BERALMAR AT THE 2020 CERAMBRICKTECH FAIR IN MOSCOW (RUSSIA)
BERALMAR will once again participate in the next edition of CERAMBRICKTECH which will take place at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow (Russia) from 28 to 31 January.
Visitors can find us in Hall 8, stand A303.
BERALMAR has a great deal of experience in the Russian market, and in the markets of other countries that make up the CIS region, having carried out important and unique projects in recent years in that area. BERALMAR never misses Moscow’s most important fair, which in recent years has been CERAMBRICKTECH.
We are sure that the fair will give us the opportunity for many interesting and stimulating conversations with our Russian customers and friends and those from neighbouring countries.
BERALMAR attended the WÜRZBURGER ZIEGELLEHRGANG, which took place between 3 and 5 December in Würzburg (Germany).
BERALMAR gave one the 24 presentations scheduled for these intense days, having been invited by the organization to discuss the options for significantly reducing CO2 emissions in the drying and firing processes.
In his presentation, Miquel Moix spoke to a packed auditorium about the available technology and about BERALMAR’s experience in technology for using biomass both in dryers and in tunnel kilns, without painting it as a bed of roses but explaining all the pros and cons of biomass consumption in comparison to the comfort and ease of use offered by the best fuel from a technical point of view, natural gas.
We must not forget that the new European regulations regarding emissions in industrial kilns will force brick and tile factories to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 32% by 2025 compared to 2005, a difficult target to achieve by simply improving the efficiency of the production process. The fact that biomass continues to be perceived as a renewable and zero-emission energy source makes it a quick and viable solution to achieve emission targets, as well as offering savings in energy costs.
Cover of the BERALMAR presentation.
Miquel Moix giving his presentation in Würzburg.
According to Moix, the great difficulty in applying these technologies is managing the acquisition and storage of biomass, in a country such as Germany where its availability is not entirely clear. For this reason, ceramists are very keen to obtain the biomass necessary to reduce emissions to at least meet the targets of the new regulations.
From a technical point of view, Moix recommended that German ceramists start by replacing gas with biomass in the drying process, since when using a heat exchanger after the combustion of biomass the dryer receives clean hot air, and this means there is no change to the drying process with respect to before when using gas.
We hope the presentation was of interest to the attendees.