Innovations in cement production are highlighted in the March / April issue of the ICCM. Topics showcased include recent events in the development of carbon negative cement and algae biofuel. This issue also takes a second look at the gypsum market, with an eye to its future. In addition to the issue’s regularly featured departments, a Q&A with Ashish Guha, CEO and MD of HeidelbergCement’s Indian operations rounds of this informational-packed issue.

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CONTENTS

8 GREEN SOLUTIONS:
CARBON NEGATIVE CEMENT
Researchers make notable strides with the
development of carbon negative cement
products

1 EDITOR’S LETTER
Eye toward innovation

20 MARKET AND COMPETITION
Manufacturers ask government for additional
incentives

12 ALGAE BIOFUEL: A COAL EQUIVALENT
ACC and others working to turn the fastgrowing
green plant into a viable fuel

4 LEADING FROM THE TOP
A Q&A with Ashish Guha, CEO and MD of
HeidelbergCement’s Indian operation

2 NUMBERS IN BRIEF
Cement performance: details and analysis

22 VOLUME AND PRICING
Cement prices projected to remain high in
the coming fiscal year

18 INDIA: GYPSUM SUPPLY & DEMAND
Guest contribution by Mr. Ramachandran,
CEO of Zawawi Minerals (Oman)

50 STOCK PERFORMANCE
Comprehensive data on major cement companies
in India

40 PROFILES
HCIL: Moving ahead despite cost
challenges

28 PROJECTS AND EXPANSIONS
Several cement manufacturers gear up for
further expansion

24 PEOPLE
Grasim Industries appoints new managing
director

26 M&A and FINANCE
Manufacturers post higher earnings for third
quarter of FY12

46 ANALYST RECOMMENDATIONS
Highlights of the latest in broker recommendations

30 EQUIPMENT
Cachapuz Bilanciai reveals new SLV Cement
Bags Counting Module

44 REGIONAL UPDATE
Update on cement markets in the broader
South Asia region

36 GOING GREEN GAINING MOMENTUM
Niche construction market to grow substantially
by 2015

14 BIRLA TO REPLACE COAL WITH CMB
Company switches to coal bed methane gas

38 IMPROVING PERFORMANCE WITH
LMMASTER
Case study of Nuh Cimento Sanayi’s decision
to increase plant efficiency

42 TECHNICAL INDIA ROUND TABLE
Loesche conducts first round table in India

16 GYPSUM: A SECOND LOOK AT A HIDDEN
ECONOMIC LINCHPIN
Is the future supply of gypsum in doubt?

34 EQUIPMENT UPDATES
Bobcat launches 2012 line light construction
products

32 INFRASTRUCTURE & PROJECTS
Strong response from developers for Chennai
Monorail Project received


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