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N+P extend SRF supply order with Vassiliko Cement

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

N+P has agreed an extended solid recovered fuel (SRF) supply agreement with Vassiliko Cement Works and its subsidiary Enerco Energy Recovery. The contract will now run until 31 December 2020, with an option to further extend this cooperation to 31 December 2022. Since 2015 N+P has delivered SRF from the UK and Italy in sea containers and bulk vessels to Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd in Cyprus. The Vassiliko Cement Works uses SRF as secondary fuel to replace fossil fuels, s...

A zero waste solution

16 August 2017, Published under Cement News

The development of new alternative fuel (AF) processing and handling technology has enabled cement producers to improve their fuel substitution rates while providing municipal and other authorities with a sustainable, zero-waste option in the disposal of municipal solid wastes (MSWs). By Dirk Lechtenberg, MVW Lechtenberg, Germany. Figure 1: typical process flow for processing MSW into RDF In the early days of alternative fuel (AF) use in the cement industry, well-defined, mainly...

Collaboration with Ecotec Solution fuels Italian expansion for UNTHA

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA has witnessed significant growth in Italy following a collaboration with one of the country’s leading environmental technology specialists, Ecotec Solution. The UK waste processing firm supplies systems that turn clients’ residual materials into valuable resources. In the last 12 months alone, Ecotec Solution has secured six high-value projects for the Austrian shredding giants. These include three XR mobil-e sales for waste to energy facilities – ...

A TEC installs alternative fuels system for CRH in Slovakia

27 July 2017, Published under Cement News

A TEC has installed an alternative fuel system for kiln riser duct firing at CRH's Turna Nad Bodvou cement plant in Slovakia. The cement plant already operated a solid alternative fuel (SAF) system for the main burner, which consists mainly of a double truck-docking station and a dosing system. The riser duct itself has a gas residence time of approximately three seconds, so a thermal substitution rate of up to 25 per cent at the riser duct is possible by limiting the material to a maxim...

Nova Scotia approves tyre burning pilot

07 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has approved a pilot project to burn tyres in the cement kilns of Lafarge Canada’s Brookfield plant. The province will pay the cement producer around CAD105 (US$80.87)/t to a maximum of CAD2100/day, or 20tpd, during the one-year project.  However, the step has drawn the ire of environmental groups and recycling companies. Mike Chassie, the vice-president of C and D Recycling, said his Halifax firm is losing a third of its supply of about 1m tyres a...

Waste tyres to be used in New Zealand cement manufacture

22 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider government plan to address the environmental problems of end of life tyres, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced at the Golden Bay Cement works in Whangarei. “New Zealand has a long-standing problem, with 5m waste tyres generated each year. We have dozens of tyre stockpiles around the country posing a fire risk, leaching contaminants, providing a breeding ground for rodents and insects,...

Canada's low-hanging fruit

23 May 2017, Published under Cement News

In the run-up to the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference in Calgary, Canada, Adam Auer discusses the use of low-carbon fuels in the domestic cement industry to meet Canada’s federal and provincial climate change targets. By Adam Auer, Cement Association of Canada, Canada. Over the last decade, Canada’s cement plants have averaged <10 per cent fuel substitution The substitution of traditional fossil fuels – mainly coal and petcoke – with lower carbon alternatives ...

CEFC finance helps ResourceCo turn waste into fuel

22 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Australia, is lending AUD30m to ResourceCo to build two new plants that will transform selected non-recyclable waste streams into Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF). This solid fuel will initially be used locally but will also be exported as an alternative to coal and gas for cement kilns in Asia. The first plant is to be built at Wetherill Park in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), and the second in another Australian state yet to be announced.  ...

Myanmar’s co-processing potential

15 May 2017, Published under Cement News

With cement demand anticipated to rise over the coming years and production capacity set to soar to more than 20Mta, Myanmar’s cement industry has significant potential for co-processing several types of waste in its kilns. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen and Palash Kumar Saha, SINTEF, Norway. Than Taw Myat Group, producers of Double Rhinos cement, recently commissioned its 5000tpd Kyaukse works in Mandalay. The facility is one of Myanmar’s newest dry-process plants One of the fa...

Geocycle launches in Uganda

05 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Geocycle has been launched in Uganda with the aim of providing a solution to waste management to LafargeHolcim group company Hima Cement, local media report. Under the Geocycle brand, LafargeHolcim offers waste management services in more than 50 countries around the world. “Our promise is to offer a superior solution to disposing off waste in landfills. Geocycle will collect, segregate and incinerate waste in cement kilns of Hima Cement Ltd, in a partnership that is set to deliver a 'z...