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From waste to commodity

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Entsorga West Virginia LLC converts municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) non-hazardous byproduct materials into alternative, clean energy. The company has been meeting the growing demand for solid recovered fuels by Argos USA’s Martinsburg plant in West Virginia, leading to environmental benefits and reduced operating costs. By Emily Dyson, BioHiTech Global, USA. Entsorga West Virginia, LLC’s HEBioT TM plant, USA Entsorga West Virginia LLC (EWV), owned by R...

Versatile AF burning

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The KHD PYROROTOR ® is a rotary combustion reactor that processes waste materials with inferior burning properties as alternative fuels in the cement production process. With seven industry installations to date, the versatile reactor for high thermal substitution rates (TSRs) enables the complete burn-out of any fuel and the usage of almost all types of unprepared waste materials. By Matthias Mersmann and Sven Schmitgen, KHD Humboldt Wedag, Germany. Figure 1: overview of KHD Humbold...

BMH Technology wins high-capacity waste shredding order

23 April 2021, Published under Cement News

BMH Technology Oy will supply three waste shredding lines to SsangYong C&E's plants in Donghae and YeongWol, South Korea. The lines will produce high-quality solid recovered fuel (SRF) to kilns and boilers used in cement production.   Each line includes a TYRANNOSAURUS ® FineScreen and air classifier for separating impurities. Altogether, the delivery contains five high-capacity TYRANNOSAURUS FineShredders. Donghae will be one of the world’s largest SRF shredding plants producing alt...

A TEC to install flash dryer at Királyegyháza Cement for alternative fuels

26 March 2021, Published under Cement News

To reduce the moisture content of the alternative fuel (RDF) for the kiln, Lafarge Cement Hungary Ltd (LafargeHolcim) has awarded A TEC a contract for the implementation of a new AF concept for the kiln front end at Királyegyháza, near Pécs, Hungary.   The system will enable the plant to feed two parallel AF streams simultaneously. A TEC will provide its innovative flash dryer where material will be dried using residual hot gas from the chlorine bypass system and a satellite burner for f...

Waste Knot Energy to reduce carbon emissions with new SIRF pellet range

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Waste Knot Energy has developed a new range of pellets made from non-recyclable waste, designed specifically for energy-intensive industries looking to reduce their carbon footprint. These include producers of cement and steel, as well as power stations. The Solid Improved Recovered Fuel pellets (SIRF) are made from dry commercial and industrial waste materials such as wood, card, paper and non-chlorinated plastics.They reduce waste going to landfill and are far cleaner to burn than fo...

Informed process optimisation

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Successfully operating cement kilns with high rates of alternative fuel is essential in the transition to sustainable cement production. To ensure stable process conditions, detailed monitoring is necessary. Infrared cameras and analysis systems provide reliable tools to supervise the process and, in addition, extract parameters for advanced process control via automatic image and data processing. By ci-tec, Germany. Figure 1: using infrared camera technology, fuels can be observed di...

Cemex to end fossil fuel use at Rugby plant

10 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex is investing US$25m in a new fuel system at Rugby Cement plant in the UK as part of its ‘Future in Action’ programme to achieve carbon neutrality. The new system uses green hydrogen and will have the capability to operate at 100 per cent with alternative fuels. The system will be fully operational in June 2021. The project is part of a US$100m investment programme in the UK towards reducing CO 2 emissions from European operations by 35 per cent from 1990 levels. "We believe t...

All of SIG’s cement plants now operate on alternative fuels

09 February 2021, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SMGR) has released a goal of getting all of its cement plants to operate on alternative fuel. This effort will also support the government’s aim of reducing Indonesia’s use of coal. "We want to provide a long-term solution in overcoming the problem of domestic waste that can have a positive impact on the environment and society at large," said SMGR Director, Hendi Prio Santoso, in a press statement in Jakarta. He explained that all SMGR factories now without ...

Holcim Philippines to invest PHP121.5m in AF resources

15 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has allocated PHP121.5m (US$2.5m) of funds to improve its alternative fuels processing facility at its plant in Norzagaray, Bulacan, by 2022. The investment will be used to improve the efficiency of its shredding operations, establish new equipment, and upgrade storage and feeding facilities at the plant. "This investment ensures we can continue being a reliable partner in the country's sustainable development, while also meeting our objectives of making our operatio...

Canada’s low-carbon transition

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted cement demand in Canada, the country’s cement industry continues to work towards a low-carbon cement sector. ICR speaks with Adam Auer, environment and sustainability vice president of the Cement Association of Canada, about the industry’s drive towards decarbonisation. Adam Auer, Cement Association of Canada, highlights the steps taken by the industry towards a low-carbon cement sector Canada’s cement market started 2020 ...