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South Valley seeks alternative energy sources

13 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based producer South Valley Cement is seeking alternative energy sources as securing sufficient fuel to operate production facilities has become one of its key challenges.   Speaking at a press conference earlier this week, the company said it has prepared studies for the use of coal and agricultural wastes. However, company officials said the application of alternative energy sources suggested by the government will take at least 12 months. South Valley Cement said it would requ...

Titan America's waste-to-fuel initiative, USA

14 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Titan America has begun turning selected wastes into alternative fuel for use at its Pennsuco plant in Medley, Florida. The company works with a unit of Republic Services in Fort Lauderdale that collects refuse from businesses, mostly in Broward County. Initially, Republic Services expects to provide more than 1000t of materials monthly to the Titan plant, according to daily newspaper Sun-Sentinel. By next year, Titan America hopes to replace 30 per cent of the coal at the plant with alte...

Hima outlines sustainability initiatives, Uganda

02 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Ugandan producer Hima Cement has outlined ambitious sustainability plans focussed on five main pillars. The company, owned by Kenya’s Bamburi Cement and part of the Lafarge Group, said the plan will be a key focus this year. Projects will be aimed at improving the areas of operational cost management, environmental conservation, job creation, health and safety and community development. Hima Cement's general manager, Daniel Pettersson, told AllAfrica.com that as global market demands chan...

CIMA launches alternative fuels system, Malaysia

18 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement Industries of Malaysia (CIMA) has installed an alternative fuels combustion system from Japan’s Taiheiyo Engineering Corp (TEC) to enable it to use tyres and biomass as a fuel source. Speaking to reporters during the ceremony to mark completion of the project, Mohd Yusri, managing director of CIMA said: "With this state-of-the-art technology by TEC in place, we can reduce energy costs through the utilisation of tyres and biomass up to a maximum of 30 per cent, while at the same time ...

China's new emission limits

12 March 2014, Published under Cement News

The co-processing of wastes in cement kilns could offer a safe option to reduce China’s growing waste management issue. However, the development of standards and guidelines reflecting international practice is key to the sustainable co-processing of such wastes. Recognising its importance, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection recently revised and updated emission standards for co-processing in cement plants. By Da Hai Yan, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China...

Czech market declines expected to ease in 2014

03 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the Czech Republic is expected to see another fall in 2014, but the pace of decline is set to ease, according to the head of Lafarge Czech Republic. Cement demand in the Czech Republic reached a high of 5.18Mt in 2008, but the onset of the global financial crisis has resulted in five consecutive years of decline and consumption by end-2012 was down to 3.389Mt. Speaking to CTK press, Janusz Miluch, CEO of the Lafarge unit, said that total domestic cement sales dropped ...

Maximising AF usage

25 February 2014, Published under Cement News

While the use of alternative fuels (AF) continues to increase, the desired targets always pose challenges as the price and properties of waste-derived fuels vary. Therefore, a better understanding of AF utilisation is essential to mitigate any potential negative effects on kiln stability, product quality and emissions. The case study detailed below highlights the effectiveness of using MI-CFD as an engineering tool to reduce CO emissions when AF is co-fired with coal at the kiln front-end. B...

Bamburi signs waste management partnership deal, Kenya

21 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s largest producer, Bamburi Cement, and Mombasa County government have entered into a KES4.8bn (US$55.7m) partnership to develop a solid waste management system. Bamburi will finance a feasibility study and provide equipment to boost the country’s waste management capabilities. Most of the waste will be used to generate alternative fuels in the company’s cement production process. (Source: AllAfrica News).

Suez Cement inaugurates waste treatment plant

17 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement, part of the Italcementi group, inaugurated its first waste treatment plant in Egypt on Sunday with investments totalling around EUR5m. The project is part of the Egyptian-based company's strategy to increase the amount of energy from waste derived fuels. It will use around 45,000t of household waste to produce 35,000tpa of alternative fuel. "The project will use the latest equipment and technologies available in this area," said Egypt's Minister of Environment Laila Eskand...

Cemex in tyre agreement with General Motors

12 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex has reached an agreement with General Motors (GM) of Mexico to use non-recyclable waste from the carmaker’s manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosí in its kilns. In exchange for the waste, Cemex will power GM’s thermoelectric generating plant. The step will allow both companies “to decrease consumption of non-renewable resources,” according to GM. It will also avoid the need to ship waste abroad.