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Andusia moves into hazardous waste market

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is moving into the hazardous waste market in addition to the RDF market which they participated in for the past six-and-a-half years. Moving into the hazardous waste market means Andusia can now offer an extensive RDF, SRF and hazardous waste solution. The future of the export of waste has also come under question due to Brexit. However, as Director Mark Terrell comments: "No matter what the outcome of Brexit, we don't foresee any change to the business or how...

Carbon-neutral fuel launched at COP24

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

NextFuel, a new carbon-neutral fuel that is made from elephant grass has been unveiled at the United Nation's COP24 climate summit in Poland. The fuel can be burnt at industrial facilities such as cement plants to replace fossil fuels and requires no infrastructure upgrades. Manufactured by Sweden-based NextFuel, the product of the same name is made by drying elephant grass and processing it in a sealed rotary drum where oxygen is removed before the material is densified and pressed in briq...

Lehigh Northeast Cement proposes alternative fuel from paper mills

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Northeast Cement Co has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to modify its air emissions permit for its Glen Falls (NY) plant to allow the company to use an engineered fuel product from recycled paper mills as part of its fuel mix. The fuel, known as ‘raggertail,’ consists of 60 per cent plastic trimmings and 40 per cent paper and cardboard fibre, Lehigh Hanson reports. It meets the DEC’s criteria for use as an AF and is expected to...

Achieving AF and NOx goals

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

With reducing fuel costs and sustainability in mind, Brazilian producer Cimento Nacional is persistently striving to implement innovative methods to increase alternative fuels (AF) utilisation while reducing emissions. With the help of an advanced MI-CFD modelling technique the company has successfully achieved this goal at its Sete Lagoas plant, increasing its AF thermal substitution rate and reducing NO x emissions. By Ablail Paula Pinheiro, Joana Bretz de Souza, Cinar Brasil, Brazil, Tah...

Andusia starts SRF exports to Mediterranean

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia exported their first consignment of solid recovered fuel (SRF) to a Mediterranean cement plant last month. This is Andusia's first SRF contract and the process has proven to be a success, especially during a period when other companies in the industry are seeing a decline in their export figures, according to a company statement. Mark Terrell, director at Andusia, said: "As Andusia diversify into other forms of recovered fuels exported to Europe and also within the UK, we hope t...

TPI Polene claims waste-fuelled power is unsustainable

07 November 2018, Published under Cement News

TPI Polene has complained about the quality of national waste sorting in Thailand. The company has invested about THB4bn (US$121.9m) in waste-fuelled power plants. But high operational costs, including sorting, make the waste-to-energy business unsustainable, says the Thai cement producer.  The lack of sorting means that Thailand's wet and damp waste can only generate about 1200kcal of energy when it is burned in the cement kiln. Japanese cement kilns generate 4000kcal from sorted waste f...

UAE to construct MSW plant for alternative fuel production

16 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The UAE will soon start construction and operation of a municipal solid waste treatment (MSW) plant and alternative fuel production plant in the northern emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain. The initiative by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed an agreement for the project with NV Besix, TG Eco Holding and UK-based Green Revenires. The 40ha plant will come up in Al Madfaq area around 20km north of Umm Al Qaiwain and 2.5km west of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road. It is expe...

New RDF rules for Indian cement plants

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Detailed guidelines recently finalised for India’s Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 will see cement factories within 400km of RDF plants have to ensure that the material constitutes at least five per cent of their fuel supply. "In this arrangement, cement industries will have to pay the transportation cost of the first 100km, while urban bodies will have to pay for the remaining 300km," said VK Jindal, joint secretary and mission director of Swachh Bharat Mission. Mr Jindal noted that m...

PCA seeks EPA reform of non-hazardous secondary materials policy

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has called for changes to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) non-hazardous secondary materials (NHSM) policy. PCA Vice President and Counsel for Government Affairs, Charles Franklin, explained why reforming EPA's NHSM policy was so important for the cement industry. While many cement manufacturers already strive to use alternative fuels, they are often limited by federal regulations that deem such materials to be wastes, subjecting facilitie...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam account for more than 50 per cent of plastic wastes that ...