OCT 2018
TERI Analysis
What After Petcoke?: Possible Alternatives for the Cement Industry

Petcoke has been under scrutiny since October 2017 when the Supreme Court of India first put a ban on its usage in Delhi, which it later relaxed for the cement industry. However, a nationwide ban on petcoke, or at least restrictions on its import and usage, is still not off the table. In July 2018, the Union Ministry of Environment told the Supreme Court that it was undertaking a study on the petcoke ban before deciding on imposing a ban on its import. Anshu Yadav and Anubhuti Bhatnagar feel that it is high time that energy and emission-intensive industries such as cement take initiatives to start exploring and adopting clean fuels and technologies apart from their energy efficiency efforts.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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