Helvellyn Group, the manufacturer of high energy, low impact solid fuels, has announced the official launch of their cement industry direct coal replacement product in Europe.

Helvellyn has chosen the Global Cemfuels Conference, to be held in Cyprus on 19th & 20th February 2020, as the location for the launch and will be sponsoring the event as well as attending in person.

Helvellyn solid fuels are specifically designed to meet the needs of hard to adapt large industrial plants that are seeking to reduce, or even eliminate, their reliance on coal. The fuels are manufactured to replicate the physical and combustion properties of coal, whilst reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with mining, transporting and burning fossil fuels.

This latest renewable coal replacement fuel, aimed directly at the cement production industry, has been developed to address the specific need of manufacturers, many of whom have already introduced alternative fuels, but are now struggling to build increase the ratio due to physical, chemical and technical constraints.

Helvellyn’s product allows operators to maintain their existing alternative fuel mix whilst, in most instances, adding Helvellyn fuel as a direct drop-in replacement for coal from the point of delivery through pre-combustion processing and in combustion.

The Helvellyn fuel for cement production is based on four core principals, high energy, low moisture, low Chlorine and ease of handling. Whilst exact fuel specification and presentation can be fine-tuned to meet the specific needs of a given plant, fuel is typically presented as 50mm hard, hydrophobic lumps with the following properties

Energy >25kJ/kg (10,750btu/lb, 5.97kcal/kg)

Ash Content <6%

Moisture <2%

Chlorine <0.07%

Carbon >60%

Sulphur <0.2

Nitrogen <0.4

Frank Harris, CEO of Helvellyn Group, said “we are delighted to be launching this important product at Global Cemfuels Conference 2020. The cement industry has shown innovation and leadership in utilising alternative fuels and we believe we can help them to meet the challenges of the next decade as they further reduce the environmental impact of their product” he continued “we are excited to meet with the industry and let them see our fuel for the very first time, it is like nothing they will have seen before”.


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