Energy Efficiency Improvement in Indian Cement Industry
Policy measure

The Indian National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB India), established in 1962, has been actively engaged in issuing publications/newsletters related to energy conservation aspects to increase awareness across industries as part of the national programme of Energy Efficiency Improvement in Indian Cement Industry. The earliest publications can be traced back to 1992 on www.ncbindia.com.

Implementation

According to NCB India (2002), the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB) has been raising awareness for energy conservation in the cement industry through publications on energy management and auditing. Notable among these are success stories/case studies of plants which have won National Awards for Energy Efficiency. These are widely circulated in the industry to help plants emulate more efficient plants.


NCB also publishes topical Technology Digests in addition to a quarterly newsletter entitled ‘Cement, Energy and Environment’ jointly with the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) to keep the industry updated about the latest developments. Furthermore, the publication ‘Guide Norms for Cement Plants Operations’ aims to help cement plants set their own benchmarks by covering energy norms for various operations/processes to help.

Challenges
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Outcomes
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References

NCB (National Council for Cement and Building Materials) India, 2002. Energy Efficiency Improvement in Indian Cement Industry. IIPEC Programme on 22nd September 2002 at M/s Shree Cement, Beawar. Available at: www.emt-india.net/process/cement/pdf/IIPEC_NCCBM-2.pdf.