France: Saint-Pierre-la-Cour plant to raise alternative fuel usage

France: Saint-Pierre-la-Cour plant to raise alternative fuel usage
Published: 05 May 2016

Tagged Under: Alternative Fuels Lafarge France 

Lafarge is to increase its alternative fuel usage at Saint-Pierre-la-Cour, the biggest cement plant in France, reports Aggregate Research.

The replacement rate of fossil fuels currently used could reach 83 per cent thanks to a new shredded solid waste recovery workshop, which was inaugurated in March 2016.

Lafarge aims to be less dependent on imported products and promote local industry. In 2013 the thermal substitution rate at the cement plant was 60 per cent, up from 39 per cent in 2012. In 2015 the rate was 38 per cent in all French plants.