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New waste treatment plant to supply RDF in UAE

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The construction of a solid waste treatment plant in Umm Al Qaiwain, UAE, is nearing completion. One operational, the facility will process waste from the nearby region and supply RDF to cement plants. The AED132m (US$36m) unit is expected to process 1500t of waste every day to produce 300,000tpa of alternative fuel, according to Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The plant is expected to begin operations in the final quarter of 2020.

Nesher Cement receives approval for AF use

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry has approved Nesher Cement’s revised emissions permit, which will see the company replace some of its raw materials with waste. It will also use waste as fuel to reduce its dependence on petcoke. The approval comes despite protests from environmental advocacy organisation Adam Teva V’Din, which alleged that the request for permit changes reflected no effort to evaluate the expected emissions of dangerous metals, volatile organic compounds, dioxins...

Vietnam: increasing demand for sustainable technologies

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

In terms of cement production, Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, thanks to robust domestic demand and its position amongst the world’s top cement exporters. However, this success has brought challenges and the industry is now pushing to reduce its environmental impact and optimise efficiency through the latest technology. Maxime Ramael, country head for Vietnam at FLSmidth, explains how the latest technology is supporting this endeavour. By FLSmidth, Vietnam. ...

Refractories for AF-fired kilns

22 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The use of alternative fuels (AFs) has seen increasing demand being placed upon refractories. The Siam Refractory Industry Co Ltd has developed a third-generation refractory brick especially for the coating zone of the cement kiln where coating build-ups are unstable or coating areas shift. By Pannawit Ngaochai, The Siam Refractory Industry Co Ltd, Thailand. Figure 1: MultiMag performance after 704 days of continuous operation in an 4500tpd cement kiln in Thailand (photo taken in N...

Experiences with alternative fuels

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Cemtech hosted a live webinar on best practice for alternative fuels (AF) with renowned speakers from VDZ, FLSmidth and W&P Zement explaining how the cement industry has been developing its AF substitution rates in Europe. Starting the webinar was Dr Volker Hoenig, managing director of VDZ, which represents the German cement industry, discussed the evolution of AF in Germany. He stressed the most important aspects of using AF were the four core elements of: transparency, quality c...

Nordic cement’s green shoots

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Nordic cement industry is a relatively small player in Europe. Still, its plants are some of the most advanced in the world and are pioneering projects for alternative fuels and carbon capture and storage. The region entered 2020 with expectations of improved sales, driven by infrastructure projects and hopes of a housing recovery. However, the coronavirus pandemic is expected to inhibit this growth. Owned by CRH, Finnsementti’s 1.1Mta cement plant at Parainen saw the domestic mar...

Republic Cement and Nestlé expand green cooperation

24 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement and Nestlé Philippines will be expanding their Plastic Neutrality Initiative to further reduce plastic waste in the country as the cement producer will co-process soft plastic waste of Nestlé in its kilns. “Republic Cement is happy to be working with Nestlé in their push to becoming plastic-neutral. This partnership likewise allows us to do more as we promote the use of alternative fuel to further embed sustainability in our operations,” said Republic Cement President and CE...

UK cement plant to burn Australian GP tyres as AF

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

A cement plant near Oxfordshire in the UK will be burning around 1800 Pirelli tyres from the cancelled Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. "We finished assembling the tyres on Thursday afternoon and then we had to disassemble everything," begins Mario Isola, Pirelli's representative in F1, on the 'Autosport' website. If the GP had been in Europe, those tyres could have been reused, but being in Australia, there is no longer any possibility: "The only problem is the tyres that are already i...

Buffalo Fuel to open new US$2.2m alternative fuel facility

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Buffalo Fuel Corp is planning to set up a new US$2.2m facility in Niagara Falls, New York, USA, for processing tyres and recyclable paper into fuel for cement kilns. The company has applied to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) board for a 15-year tax break for the project that would save it US$527,000 in total. Aaron Santarosa, vice president, said the recycling project can use paper waste and mix it with rubber from the tyres, with the company already havin...

Oman Cement set to use waste tyres as fuel

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement has signed an agreement with Oman Environment Holding Co for the use of end-of-life tyres as an alternative fuel. The two parties will work together to develop an implementation mechanism to diversify energy sources at the plant from natural gas. "The agreement will contribute to the national economy and provide business opportunities for small and medium enterprises through the production and transportation of fuel from engineered landfills to the cement factory – where approx...