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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...

PCA: 100 years of addressing members' needs

16 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association is currently in its centennial year. With the US economy proving to be steady and advances in technology spurring the cement industry on to greater efficiency and emissions control, ICR spoke with PCA President and CEO, James G Toscas, to gain a greater understanding of what is driving the PCA on and what the main objectives are for the next 100 years. James Toscas, president and CEO, PCA ICR: In 2016 the Portland Cement Association (PCA) is cele...

Brazil: Votorantim improves co-processing rates

18 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos’ has invested BRL12m (US$3.14m) in a co-processing project for its Cuiabá cement plant, Mato Grosso. The facility is now able to process waste materials such as old tyres, rice straw, industrial waste and sawdust, which has enabled a 65 per cent replacement of fossil fuels during manufacturing. The Brazilian cement giant has also been improving its environmental performance at the Nobres cement plant (Mato Grosso), which now uses biomass to replace 50 per cent of fossil...

A truly circular economy

14 September 2015, Published under Cement News

With the circular economy as one of the EU’s current political priorities, European cement association Cembureau puts forward its views on the solutions which the cement industry can provide and how policy should be formulated to ensure that Europe encourages the best economic, environmental and social solutions at its disposal. By Cembureau, Belgium. The European Commission is currently working on a ‘new and improved’ circular economy package for Europe. Already in July 2014, the previou...

China's new emission limits

12 March 2014, Published under Cement News

The co-processing of wastes in cement kilns could offer a safe option to reduce China’s growing waste management issue. However, the development of standards and guidelines reflecting international practice is key to the sustainable co-processing of such wastes. Recognising its importance, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection recently revised and updated emission standards for co-processing in cement plants. By Da Hai Yan, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China...

MSW co-processing in China

24 October 2013, Published under Cement News

As large volumes of common waste increasingly present a problem, China’s search for effective ways of disposing of this waste is on. With new landfill options facing opposition and causing controversy, the co-processing of municipal solid wastes (MSW) is becoming an increasingly-attractive option. Following examples in other countries, China is now actively seeking to increase its MSW usage in cement kilns, with producers such as Huaxin Wuxue and Sinoma’s Liyang having taken up the challenge...