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Star Cement begins production at new clinker line

25 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Star Cement has commenced production at its new clinker line in Lumshnong, Meghalaya, India, with effect from 21 April. The new line has a clinker production capacity of 3.3Mta. Also located in Lumshnong is Star Cement’s 1.67Ma integrated cement plant, reports Projects Today. The company also has two grinding units – a 2Mta plant in Sonapur , near Guwahati, and a 2Mta works at Mohitnagar in West Bengal – along with an integrated works at Siliguri .

National Cement secures finance facility

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s National Cement has secured a KES4.3bn (US$33.1m) facility from Stanbic Bank Kenya to finance a debt undertaken to construct a new clinker plant in West Pokot , reports The Star. According to the bank, the facility is designed to partially refinance National Cement’s foreign currency liabilities resulting from its recent expansion activities. “This transaction underscores our commitment to fostering innovation and supporting the expansion efforts of leading corporates in Kenya...

Ironing out the carbon emissions of clinker production

17 October 2023, Published under Cement News

The use of iron-rich industrial wastes can provide one of the pathways to decarbonising the global cement industry with high-ferrite cement types embodying less CO 2 than their ordinary counterparts. By Cecilia Pesce, Aniruddha Baral, Anna Simmons and Theodore Hanein, The University of Sheffield, UK. Figure 1: estimates of potential raw meal replacement, calcium replacement, and raw materials-related CO 2 savings by using different types of iron-rich waste products in differen...

FLSmidth and Mannok partner on SCM project

15 August 2023, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth and Ireland-based cement producer Mannok are partnering on a new decarbonisation research project to maximise supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in cement composition, using digitalisation and advanced predictive modelling. SCMs are expected to play a key role in the cement industry’s pathway to net-zero. Covering a range of materials, from natural pozzolans to calcined clay and industrial byproducts, SCMs have a lower-carbon footprint than traditional Portland clinker...

BCMA calls on government to lower customs duty on clinker

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) has urged the country’s government to reduce the customs duty on clinker.  Cement producers are currently required to pay a duty of BDT500/t (US$4.61/t) on imported clinker. The government has proposed to increase this to BDT700 in its budget for the next fiscal year. Alamgir Kabir, president of the BCMA, says the association has been campaigning for a reduction in the customs duty for some time now, in the hope of lowering it from BDT5...

Devki Group to boost clinker exports

09 June 2023, Published under Cement News

National Cement (Devki Group) has announced that it will export up to 80 per cent of the clinker it produces when its new West Pokot plant in Kenya starts production. This will see increased clinker supply to the neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's market is starved of clinker production with a capacity of just 1.86Mta, far below its nominal cement capacity of 7.13Mta, according to The Global Cement Report Plant Database (GCR PD). Rwanda's market is similarly defi...

Andhra Cements restarts clinker line at Durga

06 June 2023, Published under Cement News

India-based Andhra Cements Ltd, part of Sagar Cements, has relaunched the clinker line at its 1Mta integrated Durga Cement Works in Dachepalli Mandal, Palnadu District, Andhra Pradesh. According to press reports, Sagar Cements plans to invest over US$50m at the plant to boost its cement and clinker production capacity to 3Mta and 2.3Mta, respectively.

ALCCC calls on Europe to adopt performance-based standards

31 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The Alliance for Low Carbon Cement and Concrete (ALCCC) has published a new report, ‘Fast Tracking Cement Decarbonisation’, calling for a shift to performance-based cement and concrete standards to accelerate the decarbonisation of the European cement industry. According to the report, clinker substitution is generally seen as the most promising lever for decarbonisation, enabling considerable reductions in the industry’s carbon footprint in the short term at near-zero costs, followed by oth...

Grinding terminals

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The installation of grinding plants for the milling of cement and blastfurnace slag has rapidly increased in recent decades. With this shift in investment, there has been greater demand for flexible and compact grinding systems, ideally near raw material sources and often in remote areas. By Caroline Woywadt, Gebr Pfeiffer, Germany. Figure 1: MVR duty series, indicating ready2grind plants and grinding terminals For decades vertical roller mills (VRMs)have been in use in the ceme...

Kenyan clinker imports set for additional tax

09 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Kenyan producers of clinker are being boosted with the proposal to introduce a new tax as the State moves in to protect local industry. The export and investment promotion levy is a new tax that the William Ruto administration is seeking to impose on imported goods that can be made in Kenya to boost the local manufacturing industry. The Kenyan state government has, through the Finance Bill 2023, proposed the export and investment promotion levy rate on imported clinker at the rate of 10 p...