Earlier this month, Air Products was acknowledged on a global platform for its advanced technologies when it won ‘Technology of the Year’ Award at the Global Fuels Conference in Malaysia.

The accolade was won in recognition of its oxygen enrichment technology for cement and lime manufacturing. The award is presented on an annual basis to the most innovative technology for alternative fuel use and was handed out at the 5th Global Fuels Conference & Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

It’s not the first time that Air Products has been recognised for its oxygen technology. Indeed, earlier this year it was acknowledged by Global Cement magazine as the ‘Global Alternative Fuels Technology of the Year’.

Oxygen enrichment is a flexible, efficient and cost-effective technology that allows manufacturers to overcome the challenges of maintaining burning zone temperature and product quality when burning alternative field. The technology enables cement and lime producers to burn alternative fuels more consistently and at a higher flame temperature. In fact, enriching the oxygen concentration of combustion air can help manufacturers increase current fuel substitution rates by 30% to 80%, maintain or increase production, and lower operating costs.