Alternative Energy in Cement Manufacturing

Alternative Energy in Cement Manufacturing

With increasing urbanization, cement serves quite literally as the foundation of the building boom.
Tima Bansal September 6, 2011
Cement is an important driver of economic progress in most countries. In Canada, where this research was conducted, the cement industry contributes more than $3 billion annually to GDP and employs more than 25,000 workers. The amount and type of fuel consumed in producing cement not only impacts costs, but has social and environmental consequences.

This report prepared by Network for Business Sustainability and commissioned by the Cement Association of Canada presents a comprehensive overview of the current literature on cement manufacturing with respect to emissions control and the use of alternative fuels. This systematic review identified 110 prior studies from academic, institutional and practitioner sources that addressed the following research questions: 

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