ZKG Newsletter 4|2024
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“catch4climate” research project: major progress in the construction of the CO2 capture plant in Mergelstetten
In 2019, Buzzi SpA- Dyckerhoff GmbH, Heidelberg Materials, Schwenk and Vicat S.A. joined forces in the research company CI4C GmbH & Co. KG to realize the “catch4climate” CO2 capture project on the site of the Schwenk cement plant in Mergelstetten. The plant is the first to use the pure-oxyfuel-process for CO2 capture and the oxyfuel furnace system is expected to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2025.
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WCA sustains innovation in global conferences
The World Cement Association is joining as a partner in a strategic collaboration for all Industry link events in 2024. Out of deep concern for climate change, the association members are making a stand to enhance efforts for decarbonization.
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Reduce backfall in your lifting operations
Given the growing emphasis for efficiency and sustainability in the cement industry, it is crucial to enhance discharge processes and minimize backfall in your bucket elevators. BEUMER Group has developed a new bucket design for belt and chain bucket elevators. Among its many advantages, this innovative bucket design offers a reduced carbon footprint through steel reduction, lower energy consumption, improved discharge efficiency, and decreased operational expenses (OPEX).
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SpectraFlow Analytics receives order for an airslide analyzer for raw mill optimization from Siam City Cement

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Siam City Cement (Lanka) ordered one SpectraFlow Airslide Analyzer plus a Raw Mix Proportioning Software for the biggest cement manufacturing line in Sri Lanka to optimize the raw mill operation. The ever-increasing demand in cost savings and at the same time improving product quality led Siam City Cement (Lanka) to invest in the most advanced raw mill optimization package available on the market.
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No more empty silos: optimizing supply chains with wireless level measurement
The Micropilot FWR30 IIoT radar sensor measures fill levels in mobile tanks, containers and silos. The values are sent to the cloud so that they are available at any time and from anywhere. Close cooperation with users of the sensor has led to further expansion of its fields of application since its market introduction three years ago.
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Innovative use of incineration bottom ash as binder in cements
The decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries obliges to rethink current production processes. Considering the cement industry, a roadmap for its decarbonisation should investigate the potential of mineral wastes such as bottom ash to extent the inventory of cement main constituent.
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Highlights of the upcoming issue (10.04.2024)
AI and KI-R-A will change the economy and the world
CO2 capture using membrane technology:
a visit to the Wittekind cement plant

Proposal for a new kiln process for burning of lump lime
Handing over the keys to Europe's largest 3D-printed building
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