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UltraTech Cement disposes of 5000t of waste from railway workshop

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has safely disposed of 5000t of non-hazardous waste from Golden Rock railway workshop in Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu. Phase I of the project, which began in January 2017, has now been completed, with the material used as alternative fuel at UltraTech’s Ariyalur facility. Phase II will see the railway workshop dispose of another 5000t to other cement producers in Ariyalur. The waste materials include cushions, rubber belts and berth covers.

Lafarge Canada launches new lower-carbon fuel system

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has launched a lower-carbon fuel system (LCF) system at its Richmond facility, with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become the most carbon-efficient cement plant in the country. It will also help minimise landfill waste, specifically non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada, according to a press release. The fuel handling and delivery system is expected to replace up to 50 per cent of the plant’s fossil fuel use with ...

Republic Cement to co-process Nestlé Philippines' plastic waste

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Nestlé Philippines and Republic Cement (CRH-Aboitiz) have entered into an agreement to co-process post-consumer plastic waste in the company’s cement kilns.  "We are happy to partner with Nestlé Philippines and to help address pollution from residual plastics and sachets. This is a win-win situation for us and the environment. Together, we can build a greener, stronger Republic," said Nabil Francis, director of Republic Cement. In April 2018 Nestlé globally announced a commitment that 100...

Construction to start on Emirates RDF facility

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction starts this month on the Emirates refuse-derived fuel (RDF) facility, which is being built in Umm Al Quwain, UAE. The project is a joint venture consisting of UAE based contractors Besix and TG Eco Holding together with Finland-based Griffin Refineries. From September 2020 the facility will receive 1000t of municipal waste per day from approximately 550,000 residents living in the Emirates of Umm Al Quwain and Ajman. The waste will be converted into RDF. It will be used as a fu...

Geocycle opens alternative fuel facility in Ain Sokhna, Egypt

22 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmeen Fouad, has inaugurated a new waste management and alternative fuel production plant, set up by Geocycle Egypt at Ain Sokhna in the Suez Governate. EGP200m (US$11.65m) was invested by Geocyle in the new factory, which is equipped with modern technology to produce 400,000t high-quality alternative fuel to replace diesel, mazut and gas currently consumed at the 8.9Mta Lafarge Cement factory near Ain Sokhna. Geocycle, a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, is a...

Tunisian cement producers sign new AF charter

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nine Tunisian cement plants have signed a new charter on sustainable development and social responsibility, which seeks to harness new energy and alternative fuels produced through waste recovery. "The industrialists of nine cement plants, signatories of this charter, will be led to use the waste and to valorise non-recyclable and non-reusable products as alternative fuel," said Samir Majoul, president of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). Mr Majoul ...

HeidelbergCement extends Renewi AF contract

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Miljo has extended the contract for Icopower pellets from waste-to-product company Renewi plc. The new contract will run for three years with the option to extend for a similar period. Renewi will supply the Germany-based cement producer with up to 54,000tpa of pellets. HeidelbergCement uses the pellets as an alternative fuel in the Gotland plant. Pellets are manufactured in Renewi’s Amsterdam facility from commercial waste and shipped from Renewi’s own quay to the cement ...

Kattameya plant burns biomass for the first time

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Suez Cement Kattameya plant (HeidelbergCement Group) has used waste as alternative fuel (AF) in its main burner for the first time this week. The Kattameya plant’s team successfully burnt waste as an AF in the main kiln burner and reduced dependence on fossil fuel by around 10 per cent of the total fuel used. This is in addition to substituting 15 per cent of fuel in the calciner, resulting in a total thermal substitution rate (TSR) of 25 per cent. Therefore, waste and biomass burnt...

Arabian Cement’s 20 by 2020

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

To diversify its fuel use and ensure stable plant operation, Arabian Cement Co introduced alternative fuels (AFs) on Line 2 at its plant in Suez, Egypt. Following its initial success, the company decided to lift its thermal substitution rate (TSR) by installing a hotdisc AF system on Line 1 as it aims to raise its TSR to 20 per cent by 2020. By Saeed Abou Hussein, Arabian Cement Co, Egypt. To ensure a reliable and stable fuel supply, Arabian Cement Co converted its single-fuel ceme...

Aluminium and iron in clinker

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Aluminium and iron are two of the key components in Portland cement clinker. Varying their presence in clinker can have significant effects on the final clinker. Arthur Harrisson looks at some of the impacts of such variations. Figure 1: light grey aluminate and white ferrite very slowly cooled. The hexagonal blue alite crystal below centre is 30µm across The four essential constituents of Portland cement clinker are usually listed as: • calcium oxide (CaO or, in cement chemi...