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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...

CEMBUREAU welcomes EC progress towards circular economy

12 February 2016, Published under Cement News

On 2 December 2015, the European Commission adopted its ambitious Circular Economy Package, which is expected to help Europe to become more resource efficient. The package has been welcomed by Europe’s cement producers’ association, CEMBUREAU, which sees the step as essential in recycling and reusing waste from various sectors as inputs or fuels in other industrial processes such as the manufacture of cement. At present the cement industry uses alternative fuels for 38.8 per cent of its f...

Indonesia: shift to optimism

25 January 2016, Published under Cement News

While the Indonesian cement market boomed following the 1997-98 financial crisis, the domestic cement industry has undergone considerable changes as international majors moved in. Following the recent LafargeHolcim merger and the move away from Java’s epicentre in terms of capacity building, Indonesia’s cement industry continues to evolve as it looks forward with optimism to accelerating market growth. By Malcolm AR Llewellyn OBE, PT Numada, Indonesia. Increased competition on Java i...


02 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim is currently investigating the possibility of using solid waste as an additional fuel for its second works in Sobral that is currently under construction. Technical and legal investigations are in hand and the government if favourable towards the initiative.

Paraguay: INC’s kiln returns to normal service

10 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) announced that its kiln at the Vallemi works is back up and running since Tuesday after a six-day stop due to technical issues. At present the company is carrying out a fuel switch that will see the plant operate with petcoke, forest waste and coal among others. The change in fuel will allow INC to save over US$22m. The cement producer said around 40 per cent of the work oj the project has been carried out to date.

Semen Indonesia recognised for renewable energy efforts

25 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has won an award from the country's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in recognition of its renewable energy efforts. PT Semen Indonesia group companies, including Semen Padang and Semen Tonasa, have been using biomass as alternative energy source to replace coal and reduce electrical energy in stages. "The award has confirmed the commitment of Semen Indonesia in implementing a concept of sustainable business," said Semen Indonesia president director Dwi Soetjipto. ...

Responsible waste disposal

10 December 2013, Published under Cement News

As developing countries such as Bangladesh expand their industrial base and the population rises, increasingly larger volumes of waste are generated. For the local cement industry, this presents an opportunity to actively contribute to responsible waste disposal by developing waste co-processing infrastructure and processes. Lafarge Surma Cement provides such services at its Chhatak plant in Bangladesh – the country’s sole integrated cement works – enabling the disposal of suitable wastes in...

Investing for sustainability

09 September 2013, Published under Cement News

As part of its sustainability drive, CEMEX Poland has made key improvements in dust control at its Chelm and Rudniki plants as well as advancing the use of alternative fuels by installing a drum dryer at Chelm. By Cemex, Poland. Installation of an RDF dryer has delivered significant benefits for the Chelm works CEMEX Poland is one of the country’s leading producers of cement, concrete and aggregates. The company benefits from a large production base, comprising two integrated ce...

Giving waste a new value

11 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Co-processing in cement kilns helps to reduce the growing waste volumes generated today. In Mexico, Cemex’s Tepeaca plant helps to pursue a sustainable approach to waste management in the region as it receives solid urban waste and puts it to use as alternative fuel to fire its kiln. By Cemex, Mexico. Cemex Tepeaca plant is dedicated to sustainable development and waste management In Mexico, as elsewhere in the world, waste separation centres have different manual and mechanical...