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N+P opens UK office

05 May 2017, Published under Cement News

N+P announces the appointment of Neville Roberts as Managing Director UK for N+P Alternative Fuels Ltd as well as the opening of a new UK office.   The successful expansion strategy of N+P already led to several new contracts for supply of RDF, SRF and Subcoal® in the UK and the European markets. In addition, several new large contracts will be concluded and announced in due course, the company said in a statement.   Commenting on the managerial appointment, CEO, Karel Jennissen, said: "N...

Advanced kiln and cooler control

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Practices such as over-burning clinker, the introduction of alternative fuels and ensuring cooler efficiency and reliability require reliable and consistent process control, as does the drive to reduce stack emissions such as CO 2 and NO x . By John Window and Victoria Martin, Mirion Technologies, UK. The Spyrometer system helps cement plants to optimise pyro-processing operations Despite concerns relating to cement production overcapacity (principally in Asia), it is forecast ...

Irish Cement defends waste fuel plan

12 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has defended its plans to burn up to 90,000tpa of waste materials following concerns by local residents over the health and safety impact of the development. Brian Gilmore, head of communications with Irish Cement, said that the company’s EUR10m plant to burn waste at its Limerick plant will be “no health and safety risks, or concerns."The environmental regulations that are there are there to protect the communities," Mr Gilmore told local press. Irish Cement, part of the CRH ...

Impact of alternative fuels

27 March 2017, Published under Cement News

It is widely acknowledged that burning alternative fuels in cement kilns has some adverse effect on the kiln’s productivity and thermal energy efficiency. But how much effect? Dr Clark explores via benchmarking. Figure 1: kiln meantime between stops (MTBS) Case studies and the technology around the burning of alternative fuels (AFs) in cement kilns are recurrent topics in International Cement Review and at Cemtech conferences. They have also often been the topic of the...

Namibia inaugurates its first RDF processing plant

20 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, has inaugurated the country’s first refuse-derived fuel (RDF) processing plant, a joint venture between Namibian company Rent-A-Drum and Ohorongo Cement. The plant was erected after Rent-A-Drum signed an agreement in 2016 with Ohorongo Cement for the supply and delivery of non-recyclable material to use during the cement manufacturing process. About 12,000tpa of non-recyclable material collected by Rent-A-Drum, will be use...

Irish Cement to receive fossil fuel replacement go-ahead

14 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Limerick City and County Council have informed Irish Cement of their intention to grant the cement producer planning permission for its fossil fuel replacement project at its Mungret plant in Limerick, Ireland. The Mungret works is the last remaining cement plant in Ireland to start a fossil fuel replacement programme. The practice has been successfully used in Ireland for the past nine years. “We now look forward to the licence decision by the EPA later this year, which, if successfu...

Irish Cement to reduce fossil fuel use, plans WHR project

01 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement is currently preparing to replace fossil fuels at its Platin works in Co Meath, Ireland. The project started with a planning application to Meath County Council in November 2015, and will shortly be lodged with An Bord Pleanála for decision. At present, a series of public information briefing sessions is scheduled to take place between 2-4 March 2017. The application is for planning permission and for a review of the industrial emission licence in Platin to allow for ...

Cementos Molins expects to raise AF use to 39%

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins plans to raise alternative fuel use at its Sant Vicenç del Horts plant near Barcelona, Spain, from 34 to 39 per cent of the fuel mix this year. The step is expected to reduce fuel costs by EUR1.2m annually. The increase is made possible due to considerable use of waste tyres to replace petcoke, the fuel most commonly used in the plant. However, for the plan to go ahead, the authorities have to approve the modification to the plant’s current permit to use up to 115,000t of...

AICCE 21 - Equipping the Middle East

18 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The 21st Arab International Cement Conference and Exhibition (AICCE 21) took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 16-18 November 2016. This annual gathering, which incorporates the largest equipment supplier fair in the region, attracted 615 delegates from 136 companies. Over 600 delegates gathered at the 21st Arab International Cement Conference and Exhibition to find out more about the latest advances in cement production technolo...

Alternative ambitions

16 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s leadership in reducing CO 2 emissions in the cement industry is spurring the group to make additional investments and further lower such emissions going forward. Its commitment to alternative fuels and the company’s increasing use of them to replace traditional fuels is key to achieving its ambitious CO 2 targets. By LafargeHolcim, Switzerland. As part of its 2030 plan, LafargeHolcim aims to ramp up alternative fuels usage to help reduce net specific CO 2 emissi...