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16/01/2013

Project Aether: Successful completion of second industrial trial

 

Testing of Aether clinker during industrial trial at Le Teil

Lafarge has successfully completed its second industrial trial as part of Project Aether, demonstrating the industrial feasibility of Aether clinker production, using dry-line technology, the most widespread technology used today in cement manufacturing. The trial took place at the Group’s plant at Le Teil, France and brought together around 100 people from the plant, the Lafarge Research Center and the Group’s cement technical teams. They worked around the clock for 10 days to monitor production and analyse samples of Aether raw mix and clinkers to ensure optimum results. 10,000 tons of Aether clinkers were produced during the trial and will now be transformed into cements for testing by Lafarge research teams and BRE, to assess their performance.