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New VDZ endowed professorship at Hochschule Duesseldorf, University of Applied Sciences (HSD)

New VDZ endowed professorship at Hochschule Duesseldorf, University of Applied Sciences (HSD)
On 15 August 2018, Hochschule Duesseldorf, University of Applied Sciences (HSD) and VDZ signed an agreement on the establishment of a part-time endowed professorship in the area of "Process engineering in cement production" at the HSD Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering. With effect from 1 September 2018, the post of endowed professor is to be taken up by Dr Philipp Fleiger, who is head of the "Digital process support" department at VDZ and has been researching and working in the field of mechanical process engineering for many years. By establishing this endowed professorship, VDZ is helping to develop the range of qualifications in the field of cement process engineering. For HSD and VDZ the professorship is a further important milestone in their long-standing fruitful relationship which has already given countless students the opportunity to gain work experience or complete their thesis at VDZ for example. continue

Workshop on carbon capture technologies in the cement industry on 17 October 2018 and new CEMCAP film

The CEMCAP film
A workshop on innovative carbon capture technologies in the cement industry will take place in Brussels on 17 October 2018. The event, organised by ECRA and the research groups CAMCAP and CLEANKER, will investigate the technological and economical boundary conditions for application of carbon capture and storage technology in the cement industry. Participation is free of charge. The CEMCAP project on carbon capture and storage in cement production has also recently released a film providing information about the innovative oxyfuel cooler technology. VDZ is involved both in the CEMCAP project and in the CLEANKER project, which researches carbon capture and storage by means of calcium looping. continue

VDZ Technical Training Programme 2018/2019 published

VDZ Technical Training Courses and Workshops 2018/2019
VDZ has now released its new Technical Training Programme 2018/2019. The newly expanded training programme for newcomers and experts in the cement industry covers a broad scope of topics on the production of cement and its application in mortar and concrete. It is founded on VDZ’s technical and scientific expertise gained from its research and the services it provides for international cement producers. continue

Cement industry presents innovative research projects for CO2 abatement at 23rd global climate conference (COP23)

Cement industry presents innovative research projects for CO<sub>2</sub> abatement at 23<sup>rd</sup> global climate conference (COP23)
German and international cement industries have presented innovative research projects in the field of CO2 abatement at the 23rd UN climate conference (COP23) in Bonn. The event “Low Carbon Innovation in the Cement and Chemicals Industries: Status quo and Perspectives” was held on 11 November 2017 in the German Pavilion. For around a decade, the cement industry has been researching technologies suitable for carbon capture as a precondition for the storage or later utilisation of CO2. Now the industry is ready to test one of these technologies on an industrial scale in Europe. continue

Quality and innovation from the word go – VDZ Annual Cement Conference 2017 commemorates VDZ’s 140-year anniversary

VDZ President Christian Knell
This year’s VDZ Annual Cement Conference 2017 held on September 19 and 20 welcomed more than 350 experts from the cement and concrete industry and related sectors to Duesseldorf. The traditional industry conference this year commemorated 140 years of VDZ. Alongside VDZ’s history, the association’s future was also a key focus: The conference’s agenda included numerous experts speaking on national and European industrial and environmental policy, especially regarding the progressing digitalisation and the effects the energy transition is having on the development of electricity rates and secured availability. The conference further investigated the current issues of cement and concrete technology. An evening ceremony was held to present the VDZ Industrial Safety Prize 2016 to the winners. continue

First cement clinker produced with oxyfuel cooler technology

Testing of the innovative oxyfuel clinker cooler prototype
The CEMCAP partners IKN, HeidelbergCement and VDZ have successfully managed to produce cement clinker using the oxyfuel cooler technology. The innovative oxyfuel clinker cooler prototype has been tested during the last 6 months, as part of the EU research project CEMCAP. The project is focused on preparing the ground for large-scale implementation of CO2 capture at cement plants for later storage or use (CCS, CCU). The European cement industry could make a significant contribution to climate protection through CO2 capture technology, which is essential for future mitigation of cement industry’s process emissions. continue

VDZ bids farewell to 23 plant supervisors lime/cement

VDZ bids farewell to 23 plant supervisors
On 15 March 2017 the 27th plant supervisor training course lime/cement (IML) ended with a ceremony in Duesseldorf. All 23 participants received their master craftsman's diploma after 18 months of further education. Previously, they had to demonstrate their versatility in eight written examinations and one final oral examination at the Examination Board of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Duesseldorf. The high quality of the training was reflected in the excellent performances of the new plant supervisors. In future they will carry out important tasks in their companies and represent the "backbone" of the industry. continue

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