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Votorantim Cimentos SA applies for IFC loan for Salto project

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos SA has requested a US$150m investment loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for a capex project at its Salto plant in São Paulo, Brazil. The modernisation will give the plant new co-processing capacity. Kiln W4 will be upgraded and a new residue-derived fuel (RDF) facility will be constructed for refining solid non-hazardous and hazardous waste with the installed capacity of 120,000tpa. Currently, the Salto plant substitutes fossil fuels with app...

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions achieves first clinker at Outão

17 April 2023, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has announced the success of   first clinker produced at the Secil Outão plant, near Sétubal in Portugal.   The thyssenkrupp Polysius construction and start-up teams reached this milestone at the beginning of the the second week of April 2023, after a heating of about 72 hours.  This project is referred to as the ‘ CCL - Clean Cement Line ’ and is designed to lower NO x and CO 2 emissions at the outao plant.

First FLSmidth FUELFLEX® Pyrolyzer installed at Mannok

31 March 2023, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has celebrated the installation of its   FUELFLEX ® Pyrolyzer at Mannok Cement , Ireland. The world’s first FUELFLEX ® Pyrolyzer has been successfully been in operation at the Mannok plant since July 2022.    Mannok now controls NO x emissions without needing to use ammonia water and increase alternative fuels utilisation, thus putting the plant firmly on the path to achieve its 2030 Vision target of reducing CO 2  emissions by 33 per cent compared to 2020 levels.   T...

Cementos Molins sets its targets on 2030

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Most, if not all, of the multinational cement producers have, stated their sustainability and environmental targets for decarbonisation. Cementos Molins SA, a leading Spanish cement manufacturer with overseas operations in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Croatia, Germany, Argentina, Bangladesh, Uruguay and Tunisia, has released a revised 2030 sustainability roadmap. The new targets replace initial emission reduction plans made in 1990 and place special emphasis on producing carbon-neutral...

Staged combustion deNOx technology for calciners

19 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Under increasingly stringent pollutant emission standards, deNO x systems are widely used in Chinese cement production. As the calciner is relatively flexible and adjustable in its design, it is a key piece in the process for NO x emissions reduction. Tianjin Cement Industry Design and Research Institute Co, Ltd has been researching NO x emissions reduction technology in cement manufacturing for more than two decades, and in this article charts the development of staged combustion deNO x ...

Mitigating acid gas emissions

11 December 2018, Published under Cement News

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark examines acid gas emissions from cement kilns. Understanding harmful acid gas emissions, such as hydrogen chloride, is required before investing in mitigation strategies. Before investing in new raw material quarries, a better understanding of acid gas emissions is required Emissions from cement kilns are a growing focus of environmental authorities around the world. This month’s Technical Forum will look at the causes and mitiga...

Van Aalst partners Scania in cement carrier project

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Van Aaslt has contributed in the development in the first Tier III Scania self-discharging cement carrier called 'NACC Alicudi'. The 120m vessel operates Scania IMO tier III diesel engines with a unique pneumatic conveying system for loading and unloading cement, fly ash and granulated slag. The vessel had to fit the Scania Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system in the engine room deckhouse, which was smaller as the previous non-SCR equipped engine room deckhouse. This resulted into l...

Streamlining China’s cement industry

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

With China’s cement industry due to reduce its energy use and emissions to levels set out in the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan, South Cement’s Vice Chief Engineer, Chen Yourong, looks at the technological options available to the industry to achieve the plan’s targets by 2020. By Chen Yourong, South Cement Co Ltd/CNBM Group, China. China’s policy makers have set ambitious targets to lower the domestic cement industry’s energy intensity and emissions to the atmosphere by 2020 ...

Finding the missing link

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

In 2015 Çimsa Çimento’s Mersin plant, Turkey, suffered an increasing number of cyclone blockages, causing severe interruptions to the facility’s grey cement Line 1. After unsuccessful attempts to find the reason for the blockages, a kiln inlet process gas measurement system from sick was installed to provide the missing link between the sulphur content in the kiln process gases and unwanted production downtime. By Felix Bartknecht, SICK AG, Germany, and Sezin Arıkan, Çimsa Çimento Mersin, T...

Kiln emissions – more than just hot air

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

In last month’s Technical Forum we promised to return to the topic of cement kiln emissions, which were said to be both simple and complex, benign and noxious. The challenge is to see the broad simplicity, which then allows the increasing complexity to be understood. By Dr Michael Clark, UK. Kiln emissions include a wide range of gases – some benign but others noxious At the macro level cement kiln emissions are indeed simple. The raw materials used for manufacturing clinker are...