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India’s CMA classifies WHR as a renewable energy source

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According to India’s Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA), the generation of power through waste heat recovery (WHR) systems should be classified as a renewable energy source.

During his address at the 10th Green Cementech, which is currently taking place from 15 – 16 May at the HICC Novotel Complex in Hyderabad, India, N A Viswanathan, Secretary General at the CMA, noted that WHR being given renewable energy status could help smaller cement plants. Furthermore, G Jayaraman, Executive President of Birla Corporation Ltd and Chairman of the Green Cementech conference, asserted that WHR systems could generate approximately 500 – 600 MW of power. Projects involving WHR are increasingly popular in the Indian cement industry, with installed capacity forecast to reach over 200 MW in 2014.

The Green Cementech conference was established by the CII (Confereration of Indian Industry) – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII - Godrej GBC) and the Indian Cement Manufacturer's Association in an effort to promote sustainable development in the cement sector and demonstrate that green initiatives make good sense in terms of business. The CII - Godrej GBC plays an important role in encouraging world-class energy efficiency in the cement industry by promoting the latest technologies and energy management practices and organising various workshops, conferences and national and international missions.

Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling

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