With the rapid development of China's cement industry, the pressure of energy saving and emission reduction is getting bigger and bigger, cement production enterprises will pay more and more attention to the application of grinding aids, and the application prospect of grinding aids will be very broad. The main raw material used by some foreign companies for grinding aids is de-sugar wood sulfonate. The use of industrial by-products as cement grinding aids has a very broad application prospect. Some foreign scientists use natural bio-glycerol, a by-product of biodiesel manufacturing, to replace common cement grinding aids such as ethylene glycol and hydroxylamine for cement grinding process. Using cement from different regions of Belgium, Greece and Italy, it was found that this bio-glycerol blended with 5% NaCl was more effective than the high-purity grade glycerol. In addition, this bio-glycerol can significantly improve cement.