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UNTHA waste shredder in operation for Geocycle Argentina

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

An UNTHA XR3000C mobile shredder is now in operation at Geocycle’s co-processing facility in Córdoba, Argentina. Geocycle (LafargeHolcim group) is now transforming 100tpd of waste into a high-grade alternative fuel for use within the company’s cement kiln only 5km away. Plans are already underway to double fuel production volumes by the end of the 1Q21. The single shaft UNTHA XR is handling a wide range of input materials collected from a 100km radius. Waste materials being processe...

Bhutan considers coal alternatives

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Bhutan is looking at options to reduce its carbon emissions. Given that the country generates 215t of municipal waste (MW) every day, about 50t of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) could be produced from sorted waste. In Bhutan, the three integrated cement plants, Dungsam Cement, Penden Cement, and Lhaki Cement produce clinker using rotary kilns with dry-process and consume an average of 500tpd of coal. Generally, energy costs of fuel and electricity represent 40 per cent of cement manufacturing...

Kuwait Cement Co proposes AF initiative

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Kuwait Cement Co has proposed an initiative for the government to co-process municipal solid waste (MSW) at its plant in eastern Shuaiba to ease the issue of growing waste in the country. Meshal Al-Rashed, executive vice-chairman of Kuwait Cement Co, has requested the chairman of the municipal council to present the company’s solution to the Environment Committee, according to Al-Qabas. Mr Al-Rashed noted that the company is the only one in the country with the facilities to burn MSW in a ...

Meftah holds co-processing trials

03 July 2018, Published under Cement News

GICA subsidiary SCMI-Meftah has been carrying out co-processing trials using sludge, waste oils and sorted household waste in its Meftah works in Algeria. "These technological test operations were a success in all respects, as they fully respected the test protocol developed by the project-SCIM team as well as the safety and process procedures," said Adel Haddoud, the company’s director general. Further tests are planned to enable the use of these alternative fuels while maintaining cemen...