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ZKG Newsletter 4|2023
Every crusher needs an upgrade from time to time
Cement plant operators worldwide face the same challenges in raw material crushing. The service lifetime of the rotors in the various (several, different) crushing plants plays a central role in their economic efficiency. The reasons for downtimes are manifold. [Photo: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, BU Polysius]
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Heidelberg Materials acquires leading recycling company in Southern Germany
Heidelberg Materials acquires SER Group, a leading integrated company in the demolition and construction materials recycling business, based in Heilbronn, Southern Germany. With an annual revenue of around € 50 million and three modern recycling sites, SER Group is the market leader in the greater Heilbronn area and employs more than 220 people. [Photo: Heidelberg Materials]
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Sick AG becomes an Associate Corporate Member of WCA
The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that it is welcoming Sick AG, a leading global supplier of sensor solutions, as the latest Associate Corporate Member. The cooperation between Sick, WCA and its members will strengthen the global cement industry’s efforts towards sustainable cement production by sharing expert knowledge about decisive topics, such as gas analysis, functional safety, digitalization, operational excellence, or carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS).
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New research highlights technologies that can cut 0.8 Gt per year of CO2 emissions from cement production by 2030
New research by climate tech pioneer Carbon Re has found that the cement industry could deploy a combination of 13 existing technologies to reduce CO2 emissions by 0.8 gigatonnes per year. This is equivalent to the total annual greenhouse gas emissions of the United Kingdom and France, combined. What is more, the combination of just three technologies can deliver 81% of this impact according to the Carbon Re report “Three technologies to reduce climate change”. These are: Substitute Cementitious Materials (SCM); biomass and waste alternative fuels; and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve processes.
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Votorantim Cimentos achieves multi-site digitalization with ABB industry-specific solutions
ABB has delivered advanced automation and digital technologies to global building materials and sustainable solutions company Votorantim Cimentos, as it embraces Industry 4.0 in cement to simultaneously optimize production and decarbonize operations. [Photo: ABB/Votorantim Cimentos]
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Highlights of the Current Issue
From carbon neutrality roadmaps to reality
SO2 emissions and reduction technologies in the Chinese cement industry
Emission characteristics of NOx and SO2 during the co-combustion of refuse-derived fuels and bituminous coal in a cement precalciner
Direct scaling up of pneumatic conveying tests to industrial systems
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