Pakistan increases use of tyre derived fuel

Pakistan increases use of tyre derived fuel
Published: 17 May 2011

The Pakistan cement industry is gradually shifting from coal to tyre-derived fuel generated by burning shredded tyres. Energy sector experts have welcomed this approach, however local producers say they are finding it hard to collect used tyres from local markets as no viable system exists in Pakistan for dumping and disposal of used tyres.

“However, the imports are viable,” said one cement industry expert. He said that the cement manufacturers have substituted coal by importing rubber scrap, which is US$85/t cheaper than coal, but produces more energy.