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Taiheiyo Cement recycles waste into profits

24 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp is boosting its bottom line in an efficient and ecological way by recycling industrial waste into materials for making cement. In the year ended March 2011, Taiheiyo used 395kg of waste for every tonne of cement it produced. The firm could lift its bottom line further by increasing the amount of waste it uses. As part of its efforts to expand its recycling operations, Taiheiyo is now expanding the Kamiiso plant's capacity to deal with waste. It is also installing equ...

Cemex nearer to alternative fuel permit, USA

09 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex is a step closer to using alternative fuels at Kiln No 2 of its Brooksville South plant with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) reportedly poised to grant the company the necessary permit. Cemex has been testing some of the fuels in the kiln on a temporary permit since last year, said company spokeswoman Sara Engdahl. "Cemex is pleased with the FDEP's support of our successful alternative fuels program at Brooksville," Ms Engdahl said. "Our innovative alter...

GCC tyre burning permit nearing approval, USA

21 March 2012, Published under Cement News

A plan to burn tyres at GCC’s Rio Grande plant in Pueblo, Colorado, USA is nearing final approval. State air pollution regulators have issued a draft permit for GCC Rio Grande's proposal. The plant would use old tires piled up at the Midtown tire dump south of Fountain. According to the Pueblo Chieftain the state will hold a 30-day public comment period before issuing a final permit. GCC Rio Grande's 2631tpd greenfield plant at Pueblo, Colorado made its first clinker in January of 2008. ...

Holcim Lanka’s alternative fuels option, Sri Lanka

19 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Lanka Ltd is beginning to use agricultural waste to generate power in the cement manufacturing process. Speaking to the Daily News Business, Chairman of Holcim Lanka, Manilal Fernando, said that the company is using rice husks, straw, agricultural waste and other waste materials to generate power. "This initiative has helped the company to reduce production cost by almost 30%," he said. Mr Fernando said that they are also currently doing research to save more energy by way of usin...

RDF – stored and delivered

14 March 2012, Published under Cement News

When Cementos Molins Industrial of Spain needed a new RDF preparation, storage and transport facility, the cement producer turned to Vecoplan FuelTrack. The German firm put its 15 years of experience to good use in a design that not only allowed for current requirements, but also for future needs as described in this article by Boris Sassenrath, Vecoplan FuelTrack GmbH of Germany together with Ferran Griera and Gonzalo Lopez of Cementos Molins Industrial SA, Spain. Figure 1: bridge cr...

Semen Padang in alternative fuels initiative, Indonesia

28 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's Semen Padang is developing the use of waste materials to replace coal, according to Abusyamsari, a member of the company’s innovation team. The state-owned cement producer and a subsidiary of Semen Gresik, has been using rubber waste since 2011. “In addition to helping the government in reducing waste, the use of waste rubber can also save production costs,” he told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of the 2011 Semen Gresik Group Award on Innovation. “With an assumption that w...

Dyckerhoff Ukraine in alternative fuels initiative

27 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff Ukraine intends to use briquettes of household fuel as waste at its Volyn Tsement plant in Zdolbuniv, Rivne region. Ukrainian News reported the company’s head of ecology, Roman Naumenko, as saying that the alternative fuels usage will start by September this year at a cost of EUR2.6m. The waste will be sorted at a waste processing plant in Rivne and be delivered by trucks to the cement plant. It is expected that the new initiative will reduce production costs by 20 per cent.

How to burn more secondary fuel

05 December 2011, Published under Cement News

The trend towards ever-higher substitution rates of noble primary fuel by waste-derived secondary fuels has been strong for some decades already and still there is no sign for this trend to weaken [1]. However, the spectrum of chemical and physical properties of secondary fuels is vast and also ever changing due to local and periodical variability [2]. Some projects have fallen behind their expectations and the lessons learned are that high substitution rates are not easy to achieve, as disc...