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MIKE proposes a greener manufacturing of clinker by using alternative raw materials that dramatically reduce CO2 generation during the clinkerisation process and the replacement of fossil fuels for electric power.
Furthermore, MW clinkerisation is a more energetically efficient technological alternatives compared to the current technology.
Cement production is responsible for more than 8% of global CO2 emissions. It is accountable for a total of 2.2 billion tons, of which 90% are generated during clinker production.
In order to comply with the provisions of the Paris Agreement, the cement industry would have to reduce its emissions by at least 16% by the year 2030.
Microwave clinkerisation is therefore an environmentally-friendly alternative to today's production process.
Process for producing a cement clinker at low temperature