UltraTech Cement Ltd. and Coolbrook have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to look into how using electricity to heat cement kilns could help cut down on CO2 emissions. The engineering and technology company Coolbrook will look at how its Roto Dynamic Heater (RDH) can be used to reach temperatures of up to 1700 C while using little energy. This would allow it to be used in processes that were thought to be impossible to electrify before.
When the technology is powered by electricity from renewable sources, it can stop CO2 from being released when fossil fuels are burned in all major industries. According to the company, it is the only electric process heating technology in the world that can cut more than 25% of industrial CO2 emissions and more than 7% of global CO2 emissions each year. Because it is small, the RDH can also be added to existing facilities. UltraTech and Coolbrook hope that by 2024, the technology will be ready to be used on a large scale in the business world.
“UltraTech, as a founding member of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), has committed to GCCA’s ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ to deliver carbon neutral concrete by 2050. As part of our commitment to RE100, we want to get all of our electricity from renewable sources by 2050. Our MoU with Coolbrook is a step to further accelerate our efforts to decarbonise our operations and deliver our sustainability targets,” said Kailash Jhanwar, managing director, UltraTech Cement.
Source: Cement News