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Asia's need to embrace co-processing

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

As the Cemtech Asia 2019 Conference and Exhibition prepares to open in Bangkok next week, our weekly newsletter focusses on the opportunity for co-processing in Asia's cement sector, where general, post-consumer, plastic waste is being imported on an unprecedented scale, since China banned these foreign imports in 2017. Malaysia alone, for example, imported more than 754,000t of plastic waste from January to June 2018, according to Greenpeace. While public campaigns against imported waste ...

Asia's need to embrace co-processing

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

As the Cemtech Asia 2019 Conference and Exhibition prepares to open in Bangkok next week, our weekly newsletter focusses on the opportunity for co-processing in Asia's cement sector, where general, post-consumer, plastic waste is being imported on an unprecedented scale, since China banned these foreign imports in 2017. Malaysia alone, for example, imported more than 754,000t of plastic waste from January to June 2018, according to Greenpeace. While public campaigns against imported waste ...

Republic Cement to co-process Nestlé Philippines' plastic waste

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Nestlé Philippines and Republic Cement (CRH-Aboitiz) have entered into an agreement to co-process post-consumer plastic waste in the company’s cement kilns.  "We are happy to partner with Nestlé Philippines and to help address pollution from residual plastics and sachets. This is a win-win situation for us and the environment. Together, we can build a greener, stronger Republic," said Nabil Francis, director of Republic Cement. In April 2018 Nestlé globally announced a commitment that 100...

MPA report highlights UK cement is reducing costs and CO2 footprint

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its 2018 Annual Performance Report which presents data on the UK cement industry's contribution to the economy in 2017. Cement production in the UK fell by 3.4 per cent compared to 2016 to 9.5Mt of production, while cement sales were 31 per cent higher than in 2012. The UK cement industry continues to be successful in reducing costs and improving its carbon footprint by increasing energy efficiency, using alternative fuels instead of trad...

LafargeHolcim to co-process contaminated lime sludge at Theodore plant

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Some 30,000t of arsenic-contaminated lime sludge will be removed from Dunbar, West Virginia, USA, and taken to the LafargeHolcim cement plant in Theodore, Alabama, for co-processing into cement. The sludge had been dumped in the area in the 1960s and earlier plans to ship it to Citrus County first met with resistance from local officials.

From waste to co-processing

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The route from the waste collection point to co-processing in a cement kiln is not without its challenges and too often, the thermal potential of waste as an alternative fuel in cement production is insufficiently understood. To use such wastes successfully as alternative fuels in cement pyroprocessing lines, their nature and treatment process needs to be understood. By Dr Hubert Baier, WhiteLabel-TandemProjects eU, Germany. Figure 1: incoming waste requires assessment in terms of its...

Cementos Fortaleza to burn El Huixmí tyres

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Fortaleza will play a key part in disposing of 867t of tyres that were stockpiled in the El Huixmí sanitary landfill in Pachuca de Soto, Mexico. Municipal president, Yolanda Tellería Beltrán, said the removal of the tyres from the landfill site had started in January and had now been completed. "The cement company has all the equipment and technology to protect against contaminants, and it does not cost the city council because it is the company that transfers all the material fr...

LafargeHolcim treated 10Mt of waste in 2017

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s global waste treatment arm, Geocycle, treated 10Mt of waste in 2017, an increase of 13 per cent YoY. The company co-processed many different types of waste, including shredded industrial waste, spent solvents, used tyres and sewage sludge, according to a press release. "Sustainable building and living are key to the future and we are committed to playing an important role as the demand for sustainable construction solutions and sustainable buildings and infrastructure cont...

UK co-processing report receives MPA backing

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The MPA has welcomed a report entitled 'From waste to resource productivity', which draws on evidence on waste from a range of industry, academic and government sources. Written by the former Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, and co-authored by Professor Ian Boyd, the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the report explores how waste can be treated as a valuable resource and use new technology and approaches to ge...

Cooling down refrigerants...in the kiln

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The safe disposal of hydrofluorocarbons, present in end-of-service refrigerants, is key in helping to prevent excessive levels of global warming in the future. Cement kilns provide one way of dealing with these harmful substances. Successfully implemented in Japan for over three decades, other Asian countries such as India and Indonesia are now following. By Dr Vincent Aloysius, INSEE Ecocycle Co Ltd, Thailand. Cement kilns provide a safe method to dispose of hydrofluorocarbons ...