Brazil: Sobradinho plant starts tyre collection point

Brazil: Sobradinho plant starts tyre collection point
Published: 14 June 2016


Votorantim Cimentos has set up a collecting point for used tyres from local rubber shops on its Sobradinho cement plant, reports Max Press Net.

The company is using shredded tyres and biomass as alternative fuels to feed its cement kilns. The Sobradinho works uses up to 1800 car tyres and 750 truck tyres per day at its site, the equivalent to 36tpd. It already has the capacity to use up to 130tpd, but it still waiting for licensing to expand the volume used.

The plant also uses 85tpd of rice husks and wood remains in its alternative fuel mix.