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Egypt: manufacturers encouraged to increase AF use

14 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Tarek Qabil, announced that the industry has completed a study on the use on alternative fuel sources to fossil fuels in Egyptian cement plants. Mr Qabil said that the ministry plans to boost cement factories’ reliance on alternative fuel sources such as coal by 6.4-30 per cent within the next 5-10 years. He went on to say that the total coal needs of the country’s cement plants are expected to reach 9.7Mta by 2025. Increasing the use of alterna...

Nigeria: producers encouraged to use tyres as raw material

15 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has approached local cement producers, encouraging them to use tyres as a raw material for firing kilns. Acting Director General of SON, Dr Paul Angya, said, “We are looking for environmentally-friendly ways of disposing seized tyres. That is why we are talking to cement companies and another company in Kwara state that said they can use tyres as raw materials to produce some other products.” SON was previously paying waste management organis...

LafargeHolcim Martres-Tolosane plant installs whole-tyre injection system

01 September 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has installed a whole-tyre injection system at its plant at Martres-Tolosane, near Toulouse, France. The equipment will enable the cement manufacturer to use around 4000 tyres per day as alternative fuel to fire its kiln, representing 15 per cent of the thermal input. The tyres will reduce the share of petcoke in the plant’s fuel mix from 75 to 60 per cent. The works already uses plastic waste, decommissioned seeds, wood residues and dried sewage sludge as alternative fuel, ...

Lafarge Africa in 2Q16

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa Plc has released its financial results for 2Q16, reporting a total revenue of NGN107bn (US$344.9m). Cost of sales stood at NGN92.2bn (US$297.3m), down from NGN98bn (US$315.9m) in the same period last year and administrative/distribution and other expenses dropped to NGN12.2bn (US$39.3m) from NGN4bn (US$45.1m). The company’s revenue of NGN30.8bn (US$99.3m) fell by NGN28.5bn (US$91.9m) due to foreign exchange loss after the naira’s devaluation. The company also suffered diminish...

Mexico: Geocycle brand aims for a future without waste

21 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Geocycle is unifying its brand globally and in Mexico, the company operating under the name Ecoltec will now be known as Geocycle. It will continue to offer sustainable waste management solutions to reach its objective of “a future without waste”. For 23 years Ecoltec has offered world-class services for the responsible management of industrial waste as well as state and municipal government waste, such as proper disposal of used tyres which helps authorities reduce uncontrolled fires an...

Lafarge Canada set for next phase of AF project

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada is about to commence the next phase of a project to test the suitability of a variety of alternative fuels, the Kingston Whig-Standard reports. In conjunction with researchers from Queen's University, Ontario, the company has already examined the use of a number of materials, including railway ties, telephone poles, construction and demolition debris, shingles, paper sludge and coated cardboard. In the next phase, tests will be carried out with household goods, non-recyc...

Azerbaijan: EBRD 20% LafargeHolcim investment

23 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering the purchase of up to a 20 per cent stake in LafargeHolcim’s cement and clinker plant in Azerbaijan. If it decides to invest, EBRD will support LafargeHolcim in improving energy efficiency through the introduction of alternative fuels. EBRD previously supported the company’s Azerbaijani plant with a EUR170m structured corporate loan in 2009, which sough to increase the plant’s production by 50 per cent. Whilst it w...

Sweden: N+P to supply HC Miljo with Subcoal®

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

N+P has signed a five year contract to supply HC Miljö, a Heidelberg Cement subsidiary, with Subcoal ® fuel pellets. HC Miljö, located in Sweden, will supply the Subcoal ® pellets to a number of cement kilns in northern Europ to to further substitute fossil fuels such as coal.   One of HC Miljö’s tasks is to provide cement plants with alternative fuels and raw materials. N+P Group, with its head office in the Netherlands, is active in the field of producing and supplying a various portfoli...

Spain: Cosmos to go ahead with biomass

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cosmos is to be allowed to burn biomass at its kiln, according to the Cordoba appeal judge dealing with the case. Cordoba municipality had said the cement producer could not fire its kiln with waste, but this decision was overruled with municipality having two weeks to carry out the judgment.

Brazil: Sobradinho plant starts tyre collection point

14 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has set up a collecting point for used tyres from local rubber shops on its Sobradinho cement plant, reports Max Press Net. The company is using shredded tyres and biomass as alternative fuels to feed its cement kilns. The Sobradinho works uses up to 1800 car tyres and 750 truck tyres per day at its site, the equivalent to 36tpd. It already has the capacity to use up to 130tpd, but it still waiting for licensing to expand the volume used. The plant also uses 85tpd of...