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A TEC supplies calciner upgrade to Cement Hranice, Czech Republic

02 September 2013, Published under Cement News

A TEC has been awarded a calciner upgrade contract from Cement Hranice, the Czech Republic unit of Buzzi Unicem, involving the the engineering, supply of equipment, steel structure, erection and civil works. With the combustion of alternative fuels, the necessary retention time for complete combustion in the calciner has been increased. The retention time in the new calcining system (hot gas chamber, calciner and post combustion chamber) will be approximately seven seconds. The new time all...

India: industry targets 25% TSR by 2030

12 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement industry is failing to realise the potential for alternative fuels and raw material utilisation (AFR), but resolves to raise the thermal substitution rate (TSR) to 25 per cent by 2030, from the current level of less than one per cent. This was the conclusion of a two-day conference on co-processing in cement plants, convened by the Washington-based Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) and the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) of India. In his introductory...

Nurturing today, for tomorrow

07 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Binani Cement‘s sustainability initiatives have always been a part of the company’s culture and business, and its tagline “For generations to come” reflects a commitment to nurturing the present and protecting the future. By P Acharya, Binani Cement, India. Binani’s 4.8Mta cement plant at Binanigram, Rajasthan, India, has introduced various measures to improve its sustainability track record Binani Cement Ltd (BCL) is the flagship subsidiary of Binani Industries Ltd (BIL), pa...

CSI reports encouraging carbon reduction data

16 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has published the latest update to the ‘Getting the Numbers Right’ database, which shows significant CO2 emissions reductions and improved efficiency.   As the cement industry’s global database of CO 2 emissions and performance, the latest ‘Getting the Numbers Right’ (GNR) data for 2011 shows that the industry has reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cementitious product ...

Cemex Mexico launches mobile alternative fuels centre

10 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex Mexico has introduced an innovative solid waste sorting system in the form of a mobile plant that will support its efforts to increase the use of alternative fuels. The system is expected to help avoid the emission of 130,000tpa of CO2, Cemex said in a statement. The mobile plant receives crushes, separates, classifies, and compacts solid waste, producing bales that are used as an alternative fuel in cement plants. The system will be replicated throughout the country, beginning with c...

Reducing India's CO2 footprint

19 June 2013, Published under Cement News

India’s rapidly-expanding cement industry can reduce its carbon emissions by nearly half by 2050, according to the technology roadmap published by the International Energy Agency and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. However, reducing the sector’s carbon footprint will require many varied steps and a joint effort by its stakeholders. India’s cement industry can be considered, by some measures, one of the most efficient in the world and it has made great stride...

The lifecycle of a tyre

13 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The use of alternative fuels and raw materials is common practice in the European cement industry. In this excerpt from MVW Lechtenberg & Partner’s Alternative Fuels & Raw Materials Handbook, the company gives an overview of scrap tyres as an alternative fuel highlighting the economic value for usage in cement plants, the impact on clinker quality as well as considerations and recommendations. By Dirk Lechtenberg, MVW Lechtenberg & Partner, Germany. Whole scrap tyres in a cement plant...

SITA UK's SRF plant downsized

12 June 2013, Published under Cement News

A factory that will process recoiling material as Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) to power the Cemex Rugby cement works is to be smaller than planned. Recycling firm SITA UK said recent advancements in Climafuel technology mean the buildings next to the Cemex plant on Lawford Road no longer need to be as big as originally thought when the idea was first drawn up over five years go. It was intended the chimney would be almost 70ft, but will now be less than 50ft. The associated buildings on the ...

Vasavdatta Cement signs alternative fuel MoU agreement, India

05 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Vasavdatta Cement, which operates a cement plant in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka, has signed an agreement with neighbouring Goa's State Pollution Control Board to use plastic waste generated across the state as an alternative fuel. According to reports by the Economic Times, State Environment Minister Alina Saldanha said after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, that the plastic waste collected from the highways and other internal roads would be baled before being h...

Power meets versatility

04 June 2013, Published under Cement News

As the cement industry increasingly uses refuse-derived and other alternative fuels to fire cement kilns, appropriate shredding technology avoids unnecessary bottlenecks in the production process. Lindner-Recyclingtech specialises in the development, production and sale of single-shaft shredders as well as compact plants for the processing of refuse-derived fuel, an evolution largely driven by the specific requirements of the cement industry. By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH, Austria. Li...