In 2025, according to UN figures, more than 8.1 billion people will live on the earth and produce around six million tons of waste a day. In the future, resources must be used more efficiently and industrial goods must be produced in a more environmentally friendly way. The cement industry provides one example of how this could happen: Through the use of the prepol® SC combustion chamber developed by thyssenkrupp, coal, gas and oil as primary energy sources can be replaced 100% by alternative fuels – a sustainable contribution to conserving resources and reducing CO2 emissions.
One of Thailand’s largest cement producers, TPI Polene Public Company (TPIPL), has been operating thyssenkrupp cement plants in Saraburi Province for more than 30 years. For three kiln lines with a total daily output of up to 27500 t, TPIPL will in the future be relying on prepol SC technology. When fully implemented, it will be one of the world’s biggest industrial-scale applications for the thermal utilization of alternative fuels in cement plants. In addition to reducing operating costs, TPI Polene sees this investment as an important part of its corporate citizenship efforts.
“By introducing and retrofitting our sustainable solutions, operators of cement plants can gradually reduce emissions from their facilities – and thus move closer to our common goal of a green cement plant”, says Pablo Hofelich, CEO BU Cement Technologies.
Worldwide cement production is responsible for around seven percent of global CO2 emissions. As part of its climate strategy, thyssenkrupp is pursuing the goal of reducing emissions from the use of its products by 16% by 2030. prepol SC technology contributes to this goal: “Optimal thermal utilization of wastes can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 14%.”
Sustainable, cost-effective and simple – three characteristics that describe thyssenkrupp’s products for the cement sector.
Urbanization, digitization, global-ization and climate change are altering people’s lives. As a global industrial company, thyssenkrupp with its resource-friendly products and processes has a particularly powerful lever to sustainably reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Concrete made from cement is one of the most important building materials for Germany and the world’s economic development. With prepol SC technology, thyssenkrupp offers the most effective way to utilize all types of waste in cement plants economically and sustainably.