Bulgaria – Zlatna Panega opts for old tyres
The Bulgarian subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, Zlatna Panega is planning to generate 15 per cent of its required energy from old tyres. Since it started its new incineration facility and has generated electricity from old tyres instead of coal, the company has saved 29,121 euro in electricity costs and 700t of coal. The 670t of tyres burnt in the facility have helped Zlatna Panega to improve its industrial pollution record as well as cement quality.
The company has also plans to extend the range of raw materials burnt in the incineration facility to waste plastics, paper, corrugated cardboard, feathers and biological waste from slaughterhouses and has applied for permission at the Ministry of Environment and Water.