On 5 July, Titan put into operation a €4.8m (US$6.9m) refuse-derived fuel (RDF) installation at its Bulgarian plant in Zlatna Panega.
The facility will process 25,000t of separated non-recyclable waste such as plastics, paper, wood, textiles and other solid waste and enable the cement plant to use the fuel for its kilns, thus replacing a quarter of its current fuel requirement and lowering the plant’s energy costs. Furthermore, the use of RDF will ensure a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from cement clinker production by about 15,000tpa.
Titan is also investing €4.3m in eight cement silos at the works. Construction started in 2010 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.