Published By : 01 Jun 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
The global cement industry faces a number of challenges such as scarcity of raw materials, depleting fossil fuel reserves, ever-increasing demand for cement and concrete, and growing environmental concerns associated to climate change with increased emission of carbon dioxide during cement production. Green cement addresses these issues efficiently. Manufacturing of green cement relies on technological advances that include novel cement formulations and energy-efficient low carbon production methods. These factors have augmented the growth of the global green cement market. Increasing awareness about green buildings in the construction sector has also fuelled the demand for green cement.
With growing environmental concerns, an interesting trend has been witnessed in the global green cement market. Wastes such as used oils, foundry sand, solid recovered fuels, sewage sludge, animal meal, filter cakes, and fly ashes are being increasingly used as alternative fuels in cement kilns. These alternative fuels help to decrease carbon dioxide emissions during the process of cement production. Cement kilns efficiently use the calorific value of these waste materials.
Oracle Offers Cloud-based Solutions to Cement Manufacturers
Lahore-based D.G. Khan (DGK) Cement Company has taken help of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning solution to meet environmental goals such as shifting towards alternate fuels and lowering dependence on furnace oil for fuel requirements. Alternative fuels such as poultry waste, municipal waste, wheat straw, and others are being used during the manufacturing process of cement. DGK has started its two environment-friendly manufacturing units Multan and Lahore. Both these manufacturing facilities utilize municipal waste as Reduced Derived Fuel (RDF). With the help of Oracle’s ERP Cloud Platform, DGK has been able to minimize its operating costs while manufacturing environmentally sustainable cement.