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Portland cement, lime and alkali-activated binders

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Following on from last month’s discussion regarding the production of alternatives to Portland cement clinker, Arthur Harrisson takes a closer look at alkali-activated binders. Fly ash needs to be activated to produce an effective binder In a recent article 1 about the production of alternatives to Portland cement clinker, in the discussion of the preferred options of Gartner and Sui 2 , mention was made of alkali-activated binders, which were considered worthy of a paper of th...

Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Co plans grinding facility

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Co is planning a cement grinding unit at its Satpura Thermal Power Station in Sarni, Betul district, Madhya Pradesh, India. The company will offer a maximum of 4.25ha of land near its thermal power plant on payment of lease charges for 30 years and 0.25Mt of dry fly ash will be supplied free-of-cost basis during this period. The project team is currently evaluating tenders.

Cement companies purchased 0.3Mt of fly ash from Endesa power station

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

UK and North American cement companies as well as the nearby LafargeHolcim plant have bought some 0.3Mt of fly ash from the Endesa power station in Carboneras, Spain, in 2018. The fly ash is shipped to overseas customers from the port of Endesa Pucarsa. In addition, Endesa has also sold 30,000t of slag and 60,000t of gypsum from its lime plant.

Fly ash transported through India's inland water highway

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

As part of an ongoing project to establish a water highway route, the Inland Waterways Authority of India has successfully transported 1235t of fly ash from NTPC’s power facility in Bihar to Pandu, Assam. Following the completion of one of the country’s longest haulages in inland water transport, the material will be used by Star Cement.  "This endeavour will also establish the water highway route from Kahalgaon to Pandu in Assam via Bangladesh border helping transportation of other goods ...

Project delivers fly ash to plants in northeast India

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

NTPC Ltd, India's largest power company, has begun transporting fly ash through inland waterways for use in cement manufacture. The pilot project sees the material delivered to Pandu, Assam, from the company's thermal power station in Kahalgaon, Bihar. "For this pilot project, first mile activity of bagging and loading of fly ash into barges will be done by NTPC and the cost of transportation will be taken care of by the Inland Waterways Authority of India and Star Cement," NTPC said in a ...

New bulk terminal to serve UK construction market

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Eureka Shipping has established a multipurpose floating bulk terminal at the Port of Tilbury in southeast England, under a four-year agreement with Cemineral and London Container Terminal. Cemineral will use the terminal to supply fly ash to the construction market in the southeast of the country. The 125m-long VESPER terminal has a 10,000t capacity and is designed to receive bulk powder both from self-discharging pneumatic cement carriers and from bulk vessels in a dust-free manner, accor...

Nepal's Ministry of Industry identifies sites for clinker storage

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies has begun work to acquire land to improve transportation of imported clinker from India. Rabi Shankar Sainju, spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, said the ministry had identified land plots in three locations near Birgunj Inland Container Depot (ICD) to manage the dust emissions of the cargo. The government plans to construct storage facilities around the ICD in Birgunj to unload clinker and fly ash. Cur...

UKQAA appoints new chair person

03 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA) has appointed Tarmac's Allan Everett as the association's new chair, taking over from Power Minerals' Ivan Skidmore who spent four years in the role.   The UKQAA is the UK's leading authority on the use of quality ash in construction and engineering applications and represents a range of members from across the construction supply chain.   Allan Everett, also Tarmac’s ash business manager, will help steer the association and work with its membership, to...

Research undertaken to increase fly ash in cement

01 May 2018, Published under Cement News

An ongoing research project, carried out by De Salle University in the Philippines, is seeking to use 100 per cent fly ash in cement production in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. "My project aims to use fly ash alone without using Portland cement. We try to utilise the waste of coal-fired plants to produce material comparable to Portland cement and we call the technology geopolymer," said Dr Michael Angelo B Promentilla, Professor of Chemical Engineering and the head of the Wast...

Maharashtra government plans to give away fly ash for free

15 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Following its adoption of the fly ash utilisation policy last year, the Maharashtra government is now planning to give away the material for free. At its first meeting held on Tuesday, the Fly Ash Council told the state power generation company, Mahagenco, to work out how to provide the material to industries within 100km of its power plant, according to The Indian Express. "It has been observed that industries are discouraged from buying fly ash because of high transportation cost. Giving...