Continental Cement, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit Materials, awarded FLSmidth a contract for the first commercial installation of the FUELFLEX Pyrolyzer at its Davenport cement plant in Buffalo, Iowa.
FLSmidth’s FUELFLEX Pyrolyzer enables cement plants to replace fossil fuels with waste-derived fuels in the calciner. The technology offers a lower CAPEX solution than competing technologies, noted FLSmidth, with the added benefit that it controls NOx emissions without the need for ammonia water. Furthermore, installation of the FUELFLEX Pyrolyzer does not require a lengthy shutdown, as much of the work can be carried out while the plant is operating.
“We’re very excited about what the FUELFLEX Pyrolyzer will do for our process,” said David Loomes, president of Continental Cement. “We’re planning to achieve 55% fossil fuel replacement across the plant, utilizing non-hazardous waste that would otherwise go to landfill or incinerators. The economic and environmental benefits of this technology are very significant and a key element of executing our carbon reduction commitment .”
The project at Continental Cement is expected to go into operation in 2024, while full commercial launch of the FUELFLEX Pyrolyzer is scheduled for 2024/25. The order value has not been disclosed.