Indian cement makers: Give waste heat recovery systems renewable energy status

Byrebecca3360

Updated Thu, 15 May 2014 16:47:45 GMT

Co-generation of power through waste heat recovery (WHR) systems should be given renewable energy status, according to the Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA).

In his address at the inaugural session of the 10th Green Cementech here on Thursday, N A Viswanathan, Secretary - General, CMA, said renewable energy status to waste heat recovery would also help mini cement plants.

G Jayaraman, Chairman of the conference and Executive President, Birla Corporation Ltd, said WHR systems have the potential to generate 500-600 MW of power.

“WHR projects are picking up and the installed capacity is expected to reach over 200 MW in 2014,” he said.

About 60 speakers would speak on a range of topics on the theme of making Indian cement plants world class in green technology during the two-day meet.