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Energy market prospects

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cem Prospects 2016 gathered together cement producers, solid fuel traders, suppliers and freight specialists for a two-day conference exploring the energy markets and outlook for the year ahead. Held at the Hilton Athens, Greece, on 6-8 November, the meeting was organised by Cimeurope sarl, a subsidiary of CEMBUREAU – the European cement association. Cem Prospects' meeting was held at the Hilton Athens, Greece on 6-8 November, and was organised by Cimeurope sarl, a subsidiary of...

A burning success

30 November 2016, Published under Cement News

A new multi-fuel burner has enabled CRH’s Rohoznik plant in Slovakia to further increase its alternative fuel substitution rate. The cement works raised its solid recovered fuel (SRF) use to 80 per cent thanks to the new jetflex burner supplied by FLSmidth. By Mads Nielsen and Carsten Damslund Jensen, FLSmidth, Denmark. The JETFLEX ® kiln burner has been in operation at CRH Rohoznik since early February 2016 and is enabling the cement plant to increase thermal substitution rates ...

Developing AF in Egypt

16 November 2016, Published under Cement News

With the increasing scarcity of natural gas and the hike in gas prices, Egypt’s cement producers are seeking alternative ways of firing their kilns. The availability of MSW and agricultural waste provides a good foundation, but several challenges need to be overcome. By MVW Lechtenberg, Germany. The need for waste management and the development of its related infrastructure provides Egypt's cement industry with an opportunity to support society Cement consumption in Egypt rea...

Italy: Monselice cement plant to burn SRF

22 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The 0.7Mta capacity Monselice cement plant (Cementizillo group), in Padova, Italy, has received so the authorisation to substitute 50 per cent of its petcoke firing with solid secondary refuse-derived fuel (SRF) Last Monday night, at the city council, more than 100 people were present to support the motion presented by the opposition asking to block the procedure to initiate a debate on the faults of the request. However, the process has been approved in committee.

Egypt sets out on a new course

05 September 2016, Published under Cement News

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has managed to return a certain degree of stability to Egypt, with the economy expected to show a gradual recovery. A broad infrastructure programme and robust housing demand is providing the foundation for a strong growth in construction, while the government is calling for the cement industry to increase its capacity. The urgent need to expand Egypt's inrastructure and deal with the considerable housing shortage are expected to drive cement demand f...

Seizing opportunities

08 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has expanded rapidly over the last decade from a local Colombian company to a multinational cement, concrete and aggregates player, competing successfully in a global business environment. ICR speaks with Cementos Argos’ CEO, Juan Esteban Calle, about the company’s continued rise. Juan Esteban Calle, CEO of Cementos Argos By the end of 2015 Cementos Argos had transformed its operations to encompass nine integrated cement plants in Colombia, three in the US and one...

Raw MSW gasification at Conch Tongling Cement

25 July 2016, Published under Cement News

To enable Conch Tongling Cement to burn a higher rate of alternative fuels, an integrated gasification system was installed and duly tested. The system converts organic or fossil fuel-derived carbonaceous materials into CO, H and CO 2 and without combustion, produces a fuel that can be used in cement production. By Yan Da-Hai, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China, Kåre Helge Karstensen and Christian J Engelsen, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF),...

Portugal: N+P deliver SRF

08 July 2016, Published under Cement News

On 8 May 2016 a ship carrying 2500t of baled SRF berthed at Lisbon. The SRF originated from N+P Alternative Fuels’ location in Grimsby, UK and will be used as a substitute for primary fuels in the cement industry. This new project form N+P represents the company's next step towards further strengthening its position in the alternative fuels market.

Tyres as fuel

21 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The recycling of used vehicle tyres as fuel has become commonplace in many areas, including the cement industry. What are the implications of using this particular alternative fuel for the chemistry and quality of the resulting clinker? How does the use of waste tyres as alternative fuel affect the chemistry and quality of the resulting clinker? Modern vehicle tyres contain mostly synthetic rubber (60-70 per cent of total rubber content) but also some natural rubber (C5H8). Synt...

Irish Cement's AF plans opposed by local Green Party

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement’s plans to convert its Limerick plant to burn alternative fuels have run into opposition from the local Green Party.   Earlier in March, the CRH group company said it was seeking approval from Limerick City and County Council to burn used tyres as well as shredded plastics. However, this has been opposed by the Green Party’s James Gaffney, who unsuccessfully stood in the Irish parliamentary elections for Limerick City in February. Mr Gaffney told the Limerick Leader that h...