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).

The range of alternative fuels that may be used in cement production is extremely wide and diverse, including materials like waste oils, plastics, auto shredded residues, waste tyres, sewage sludge and all kinds of slaughterhouse residues. However, to the moment, only small volumes (10 to 20%) of the fuel requirement are achieved. The main problems are related to technical constraints regarding ignition and burn out properties, particles size and built-up of volatile compounds.

A number of innovative solutions have been developed by KHD Humboldt Wedag and other companies to address these problems and pave the way for polygeneration with the use of alternative fuels and secondary raw materials in cement industry. They have been demonstrated in two case-studies in Norway and the Netherlands.

The project has been designed to disseminate technical knowledge and experience from the implementation of these solutions, with the overall objective to assist the take-off of polygeneration in the cement industry leading to energy, environmental, societal and economic benefits. The targeted sector of the cement industry will be that of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Cyprus and Turkey where the potential for improvement and better utilisation of the existing infrastructure in the cement industry is significant. A list of cement plants around Europe have already expressed their interest in the project results and in participating in information dissemination activities.
 

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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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