Holly Hill to use nonhazardous solid waste

Holly Hill to use nonhazardous solid waste
Published: 22 February 2006

Energis LLC, has begun supplying nonhazardous solid waste as fuel at the Holcim Holly Hill, South Carolina, plant. The waste, which will include plastics, oil absorbents, wood and paint solids, will supplement the company´s use of fossil fuels to power its cement kiln. The materials must have heat values of at least 5,000 BTUs, said Mario Romero, president of Energis. The program will divert waste from landfills while reducing the company´s reliance on fossil fuels. Energis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Holcim Inc., one of the world´s leading cement suppliers.