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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 ...

Myanmar’s co-processing potential

15 May 2017, Published under Cement News

With cement demand anticipated to rise over the coming years and production capacity set to soar to more than 20Mta, Myanmar’s cement industry has significant potential for co-processing several types of waste in its kilns. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen and Palash Kumar Saha, SINTEF, Norway. Than Taw Myat Group, producers of Double Rhinos cement, recently commissioned its 5000tpd Kyaukse works in Mandalay. The facility is one of Myanmar’s newest dry-process plants One of the fa...

India's Central Pollution Control Board issues waste guidelines

30 January 2017, Published under Cement News

India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued guidelines to ensure that millions of tonnes of hazardous, municipal, industrial and agro-waste is properly recycled and used in cement plants as fuel. The proposed guidelines will not only ensure that the waste is recycled but also help in tackling pollution, claims the CPCB. "The production of cement in India is about 300Mta, for which estimated coal and raw material (limestone, iron ore, clay, bauxite) requirement are 50Mta...

India: calls to assist cement plants in energy conservation

04 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Executive director of Dalmia Cement, R A Krishnakumar, has called for a special package of concessions, particularly in taxes, for cement factories in an attempt to encourage them to adopt energy conservation measures. Mr Krishnakumar said at the second ‘Energy efficiency technologies in cement and manufacturing sector’ conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry that there had been a marked improvement in the cement industry bringing in efficiency measures through the ad...

SPL: lessons learned

26 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Spent pot lining (SPL) generated by the aluminium industry forms an important alternative source of fuel and raw material for the cement industry. However, its use presents certain challenges in terms of the cement production process and final product quality. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway. With a worldwide generation of around 1.45Mta, SPL provides a significant resource for the cement industry The worldwide prod...

EU member states could save EUR9bn by co-processing more waste

08 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Just over half of the waste generated in the EU is recycled, 13 per cent is used for energy recovery, but 35 per cent is still disposed of, mostly in landfills claims a report by Ecofys. Ecofys has clarified the role cement plants across the EU can play and how they can be part of European and national waste management policies. The cement industry co-processes millions of tonnes of waste as alternative fuel and alternative raw materials. Analysis of the report suggests that EU member st...