In this presentation FCT will discuss about the process, the challenges and the different technologies to produce a high-quality calcined clay. As the choice of technology depends on the characteristics of the feedstock, FCT will present additional case studies as examples where the most suitable machinery (type of calciner, dryer, raw mill, cooler, color control) was selected according to these characteristics.
Cement is one of the world’s most vital industries and is the foundation of infrastructure and urban development. However, the industry is also responsible for more than 5% of the world’s manmade CO2 emissions. A transformational change is now underway, with the industry looking to reduce its carbon footprint in the interest of sustainability.
The use of supplementary cementitious material in Green Cement – including calcined clay - can reduce carbon emissions by up to 40% as there is virtually no release of CO2 from the clay.
Additionally, there are fuel and electrical consumption reduction when compared to clinker production process, making the clay calcination process interesting under the financial point of view as well.
Joel Maia, CEO of FCT Combustion GmbH
Joel Maia graduated in 2002 in Mechanical Engineering in Polytechnic School of Sao Paulo University - Brazil. In 2015 finished his Master's in Business Administration in a double degree program between the Business School of Vienna - Austria and Minnesota University - USA. For the last 19 years he has been working with combustion, especially in cement, lime and minerals industries, executing projects in more than 60 different countries. He has been working in different positions throughout those years, being now the CEO of FCT Combustion in their European headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
Pedro Ladeira, Technical Director of FCT Combustion Inc.
Chemical Egineer, BSc, MSc, MBA, Technical Director with FCT Combustion Inc. Serving the cement, industrial minerals, lime and fertilizer industries over the last 25 years, in both technical and managerial positions in Latin America.
He obtained his Masters in NOx emission reduction in clinker kilns, holds patents and developed novel processing routes for a KO2-based fertilizer, along with the University of Cambridge, from bench to semi-commercial scale. Pedro is an experienced pyro-processing technician, currently focused on technical assistance, engineering, R&D, product development and optimization.