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Minimising Emissions, Maximising Alternative Fuels

Dr. Stefan Kern, A TEC Production and Services GmbH, details the conversion of the kiln at Lafarge Retznei and shows how an optimised calciner design allowed for 100% alternative fuel usage.


Are You Paying For The Name?

When comparing the cost of belts bearing the name of a major European brand against unbranded imported belting, some may believe that this is simply an example of ‘paying for the name’. But is this really the case? Conveyor belt specialist Leslie David explains how the gulf in pricing is actually being achieved.


A Multi-Million Dollar Opportunity

Markus Burbach, Klüber Lubrication, explains how energy efficient lubricants can unlock overlooked energy saving opportunities in cement plant grinding mills.


Surface Detail

Janardhanan Ananthakrishnan, FLSmidth, reveals how a ball mill upgrade project at JK Cement’s Mangrol plant utilised new wear surfaces to more than double production, whilst reducing specific energy demand.


A New Reality

Dr Martin Schneider & Dennis Behrouzi, VDZ, explain how the German cement industry is caught between geopolitical tensions and industrial transformation.


Cambridge engineers invent world’s first zero emissions cement

Three Cambridge engineers, Dr Cyrille Dunant, Dr Pippa Horton and Professor Julian Allwood, have filed a patent and been awarded new research funding for their invention of the world’s first emissions-free route to recycle Portland cement.


Enhancing HPGR

Dr.-Ing Thomas Hanstein, Dr.-Ing Jörg Oligmüller and Mr. Kaushik Ghosh, Köppern, discuss the benefits of upgrading cement plant HPGRs, resulting in higher lifetime of machine components and reduced wear and maintenance



Georg Lechner and Andreas Renetzeder, Scheuch Group, describe the process of converting electrostatic precipitators at Siam Cement Group’s Kaeng Khoi site to bag filters with emc technology.


Collaboration in California

CalPortland and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (tkIS) discuss their collaboration to upgrade the wear protection of the high pressure grinding rolls at the Oro Grande cement plant, Southern California.