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polysius® fuel substitution alternative fuels for green cement plants

Alternative fuels for green cement plants

Fossil fuels – such as oil, gas or coal – have a comparably large carbon footprint. With the polysius® fuel substitution technology by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions our customers can run their cement plants on up to a 100% alternative fuels – reducing their cement production’s CO2 emissions significantly. 

Providing the cement industry with alternative fuels

Preserving scarce resources is becoming increasingly critical in the cement industry. thyssenkrupp offers the right solutions and process engineering know-how to support cement companies in implementing green technologies, that substitute fossil fuels with up to 100% alternative fuels, without compromising cement quality and while ensuring emission limits of greenhouse gases. The polysius® fuel substitution solution enables the use of biomass, residual materials and waste, for example, as primary energy sources in the kiln, riser duct and precalciner of the cement manufacturing process. 

Benefits of using alternative fuels in green cement production

Our polysius® fuel substitution solution holds a variety of benefits for our customers’ cement plants. The utilization of alternative fuels makes cement plants more sustainable and prepares them to meet the strict requirements of today’s as well as tomorrow’s CO2 emissions standards. So, why not make the switch today to a green cement and achieve complete independence from fossil fuels – without having to compromise on cement quality. 

1. Save costs on CO2 emission certificates

Fossil fuels are increasing in cost and create the necessity to acquire CO2 emission certificates. These costs can be avoided when opting for carbon-neutral and sustainable green cement solutions such as polysius® fuel substitution – simply by replacing fossil fuels with biomass, residual materials and waste. 


2. Comprehensive waste management for your cement plant

polysius® fuel substitution includes the implementation and support of a waste-to-energy-chain. This service encompasses waste delivery, storage and feeding as well as the thermal utilization of waste as an alternative fuel. 

3. Increased profitability of sustainable cement plants

polysius® fuel substitution creates the option to make use of multiple fuel types and increase your cement plant’s productivity, efficiency and profitability by the incineration of high volumes of alternative fuels. 

polysius® fuel substitution: Range of products and services

As a full-liner for cement plant technology, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions offers an integrated range of cement plant products and services for the implementation of the entire waste-to-energy-chain; including: 

  • Customer cement plant audits to identify the most suitable fuel substitution solution

  • Easy to implement solutions for cement manufacturers that focus on cement quality and ensure compliance with carbon emission limits

  • Modular approach from startup measures to advanced solutions – the simple conversion of a calciner up to 100% independence from fossil fuels

  • Focus on the use of a wide range of alternative fuels for cement production – from high to low-quality substitute fuels such as domestic or commercial waste

  • Cost savings on CO2 emission certificates and through replacing scarce and expensive fossil fuels with alternative fuels

  • Creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly cement industry by avoiding waste such as plastic being disposed in landfills impacting the environment negatively