Highlights Almost 20% of CO 2 emissions by cement plant could be mitigated by shifting to dry process with calciner instead of wet process. Due to economic, technical and legal barriers, widespread cost-effective deployment of CCS is not foreseen before 2020. Utilizing industrial by-products resulted in the greatest contribution in emissions mitigation.
Another way to reduce emissions is to substitute fossil fuels with waste or biomass. Cement kilns are well suited for waste-combustion because of their high process temperature and because the clinker product and limestone feedstock act as gascleaning agents.
Canada: Kate Strachan has become the new plant manager of the Lafarge Exshaw plant in Alberta, the largest in Canada. She took up the position in June 2018. Born and raised in Warrington, UK, Strachan moved to Canada with her family when she was 10 years old, following her father's job in marine engineering.
Lafarge Emirates Cement has chosen FLSmidth s JETFLEX® PLUS burner for its Fujairah plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sohail Qaiser, Proces Manager at Lafarge Emirates Cement, said: "As the business has shifted towards using low-cost fuels with high-quality clinker, we have made an ambitious decision and chosen the best option on the market – this next generation burner from FLSmidth."