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Editorial

Everything is sustainable?

Dear Readers, no matter where you look and what is discussed, climate change is always on the agenda lately ... and fortunately this topic is now becoming more and more related to other far-reaching...

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Spotlight

VDZ

Study on resource conservation in cement and concrete production

In addition to climate and species protection, the conservation of natural resources is one of the major ecological challenges of our time. In this context, the focus is also on cement and concrete production, which accounts for around one fifth of the primary raw materials used in Germany. ...

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GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

Follow-up order from Ultratech Cement Ltd. for further vertical roller mills for newly planned cement plants

Ultratech Cement Ltd., one of the largest cement producers in India, is starting into the future with the realisation of four more new clinker production lines. Gebr. Pfeiffer SE, Germany, and its Indian subsidiary Gebr. Pfeiffer (India) Pvt. Ltd. received an order for the delivery of several grinding plants with vertical roller mills for grinding cement raw material as well as solid fuels. The trusting, cooperative partnership between Ultratech Cement Ltd. and Gebr. Pfeiffer is once again confirmed and expanded by this follow-up order. ...

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Events

Interview

IAN RILEY, CEO OF WORLD CEMENT ASSOCIATION (WCA)

High level of engagement and the passion to take action

The ZKG Cement Lime Gypsum used the meeting as an opportunity to ask Ian Riley, CEO of WCA, a few questions about this year’s WCA Annual Conference in Dubai and the present situation of the cement...

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PABLO HOFELICH, CEO BUSINESS UNIT POLYSIUS AT THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG | GERMANY

Sustainability – the future for cement and lime

In recent years, the market environment for the cement industry has developed considerably more dynamically than was forecast two or three years ago. The focus is on investments in more sustainable...

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Markets and Trends

ONESTONE CONSULTING LTD.

Availability of cement raw materials

Cement plants with capacities of 1 million t per year consume 1.5 million t of raw materials, which corresponds to almost 5000 t/d, and this over a period of at least 40 years. Most of the raw...

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Process

Materials

Patents

US 2022/0298067 A1

Use of animal by-products for cement production

(22) 16.03.2022(43) 22.09.2022(57) A raw meal and clinker are provided based on animal by-products, such as bone ash. The resulting cement contains clinker phases such as: tricalcium phosphate (TCP),...

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WO 2022/204059 A1

Decarbonized cement blends

(22) 21.03.2022(43) 29.09.2022(57) Various embodiments include cementitious compositions with low levels of embodied greenhouse gas emissions, inparticular carbon dioxide, as a result of its...

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Column

What a shame!

The results of the COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh will go into history as a perfect example of mankind’s stupidity. While some countries try to make more money in an end-race craze with their fossil fuels,...

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Sustainability

Holcim (Deutschland) GmbH

On the road to the climate-neutral company

The CO2 footprint of the building-materials industry is of very significant magnitude. Holcim is playing a leading role in climate-neutral transformation. The declared objective: Climate neutrality....

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