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  • Indian cement sector committed to raise its energy and environmental performance
  • CII Green Cementech 2017 calls Indian cement industry to keep improving and setting higher standards & newer benchmarks
  • CII-CMA Distinguished Personality Award presented
Speaking at the 13th edition of CII Green Cementech jointly organised by CII - Godrej GBC and Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA), Mr Philip Mathew, Chief Manufacturing Officer, ACC Limited underlined that, globally cement sector has been in the forefront in adopting and pursuing sustainability initiatives in their operations. He also highlighted the sustainability challenges faced by cement industry and called on the need for reducing carbon footprint from logistics operation in the near future. Indian cement sector should work to keep improving and setting higher standards and newer benchmarks in sustainability and environment management, he underlined.

Mr K N Rao, Co-Chair, CII Green Cementech 2017 said that, cement sector is leading with example and in the last few years, sustainability has become one of the strategic areas for the sector. The sector is conscious about the impact they are creating and are taking extensive initiatives to minimize the negative externalities and maximize the positive externalities, he added. CII-Godrej GBC has launched the annual Green Cementech to foster and promote sustainable initiatives in Indian cement industry, he informed.

Dr S K Handoo, Advisor - Technical, Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) underlined that Indian cement sector by adopting the latest technological innovations has become one of the most energy efficient sectors in the world. He called on the need and importance of promoting alternative energy fuel sources. Cement manufacturing process allows co-processing of waste in an environment friendly manner and address issues of waste management, he added.

At the programme, CII released technical papers and publications. One of the technical paper highlighted that the potential for Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) in Indian cement industry is more than 800 MW and the current installed WHR capacity is 307 MW. The study highlights that tapping the WHR potential would help India to further strengthen its energy security and also help in addressing concerns related to climate change.

The day was also marked by felicitating Dr. Anjan K Chatterjee, Chairman, Conmat Technologies Pvt Ltd with 'CII- CMA Distinguished Personality Award' for his outstanding contribution to Indian cement sector.

11 May 2017

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