FLSmidth Technology for Alternative Fuel Firing
India is the second largest cement producer in the world and accounted for over 8% of the global installed capacity as of 2019 with an overall cement production capacity of around 545 million tons (MT) in FY20. The Indian cement industry is swiftly developing due to the increasing demand of construction sectors, be it housing, commercial, industrial, etc.
Cement manufacturing being a high energy consuming and heavy polluting process accounts for at least 8% of the total emission of greenhouse gases. At the same time, energy-related expenses in the cement sector, mostly on fossil fuels and electricity, account for 30 to 40 percent of the industry’s cash costs.