German industry uses 2.8Mt of alternative fuels in 2009

German industry uses 2.8Mt of alternative fuels in 2009
Published: 24 September 2010

German cement manufacturers increased their utilisation of refuse derived fuels last year. According to recent figures from the German Association German Cement Kilns (VDZ), the alternative fuel substitution rate reached over 58 per cent. The figure stood four per cent higher than in the year before. However, in absolute terms, less alternative secondary raw material was used in the clinker burning process last year. All told, 2.8Mt of waste were combusted in German cement kilns last year, compared with 2.9Mt in 2008.