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Optimising raw material control

17 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Automated analysis of input materials and adjustments of input material feeders is supporting cement producers in reducing the economic and environmental impact of their operations. By Dr Michael Amrhein and Prof Dr Dominique Bonvin, Online Control Sarl, Switzerland, Dr Mathieu Antoni and Matthias Bürki, Ciments Vigier SA, Switzerland, Rajendra Mishra, Malvern Panalytical BV, The Netherlands, and Dr Murielle Goubard, Malvern Panalytical SAS, France Ciments Vigier, Switzerland, sources...

Mangal’s capacity build-up

10 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Mangal Industries Ltd (MIL) is building a new production line in Kogi state, Nigeria. The new line will add 6000tpd of capacity to the plant when completed. By Binbin Wang and Kunqiang Ye, Sinoma Group, China   Mangal Industries Ltd has started construction of a 6000tpd clinker lines in Kogi state, Nigeria (© Sinoma Group) M angal Industries Ltd (MIL) is investing in a 3Mta cement plant in Iluagba, Ìjùmú local government area, Kogi state, Nigeria. The project is curren...

Navigating energy price peaks

03 June 2024, Published under Cement News

In today’s fast-paced industrial landscape, optimising cement production schedules is not just about meeting deadlines, it is also about navigating volatile energy prices. Fluctuations in energy costs can significantly impact operational expenses, making it imperative for businesses to devise strategies that mitigate against these costs. By GridBeyond, UK Figure 1: finding flexibility in a cement mill (© GridBeyond) T echnology can play a pivotal role in supporting businesses...

The catalyst for US carbon capture: the call for policies

30 April 2024, Published under Cement News

US cement manufacturers are urging the US government to pass realistic, feasible policies to reach carbon neutrality. Rick Bohan, the PCA’s lead on development and implementation of the industry’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, sets out their stall. By Rick Bohan, PCA, USA. The US cement industry is calling on state and federal legislators to collaborate to create a legal framework that will support the sector in its decarbonisation drive There has never been an easy route t...

Iraq: time for growth?

16 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Iraq is starting to see investment and action in the construction sector led by higher cement demand. The country’s government is pushing its agenda for new infrastructure and for the doubling of cement capacity.     Infrastructure and housing plans drive cement demand in Kurdistan, Iraq, where the industry continues to expand (© Al Orfali) When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, the Iraqi economy declined by 15.7 per cent. Its recovery to pre-2019 levels took two ...

Navigating sustainable trade

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

ICR interviews José Maria Magrina, CEO of Heidelberg Materials Trading, the world’s largest trader of cement and clinker. He discusses the company’s global operations, the growing trade in low-carbon materials, and the latest trends in the shipping sector. ICR: Your background is from the manufacturing side, rather than trade, with a long time spent in Egypt, before you took the position of CEO of Heidelberg Materials Trading. José Maria Magrina, CEO of Heidelberg Materials ...