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Lukavac’s AF initiatives

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Since being privatised in 2001, the Lukavac cement plant in Bosnia-Herzegovina has seen a number of major investments. In more recent years, the focus has been on fine-tuning existing equipment to increase the plant’s share of alternative fuels usage to over 70 per cent. By Lukavac Cement, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Figure 1: KHD Humboldt Wedag five-stage cyclone preheater and A TEC Production & Service’s calciner and bypass system at the Lukavac plant The Lukavac cement plant i...

Andusia secures first Swedish RDF shipment

13 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Andusia’s first RDF bulk shipment to Sweden has been signed. This trial shipment represents the first movement of new business as it exported 3100t of RDF from Chatham Docks, UK, to Sweden.   With Andusia acting as the aggregator for the movement, this deal confirms the first RDF export of many to the new location. The brand new MV Scot Ranger vessel, showcasing a box-shaped single decker design is the equivalent width to 5.2 trucks, with a hold capacity of 240,000ft³. With three ship...

Geocycle begins Ravena waste fuel study

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle is starting a new waste fuel project at Holcim’s Ravena cement plant in New York, USA. The project is a is a government-funded study to see how the cement plant can use construction waste from the US Army Corps as potential fuel for cement kilns. Geocycle will also look at ways they can recycle the waste into new cement. The US Army Corps Engineer's Engineer Research and Development Center is spending US$3.4m on the study. Geocycle will also carry out research at its Holl...

Retznei’s alternative transport

19 August 2021, Published under Cement News

For economical and sustainable operations, Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH’s Retznei plant in Austria relies on alternative fuels and raw materials to ignite the new calciner. To transport, store and dose kiln-ready material efficiently, the cement producer awarded BEUMER Group a contract to develop an individual single-source solution, at the core of which is a U-shaped conveyor. By BEUMER Group, Germany. Lafarge Zementwerke’s Retznei plant, Austria, relies on BEUMER’s single-source solu...

Geocycle India increases waste management performance

11 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the waste-management arm of ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements (Holcim group) has so far co-processed 2Mt of waste and achieved a thermal substitution rate (TSR) of six per cent in 2021.  Ambuja Cements and ACC have six pre-processing and 14 co-processing facilities that handle close to 1Mta of waste that is diverted from landfill. The ACC Wadi plant in Karnataka co-processes more than 600tpd of waste and achieves a TSR of 18 per cent. In 2020 Geocycle managed close to 500,000t...

South Korea’s shift to neutral

20 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The rapid capacity build-up of South Korea’s cement industry over the 1980s-1990s came to a sudden end in 1997. Since then the sector has shifted its investment focus to the sustainable production of cement, supported by the government’s drive towards carbon neutrality by 2050. By Korean Cement Association, South Korea. If South Korea’s government maintains its economic stimulus policy and announces construction-friendly real estate policies, cement demand is forecast to reach more...

Holcim Philippines invests to improve sustainability

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines is set to invest PHP210m (US$4.18m) in projects to reduce the fuel consumption and increase mineral additive usage at its cement plants in Bacnotan, La Union, Lugait and Misamis Oriental, to raise business and sustainability performance. "More efficient operations will help us deliver better financial results and improve our environmental footprint. We look to continue implementing these improvements to meet our objectives of delivering greater value to our shareholders ...

Vicat contracts FLSmidth for full-scale clay calcination project

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat has contracted FLSmidth to deliver equipment for a new project in France, which will replace clinker with an environmentally-friendly clay and cut up to 16 per cent of CO 2  emissions, compared to existing cement products. The order includes FLSmidth’s new flash calciner technology, an environmental control system and alternative fuel storage. The project is set to become Europe’s first full-scale clay calcination installation. The flash calciner, expected to have a minimum capacity...

Caribbean Cement signs MoU for tyre usage

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Jamaican government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Caribbean Cement Co for the usage of end-of-life pneumatic tyres. The company will take used tyres from landfills and convert them into an alternative fuel. Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that more than 2m used tyres are generated in Jamaica per year and landfills receive approximately 185,700 tyres per year. Caribbean Cement's Managing Director, Yago Castro, stated that the agreement symbolises the continuation ...

LafargeHolcim Carboneras increases AF use by 34% in 2020

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras plant in Almeria, Spain, increased its use of alternative fuels by 34 per cent YoY to 80,900t in 2020. As the company reduced its consumption of fossil fuels, it avoided the emission of 53,564t of CO 2 into the atmosphere as a result. LafargeHolcim is investing in a new installation for the use of construction and demolition waste-derived fuels (CDRs) that "will allow to avoid the emission of 24,000t of CO 2 per year and achieve a thermal replacement of 70 per c...