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Navigating The Logistics Landscape

Reiner Bachthaler, Axians IAS, discusses the next step in logistics for the bulk material industry: tailored software and mobile apps for enhanced efficiency.

Detect Hot Spots - Prevent Fires

Lukas Wallimann, SICK, explains how plants can manage their fire risk while conveying combustible bulk materials using a system designed to detect potential hot spots before they ignite and cause production stoppages and damage to equipment.

Total Discharge: Clean Belt, Clear Chute

Dan Marshall, Martin Engineering, offers recommendations on the best practices that can help operators avoid common inefficiencies at their discharge zone.

Capturing Carbon In Canada

Stephanie Voysey, Lafarge Canada, discusses a carbon capture unit installed at its Richmond plant as well as the growing focus on the utilisation and sequestration elements of CCUS.


Plundering Powder

PSCL discusses the challenge of fraudulent cement loading and the latest systems designed to prevent it.

Cutting OPEX & Emissions

Dr. Markus Sauer, Constantin Kimmig & Eike Willms, thyssenkrupp Polysius, explain how advanced combustion technology can reduce both emissions levels and OPEX.

Essential Elements For Eliminating Build Up

Jeff Shelton, Peter Klee, Connor Shelton, Steve Hildebrant, and Joel W. Hawbaker, Dracyon Corp., evaluate the primary factors that contribute to air cannon performance: nozzles and volume.

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Update On The United States

Ed Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Portland Cement Association, provides a forecast of near-term US economic growth, construction activity, and the implications for cement consumption during 2023 – 2024.

Pruning particle size to perfect the pyroprocess

Lars Jennissen, N+P Group, discusses the viability of waste-derived fuels in cement production, and the technologies developed to minimise the materials’ particle size in order to ensure optimal pyroprocessing.

Directions for drying RDFs

Yves Marc Schade, Stela Laxhuber, discusses the potential for operators to reduce their emissions using refuse-derived fuels and offers advice on the best techniques and machinery available to prepare these materials for efficient, sustainable combustion.

Streamlining production in South Africa

Luca Sarandrea and Gabriele Vola, Cimprogetti, talk about their work in the design, installation, and commissioning of two regenerative lime kilns, covering quarry assessment, laboratory analysis, and process optimisation.

Are you ready to grind?

Christian Altherr, Gebr. Pfeiffer, explains how modular grinding plants can help bring cost-effective, efficient clinker grinding to cement plants around the world.


Andrea De Finis, Exergy, discusses the role of waste heat recovery in the cement sector, highlighting the differences between the organic and steam Rankine cycle systems.

It's all about the admixtures

Dietmar Voetsch, Cemex, presents the promise of admixtures as differentiating enablers of an ambitious climate action strategy.

A tale of two technologies

Mandi Steffey, Laidig Systems, Inc., explains how hybrid unloading has become an efficient solution for bulk cement storage and reclaim.