plans EUR10m investment in Kujawy

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will be investing EUR10m in its Kujawy cement plant in Poland. The company will be launched a new product on the market as well as increase the use of alternative fuels (AFs) at the works. At present Cementownia Kujawy’s AF rate is between 80-85 per cent, or around 190,000t, but Lafarge plans to increase this to 90 per cent by 2021. To date Lafarge has invested around EUR100m in the Kujawy cement works, which produces approximately 2Mta of cement.

Ohorongo Cement sees value in charcoal fines

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement in Namibia has partnered with Carbo Namibia, a Namibian manufacturer and exporter of charcoal products, in an attempt to increase its energy saving initiatives and lower its carbon footprint. Ohorongo initially approached local charcoal producers within the Otjozondjupa region to procure charcoal fines to utilise as alternative fuel. Prior to Ohorongo procuring the fines, it was essentially a waste product, as it was not viable for export purposes. Through their supply agr...

Adelaide Brighton uses 1Mt of RDF at Birkenhead plant

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton has now used 1Mt of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at its Birkenhead facility, South Australia, diverting 2Mt of waste from landfill sites. The Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, and Environmental Minister, David Speirs, visited the company last week to recognise the milestone. "Through the use of this alternative fuel, Adelaide Brighton's Birkenhead plant has achieved gains in efficiency and reduced consumption of natural gas by 25 per cent," said Nick Miller, CEO...

Boosting AF rates with flame thermography

06 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Over the past 30 years the cement industry has witnessed an increasing use of alternative fuels (AF), but the amount that can be fired in the main burner is limited by different process factors. To optimise AF firing in the main burner, VDZ has conducted several research projects with the aid of flame thermography. The know-how gained has been used to support producers seeking higher AF substitution rates, including a European plant that reached 100 per cent in the main burner without compro...

Streamlining the waste-to-energy chain

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

How can a cement plant operate more sustainably in ecological and economic terms? As part of its initiative for the green cement plant, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions recently launched polysius ® fuel substitution. This one-stop solution for alternative fuel rates of up to 100 per cent enables cement producers to save operating expenditure, conserve natural resources, reduce CO 2 emissions, become highly flexible in sourcing and maintain product quality. LafargeHolcim’s Lägerdorf plant ...

Cementos Argos

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have joined forces to reduce waste going to landfill in Honduras. Dinant is a family-owned consumer products manufacturer founded in Honduras in 1960 with products sold across Central America and the Dominican Republic. Dinant and Argos have signed an agreement for post-industrial waste generated from Dinant’s production processes to be co-processed at Argos’ Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The 12-month agreement will establish the tec...

Re-Gen Waste expands alternative fuel facility

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based Re-Gen Waste has invested GBP5m to develop its alternative fuel production facility at Carnbane industrial estate, Newry. The expanded facility is expected to reach full production by next month. The company already exports 80,000tpa of solid recovered fuel (SRF) but will now manufacture higher calorific value pellets and baled material for the cement and steel industries. The material will be shipped to Europe through local ports. “This is an incredibly important area of...