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Raw MSW gasification at Conch Tongling Cement

25 July 2016, Published under Cement News

To enable Conch Tongling Cement to burn a higher rate of alternative fuels, an integrated gasification system was installed and duly tested. The system converts organic or fossil fuel-derived carbonaceous materials into CO, H and CO 2 and without combustion, produces a fuel that can be used in cement production. By Yan Da-Hai, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China, Kåre Helge Karstensen and Christian J Engelsen, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF),...

Carbon capture breakthrough

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The EU has awarded a €12m grant to the LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) consortium. The consortium, led by technology provider Calix, aims to apply and demonstrate a breakthrough calciner that can separate the process-related CO 2 without additional energy demand. In combination with conventional carbon capture techniques for the flue gas-related CO 2 , this has the potential to give the most economical purification of 100 per cent of a cement or lime kiln’s CO 2 emissions....

PetroCem 2016

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The 9th PetroCem was held at the Astoria Hotel, St Petersburg between 24-26 April 2016. Some 500 delegates listened to a comprehensive programme that included leading cement producers and analysts as well as equipment suppliers, while a 50-stand exhibition provided expert knowledge and support. By ICR Research, UK. PetroCem 2016 opened with a distinguished line of speakers, including Igor Shikalov, Ilya Chigir, Mikhail Skorokhod and Ivan Borisov Mila German, conference organi...

Next-generation cement carriers

11 July 2016, Published under Cement News

As the cement production process becomes more aware of the fuels it burns and the impact on the environment, the cement shipping sector is also considering more sustainable solutions for moving cement across the globe. By Daniel Ulestig, KGJ Cement, Singapore. MV Greenland at sea JT Cement, a joint-venture between KGJ Cement AS (Norway) and Erik Thun AB (Sweden), has launched the world’s first liquified natural gas (LNG)/marine gas oil (MGO) dual-fuel cement carriers. The joi...

IEEE: welcome to Texas

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The 58th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference was held between 15-19 May 2016 at the Gaylord Texas Resort Centre in Grapevine, Texas, USA. Supported by a 176-stand exhibition, the event attracted more than 970 delegates from 28 countries and presented a wide range of technical papers as well as featuring panel discussions and tutorials. By ICR Research, UK. With 970 delegates from 28 countries, the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference could draw on a wealt...

Philippines: clinker delivery to Taiheiyo facility runs aground

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Bulk carrier MV Belle Rose was refloated last week having run aground on Monad Shoal off the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reports. Environmental activists have called on the ship’s owners to bear the cost of repairing the environmental damage caused when the ship struck the reef, which is a popular tourist destination. The ship was carrying 48,000t of clinker to the Taiheiyo Cement facility in Naga City.

Future-proofing fuel management

08 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The cement industry has been successfully embracing alternative fuels to co-fire or replace fossil fuels with many producers now achieving 80 per cent substitution or better. But bulk materials handling solutions to ensure a consistent fuel feed to the combustion process can be problematic. Saxlund International offers a fuel-processing solution that is not only reliable and efficient but also low in maintenance and cost effective. By Matt Drew, Saxlund International, UK. The cement i...

The SEACON project

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The SEACON project is a new research initiative into the production of an innovative concrete, containing high-chloride constituents (ie, cement, water and aggregates) in combination with non-corrosive reinforcement. This paper shows goals and preliminary results of one of its work packages. By Federica Bertola, Fulvio Canonico and Manuela Bianchi, Buzzi Unicem, Italy, and Antonio Nanni, University of Miami, USA. Figure 1: partners and collaborators of the SEACON project The SEA...

The SEACON project

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The SEACON project is a new research initiative into the production of an innovative concrete, containing high-chloride constituents (ie, cement, water and aggregates) in combination with non-corrosive reinforcement. This paper shows goals and preliminary results of one of its work packages. By Federica Bertola, Fulvio Canonico and Manuela Bianchi, Buzzi Unicem, Italy, and Antonio Nanni, University of Miami, USA. Figure 1: partners and collaborators of the SEACON project The SEA...

California’s changing climate

23 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The US state of California has long been a frontrunner in the development of legislation to curb CO2 emissions and climate change. This article explains the Golden State’s regulatory approach and gives it a regional and global context. By Stephen J Orava and Clinton R Long, King & Spalding, USA. California has an extensive approach when dealing with GHG gases in the cement industry As the eighth largest economy in the world, the US state of California has emerged as an important...