Reducing the carbon footprint

Published 27 January 2014

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC) strives to be at the forefront of industrial efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. Having won prestigious awards in recognition of its pioneering work, the Italcementi subsidiary is embarking on two new CDM projects to replace 14 per cent of traditional fuel usage at its Helwan and Kattameya cement plants. It is also set to benefit from a new windfarm that will meet 40 per cent of the group’s energy needs and contribute to Egypt’s renewable energy drive. By Suez Cement, Egypt.

The use of alternative fuels at Suez Cement’s Kattameya plant in Egypt

will result in an average CO2 reduction of approximately 32,320tpa

SCGC’s energy strategy is centred on utilising more biomass and refuse-derived fuel (RDF), allowing the company to reduce its environmental footprint and increase its contribution to society. 

As part of this endeavour, in July this year SCGC registered two projects with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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