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Recognized for its innovative and environmentally focused design, Schenck Process’ MultiFlex solution has won the SHAPA 2022 Award in the Sustainability category. The feeder facilitates the use of alternative fuels in the cement industry, driving the Group's efforts in transforming customer processes for more sustainability. This success comes after winning the Innovation Award for Schenck Process’ patented CONiQ Control IDS the previous year.

2022 Solids Handling Awards

An industry body for bulk material handling industries, SHAPA promotes success and achievement across various industries via a dedicated yearly award ceremony. Out of the six award categories Innovation, Export, Newcomer, Apprentice Prize, and SHAPA Company of the Year, the Sustainability Award honors both energy reduction initiatives as well as novel approaches to advance sustainability across different processes. This award recognizes the MultiFlex feeder as an environmentally friendly solution within the cement industry.

"The SHAPA Award is fantastic recognition for the hard work that has gone into this project, not only from R&D but through a collaborative effort involving project management, sales, manufacturing, and our customers," comments Michal Chlebovec, Director of Technology for Alternative Fuel and Mechanical in EMEA.

Need for a Sustainable Solution

The MultiFlex feeding system was born out of a desire to provide a sustainable feeding solution within the cement industry by using alternative fuels. An enormous amount of energy is released during cement production, traditionally generated from feeding fossil fuels into a burner. The MultiFlex system takes waste materials - like unrecyclable and non-biodegradable plastic - and converts them into energy, rather than being dumped in harmful landfills that produce damaging emissions. Since the inception of the MultiFlex, the solution has converted approximately 2.6 million tonnes of plastic into energy.

"We wanted to minimize the operating energy consumption and fulfill the process requirements regarding feeding accuracy, reliability, and stability," adds Michal Chlebovec, who also headed the development of the MultiFlex feeder. "Our patented MultiFlex feeder allows for the feeding of wide-ranging alternative fuel materials, from fine to very coarse, giving our customers in the cement industry the opportunity to move away from fossil fuels and strive for a more environmentally friendly future."

About Schenck Process

Schenck Process is a leading global provider of sustainable products, integrated solutions, and services in mission-critical applications for bulk materials. Headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, the Group has around 3,000 employees with a presence in over 21 countries across six continents focused on the food and mining market segments, alongside chemicals and performance materials, and infrastructure and energy.

The product offering includes solutions for industrial weighing, feeding, conveying, pulverizing and classification, screening, mixing and blending, and associated digital applications.

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