MVW Lechtenberg & Partner has announced the 5th Alternative Fuels Symposium. The event will take place on 19.09.-21.09.2018 in Duisburg/Germany.
This highly regarded symposium will gather delegates from all over the world. The event has proved to be a prestigious forum for networking and information exchange. The program will concentrate on processing municipal solid waste as fuel for the cement industry. Case studies with practical experience in the use of alternative fuels will be presented. The following topics are treated, among others:
Development of alternative fuels in different areas
Waste management in selected countries
Solutions for optimization of alternative fuels application in cement plants
Innovative technologies for RDF production and handling
International best practices for co-processing of alternative fuels
Another highlight of this year’s programme will be the exclusive insights from top cement producers such as City Cement (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and also from Geocycle APAC, Portland Cement Association (USA) and others demonstrating case studies and sharing their first-hand experiences on how to develop and run a successful waste to fuel project.
The programme will also include an optional site visit to a German cement plant which processes its own refuse derived fuels from municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste.
Alternative Fuel Award
This year’s event will include the prize giving of the “Alternative Fuel Award” to recognize the best three practices in the production and use of alternative fuel. The three award winners will present their projects at the symsposium:
AL Nahda Industries Co (NIC), Egypt
Suffering from high fossil fuel prices and difficulties in receiving sufficient quantities of refuse derived fuels in Egypt, Qena Cement has built a “multifuel handling facility” , which is able to process and blend various types of alternative fuels such as bagasse, residues from the sugar production, biomass, refuse derived fuels, sewage sludges together with conventional fuels (coal).
Cimpor, part of the Intercement Group,
Souselas plant, Portugal
The Cimpor Souselas plant decided to install an RDF dryer that could use the excess hot air from the clinker cooler to dry the waste, sending the cooled air to the existing cooler chimney. After drying, the RDF can be fed into the kiln by conveying systems. This allows the co-processing of the RDF which was previously not suitable for feeding due to its high content of moisture. The Award was also given to the Souselas plant due to their continued effort in promoting alternative fuels in their joint venture with the Portuguese Cimento SECIL Group, called “AVE”.
Interwaste, South Africa
Interwaste is one of the pioneer companies to introduce the production of liquid fuels for co-processing in South Africa. The company has proven experience in blending hydrocarbons and chemical hazardous waste and has now commenced a blending platform facility at one of its sites in Germiston, South Africa, providing sustainable alternative fuels to local cement plants such as AFRISAM. A total of 6-7 million Rand was invested in the project and the facility is 100 % solely owned by Interwaste Pty Ltd.
An honorary award will be given to BioEnergy, Egypt.