Egypt: ACC to boost alternative fuels usage

Egypt: ACC to boost alternative fuels usage
Published: 18 March 2015


Egypt-based Arabian Cement Co (ACC)  is seeking to utilise alternative energy to increase its capacity utilisation rate to 100 per cent, the company’s CEO Jose Maria Magrina told Daily News Egypt on the sidelines of the Economic Summit.

The company is currently running at approximately 80 per cent of its capacity. Coal accounts for around 70 per cent of energy use, while alternative fuels represent 10 per cent including waste and biomass.

Arabian Cement is currently working on the completion of another installation that would allow utilisation of waste which will enable its utilisation rate to reach 100 per cent. The conversion will be completed within one month, Mr Magrina told the daily.