Webinar: Optimizing RDF Production from MSW for India’s Cement Industry

  • Date: August 26, 2021
  • Time: 2 pm IST (10:30 am CEST)
  • Where: Online (link to be shared via email with registrants)

The Indian cement industry is under pressure to reduce CO2 emissions that occur by using fossil fuels when burning cement in a kiln. As a result, the use of alternative fuels within the cement industry is rising globally. The largest share of these alternative fuels applies to Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) that is produced from waste. In Europe, the use of alternative fuels in the cement industry amounts in some countries to more than 80%. In this webinar, the status of RDF use in cement kilns in India is discussed, along with technical requirements and solutions.

Mr. Mark Döing

Moderator: Mark Döing, ecoprog GmbH, Germany

Background: For over 15 years, Mr Mark Döing has been the CEO of ecoprog, a consultancy firm in the waste business based in Cologne. Since its inception, ecoprog has focused on energy from waste both in mono- and co-incineration. ecoprog has initiated the SWI Academy and the website SolidWasteIndia.

Optimizing RDF for use in cement kilns
State of the art of waste sorting and RDF production

Speaker: Mr. Ruben Maistry, Area Sales Manager – Recycling & Waste, Vecoplan AG, Germany

Mr Maistry is responsible for Vecoplan AG’s recycling and waste business operations in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Africa, Mr Maistry is now based in the United Kingdom (UK). He has previously worked with companies specialising in metal and waste recycling equipment such as shredders, shears and balers.

Mr Maistry has also worked with renowned companies in Europe involved in designing, building and commissioning waste and recycling facilities, and managed their UK and African market.

Mr. Ruben Maistry
Area Sales Manager – Recycling & Waste, Vecoplan AG, Germany

Production of RDF in India
Technical requirements and solutions, input streams, practical lessons

Speaker: Mr. Masood Mallick, Jt. MD, Ramky Enviro Engineers Pvt Ltd., India

Mr. Mallick oversees Ramky Enviro (REEL) operations globally, across all business verticals. REEL is one of India’s leading waste management companies, handling approximately 6 million tonnes per annum of MSW in 21 cities. Mr. Mallick is an expert on waste management in India and has also advised the Government of India on environmental policy and legislation, including regulatory standards and the country’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Mr. Masood Mallick
Joint Managing Director – Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd., India

Use of alternative fuels in the cement industry
State of the art, technical requirements and solution, practical lessons

Speaker: Mr Ashwani Pahuja, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.

Mr. Pahuja has been associated with the cement sector in India for 42 years. He has led the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM) as its Director General from 2010 to 2017. He is co-inventor of 16 patents related to cement and building materials and has more than 85 technical papers to his credit in national and international journals. He has led two UNIDO fellowship projects on capacity building in the cement sector. He has recently been honored with Asia Sustainability Executive of the Year 2020 Award.

Mr. Ashwani Pahuja,
Chief Sustainability Officer, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd., India

Each panelist will make a 15-minute presentation following which there is a 5-minute slot for questions and answers (Q&A). Questions can be sent to the moderator during the presentation.

After all presentations are held, there is a 15-minute slot for a panel discussion. This will be followed by a 10-minute slot for questions from participants.

Each participant of the webinar will receive a complete list of participants of this webinar.

* free of cost for participants from India. Non-Indian participants pay USD 70.