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The cement sector can't sit back on reducing CO2 emissions

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Credit Suisse published a revealing study entitled 'Global Infrastructure and Construction', which looks into the current state of the global cement industry's efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The report attempts to highlight which countries and cement companies are not yet making sufficient headway in dealing with their CO2 emissions. It may surprise many that the USA is the worst-performing nation in terms of one key metric, CO 2 per tonne of cement manufactured, which is re...

Admixtures and sustainability

28 February 2019, Published under Cement News

With reducing the environmental impact of cement manufacture high on the agenda for producers, sustainable cement additives based on renewable materials can contribute towards reducing a plant’s carbon footprint and lowering costs. By Leslie Buzzell, Alessandro Schibuola & Riccardo Stoppa, GCP Applied Technologies, USA. GCP announces the issuance of a patent for increasing the efficiency of cement grinding by using sustainable raw materials Modern cement producers face numero...

Advanced kiln and cooler control

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Practices such as over-burning clinker, the introduction of alternative fuels and ensuring cooler efficiency and reliability require reliable and consistent process control, as does the drive to reduce stack emissions such as CO 2 and NO x . By John Window and Victoria Martin, Mirion Technologies, UK. The Spyrometer system helps cement plants to optimise pyro-processing operations Despite concerns relating to cement production overcapacity (principally in Asia), it is forecast ...

Going alternative in Japan

12 December 2016, Published under Cement News

With Japanese cement demand falling over the past 20 years, Sumitomo Osaka Cement has constantly evolved its cement manufacturing processes. As a result, the company’s Ako integrated cement plant stepped up its use of alternative fuels and raw materials as part of its efforts to reduce costs and the impact of plant emissions. By Tetsuo Yokobori, Sumitomo Osaka Cement, Japan. Sumitomo Osaka Cement has carried out many improvements at its Ako plant, Japan Sumitomo Osaka Cement (SO...

Tijeras targets emission limits

16 April 2015, Published under Cement News

As US cement plants gear up to comply with the new NESHAP regulations that come into force later this year, GCC Rio Grande upgrades its Tijeras plant in New Mexico, USA. By Saul Alvidrez, GCC, USA. The new baghouse of GCC Rio Grande’s Tijeras plant in New Mexico, USA Built in 1958, GCC Rio Grande’s Tijeras plant consists of two long dry kilns (f4.6m x 85m) with a two-stage preheater, two 36tph (40stph) ball mills and three 23tph (26stph) ball mills for finish grinding. The wo...