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MPA challenges government for level playing field on energy pricing and biomass fuels

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association's (MPA) 2017 annual sustainable development report highlights that although domestic sales have steadily improved since 2012, UK manufacturers continue to face high regulatory policy costs with high energy prices and high electricity network and wholesale costs. The MPA states that these issues are largely a result of energy and climate change policies and considerable change in the energy system induced by government policy. A specific concern high...

Waste to wealth

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa’s Ewekoro plant, some 50km north of Lagos, in Ogun state, Nigeria, pioneered the use of alternative fuels in the country. The company charts the milestones and looks at the future challenges in transforming biomass waste to a source of wealth for the company and local communities. By Abdel-Ileh Chouar, Lafarge Africa, Nigeria. A truck delivers biomass to Lafarge Africa’s Ewekoro plant, Nigeria In 1995, one of the projects carried out by Segun Shoyoye, a young, new...

Bid to block LafargeHolcim burning tyres is rejected

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The bid to block LafargeHolcim burning tyres at its plant in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, Canada, has been rejected by a Supreme Court judge, according to CBC News. Following the alternative fuel project receiving green-light approval from the Environment Minister, opponents of the plans went to court seeking a judicial review of the minister’s decision. "In taking a wide-angled perspective, it is apparent that there is no support for the applicants' primary ground on this judicial review...

UltraTech takes 400t of waste from railway workshop

08 March 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has taken 400t of waste from the Golden Rock railway workshop in Ariyalur, India, to be used as an alternative fuel in its cement kilns. The company will take an additional 300t of cushions, rubber belts, berth covers and other rubber products over the coming months. The workshop is currently overhauling passenger coaches and diesel locomotives, and therefore hopes to sign another agreement to dispose of 5000t of waste, according to The Hindu.

Turkey seeks alternatives

23 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The concept of a circular economy is growing in influence and as a result the cement production process has begun to evolve. As a large-scale cement producer, Turkey shows considerable potential for the adoption of this alternative economy.  Figure 1: the circular economy cycle Turkey has begun to adopt the concept of a circular economy, a waste-to-energy solution that is a high priority for European Union. The circular economy model is based on the principle that natural resour...

French cement producers to burn more wood waste

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

French cement producers plan to lift alternative fuels use from 41 per cent of the fuel mix to 50 per cent by 2025. To support the initiative, they have set, in collaboration with the BTP’s Union of Recycling Companies, the goal to double the amount of wood waste used in the energy supply of the cement industry. "At the national level, the reduction of landfills and the substitution of fossil fuels by biomass are objectives pursued by the profession through commitments, which have been de...

UltraTech to be supplied with alternative fuel

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tiruchi City Municipal Corporation (TCMC) has set an agreement with an environmental organisation to supply alternative fuel (AF) processed from fresh dry waste to UltraTech’s Ariyalur facility. While preventing a build-up of waste in its dump, the corporation’s project will also generate 12,000t of AF over the next two years, according to The Times of India. TCMC has contracted IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Ltd to segregate the waste. Only waste having a calorific val...

Taiwan Cement plans to increase alternative fuel use

29 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp has announced plans to work with Beijing Orient Landscape & Environment Co Ltd to develop its involvement in the Chinese waste market, according to the Taipei Times. The company expects to work with waste management service provider Beijing Orient to bid on Chinese projects. Taiwan Cement is creating technologies which will enable it to use tyres, plastics and petrochemical wastes to replace coal. Presently, the company is able process 200tpd of hazardous waste at its pl...

N+P's new Teeside Subcoal® plant will come on-stream in 3Q18

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

N+P is investing in a new Subcoal ® facility, which is being constructed in Teesside, UK. Once erected, this will be one of the most modern alternative fuel producing facilities in the world, according to the company. The input capacity of this new facility will be between 200-250,000tpa and will mainly consist of RDF streams with a high calorific value (CV). The output capacity is around 180-220,000t of high-quality alternative fuels, designated for both the domestic as well as the ...

UltraTech to take waste of railway workshop

17 January 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has entered into an agreement with Golden Rock Railway Workshop based in Tamil Nadu, to take its waste for co-processing. The workshop expects to provide Ultratech with approximately 400t of zero-value non-hazardous waste over the next 3-6 months, according to The Hindu. "It is a win-win situation for both organisations as the zero-waste would serve as an alternative fuel in the cement kiln," said a senior workshop official. The waste had accumulated at the workshop pr...