Jordan – No decision on petcoke use yet

Jordan – No decision on petcoke use yet
Published: 28 March 2004

Minister of Environment Alia Bouran has denied reports that the government will allow Jordan Cement Factories Company (JCFC) to use petcoke in its cement production process.

She added that the government has teamed with up with Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company to find alternative fuels that do not harm the environment or its population in the production of cement. Moreover, she pointed out that JCFC is already implementing a pollution control plan. Last February, the company earmarked JOD8m for the 2004-2005 for improvements in pollution control. According to the company’s general manager Samer Biriqdar said the company will install a new dust control system.