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ML/AI-based maintenance to enhance energy efficiency

14 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Recently, CemAI representatives were invited to present to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® division on the topic of machine learning/artificial intelligence’s (ML/AI) use in increasing energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR programme was interested in the role that better maintenance and control of processes could play in cement manufacturing performance. By CemAI, USA. CemAI CEO Scott Ziegler outlined the benefits of machine learning and artifici...

Rugby Cement hosts UK Minister for energy efficiency

17 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Lord Callanan, the UK Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, visited the Rugby cement works in Warwickshire on the 12 January to gain an insight into the actions needed to decarbonise the UK’s ‘dispersed’ cement plants. The Mineral Products Association (MPA) and CEMEX Rugby cement works , hosted the visit to highlight the challenges and opportunities for decarbonising dispersed plants like Rugby, which are located too far from other large production plants to be included in ...

Cementos Molins to implement an energy management system

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins Indusrials’ strategy in favours sustainability and the fight against climate change has recently entered a new stage with the decision to implement an Energy Management System (SGEn), according to the requirements and guidelines established in the UNE-EN standard. ISO50001:2018.  The decision, a direct consequence of the energy policy that the company has just approved, aims to be more efficient in the use and consumption of energy at the Sant Vicenç dels Horts cemen...

Liquid air energy storage technology goes live

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

An industry-first application of liquid air energy storage (LAES) energy efficiency technology is now a live demonstrator project at Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon cement plant in Staffordshire, UK. This innovative technology stores energy in liquid air form to provide compressed air, allowing inefficient partially loaded, variable-demand compressors to be turned off, thus improving the total system efficiency by up to 25 per cent. The PRISMA (Peak Reduction by Integrated Storage and Manag...

Medcem Cement to install its second WHR plant

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Medcem Cement has a nnounced that it will produce 22 per cent of the electricity it needs, as it expects to commission its second waste heat recovery (WHR) system soon.  Medcem Cement ( Eren Holding Group ) currently provides enough green energy to supply 25,000 houses without consuming any resources. It recovers gas emissions with a temperature of ~350˚C to generate electricity from steam. Thanks to the process, the company also prevented 31,000t of CO 2 emissions to the enviro...

Hon Chong plant wins 2021 Energy Efficiency Industry prize

27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement's Hon Chong plant is honoured to be the only construction material manufacturer to receive Vietnam’s Energy Efficiency in Industry Award 2021.   During the past 23 years, the INSEE Hon Chong plant in Binh An Ward, Kien Luong district, Kien Giang province has made constant progress in cement production and waste co-processing along with responsibility for sustainable development. The plant has always operated a vertical roller mill (VRM), contributing to a 20 per cent reduct...

DG Khan’s continuous drive

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement Co Ltd is one of Pakistan’s largest producers with a total capacity of 6.72Mta. Having launched a new integrated line in 2018, the company continues investing in its domestic manufacturing base to improve energy efficiency and reduce power consumption and production costs. By Shahid Ghazanfar (Hub Plant) and Muhammad Shafiq (DGK 1 Plant), DG Khan Cement Co Ltd, Pakistan. DG Khan’s 9000tpd Hub cement plant is the most recent addition to the company’s domestic production ...

Mombasa Cement’s Vipingo plant wins energy-saving award

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Mombasa Cement’s Vipingo facility has won Kenya’s national award as the best energy-saving company in the country, according to The Star. The plant has been able to save around KES121m (US$1.19m) in energy costs due to power-saving initiatives. Plant manager Koppal Chandrashekarial said they came up with ideas to save energy due to continued power shortages from Kenya Power and Lighting Co. At one time the plant lost power for 16 days, he added. 'There has been a lot of challenges, too muc...

India: fast forward

30 July 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s 425Mta cement industry, now in its 104th year of existence, plays a pivotal role not only in the country’s growth but also on the global stage. With an output of 280Mta in 2017, it is the world’s second-largest producer and supplies the second-most populous country. How does it view its future? By Ashutosh Saxena, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, India. The NCB’s Acting Director General, Ashutosh Saxena, highlights the positive expectations for the Indian ce...

Into the future

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

There is no way we can imagine the world without cement and concrete. From 30 years ago, when International Cement Review was first published, until today, cement production on the planet has quadrupled. Depending on regional developments this volume may more or less stabilise going forward or even exhibit further growth. In any case, the cement industry will continue to lower the CO 2 footprint of cement and concrete. By Dr Martin Schneider, VDZ, Germany. Figure 1: cements containin...