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Continuous flue gas monitoring

12 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Stricter emission legislation has increased the need for continuous emission monitoring. For cement producers, the high-temperature and high-dust environment in the kiln has presented various challenges in meeting this requirement. However, Spenner Zement Co of Erwitte, Germany, called in the help of Enotec to provide the solution to this particular problem. By Enotec, Germany. Designed specifically for the cement industry and featuring water cooling, a rotating device and automati...

Zlatna's alternative

05 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Last year, Titan’s Zlatna Panega plant in Bulgaria successfully started up its new installation for processing alternative fuels and recovering energy to use in its clinker production process. The introduction of engineered fuels has helped the company improve its competitiveness and paves the way for future increases in alternative fuels usage. By Titan Bulgaria. Titan Zlatna Panega plant, Bulgaria The new alternative fuels installation at the Zlatna Panega plant is designed fo...

Moving on to the next decade

22 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Ten years after publishing its first Agenda for Action in 2002, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has launched its 2012 CSI Progress Report. Philippe Fonta, managing director of the Cement Sustainability Initiative, takes a look back at the cement industry’s progress towards delivering on this agenda and ahead to the changing business and social environment in which it operates. The CSI Progress Report Over a decade ago, a group of leading cement companies came together...

Moving on to the next decade

22 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Ten years after publishing its first Agenda for Action in 2002, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has launched its 2012 CSI Progress Report. Philippe Fonta, managing director of the Cement Sustainability Initiative, takes a look back at the cement industry’s progress towards delivering on this agenda and ahead to the changing business and social environment in which it operates. The CSI Progress Report Over a decade ago, a group of leading cement companies came together...

Building on achievements

06 August 2012, Published under Cement News

In its recently-published Corporate Sustainable Development Report 2011, Holcim tracks its progress in achieving its sustainability targets. For the company’s new CEO, Bernard Fontana, sustainable development remains at the core of the group’s operations worldwide. The need for energy security and cost reduction leads cement producers such as Holcim to consider a wider range of energy options Holcim’s current energy policies place the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) at th...

Behind the numbers

30 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Sustainability Initiative’s “Getting the numbers right” project has seen the creation of a sizeable and influential database on cement plant emissions and energy consumption, which has just been updated with 2010 data. Phil Kerton of CPK Consultancy, UK, takes a first look at some of the interesting values and trends that can be extracted from this important resource. It is the sixth year that the Cement Sustainability Initiative publishes data on cement industry CO2 emissi...

Protecting biodiversity

11 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Quarrying limestone for cement can result in global extinctions of little-known biodiversity if appropriate surveys are not undertaken prior to the quarry opening and if impact avoidance, mitigation and offset measures are not put in place as part of the quarry’s environmental management plan. Tony Whitten, Fauna & Flora International, UK, considers the issues at stake. Karst limestone creates some of the most beautiful and memorable landscapes in the world. Credit: Zhao Wenqing ...

Multi-component cements

04 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Given increasingly-stringent environmental legislation, cement producers are actively seeking to reduce their CO2 emissions. One way of lowering such emissions is by reducing the clinker factor in cement. While adding a further component to clinker is nothing new, more recently, cement companies have started to consider a more flexible approach, adding more than one component. This is giving rise to ‘multi-component’ cements. Reiner Härdtl of Heidelberg Technology Center, Germany, explains. ...

Multi-component cements

04 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Given increasingly-stringent environmental legislation, cement producers are actively seeking to reduce their CO2 emissions. One way of lowering such emissions is by reducing the clinker factor in cement. While adding a further component to clinker is nothing new, more recently, cement companies have started to consider a more flexible approach, adding more than one component. This is giving rise to ‘multi-component’ cements. Reiner Härdtl of Heidelberg Technology Center, Germany, explains. ...

MACT compliance: back to basics

03 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Fundamental changes are taking place in the US cement industry with regards to emissions control regulations or Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) which will lay the foundations of standards in the next century. With such complex legal requirements now being placed on US cement producers it is essential that they are fully aware how to become MACT compliant. DR Uhr of Ducon Technologies Inc, USA, explains. Standard Technology, Potential MACT: inlet gas is hot, containing m...