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The biggest hurdle for biomass from dedicated fuel crops is that it isn't an economically viable option yet. We’re looking at ways of finding biomass fuels that are more affordable while we continue to work with our farming partners and support research to reduce production costs even further.

A thesis submitted to the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering In conformity with the requirements forthe degree of Master of Applied Science written by Jamie Davis.

A thesis submitted to the Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Master of Applied Science written by Geoffrey Leslie. 

Rob Cumming from Lafarge presented the latest information about the research into Low Carbon Fuels at the Bath Cement plant to a renewable energy audience at the February 7th SWITCH Kingston Open Meeting.  His presentation is available here.  ...

Using Lafarge’s Bath plant as an open case study,a multi-disciplinary team of experts will make practical recommendations to further improve the sustainability (social, economic, and environmental) of the cement industry.The science review team...

Current trends in energy supply and use cannot be sustained – economically, environmentally or for our society. We can and must change the path that we are on: this will take an energy revolution, with low-carbon energy technologies at the centre...

Key Findings:Four distinct ”reduction levers” are available to the cement sector to reduce CO2 emissions:

  1. Thermal and electric efficiency: deployment of existing state-of-the-art technologies in new cement plants, and retrofit of...

It has been a profound pleasure, an education in sustainability, and a hallmark of teamwork and communication to work with the many expert contributors to this Report on Energy Crop Options. My sincerest thanks are offered to the many...

Talk Outline

  • Cement 101
  • Accomplishments to date
  • Cement 2020
  • Local solutions


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