Alternative fuel for the cement industry
The cement industry is one of the most energyintensive sectors. Most of the energy required for cement production is used for sintering the cement clinker. Traditionally, fossil fuels such as hard coal, lignite, petroleum coke and, to a lesser extent, heavy fuel oil are used as primary energy sources. However, changes in legal and economic conditions have led to an increase in the use of alternative fuels. The use of substitute or refuse derived fuels (RDF) thus keeps German cement production competitive and reduces the heavy dependence on fossil fuels.
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