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‘Cement units are trend-setters in energy conservation’

G. Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on May 16, 2013 Published on May 16, 2013

Advance air pipe systems on display at the ninth edition of Green Cementech 2013 in Hyderabad. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar

There is a need for granting renewable energy status for co-generation of power through waste-heat recovery by cement plants, according to N.A. Vishwanathan, Secretary-General, Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA).

In his special address at the ninth edition of Green Cementech 2013 here on Thursday, the CMA functionary said Indian cements plants are trend-setters in energy conservation measures.

India is the second largest producer of cement in the world after China with 248 million tonnes produce in 2011-12, he said.

G. Jayaraman, Chairman of the conference and Executive President of Birla Corporation Ltd, said that the cement industry is a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (total value of goods and services produced in a country in a given year).

The two-day conference is being organised by the CII-Green Business Centre and CMA. It has about 80 presentations from industry experts.

naga.gunturi@thehindu.co.in

Published on May 16, 2013
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