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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 ...

Veolia signs contract to co-process wind turbine blades

09 December 2020, Published under Cement News

GE Renewable Energy has signed a multi-year agreement with Veolia North America (VNA) to recycle blades removed from its US-based onshore wind turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. VNA is expected to process the blades for use as a raw material and fuel for cement production. Similar recycling processes in Europe have been proven to be effective at a commercial scale.   As a part of the agreement, the blades will be shredded at VNA’s processing facility in Missouri and then used...

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...