The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards, which recognize PCA associate member company accomplishments in the advancement of cement manufacturing over the previous year.
PCA associate members are engineers, consultants and suppliers that support cement companies in the sustainable production and services of high-quality cement in the most energy efficient and environmentally sound way possible.
Presented at the PCA Virtual Fall Committee Meetings, the awards recognize achievements in three main areas: innovative products, unique processes and best-in-class practices. Entrants presented to a panel of PCA member judges earlier this year.
The 2020 winners are:
1st place: FLSmidth “Mission Zero” – for presenting a technology path toward zero emissions, 100% fuel substitution, and zero waste at cement plants.
2nd place: Evonik “Introducing the Ultimate Filter for Cement Kiln Baghouses” – for presenting a high capacity, high surface area, multi-lobal, needle felt alternative to glass/membrane fabrics used in high temperature cement plant applications.
3rd place: BEUMER Group “Efficient Alternative Fuel Handling for Main Burner Firing” – for presenting an alternative fuels handling system that unloads, screens, conveys, doses, and continuously feeds RDF to the main burner of a cement plant.