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Fives’ commitment to sustainable development

Accompanying the cement industry on a greener path

Fives is a key partner for cement manufacturers, helping them face the challenges posed by climate change and environmental regulations. Our process equipment, technologies and complete plant solutions offer the highest levels of energy efficiency, emissions control and product quality to reduce our industry partners' CO2 footprint.

Innovative and efficient solutions for cement manufacturing

Fives addresses the challenges in today’s global cement industry with sustainable solutions for cement & minerals grinding, and cement pyroprocessing. Fives’ portfolio of solutions offers the following advantages:

  • Reduce power consumption while increasing grinding efficiency, drying capacity and classifying quality thanks to the FCB Horomill® grinding mill and FCB TSV™ Classifier for the grinding section, or the FCB Pyro line equipment for the burning section

  • Reduce the environmental footprint with the FCB Horomill® circuit, which optimizes the clinker to cement ratio, thereby reducing the clinker factor

  • No water consumption: our state-of-the-art grinding mill also uses zero process water, eliminating the need for water injection while easily grinding cement additives

  • Maximize fuel substitution with FCB calciner systems or the FCB Preca-Max®, which can run with a large range of alternative fuels

  • Reduce CO2 and NOx emissions by enabling clinker substitution with calcined clay, thanks to the FCB Flash calciner

  • Reduce gas emissions with Fives’ TGT® and Sonair™ process bag filters

  • Optimize the plant's process control with our FCB Opti-X solutions for full grinding and pyroprocessing automation.

Fives and the World Cement Association

Fives joined the World Cement Association (WCA) in 2019, to meet the cement industry’s growing demand for sustainable solutions. The WCA is the world’s only independent organization promoting the global interests of the cement and clinker industry.

Fives is both a founding Associate Corporate Member of the WCA and Vice-Chairman of its Professional Technology & Innovation Committee. This committee shares and promotes best practices and premium technologies while raising awareness of new solutions through events and papers. The committee provides information and recommendations to WCA members in order to support them in their journey to a greener and more efficient cement manufacturing industry.

More information about the World Cement Association

Partnering with TEAM2 for the circular economy

In 2017, Fives joined TEAM2, the French business cluster for the circular economy. The group develops strategies to facilitate industrial mineral recycling for the construction and public works sectors.

In 2020, TEAM2 qualified Fives as a “French equipment supplier for recycling”, as part of an initiative that promotes French technology and introduces eco-friendly and high-quality equipment made in France to the global cement industry. Fives received this distinction in part for the FCB Rhodax® crusher, in its application to process demolition concrete. This equipment significantly reduces CO2 emissions and transforms concrete into a 100% recyclable resource.


Fives and the European Cement Research Academy

In 2018, Fives joined the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) as a member of the Future Grinding Technologies (FGT) research project, to work on comparing and promoting the latest grinding technologies.