Cement industry to explore alternate energy sources: DIPP

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New Delhi, Dec 2 (UNI) With the ever-growing thrust on conservation of fossil fuel resources, Department of Industrial Policy&Promotion (DIPP) Joint Secretary N N Prasad has emphasised that there is a need for integrating the alternate and renewable energy into the cement industry.

''I understand that the cement industry has already made a beginning in this direction. Some of the cement plants have tried waste derived fuels in the recent past,'' Mr Prasad said while delivering the valedictory address at the International Seminar on Cement&Building Materials here last Friday.

The government, on its part, is giving special emphasis to generation of grid quality power from non-conventional and renewable energy sources, like hydropower, wind power, solar energy, he added.

While presenting the National Awards for Energy Efficiency, Environmental Excellence and Quality Excellence in Indian Cement Industry for the years 2005-06 and 2006-07, Mr Prasad congratulated all the award winners and underlined the role of NCB in motivating the cement industry for competitive improvement.

He, further said, these success stories of such plants will generate larger interest amongst the industry and more and more number of plants would join the bandwagon of energy savers.

UNI

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