An initiative of 6 EU organisations

ALFCEMIND is a co-financed project by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006) for research, technological development and demonstration (RTD).

A consortium of 6 partners from Central and SE European countries proposed to study the use of alternative fuels and secondary raw materials in cement industry. The overall objective of this project is to assist the take-off of polygeneration in the cement industry leading to energy, environmental, societal and economic benefits.

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The use of alternative fuels for cement production has been intensely discussed for many years and is frequently already adopted in Europe and the US. Nowadays, plants around the world are starting to use alternative fuels. More recently however, cement producers have aimed for as flexible as possible a use of large volumes of the most different secondary fuels. A number of innovative solutions have been developed by KHD Humboldt Wedag in order to equip cement plants with systems that can accommodate this trend in the use of alternative fuels and secondary raw materials.

An ideal system to burn all kinds of fuels is the KHD PYROCLON calciner which can be easily adapted to any other application by special modules. One version is the standard PYROCLON LowNOx calciner which is recommended especially for primary fuels like lignite, coal, oil, gas and alternative fuels like liquids and animal meal. Other versions are PYROCLON LowNOx calciner with ignition module, PYROCLON LowNOx calciner with combustion chamber and an extended version of standard PYROCLON LowNOx calciner (more retention time).

Another system for utilization of WDF (Waste Derived Fuels) in the kiln is the Multi-Channel PYROJET-Burner with decreased fuel consumption and low NOx generation.


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20 December, 2007
The ALF-CEMIND brochure and Technology Guide are available for download.

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13 December, 2007
Final ALF-CEMIND workshop

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2 November, 2007
Technology Directory for cement industry equipment suppliers.

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19 October, 2007
ALF-CEMIND workshop in Cyprus

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2930 August, 2007
Study tour in two cement plants and one sewage treatment plant

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2123 May, 2007
ALF-CEMIND workshop in Turkey.

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16th May, 2007
ALF-CEMIND workshop in Greece.

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17th April, 2007
ALF-CEMIND workshop in Bulgaria.

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