Our expertise in oxyfuel process conversion prepares the way for practical and cost-effective carbon capture by increasing the CO2 concentration in plant exhaust gases.
Cement beyond Carbon –
The journey begins now
Products & solutions
KHD products have defined the modern cement plant. They will define the plant of the future as well. Backed by an ongoing process of research and product development, our state-of-the-art clean solutions are proven to increase process efficiency and reduce emissions.
How do you succeed on your decarbonization journey? With a documented history of innovation and engineering excellence in the cement industry, we know better than most how to answer that question. Contact us today for your free initial consultation, and let’s start the journey together.
The journey to cement beyond carbon
When we look at the road to decarbonizing cement production, we see two phases: the road to 2030 and the road after 2030.
The road to 2030 will use existing solutions or those close to commercialization. Things like roller presses for energy-efficient grinding; the Pyrorotor® to maximize alternative fuels; advanced digital solutions that optimize process efficiency, such as our KHD ProMax® suite; and clay calcination. These technologies and approaches are available today to reduce CO2 emissions.
The road after 2030 will take use to complete decarbonization of the cement process with the help of future solutions, including carbon capture and storage. Alongside strategic partners in the industry, we are already working hard to develop and bring these important new technologies to commercial viability.
One journey, many pathways
All that said, we also recognize that every cement plant is unique.
That means there’s not one pathway to Cement beyond Carbon; there will be many, depending on a range of factors:
Distance and connectivity to infrastructure, e.g., for alternative fuels supply or carbon transportation and storage, may determine possible decarbonization pathways.
Available raw materials
Some decarbonization solutions require certain feedstock materials.
Some decarbonization and fuel switching solutions require certain alternative fuels.
Plant size & layout
Some decarbonization solutions require a certain plant footprint or space for their installation.
Any decarbonization solution must be commercially feasible, taking into account the real cost of production.
This will require solutions that are adaptable to individual plant conditions and customer needs. The journey will also be taken over a time horizon measured not just in years, but multiple decades. Our approach therefore focuses on long-term partnership and honest collaboration to customize your best possible pathway to our common goal: reduced carbon emissions and more sustainable cement production.
We can do this thanks to our longstanding and deep technical insight into the cement production process. Few know this process as well as our experts, who work with you at each step of your decarbonization journey. From initial assessment through to project execution and commissioning, we are here to ensure excellence at every stage.
Our products and solutions
Our plant-ready range of products and solutions enables cement plants to cut their emissions today.
KHD Promax® RTO
Our state-of-the-art digital solution optimizes plant performance to achieve an efficient and productive process for more sustainable operations.
Our expert clay calcination solutions provide a high-quality supplementary cementitious material for a lower-carbon cement.
Discover the Pyrorotor – our most advanced technology for processing alternative fuels.
It’s the most energy-efficient grinding machine on the market. And we are the company that introduced it to the cement industry.