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CEMEX restarts line in Dominican Republic

12 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has restarted the 0.5Mta Line 1 at its San Pedro de Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The US$34m upgrade project began in 2021 and forms part of the company’s expansion plans to help support local cement demand in the country. The next stage of the expansion plans includes increasing production and dispatch capacity, as well as augmenting the use of waste-derived fuels, state-of-the-art additives, and expanding the pioneering use of hydrogen as a catalyst in its two produ...

Argos announces US$23m investment in Honduran strategic projects

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos will invest US$23m in several projects to improve operations at its Honduran plants. The investment is also expected to support the country’s growth and development. The company will expand its installed capacity at Piedras Azules, Comayagua, to increase its annual cement production by 35 per cent as it forecasts accelerated market demand. Furthermore, Argos will invest in renewable energy by expanding its solar farm in Comayagua, which was opened in 2020, and currently consists of...

From waste to co-processing

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The route from the waste collection point to co-processing in a cement kiln is not without its challenges and too often, the thermal potential of waste as an alternative fuel in cement production is insufficiently understood. To use such wastes successfully as alternative fuels in cement pyroprocessing lines, their nature and treatment process needs to be understood. By Dr Hubert Baier, WhiteLabel-TandemProjects eU, Germany. Figure 1: incoming waste requires assessment in terms of its...

Alternative fuels in a nutshell

29 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Since April 2015 Binh Phuoc Cement has partly replaced the fuel supply at its coal-fired cement plant with cashew nut shells in a project that not only makes operations at the plant more sustainable, but also helps the Vietnamese province dispose of a key agricultural waste. By Ha Tien 1 Cement JSC, Vietnam. Binh Phuoc Cement is helping Vietnam’s largest cashew processing province dispose of some 60 per cent of its cashew nut shell waste Part of Ha Tien 1 Cement Joint Stock C...

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...

Lafarge Cauldon leads

21 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Close cooperation with its waste-derived fuel (WDF) provider, Sapphire Recovery, has enabled Lafarge’s Cauldon Works to avoid extensive modifications to its precalciner system to successfully incorporate WDFs in its production process. ICR speaks with Andy Woodcock, manager at Lafarge’s Cauldon Works, about the plant’s efforts in the fields of WDF and sustainability. Waste-derived fuels at Lafarge’s Cauldon Works, UK The introduction of WDF at Lafarge’s Cauldon Works included ex...