IIP Signs Agreement with Cement Manufacturers Association of India

August 31, 2012
, New Delhi
IIP India is facilitating the preparation of an actionable plan for increasing the use of alternate fuels and raw materials by the Indian cement industry.

While the Indian cement industry has made significant progress in terms of improvement in energy efficiency & productivity through various initiatives, alternate fuel and raw material (AFR), usage still remains a major area of concern. At present, the TSR (Thermal Substitution Rate) of the Indian cement industry ranges between 0.5-1%, while in some developed countries, this figure is as high as around 40%. With this background, IIP India is facilitating the preparation of an actionable plan for increasing the use of alternate fuels and raw materials by the Indian cement industry. Successful implementation of this initiative will also help the PAT program of Ministry of Power/Bureau of Energy Efficiency being implemented under the `National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency’, through promotion of complimentary policies.
 
The initiative is anchored at Cement Manufacturers Association of India, with whom IIP entered into an agreement on 10th august 2012, with the overall objective to increase the Thermal Substitution Rate (TSR) in Indian cement industry from the present level of less than 1% to 15% by 2020. The near term objective is to effectively engage the Regulators of 6 major cement producing states in India by creating a Forum of Regulators and establish a knowledge exchange platform at Cement Manufacturers Association of India on the subject of AFR. The 3 to 5 year goals will aim for concrete policy changes like amendment of hazardous waste management act, favourable import policy of non-hazardous wastes like cut tyres and promotion of MSW as an alternate fuel for co-processing, aiming for 5 to 10% use of the chosen AFRs in the 6 major cement producing states in India. The anticipated benefit streams not only includes carbon mitigation but also reduced fossil fuel usage and in addressing some of the pressing local pollution problems.