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Life Cycle Assessment

Cement Companies continuously strive to achieve reduction of CO2 emissions for every ton of cement produced. The two most effective strategies deployed worldwide have been

  1. Improving the energy efficiency of the clinker production process
  2. Reducing the clinker content of the cement produced by addition of industrial SCMs like fly ash and slag materials.

Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) responds very favourably to both these strategies; it helps in lowering the clinker factor of the cement to 50%, while simultaneously assuring the quality of cement produced. It also contributes to higher energy efficiency as the calcination of clay is intrinsically more efficient due to lower calcination temperatures deployed.
LC3TRC has developed research and analysis capability to conduct Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study of LC3 production in the cement plant itself to quantify the environmental benefits. The study also takes the help of a GIS based resource mapping system to understand various parameters. The study is done in accordance with Ground-to-Gate or Gate-to-Gate methodology.
LCA study can be taken up for both cement production, various grades of concrete and also structures.

Scope of work
Plant data being analyzed
  1. Visit to plant or construction premises to collect data.
  2. Lab scale testing of raw materials to determine emissions and energy
  3. Scenario building of emissions in Kaolinitic Clay availability based on GIS mapping system
  4. Scenario building of emissions during Kaolinitic Clay calcination and determining mass energy balance
  5. Analysis of plant data and contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  6. Final LCA and Sustainability report
Deliverables
  1. Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability reporting for Limestone Calcined Clay Cement
Experience & Credentials
  1. LCA and sustainability analysis of cement plants has been carried out across India and data published in scientific journals. Methodology of LCA has been applauded across the world through participation in National and International Conferences. Sustainability analysis data has also been recognized by UN and other agencies.
Monitoring During Production