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Best practice approaches for co-processing
of alternative fuels in the cement industry

D. Aufderheide, L. Di Matteo, Di Matteo Group, Beckum, Germany


The combustion of alternative fuels is an established technology for increasing the sustainability of cement manufacturing all around the globe. Since the introduction of non-conventional fuels derived from waste streams as a substitution for classical fossil fuels, it was a long-lasting goal to reach a substitution rate of nearly 100 % in order to guarantee long-term economic and technological competiveness in a globalised market. However, even if this milestone is almost reached in some parts of Europe, there is still a big potential on a worldwide scale. Therefore clear systematic frameworks and best practice approaches for the co-processing of alternative fuels need to be developed in order to minimise investment risks and to guarantee an optimal operational reliability of new installations. This article provides some insights about proper project planning and corresponding strategic directions for such projects and introduces a systematic concept for the selection of adequate machinery.


Summary CEMENT INTERNATIONAL 01/2017 pp 26-33

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01/2017 Content:

Best practice approaches for co-processing of alternative fuels in the cement industry

Plant upgrade with the Köppern 2-Stage Koesep –
a combined air classifier for High Pressure Grinding Rolls applications

Making central cone silos even better

A new process for production of cement clinker from steelmaking slags

Calcium Carbonate Looping: CO2 capture by using limestone in the cement industry

Predicting the sintering behaviour of Portland cement raw meal through knowledge of the raw meal homogeneity