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Unlocking hydrogen’s power for greener transportation

14 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Decarbonising concrete and cement transportation poses challenges – hydrogen may be the missing puzzle piece given payload and uptime benefits. The industry should take this opportunity to create ecosystems that deploy the trucks and infrastructure. By Bernd Heid, McKinsey & Co, USA, Christopher Martens, McKinsey & Co, Germany, and Markus Wilthaner, McKinsey & Co, Belgium. Figure 1: the hydrogen refuelling market in Europe is projected to increase by ~95 per cent per annum by 2035 ...

The 21st-century cement plant: greener and more connected

07 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement plant of the future will embrace digitisation and sustainability trends to earn a competitive advantage and build resilience. By Eleftherios Charalambous, Thomas Czigler, Ramez Haddadin, Sebastian Reiter and Patrick Schulze, McKinsey & Co Inc, Germany. Smart technology will enable the 21st-century cement plant to be greener and more efficient There has never been a more important time to build resilience into the core of the cement value chain: the cement plant. The c...

AI boost to core assets

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Artificial intelligence (AI) can boost the performance of cement companies’ heavy assets, such as cement mills and kilns, and increase the profit per hour. McKinsey highlights how these improvements can be made. By Robert Feldmann, Patrick Schulze and Thomas Czigler, McKinsey, Germany, and Eleftherios Charalambous, McKinsey, Greece. Figure 1: many heavy manufacturing sectors, including cement, are late adopters of artificial intelligence and are only starting to catch up In v...