Thursday July 1st, 2pm GMT / 9am EST
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Keeping kiln carbon footprints low while maximising quality, throughput and energy efficiency
Cement manufacturers face regular production losses due to inefficiencies in their production process – like kiln throughput, cement or clinker quality, ammonia cost optimization and energy inefficiencies to name just a few. At the same time they also grapple with another, related challenge: reducing their carbon footprint, specifically regarding NOx and CO2 emissions. Stabilizing and optimizing the kiln is often key to reducing these inefficiencies, but with so many variables it’s a constant juggling act.
Often fixing one problem only exacerbated another. For example, how can you keep throughput as high as possible, while still maintaining a lower carbon footprint and lower energy consumption? There must be a way, since most cement manufacturers do experience periods of high efficiency in all those areas – but hidden inefficiencies are preventing them from reaching their potential.
… we will demonstrate how augmented decision-making tools use artificial intelligence to enable process experts and production teams to make the right decisions in real-time, keeping the kiln operating at maximum stability and optimal performance, and thereby significantly reducing losses in quality, throughput, energy and emissions.
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Liran Akavia is a serial entrepreneur and a thought leader in the fields of AI and manufacturing. He is the co-founder and COO of Seebo, an industrial Artificial Intelligence start-up that helps tier-one manufacturers around the world to predict and prevent quality and yield losses.
Liran began his career as a software developer and owner of a software development studio, where he began pursuing his dream of extending the virtual world into the physical one by adding technology to traditional products – a journey that led Liran to develop businesses that combine both.
Edelio started his career at Lafarge in 1995 in the cement technical center in France and moved to different positions in Marketing and R&D. After being Strategy Director for Group Trading activities, he managed for 6 years the activities of 11 countries in Indian Ocean (islands cluster from Sri Lanka to Madagascar), including grinding station and terminals in Nigeria, Turkey and Sudan. He managed the market development activities of Green Products in 2013. In 2015 he moved to a Corporate Role as Product Portfolio Head for LafargeHolcim responsible for revenue generations, executing sales excellence and marketing strategy. Edelio took up the role as Head Global R&D and Intellectual Property from Jan 2019 and is based in the LH Innovation Center based in Lyon.
Edelio is Spanish and French and holds a PhD in Materials Chemistry at Paris University and Young Program Manager at INSEAD.
After graduating from Cambridge University in 1979, Mr Riley worked in a number of management roles in the UK, the USA, Australia and Japan before moving to China in 1998. He was General Manager of a British project management and consulting firm, based in Shanghai and also Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai before joining Holcim/Huaxin in 2006.
As Huaxin VP responsible for international business, strategy and sustainability, he oversaw Huaxin’s first overseas venture in Tajikistan. Ian was Greater China Country Head for LafargeHolcim from 2014 to 2019. He has been CEO of WCA since September 1, 2019.