CIMA launches alternative fuels system, Malaysia

CIMA launches alternative fuels system, Malaysia
Published: 18 March 2014


Cement Industries of Malaysia (CIMA) has installed an alternative fuels combustion system from Japan’s Taiheiyo Engineering Corp (TEC) to enable it to use tyres and biomass as a fuel source.

Speaking to reporters during the ceremony to mark completion of the project, Mohd Yusri, managing director of CIMA said: "With this state-of-the-art technology by TEC in place, we can reduce energy costs through the utilisation of tyres and biomass up to a maximum of 30 per cent, while at the same time playing an active role in reducing our carbon footprint," he said.

Also addressing guests during the ceremony, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Douglas Uggah Embas, said the Malaysian government has identified biomass as one of the growth areas towards creating wealth from waste.