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General News Mon, 25 Nov 2002

Institute to go into cement production

Fumesua (Ashanti Region) - The Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) would turnout 100 bags of cement daily when it goes into commercial production using a locally designed "pozzolana" plant.

Mr. Eugene Atiemo, a Senior Research Scientist, said the Institute would go into commercial production by the first quarter of next year.

He was briefing the GNA after a display of the plant, raw materials, process of manufacturing and the end product, known as "Pozzo cement," at Fumesua near Kumasi.

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The pozzolana plant was designed, developed and assembled by the BRRI for the manufacture of cement using clay as the main raw material.

Mr. Atiemo said the development of plant took about 30 years, adding that, "it has been producing 120 bags of cement on trial basis since March". The Government financed the research while BRRI took care of the design and building of the plant.

Source: gna
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