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Three Holcim Philippines plants receive energy efficiency accolade

05 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Three cement plants owned by Holcim Philippines have been commended by the Department of Energy (DOE) for their respective energy saving initiatives. The Bulacan facility received its third consecutive Outstanding Award under the Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards. The Lugait works in Misamis Oriental achieved its first Outstanding Award, while Holcim's Bacnotan, La Union plant received a citation. A total of 91 companies were recognised at the awards held in December. Holcim Ph...

Go process: sun and cement

30 June 2014, Published under Cement News

In its search to substitute traditional energy sources such as fossil fuels, the cement industry is exploring several alternatives. One such option is the use of concentrated solar thermal (CST) energy in the calcination process to achieve the continuous operation of the cement plant using a hybrid process. By Ricardo S Gonzalez, Cemex Latam Holdings, Colombia. The use of concentrated solar thermal energy is one alternative option to provide the energy required in the calcination p...

Energy shortage behind Egypt cement price spike

11 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Energy shortages are behind the recent spike in Egyptian cement prices as reduced gas supplies lowers output, a statement by Egypt’s cabinet has said. Daily News Egypt reported that interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, who heads the cabinet, met with Minister of Foreign Trade, Industry and Investment Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Energy and Electricity Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail and Minister of Environmental Affairs Leila Iskander on Sunday. Medhat Stepha...

Cemex plants earn US Energy Star Certification

29 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA announced that five of its cement plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Certification. The recognition of CEMEX USA’s plants in Brooksville (FL), Miami (FL), Clinchfield (GA), Fairborn (OH) and Victorville (CA), ranks these facilities as performing among the top 25 per cent of similar US facilities for energy conservation. 2013 marks the seventh consecutive year of certification for the Clinchfield plant, an achievement realised by only one ...

Give high energy costs the BOOT

07 May 2013, Published under Cement News

E.ON Masdar Integrated Carbon (EMIC), which offers unique end-to-end project development, implementation, investment, financing, and operational solutions, offers an alternative business model for waste heat recovery in the cement sector. By E.ON Masdar Integrated Carbon Ltd, UAE. Figure 1: flow diagram of a 3800tpd WHR plant for a cement works The days of cheap energy are going or, in many cases, have already gone. Increasingly, International Monetary Fund (IMF) development loa...

SRF - a class of its own?

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is still classified as a waste material, not a product, despite the fact it is manufactured to a quality specification and is a resource from which energy can be recovered. UNTHA UK’s alternative fuel production expert Marcus Brew considers the parameters within which SRF must be manufactured, before investigating the arguments for and against SRF being reclassified as a product or fuel. By Marcus Brew, UNTHA Shredding Technology, UK. The UNTHA shredder: hel...

China’s transition underway

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

The speed of China’s cement industry restructuring was always going to be a drawn-out affair. The scale of the market and ambitious modernisation plans of a government intent on reshaping the industry in a relatively short space of time have presented challenges, but there is no turning back and reform is well underway as the country’s legendary cement market matures. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the China International Cement Conference, 24-26 April 2013, Beijing Exhi...

Emerging markets continue to play key role in global energy prices

15 February 2013, Published under Cement News

With a sluggish US economy where the fiscal cliff remains a major concern in 1H13 and a recession-hit Eurozone burdened by unaffordable energy import costs, it is clear that most support for global oil demand hinges on the consumption of emerging markets. The economic benefits of globalisation, urbanization and industrialization have led to major advances in productivity, positively impacting on oil demand in these parts of the world. As the world oil demand improves gradually, non-OPEC s...

HeidelbergCement to set up waste heat recovery power generation plant

12 February 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has received an approval for setting up waste heat recovery power plant at its cement plant in Narsingarh, Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh. The proposed plant will produce approximately 12.15MW of power from available waste heat of pyroprocessing system of all three clinker lines at Narsingarh. The project costs an estimated INR1450m -INR1500m (US$26.8m-US$27.8m) and it is likely to be operational in January 2015. It will substitute equivalent grid power and thus...

China Resources Cement to sign coal agreement

14 December 2012, Published under Cement News

China Resources Power said it agreed to supply coal to China Resources Cement with a term of three years from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015. According to local press, the unit price of coal will be negotiated on an "arm's length" basis between the parties with regards to the prevailing market prices of coal and the quantity of coal will be decided according to the demand of CR Cement Group.