Transition of the cement industry from gas fuel to coal

A.A. Rojkov E.A. Babich

The cement industry is one of energy-consuming sectors of the economy. The prospects of the sector radical modernization depend on the rejection of “wet” production methods and transition from gas to coal as a heat and energy source. The list of main Russian cement producers is provided, and the trends of various energy sources consumption for cement production are described. The author substantiates the timeliness of urgent transition of cement producers to coal fuel. The article contains the estimates of the actual and future cement output in the Russian Federation and the structure of fuel consumption.

Mining Industry Journal №2 2012, p.118