Holcim Romania co-processes over 100 types of waste

Holcim Romania co-processes over 100 types of waste
Published: 22 December 2004

Holcim Romania has invested so far three million euros in upgrading the production lines from its cement factories based in Campulung and Alesd in order to make possible the co-processing of over 100 types of waste, Romania libera daily writes on Tuesday.   Among the waste that can be burned now in the furnaces of the cement factories are oil, plastic, paper-cardboard, textile, leather, rubber and wood waste and organic compounds derived by chemical industry.  

The major advantages of co-processing waste in the cement factories are eliminating waste under controlled conditions, quality of the finished product, conservation of natural resources and reducing the gas emissions with greenhouse effect, which would be generated is such waste is stored or burned.   Holcim has developed numerous strategies of environment protection by reducing emissions in its cement factories, development and implementation of eco-friendly concrete station concept and equipment to monitor emissions continuously.