Pakistan producer, DG Khan Cement, is currently setting up a Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) as it intends to use industrial and agricultural waste for power generation to reduce reliance on imported coal.
DG Khan Cement has already completed phase 1 of RDF at its Khairpur plant and will now undertake phase 2 at Khairpur and phase 1 at DG Khan site. With a targeted cost of PKR1.25bn, DG Khan Cement is eyeing completion of RDF project early next year.
As a cost cutting effort, DG Khan is currently generating power through a Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) plant of 8.6MW at the Khairpur plant.
DG Khan Cement has already installed another 10.4MW plant at its DG Khan Plant site and has indicated that the 8.6MW capacity can be capable of generating up to 10MW with some minor modifications. This power generating plant is estimated to cost of PKR2.5bn and scheduled to be operational early 2013.