Cancun, Mexico, February 22-23, 2018

Alternative Raw Materials and Fuels - Conference & Exhibition 2018



Welcome to Alternative Raw Materials & Fuels - Conference & Exhibition 2018


Early bird discount ending on December 22th 2018! 

Organized by GMI Global, the ‘Alternative Raw Materials & Fuels 2018’ event, to be held in Cancun, Mexico provides an important opportunity to become more accustomed to the multiple developments in the progress of the international market for alternative raw materials and alternative fuels.  

The event brings together the full value chain, including slag producers, users, traders and shippers, end-users, power generators, slag marketers, fly ash marketers, bulk handling professionals, cement producers, ready-mix producers, constructors, consultants, regulators and technologists to focus on finding new opportunities, solving existing challenges and also for networking.

This new edition of meeting series is focused towards creating a forum to strike new partnerships and explore the possibilities of new deals. Sessions will feature an in-depth look at the evolution and direction of the market and balanced views on policy framework, business strategies for alternative fuels and raw materials, technology innovation and production maximization, alternative raw materials and fuels, trends and developments, environmental considerations and much more.



  • Seize the opportunity to meet policy makers on a neutral platform
  • Hear first-hand information form leading industry experts
  • Meet and greet international delegations and speakers
  • Get a global outlook of the market through international representation
  • Consolidate business contacts
  • Capitalize on new business opportunities
  • Establish/improve presence in market
  • Opportunity to meet multiple decision makers and end users at a single platform
  • Share international experience for better utilization of alternative fuels and raw materials



  • Raw material suppliers
  • Sustainability specialists
  • Cement Companies
  • Environmental and financial agencies
  • Shippers, bulk handling & logistics experts
  • Solid waste management companies
  • Suppliers of solid waste treatment technologies 
  • Beneficiation technology professionals
  • Alternative fuels producers & traders
  • Trading companies
  • Research Institute & Development institutions
  • End user and consumer of Steel, Coal, Iron Ore, Coke
  • Key Government policy makers
  • Embassies and consulates
  • Trade Associations Societies & Media







Thursday, February 22


8:00AM - 9:00AM

Welcome and introductions

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Session 1

  • International outlook: Policy and frameworks
  • Sustainable economics: where we have come from and where we are going
  • Regulatory challenges in North and Central America
  • Municipal solid waste: a problem looking for solutions
  • Unlocking of finances for mainstreaming AFRs
  • Financing viability and barriers for Implementing AFR projects
  • 9:15AM - 10:30AM

Cofee Break

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Session 2

  • Waste-to-energy: it is not only cement
  • Use of alternative fuels in the steel sector
  • Byproducts: overview of fly ash and slags
  • Creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment
  • 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Panel discussion

  • Vision of alternative resources: fuels and materials
  • Industry differences and similarities – a shared destiny?
  • 12:30PM - 13:00PM


13:00PM - 14:00PM

Session 3A: Alternative Fuels

  • International Best Practices for Promoting AFR
  • Fuel processing innovation
  • Use of alternative fuels
  • Co-processing of plastics and tire derived fuels in industry
  • Use of alternative fuels in the steel sector
  • Supplementary firing of TDFs in paper & pulp sector
  • Shredding systems for whole tires
  • Emission standards for co processing of Alternate Fuel and Raw (AFR) material in cement kiln including Hazardous Wastes
14:00PM - 16:00PM

Session 3B: Alternative Raw Materials / Slag and AshTrade Americas

  • Trends and development in concrete use of ARMs
  • Concrete without cement – a green alternative
  • Mill scale - viable life of by-products
  • Non-ferrous slags (copper, nickel) vs other slags
  • Fly ash in USA- hazardous or not?
  • Pozzolana based materials
  • 14:00PM - 16:00PM

Cofee Break

16:00PM - 16:30PM

Session 4A: Alternative Fuels

  • Energy Savings and Carbon Mitigation through Enhanced use of afrs
  • Emerging technologies Using of low-grade alternative fuels in precalciners – viable option
  • Alternative fuels and raw materials in cement kilns: Cement quality and concrete performance
  • Market opportunities for use of alternative fuels in cement plants across Americas
  • Win-win' possibilities of cutting GHG emissions and disposing of wastes by using AFR
  • 16:30PM - 18:00PM

Session 4B: Alternative Raw Materials / Slag and AshTrade Americas

  • Fly ash benefaction solutions and options
  • Turning by-products into deal alternative raw materials: mill scale - uses and opportunities for the North America market
  • Fly Ash versus Bottom Ash
  • Role of natural pozzolana in substituting clinker in construction
  • Guidelines for transportation and storage of hazardous waste
  • Separation technologies automated fly ash beneficiation process
  • Technology overview – fly ash carbon separation
  • 16:30PM - 18:00PM

Cocktail & Networking

18:00PM - 19:30PM

Optional dinner and activity

19:30PM - 20:30PM


Friday, February 23

Welcome back and recap

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Session 1A: Alternative Fuels

  • Cement: Usage and technology
  • New developments on Alternative Fuels
  • Equipment/system for increasing AFR utilization
  • Multiple fuel burners for rotary kilns
  • Supply chain and pre-processing
  • WTE facilities for MSW utilization
  • Environmental Assessment of MSW Management and Disposal System
  • Pre-treatment of MSW
  • 9:15AM - 11:00AM

Session 1B: Alternative Raw Materials / Slag and AshTrade Americas

  • Comparison between MSW Ash and RDF Ash from Incineration Process
  • Waste-to-Energy Facilities and Processes For Ash Stabilization
  • Granulated blas furnace slag (gbfs)
  • Artificial aggregates- Metals & Minerals
  • Low carbon product opportunities in the EAFS supply chain
9:15AM - 11:00AM

Cofee Break

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Session 2A: Alternative Fuels

  • Outlook for world use of alternative fuels
  • Industrial Plastic Waste
  • Refuse-Derived Fuel from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Segregation of the Waste
  • Pre-Processing Plant Closure/ De-Commissioning
  • Evolving Standards for industrial effluents and emissions
  • 11:30AM - 13:00PM

Session 2B: Alternative Raw Materials / Slag and AshTrade Americas

  • Shipping solutions with specialized cement carriers
  • Fly ash storage & mixing
  • Dust control technology
  • New legislation on fly ash transportation and its impact on the sector
  • Fly ash storage & mixing
11:30AM - 13:00PM

Wrap up & conclusion

13:00PM - 14:00PM


Please e-mail [email protected] for more information. Click here to download the Registration Form.


Important visa and travel information: Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel. Please also note that travel expenses and hotel accommodation are not included in the registration fee.


For those delegates traveling from abroad requesting a Letter of Invitation please send your request to [email protected]

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