Use of advanced analytics and machine learning for energy efficiency in clinker production - Decarbonizing cement industry Innovation Insights - CLIMAX
Clinker production, or pyroprocessing, transforms raw materials (primarily limestone) into clinker (lime), the basic component of cement, and releases carbon dioxide during the transformation. Clinker production is the most energy-intensive stage in cement production, accounting for more than 90 percent of the total energy use and virtually all of the fuel use in the industry. Clinker is produced by pyroprocessing the raw materials in large kilns.
Optimum control of the kiln system is key for a smooth and energy efficient process, and this is where advanced analytics and machine learning technologies can play a role - by optimizing the processes at every level and making the entire clinker production process more efficient, resulting in lower CO2 emissions per Kg of clinker.
Source: McKinsey & Company
Source: Rockwell Automation
Source: Energy Star
Source: Climate works
Startup or entrepreneur