Going the alternative route
Negeri Sembilan Cement Industries Sdn Bhd, part of Cement Industries of Malaysia (CIMA), has installed an alternative fuel system at its Bahau cement works in cooperation with Taiheiyo Engineering Corp. Alternative fuels used at the plant include waste tyres, carbon black and waste from the palm oil extraction industry. To find the optimal alternative fuel mix, two different combinations were tested, and the results have proven to lower coal usage at the Malaysia-based works. By Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation, Japan.
The alternative fuel project at Negeri Sembilan Cement Industries’ Bahau cement works is funded by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Japan, in cooperation with Malaysia’s Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and the Malaysian Rubber Board.