Holcim Apasco co-processes more waste

Holcim Apasco co-processes more waste
Published: 14 June 2006

Mexican cement maker Holcim Apasco has co-processed 1Mt of waste over the last 11 years to fuel kilns at its six cement plants, 90 ready-mix facilities and four aggregates plants, local news agency Notimex reported.  The company processes the waste under strictly controlled conditions, Apasco stresses.

Holcim Apasco has cut by 20 per cent its energy consumption by replacing non-renewable fuels. It utilises tyres, used car oil, solvents and paints, among others within its production process.  The company has reportedly the capacity to produce 11.3Mt of cement annually.