Cemex Philippines launches alternative waste fuels project

Cemex Philippines launches alternative waste fuels project
Published: 01 September 2011

Cemex in the Philippines has partnered with two international environmental groups to implement a US$10m joint alternative fuels project at its Solid Cement plant in Antipolo, adjacent to Manila. The joint project will convert biodegradable, non-reusable, non-recyclable waste into alternative fuel.

The trilateral partnership will strengthen the companies’ environmental initiatives, contribute to international efforts to address climate change, and respond to the skyrocketing prices of fossil fuels in the world market. Green Siam Resources Corp. and its affiliates will invest in the refuse derived fuel (RDF) plant.

International Solid Waste Integrated Management Specialist, Inc will supply 1500t of raw municipal solid waste for processing; and Cemex will implement the technology required to consume the RDF at its Solid Cement plant. The project has secured the strong support of the region’s governor and will follow appropriate guidelines to ensure full compliance with environmental laws, a statement said.