Last year, Titan’s Zlatna Panega plant in Bulgaria successfully started up its new installation for processing alternative fuels and recovering energy to use in its clinker production process. The introduction of engineered fuels has helped the company improve its competitiveness and paves the way for future increases in alternative fuels usage. By Titan Bulgaria.
The new alternative fuels installation at the Zlatna Panega plant is designed for the production of processed-engineered fuel (PEF), a product with a uniform, consistent quality made from various non-recyclable waste materials. Its primary input comes from separated light-fraction refuse-derived fuel (RDF) components from the municipal solid waste (MSW) deposited at a landfill site in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The PEF is enhanced by the use of other carefully-selected high heat value (HHV) post-use industrial, commercial or biomass waste. The Zlatna Panega Cement works also has the advantage of an Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) permit which allows the energy recovery of pre-processed hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.