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Ohorongo considers TDF use

28 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Following the inauguration of its first RDF processing plant earlier this year , Namibia's Ohorongo Cement is now investigating, together with Metallurgical Research and Consulting (METRECO), the use of tyre-derived fuel (TDF) to fire its cement kilns at the Sargberg plant. The step is taken in line with the company’s efforts to replace up to 80 per cent of imported coal with alternative fuels by 2019. “With gas temperatures of up to 2000˚C, the cement manufacturing process guarantee...

Holcim Philippines uses cigarettes as fuel

27 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cigarettes seized due to excise tax liability will now be used as a fuel by Holcim Philippines. The 9496 cases of cigarettes worth PHP142.4m (US$2.8m) will be burnt over the course of 15 days, according to SunStar. The Department of Finance has allowed their use as an alternative fuel by Holcim Philippines Davao. "I would like emphasize that this is not the last incineration that will happen. All tobacco products found to have been produced without its manufacturer paying the correspondin...

Irish Cement plans to reduce carbon emissions

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has stated that its plans to increase alternative fuels usage is not a move to develop a waste incinerator, according to The Irish Times. The company has been using 120,000t of residual waste at its Platin cement works and has requested permission to increase the volume to 600,000t. The new plans submitted to Bord Pleanála for approval would allow the company to replace up to 85 per cent of its fossil fuels with alternative fuels. The project would help reduce Ireland’s carbo...

Evolving the future

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Germany-based grinding specialist Loesche held its 2017 Symposium under the banner of “Evolving the future” on 6-7 September at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. Around 500 delegates from cement companies and suppliers attended the event to take stock of the latest developments in grinding and help Loesche celebrate its 111th anniversary. Some 500 delegates gathered to hear Loesche's latest advances in grinding technology Following a warm welcome to the Loesche Symp...

Tyres: going full circle

09 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Contributing to the circular economy, an innovative tyre-burning initiative at PPC’s De Hoek plant in the Western Cape, South Africa, has successfully demonstrated the viability of burning waste tyres as an alternative to coal in cement production. The project not only reduces coal usage and NOx emissions but also decreases landfill requirements for waste tyres, achieving a positive environmental impact. By Johan Vorster, PPC, South Africa. PPC De Hoek's location and the socio-ec...

Spain's cement industry in drive to reduce CO2 emissions 80% by 2050

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

According to a new report by Oficemen, the Spanish cement industry is undertaking steps to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 when compared with 1990 as base year. In its “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry for the reduction of carbon emissions by 2050”. Conventional means such as increased energy efficiency and co-processing will enable the sector to reduce its CO2 footprint by 35 per cent compared to the base year. The roadmap foresees improvements in thermal efficiency ...

N+P extend SRF supply order with Vassiliko Cement

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

N+P has agreed an extended solid recovered fuel (SRF) supply agreement with Vassiliko Cement Works and its subsidiary Enerco Energy Recovery. The contract will now run until 31 December 2020, with an option to further extend this cooperation to 31 December 2022. Since 2015 N+P has delivered SRF from the UK and Italy in sea containers and bulk vessels to Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd in Cyprus. The Vassiliko Cement Works uses SRF as secondary fuel to replace fossil fuels, s...

A zero waste solution

16 August 2017, Published under Cement News

The development of new alternative fuel (AF) processing and handling technology has enabled cement producers to improve their fuel substitution rates while providing municipal and other authorities with a sustainable, zero-waste option in the disposal of municipal solid wastes (MSWs). By Dirk Lechtenberg, MVW Lechtenberg, Germany. Figure 1: typical process flow for processing MSW into RDF In the early days of alternative fuel (AF) use in the cement industry, well-defined, mainly...

Collaboration with Ecotec Solution fuels Italian expansion for UNTHA

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA has witnessed significant growth in Italy following a collaboration with one of the country’s leading environmental technology specialists, Ecotec Solution. The UK waste processing firm supplies systems that turn clients’ residual materials into valuable resources. In the last 12 months alone, Ecotec Solution has secured six high-value projects for the Austrian shredding giants. These include three XR mobil-e sales for waste to energy facilities – ...

A TEC installs alternative fuels system for CRH in Slovakia

27 July 2017, Published under Cement News

A TEC has installed an alternative fuel system for kiln riser duct firing at CRH's Turna Nad Bodvou cement plant in Slovakia. The cement plant already operated a solid alternative fuel (SAF) system for the main burner, which consists mainly of a double truck-docking station and a dosing system. The riser duct itself has a gas residence time of approximately three seconds, so a thermal substitution rate of up to 25 per cent at the riser duct is possible by limiting the material to a maxim...